Assistive Technology Makers' Fair

Making AT for All Conference and Expo
AT Makers Fair: Making AT for All Conference and Expo

AT Makers at WorkJoin Us for the Make AT for All Conference and Expo!

The AT Makers’ Fair will inspire participants to become creative problem solvers, bringing together makers of all abilities to share ideas, develop new skills and enhance innovations for persons with disabilities. The Fair will empower individuals with the methods, materials and know-how needed to efficiently create everyday just-in-time devices and technologies. Join us! Novice to veteran makers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Features:

  • Conference kick off with inspiring AT maker movement leaders
  • Hands-on learning workshops
  • AT Invention Contest
  • Make AT Café Makerspace
  • Exhibition hall of vendors and program booths

Dr. Therese Willkomm appeared on the Assistive Technology Update Podcast hosted by the INDATA project. She spoke about the AT Makers Fair. Listen to the podcast or download the podcast.

Attendees:

More than 200 assistive technology makers including individuals with disabilities, family members, caregivers, educators, administrators, therapists, and program directors

 

The AT Makers For All Planning Committee Includes Representatives From:

 

Adaptive Design Association, Inc.

AT 3 Center

fabricATe

Neil Squire Society's Makers Making Change

ATinNH

ATMakers.org

MassMATCH

PIAT

 

 

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Grappone Conference CenterEvent Location

Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 03301

Overnight Accommodations

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the The Courtyard by Marriott, which is adjacent to the Grappone Conference Center, for $169 per night.  Make your reservation today online or by calling 603-225-0303.

Keynote Presentation

The conference will kick off with two AT Talks by Therese Willkomm and Bill Binko, inspiring AT maker movement leaders.

Therese Willkomm is known nationally & internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology" and is the author of 22 publications including Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes II: Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions. She is currently the Director of the New Hampshire Statewide Assistive Technology Program (ATinNH) with the Institute on Disability and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She has been engaged in providing/managing assistive technology services for over 30 years in the areas of home, school, and worksite modifications for persons with disabilities.

Bill BinkoBill Binko is founder of ATMakers.org, a non-profit organization focused on introducing Makers and Assistive Technology users and give these two communities the tools they need to collaborate. Bill is also the co-founder of LessonPix.com, an online tool for teachers and specialists working with the special needs community. Prior to joining the AT and SPED communities, he spent over 20 years working as an engineer for Fortune 500 companies as a consultant for Perot Systems, Dell, and Tribridge. This combination has left him with a unique perspective of both the Maker and AT worlds and the incredible opportunities to collaborate.


Schedule at a Glance

8:00 am Registration / Exhibitors
8:30 am Welcome & Keynote
9:15 am Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café
9:45 am Session 1
10:30 am Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café
11:00 am Session 2
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Session 3
1:30 pm Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café
2:00 pm Session 4
2:45 pm Break / Exhibitors / Make AT Café
3:15 pm Session 5
4:00 pm AT Invention Contest Awards

The Call for Papers is due by May 31, 2018. More information about the Call for Papers can be found under the Presenters tab. Check back often for information about the Breakout Sessions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The AT Makers’ Fair will inspire individuals to become creative problem solvers by empowering them with the methods, materials, and resources needed to efficiently create every day solutions. The conference and expo supports just in time technology device delivery through rapid fabrication and device deployment techniques, inspiring all generations to develop innovative skills and enhance emerging technologies.

Demonstrate your commitment to assistive technology innovation with an AT Makers’ Fair Sponsorship. You can download a copy of the prospectus and register to become a sponsor.

