Call for Workshop Proposals

Workhop Proposals

Calling for Workshop Proposals!

You are invited to submit a proposal for conducting workshops at EMPOWER 2023. Workshops bring together attendees with common interests in Assistive Technology (AT) to meet in interactive discussions. The workshops must include topics relevant to the AT community including design, systems and tools relevant to and including people with disabilities. The focus must be on enabling technologies or technology used by people with disabilities. Each workshop should generate ideas that can be built upon further by the AT community. Proposals are to be mailed to

The workshop proposal must include the following:

  • Abstract
  • Audience-(level-beginners/intermediate/advanced)
  • Prerequisites – Background preparation required by attendees?
  • Introduction
  • Workshop flow
  • Takeaways/Outcome: Where to go from here.
  • Participation statement
  • A brief description of each facilitator’s background, including expertise related to the topic
  • Logistics – Materials and infrastructure required?
  • References

We request you to follow the guidelines below for submitting the proposals:

  • The workshop should be compelling with deep insights that come from hands-on practice.
  • Along with your submission share a 2-minute video, telling us what the EMPOWER participants can gain from your workshop.
  • There should be clear information on prerequisites, experience level of attendees and information on any pre-workshop preparation that participants must undergo to attend the workshop.
  • Keep the dependencies and hardware/ software requirements for the workshop simple and practical.
  • Number of presenters: Two subject matter experts are preferred.
  • Presentation Time: Half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) workshop, depending upon the content.
  • Workshop size: The workshop should be designed to be able to accommodate 20 to 50 people

Kindly check this link for details of the workshops conducted during EMPOWER 2022: EMPOWER 2022 – Workshops

Submissions open for Workshop Proposals

10 May 2023

Last Date for Submissions for Workshop Proposals

20 July 2023

Notification of acceptance of Workshop Proposals

10 August 2023