2021-2022 Upcoming Accessibility and UI/UX Conferences

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Conference Information Resources

Scheduled Conferences

Multiple dates, 2021

  • Gordon Research Conferences
    Location: various locations in the world (926 total biological, chemical, and physical scientific meetings throughout the year)

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Many Upcoming Conferences have Changed their Dates

Covid-19 has caused many conferences to cancel, postpone, or revise their format. I've updated the 2020-2021 Upcoming Accessibility and UI/UX Conferences post at https://events.stcwdc.org/2020-2021-upcoming-accessibility-and-ui-ux-conferences/ and the 2020-2021 Upcoming TechComm Conferences at https://events.stcwdc.org/2020-2021-upcoming-techcomm-conferences/ to show the revised dates and locations.

Check the rest of the scheduled conferences through this year and 2021. Some have been postponed for a year and some have moved to the Fall / Winter of this year. For example, Funka is usually held in Sweden in April. It was postponed to the end of November and you now have your chance to see Sweden in Winter.

If you've already made reservations for the conference, check with the conference website to see what their plans are for reimbursing you or applying payments to the 2021 or 2022 conference. They will also have information for cancelling hotel and travel reservations.

Check back again in a few months in case some of the ones who postponed to the Fall / Winter have changed to virtual or moved to 2021 or 2022.

2020-2021 Upcoming Accessibility and UI/UX Conferences

Photo of a speaker panel and audience in a large conference auditorium

Conference Information Resources

Scheduled Conferences

Multiple dates, 2020

  • Gordon Research Conferences
    Location: various locations in the world (926 total biological, chemical, and physical scientific meetings throughout the year)

January 2020

  • January 29–February 1, 2020
    Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference
    Location: Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

February 2020

  • February 12–13, 2020
    OZeWAI 2020 Australian Accessibility Conference – OZeWAI and PWAC
    Location: Australia
  • February 26–March 1, 2020
    American Academy of Pain Medicine 36th Annual Meeting: "Innovation and Technology in Pain Management"
    Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland

March 2020

  • March 2–3, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 35th Annual International Conference PAC RIM 2020
    Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • March 9–13, 2020 CANCELLED
    California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities' 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
    Location: Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California
  • March 18-20, 2020 CANCELLED
    The Transportation Alliance’s 2020 Spring Conference & Expo
    Location: Westin Copley, Boston, Massachusetts

April 2020

  • April 4–7, 2020 switched to Virtual
    EDRA51 Tempe, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) (transform: socially embedded collaboration)
    Location: Virtual
  • April 20–21, 2020 In-person and virtually
    17th International Web for All Conference Web4All 2020. Automation for Accessibility.
    Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • April 21–24, 2020 CANCELLED
    5th Annual Joint SALIS/AMHL Conference & the 42nd Annual SALIS International Conference Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) / American Mental Health Librarians (AMHL)
    Location: St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • April 21–25, 2020
    SHAPE America National Convention & Expo Salt Lake '20. Shape America is the Society of Health and Physical Educators
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • April 23–26, 2020 CANCELLED
    32nd Annual AAMA Symposium 2020 – American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
    Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida
  • April 25–30, 2020 CANCELLED
    CHI2020 – ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Location: Hawaiʻi Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • April 27–29, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Ergonomics & Human Factors 2020
    Location: Virtual

May 2020

  • May 12, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Australian Network on Disability's (AND) 12&th; Annual National Conference. Australia's only conference on disability specifically for employers and businesses, and provides a unique opportunity for senior leaders, diversity practitioners and HR professionals to gain insight into best practice and current trends around recruitment, retention and inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of business.
    Location: Virtual
  • May 12–14, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Knowability John Slatin AccessU 2020
    Location: Virtual
  • May 21, 2020
    8th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)
    Location: Worldwide.
  • 25–28 May 2020 switched to Virtual
    2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2020-Spring
    Location: Virtual
  • May 25–July 31, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Annual Conference and Expo 2020 Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).
    Location: Virtual

