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Assistive Technology Conferences and Trainings

Power Up Conference and Expo

Each year, the Missouri Assistive Technology Council hosts the Power Up Conference and Expo with a mission of strengthening the capacity of people with disabilities, educators, independent living staff, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, information technology technicians, librarians and media specialists, and service providers in assuring the provision of assistive technology.


Power Up 2012 Conference and Expo

Where: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO

When: Monday, April 2, 2012 and Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cost: $150 for both days

The Power Up 2012 Conference and Expo will feature a variety of sessions which provide up-to-date information on disability-related policy, assistive technology services and devices, independent living issues, educational policy and practices, and information technology accessibility to enhance and promote independence of people with disabilities.

To register or for more information including a tentative conference agenda, please visit the Power Up Conference and Expo site:

Sunday, April 1, 2012


6:00 pm -  8:00 pm Registration table is open to pick up conference materials

Monday, April 2, 2012


7:30 am   Registration and pick up conference materials
9:00 am - Noon Intensive Sessions (A)
Noon -  7:00 pm Expo Hall open
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own (Food Concessions available)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Opening Session
Sean Smith –- Keynote Speaker
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm Expo Hall networking with Vendors
    Accessible Computer station available
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions (B)
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Reception in Expo Hall (light supper)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


7:30 am -   8:30 am Expanded Continental Breakfast in Expo Hall
7:30 am - 12:30 pm Expo Hall and Accessible Computer Station open
8:30 am -   9:30 am Concurrent Sessions (C)
10:00 am -  11:00 am Concurrent Sessions (D)
11:20 am -  12:20 pm Concurrent Sessions (E)
12:30 pm -    2:30 pm Tuesday working Luncheon & Endnote,
Governor's Council on Disability, Inclusion Award WinnersGord Paynter Endnote Speaker/Comedienne
2:30 pm  

Door prizes awarded (must be present to win)