Call for Presentations
According to Wikipedia: “An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centred on a theme or purpose.” For the 2014 Ottawa Accessibility Unconference, we are combining both preplanned presentations with participant selected presentations.
We will start the day with an open panel discussion We are aiming to invite experts with experience from various government levels (federal, Ontario and Quebec) to share their experience on creating and implementing web accessibility standards.
The organizers are also inviting speakers in advance. On the day, participants will vote to choose the other presentations. In total, each person at the event will attend 4 presentations of their choice and the morning panel.
We are soliciting proposals for the unconference portion of the event. Proposals must be submitted by midnight, Wednesday December 3. You will need to be available to speak during any time slot between 10 and 5 pm.
Tell us about working with other individuals, departments, institutions or sectors to achieve objectives such as:
- developing accessible policies, practices, tools and resources
- launching global or community accessibility initiatives
- addressing accessibility in the workplace
- and tell us the results of your collaboration
NB: Lecture style presentations would be best. We will provide projectors but tables for small group work are only available in some of the rooms.
Typically, presentations which provide attendees with a framework to move from ideas to action are more popular.
Remember: you won’t be confirmed as a speaker until 10 am on Saturday.
Please bring your presentation on a USB, place it publicly on the web for access or bring it on a laptop. (The site does have WIFI but a backup version on your laptop is always wise.)
Still have questions?: Email us for clarifications firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your topic
Send us an email at email@example.com with the following details:
- Presentation Title - Maximum 12 words
- Who is the Audience - Beginners, general accessibility folks or experts in the topic
- About Your Presentation - About Your Presentation Your description will be posted on our website. Delegates will read this description to decide if this session is of interest to them. Be clear, concise and accurately describe what delegates can expect from your presentation, all in 70 words or less. Make sure to indicate the purpose/objective of the presentation, include information on what attendees will do in the session (e.g. participate in interactive activities or discussion) and what they will come away with (e.g. information, tools, resources etc.).
- Speaker Biography - Tell us who you are in 100 words or less. You may want to include your twitter handle or website address.
Remember: you won’t be confirmed as a speaker until 10 am on Saturday. Participants will be voting on the proposals during onsite registration (8:15 to 9:00 am).