June 2020

  • June 1–10, 2020 switched to Virtual
    2020 National Hurricane Conference (Improving Hurricane Preparedness) Disaster Communication and Planning: Topics of interest: Accessibility & Functional Needs, Amateur Radio, Evacuation Planning, Fire-Rescue/Law Enforcement, Health Care, Public Education/Media, etc.
    Location: Virtual
  • June 3–6, 2020 switched to Virtual
    American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Virtual NEXT Annual Conference & Exposition
    Location: Virtual
  • June 15–18, 2020 switched to Virtual
    National Disability Rights Network Conference NDRN 2020: P&A / CAP (Protection and Advocacy / Client Assistance Programs) Annual Conference Join dedicated attorneys, advocates and activists – the premier event for everyone who supports meaningful choice, empowerment, and independence for all people with disabilities.
    Location: Virtual
  • Kickoff June 16 and 17, 2020 from 1-4pm EST
    Daily events through July 31st—with sessions M–F each day!
    switched to Virtual
    APSE 2020 National Conference (Association of People Supporting Employment First Employment Now) APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
    Location: Virtual
  • June 18–21, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Conference
    Location: Virtual
  • June 22–25, 2020
    Canada International Conference on Education (CICE) 2020
    Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • June 25, 2020 switched to Virtual
    HighEdWeb 2020 Accessibility Summit
    Location: Virtual

Jul 2020

  • July 3–10, 2020 switched to Virtual
    59th American Council of the Blind Annual Conference and Convention
    Location: Virtual
  • July 7–10, 2020 CANCELLED
    Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America RESNA/NCART Annual Conference
    Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia.
  • July 14–July 18, 2020 switched to Virtual
    National Federation of the Blind (NFB) National Convention 2020
    Location: Virtual
  • July 16–20, 2020 switched to Virtual
    AHFE 2020 11th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE)
    Location: Virtual
  • July 19–24, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Human Computer Interface (HCI) International 2020 HCI 2020
    Location: Virtual

August 2020

  • August 4–6, 2020 switched to Virtual
    24th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).
    Location: Virtual
  • August 26, 2020 switched to Virtual
    National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo 2020
    Location: Virtual
  • August 28–29, 2020
    iCareTech2020
    International Conference on Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies 2020
    Location: Al Azhar University – Gaza, Palestine

September 2020

  • September 2–5, 2020 CANCELLED
    5th IASSIDD Asia Pacific Regional Conference The World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD)
    Location: Hyderabad, India
  • September 9–11, 2020 switched to Virtual
    ICCHP 2020 17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
    Location:Virtual
  • September 13–15, 2020 CANCELLED
    Communication Matters International AAC Conference (CM2020). The conference for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), will include AAC users, parents, personal assistants, professionals and suppliers of AAC equipment.
    Location: University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • September 15, 2020 switched to Virtual  New
    M-Enabling Summit Virtual Leadership Briefing 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST "To show our commitment and expand our outreach to advocate for users of all abilities, the M-Enabling Summit Virtual Leadership Briefing will be free of charge to anyone who wishes to participate. Captioning and Sign Language will be provided."
    Location: Washington, DC.

October 2020

  • October 1–3, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Paris Web in French
    Location: Virtual
  • October 6, 13 and 20, 2020 switched to Virtual
    National Village Conference (NVC) 2020
    "20/20: Clear Vision for the Future"
    Location: Virtual
  • October 6–7, 2020
    Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism
    Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • October 19–20, 2020 switched to Virtual
    HighEdWeb (Higher Education Web Professionals Association) 2020 Annual Conference
    Location: Virtual
  • October week of the 19th, 2020 switched to Virtual
    5th Annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium: "Time for Testing in Testing Times
    (Remote Work, Commerce, Education, Support…)" with pre-symposium workshops and post symposium courses
    Location: Virtual (specific times TBA)
  • October 23–28, 2020 switched to Virtual
    83rd Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, connecting information and people in the physical and virtual world.
    Location: Virtual
  • October 25-31, 2020 switched to Virtual
    LavaCon UX: A Virtual Content Strategy Conference with a New Orleans Flare
    Location: Virtual
  • October 28–November 11, 2020 switched to Virtual
    Closing The Gap 2020: "Assistive Technology Resources for Children and Adults with Special Needs 38th Annual Conference"
    Location: Virtual
  • October 26–28, 2020 switched to Virtual
    ASSETS 2020 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
    Location: Virtual
  • October TBD 2020 CANCELLED
    Accessibility Scotland 2020
    Location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Scotland

