Call for Proposals

The 2020 annual conference will be at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, VA.

  • The conference Call for Proposals is now open!
  • Scientific Papers: Deadline extended to Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
    • The Scientific Paper platform allows teams to submit their work for review to present at the Annual Conference. Accepted submissions will be able to present at the conference and a select group will be able to present their research during a specific paper platform. Authors can choose to have their full paper published online or a shorter abstract published in the conference proceedings.
  • Student Scientific Papers : Deadline extended to Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT
    • The Student Scientific Paper Competition platform encourages teams composed of undergraduate or graduate students to submit a proposal for presentation at the Annual Conference. The four (4) highest rated submissions will be awarded as SSPC Winners. These authors will be invited to present their paper in a dedicated SSPC Platform Session. The Winners (i.e. one student author from each winning submission) will receive a free conference registration, 3 nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel, and a one-year RESNA Student Membership. In addition, four (4) papers will be selected for Honorable Mention in the Poster Session and the presenting student will receive a free conference registration and a one-year RESNA Student Membership.

Our goal is to notify authors about the final status of their paper submission by March 31st.

  • International Summit on Evidence of AT Outcomes and Impact: Due by Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT.
  • Student Design Challenge: Due by Friday, March 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
    • The RESNA Student Design Challenge (SDC) is an annual competition that showcases creative and innovative assistive technology designs that help people with disabilities function more independently. Student teams represent a wide variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering; computer information science; architecture; and physical and occupational therapy. Entries are judged on originality, quality of design, and usefulness to persons with disabilities.
  • Instructional Courses: The call for proposals is now closed
    • Instructional Courses revolve around the topic of the development and application of advanced rehabilitation technology.
  • Workshops: The call for proposals is now closed
    • Workshops distinguish themselves in the field because the presenters work to make the learning experience innovative, interdisciplinary, and informative. ?Presenters should aim to:
    • Deliver current information,
    • Have a well-organized structure that stimulates and facilitates learning, and
    • Include discussions that draw on the participants’ own expertise