Benefits Diamond
$5,000
Platinum
$2,500
Gold
$1,250
Silver
$750
Advertisement in program guide 1 page 1/2 page 1/4 page 1/8 page
Opportunity to show promotional video X      
Special recognition from the podium X      
Special recognition in breakout room X X    
Recognition on event website logo + hyperlink logo + hyperlink logo name
Mention in national AT3 digital communications logo logo name name
Complimentary registrations 5 4 3 2
Complimentary exhibitor table(s) 4 3 2 1
Logo included on event signage X X X X
Social media mentions X X X X

Become a sponsor

Special Recognition Opportunities

Support the AT Makers’ Fair through exclusive sponsorship options. In addition to the specific benefits noted below, all of the special recognition opportunities include the following:

  • Half-page advertisement in the program guide
  • Three complimentary registrations
  • Two exhibitor tables
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Social media mentions
  • Recognition on event website

Coffee/Refreshment - $2,000

  • Exclusive branding of coffee/refreshment space
  • Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name Coffee/Refreshment Station printed on all event materials

Lunch - $3,500

  • Exclusive branding of lunch space
  • Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name Lunch printed on all materials
  • Opportunity for product placement within lunch area

Make AT Café - $4,000

Participants will learn to build amazing assistive technology solutions in minutes using various plastics, adhesives, and fasteners at an assortment of maker stations in the Make AT Café. The Café will be a place where people can eat, drink, create, socialize, network, and learn from one another.

  • Exclusive branding of Make AT Café space
  • Company logo on Café wall
  • Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name Make AT Café printed on all materials

AT Invention Contest - $5,000

This contest will allow makers of innovative assistive technology, that have the potential for commercialization, to display their innovation to our national audience. This event will be exhibited all day in the main hallway. Attendees will vote on the best adaptive contraption and inventors will receive special recognition and awards at the end of the day.

  • Exclusive naming opportunity: Your Business Name AT Invention Contest printed on all event materials and posted within the space
  • Exclusive branding of the AT Invention Contest space
  • Opportunity for product placement within the AT Invention Contest space
  • Special recognition during AT Invention Contest Awards

Become a sponsor

Other Opportunities

Exhibitor Table

Benefits of exhibiting:

  • Cost: $400
  • 6’ by 30” draped and skirted table
  • Complimentary registrations for two exhibitor representatives
  • Dedicated time for participants to visit exhibitor tables
  • Company listing in program guide, including logo, company description and contact

Program Advertisements

Program advertisements are full color and printed on 8.5” x 11” paper.

  • Full page: $750
  • Half page: $500
  • Quarter page: $250

In Kind Opportunities

Are you interested in making an in-kind donation or getting involved through a blend of in-kind and monetary support? We would love to talk to you! Please contact Stacy Driscoll (at.makers@unh.edu).

Become a sponsor

Thank You To Our Partners!

We are pleased to have a variety of collaborative companions who are excited about being a part of the Assistive Technology Makers’ Fair.  Our companions support our mission to bring together makers’ of all abilities to create just-in-time devices and technologies.

NHOTA

RESNA

USSAAC

Call for Presenters

Deadline for proposals is 5:00 PM EST Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the AT Makers Fair: Making AT for All Conference and Expo. The Makers’ Fair will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH.  We are seeking proposals for 45 minute sessions which must meet RESNA, ASHA and AOTA criteria for awarding CEUs.  There will be up to four sessions in each timeslot throughout the day.  Presenters are encouraged to submit more than one proposal.

Please note: Speakers will receive one full conference registration per accepted session; unfortunately, honoraria are not available.

For questions about the conference or the proposal submission, please contact Stacy Driscoll at at.makers@unh.edu.

Important Dates

  • Proposals are due by May 31, 2018 at 5:00pm EST and should be submitted via the form below.
  • Proposals will be reviewed and notifications issued by June 15, 2018.
  • Accepted presenters must return the Presentation Agreement no later than July 2, 2018.

For questions about the conference or the proposal submission, please contact Stacy Driscoll at at.makers@unh.edu.

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Date & Time

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Registration Fee

  • $199
  • Includes access to the conference, fabrication of 5 multi-use devices, lunch, refreshments, and CEU’s.
  • State and National CEUs available.

Location

Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH

Event Contact

Stacy Driscoll
at.makers@unh.edu