November 2020

  • November 3–5, 2020
    Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) Conference
    Location: Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • November 4–6, 2020
    Handicap 2020 is the 11th edition of the biennial French-speaking conference organized by Paris 8 University and IFRATH in Paris, in parallel with the Autonomic fair.
    Location: Paris, France
  • November 11–13, 2020
    Australian Assistive Technology Conference (AATC20) The Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) is a member of the Alliance of Assistive Technology Professional Organisations with sister organisations Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, America and Australia. The aim of this agreement is to foster cooperation between these organisations and their members. ARATA is also a member of the Coalition on Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology in Asia, aiming to facilitate the advancement of Rehabilitation (RE) and Assistive Technologies (AT) and promote the adoption of these technologies by the people of Asia. Fellow signatories include AT and RE services in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.
    Location: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • November 16–20, 2020
    Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): Accessing Higher Ground
    Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado
  • November 19–20, 2020 CANCELLED
    Assistive Technology Conference of New England (ATCNE) 2020 hosted by TechACCESS of RI
    Location: TBD
  • November 21—25, 2020 You may attend in-person or virtually
    SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2020: The Fifth International Conference on Universal Accessibility in the Internet of Things and Smart Environments
    Location: Valencia, Spain

    SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2020 is colocated with the following events as part of DigitalWorld 2020.

    • ICDS 2020: The Fourteenth International Conference on Digital Society
    • ACHI 2020: The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions
    • GEOProcessing 2020: The Twelfth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services
    • eTELEMED 2020: The Twelfth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
    • eLmL 2020: The Twelfth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning
    • eKNOW 2020: The Twelfth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management
    • ALLSENSORS 2020: The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Actuators, Metering and Sensing
  • November 24–25, 2020
    Funka Accessibility Days (northern Europe's largest conference on accessible ICT). The program is held in English, Swedish, and Norwegian and simultaneously interpreted to English, Swedish sign language and captioned.
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • November 23–25, 2020 switched to Virtual
    World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2020)
    Location: Virtual

December 2020

January 2021

  • January 25–30, 2021 switched to Virtual
    Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference
    Location: Virtual

February 2021

  • February 18–21, 2021
    58th Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) International Conference
    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

March 2021

  • March 1–2, 2021 switched to Virtual
    Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 36th Annual International Conference PAC RIM 2021
    Location: Virtual
  • March 8–21, 2021
    California State University, Northridge Center on Disabilities' 36th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
    Location: Virtual
  • March 21–26, 2021
    WDPI 2021 Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

April 2021

  • April 12–23, 2021
    30th International World Wide Web Conference – TheWebConf'21 Virtual Edition
    Location: Virtual
  • April 13–17, 2021
    SHAPE America 2021 National Convention & Exposition. Shape America is the Society of Health and Physical Educators
    Location: Virtual
  • April 19–20, 2021
    Web4All 2021 18th International Web for All Conference: Accessibility and Crisis. Co-located with the TheWebConf'21 Virtual Edition
    Location: Virtual
  • April 23–May 1, 2021
    American Academy of Pain Medicine 37th Annual Meeting: "Innovation and Technology in Pain Management"
    Location: Virtual
  • April 30–May 2, 2021
    2021 – American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA) Virtual Symposium
    Location: Virtual

May 2021

  • May 8–13, 2021
    CHI2021 – ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Location: Virtual
  • May 19–23, 2021
    EDRA52 Detroit, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) "Just Environments Transdisciplinary Border Crossings"
    Location: Virtual

June 2021

  • June 5–9, 2021
    68th Society for Technical Communication Summit
    Location: Virtual
  • June 14–17, 2021
    2021 National Hurricane Conference (Improving Hurricane Preparedness) Disaster Communication and Planning: Topics of interest: Accessibility & Functional Needs, Amateur Radio, Evacuation Planning, Fire-Rescue/Law Enforcement, Health Care, Public Education/Media, etc.
    Location: Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • June 24–26, 2021
    Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Conference
    Location: Virtual

July 2021

  • July 25–29, 2021
    AHFE 2021, the 12th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE)
    Location: Sheraton New York Times Square, New York

August 2021

  • August 30–September 2, 2021
    UXPA International Conference
    Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

September 2021

  • September 1–3, 2021
    AAATE: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference
    Location: Paris, France
  • September 13–17, 2021
    Communication Matters International AAC Conference (CM2021). The conference for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), will include AAC users, parents, personal assistants, professionals and suppliers of AAC equipment.
    Location: Virtual
  • September 15–18, 2021
    2nd COTEC-ENOTHE Congress Occupational Therapy Europe
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic

October 2021

  • October 4–6, 2021
    M-Enabling Summit "Digital Accessibility: A Driver for Inclusion Strategies" promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities.
    Location: Washington, DC

November 2021

December 2021