Call for Proposals

Late Breaking and Fast Tracked Emerging Research & Development Poster Session

Submission Deadline is Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:59pm ET

RESNA is where researchers, engineers, technology practitioners, consumers, and manufacturers who have a keen interest in staying on top of the field convene. We're focused on the latest emerging technologies for people with disabilities, better AT and RE research, R&D, and practice. Our goal is to innovate for the people who count on us now and in the future - "AT Innovation Across the Lifespan"

RESNA is announcing a Paper, Poster, and Presentation Competition for late-breaking Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering ideas that embody RESNA’s mission. From now to April 7, you can submit an abstract for initial review by our Committee. During this meeting, the committee will choose abstracts that best fit the theme for a paper and poster. A select few will be able to present their paper.

To facilitate this, we ask that you submit an initial abstract to our "Online Submission System" of no more than 1,000 words. When the submission deadline of April 7 passes, we will contact you with instructions on how to submit the final material before the final deadline in late May.

Review the Author Instructions (PDF)

  1. Please note, new users will need to create a username and password.
  2. Once logged in, search for "RESNA 2017" and click on "RESNA2017 – AT Innovation Across the Lifespan."
  3. Submit your 1,000-word abstract to the "Late & Emerging Tech Poster Presentation"  submission track
  4. Next, copy/paste your abstract in approved file format and answer the questions for the submission. You can add co-authors who will be included for the final submission here or wait until approved.

For those select few whose late-breaking submission is chosen, please review the following documents

Your submission, with proper formatting, will highlight the innovation your work brings to the field.


Workshop and Instructional Course Proposals

Deadline for Workshops and Instructional Proposals reached on December 9, 2016 at 11:59pm ET

Thank you all for your submissions. The committee for these two proposal types is currently meeting to review each submitted proposal.

Scientific Papers and Student Scientific Papers Proposals

Deadline for Scientific Papers and Student Scientific Papers reached on January 30, 2016 at 11:59pm ET

Thank you all for your submissions. The committee for these paper types is currently meeting to review each submitted paper

For additional 2017 RESNA Conference questions, contact or Julien Williams at or (703) 524-6686, Ext. 1+306

For general questions, contact the 2017 RESNA Conference Committee Chair.