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Ready to up-level your skills and learn the most effective O&M strategies from experts all over the world?

As an O&M specialist, your students are counting on you to help them increase their independence and improve their lives.

 

You want to offer them the most impactful lessons and solutions you can. After all, you got into this profession to make a difference for your students.

 

But with an ever-increasing workload and all the struggles the past year has brought, you’re probably feeling stretched thin, isolated, and headed for burnout.

When it comes to getting the help you need, there are tons of free webinars out there vying for your attention. But piecemealing those strategies together can leave you feeling scattered, and implementing them into your practice is another challenge.

On top of everything else, you need to get your CEU's.

 

What if you could learn leading edge O&M strategies to improve your students’ lives and make your job easier, network with dedicated O&M Specialists from around the world, get all your CEU's for the next TWO YEARS—and do it all from the comfort of your home?

Imagine the impact you could make on your students by learning and implementing innovative solutions from O&M experts all over the world.

Imagine waking up EXCITED to go to work everyday, feeling confident and equipped to help your students become more independent.

 

Did we mention you can do it ALL from your couch—with your favorite beverage in hand?

 


Join us for the International O&M Online Symposium February 3-5, 2021!


 

 If you’re ready to…

  • Create high-impact solutions for your students

  • Learn the latest O&M strategies from world class-experts

  • Uplevel your teaching skills with game-changing tools and strategies

  • Get inspired by fresh ideas with a global perspective

  • Connect with O&M specialists from all around the world

  • Earn all your CEUs for the next two years, from the comfort of your home

 

Then we can’t wait for you to join us for the International O&M Online Symposium!

Sneak Peek Into the Symposium

 

The 2021 International O&M Online Symposium

is the premier global O&M digital conference.

Join us Live

February 3-5, 2021!

In 3 days, you will not only have all the continuing education credits you need for the next two years,  FASTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE...

You'll also have:

  • A global perspective on O&M best practices and strategies, so you can help your students achieve more.

  • Connections with a community of dedicated O&M Specialists from around the world, so you can stop feeling so alone in your profession.

  • The chance to ask questions and connect with the presenters from each session. All presentations are held in real time, so you get the full conference experience, even though you’re at home.

But if you can't make it live, no worries! We've got playback options for you, so you can still learn all those amazing strategies from our world-class presenters on your own time.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Easy to Access Presentations

Learn from thought leading O&M Specialists and experts worldwide, right from your computer.

Community & Support

Network with hundreds of dedicated O&M Specialists from around the world.

Continuing Education Credits

Get your CEU's faster than ever before.

We are working with Developing Countries to increase the impact of O&M Specialists around the world. Please select the Developing Country option when you Register for a 50% discount. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Early Bird: Nov. 2 - Nov. 24. $199
Regular Registration: Nov. 5 - Jan. 28. $245
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With presentations designed to

INCREASE YOUR STUDENTS' INDEPENDENCE

You can't go wrong. 

2021 International O&M Online Symposium Presentations include:

 

O&M for Visually Impaired Wheelchair Users

Presented by Scott Crawford
1:00-2:30 PM EST
 

An International Resource Hub: AER's Global Issues Division

Presented by Kevin McCormack and Belinda Rudinger
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
 

Greater Outcome with a Multidisciplinary Goal Approach: A Case Presentation

Presented by Dr. Sau Kuan Cheong
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
 

Orientation and Mobility for People with Low Vision

Presented by María Herminia Suñe
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
 

Functional Visual Skills: Including Visual Skills in Assessment and Instruction

Presented by Angela Smith
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
 

Remediating Glare for People with Low Vision

Presented by Rasan Gray and Mayte Moreno Madrigal
6:00 - 7:15 PM EST
 

Orientation and Mobility in the Early Years: Developmental Considerations

Presented by Tanni Anthony
1:00-2:30 PM EST
 

Orientation and Mobility Training for People with Blindness or Visual Impairment in Romania

Presented by Andrea Hathazi and Marian Padure
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
 

Developing Physical Literacy for Blind and Visually Impaired

Presented by Mike Lonergan and Debra Legge
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
 

Orientation and Mobility of Persons with Deafblindness in Indian Scenario 

Presented by Mr. Srinivasan Prasannan and Mr. Rashmikant Mishra
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
 

All About the Roundabout

Presented by Edgar Vargas
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
 

How Can Solo Long Cane Travel be Achieved in a Rural Setting?

Presented by Rebecca Woods
6:00 - 7:15 PM EST
 

GPS Navigation Apps- Instructional Strategies and Key Features

Presented by Katt Jones and Marie Trudelle
1:00-2:45 PM EST* Note updated time
 

Community Based Inclusive Education to Promote Educational Rights of Children with Disabilities

Presented by Iftekhar Ahmed
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
 

Teaching Independence and Mobility with Microsoft Soundscape

Presented by Chantelle Smith, Jarnail Chudge, and Amos Miller
3:00 - 4:15 PM EST
 

TRIZ Resources Analysis for Orientation and Mobility of Students with Visual Impairment

Presented by Fatemah Amiri and Mehdi  Basirzadeh
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
 

O&M Assessments: Current Practices and Where We Need to Go

Presented by Justin Kaiser and Tina Herzberg
4:30 - 5:45 PM EST
 

The Impact of Experiential Travel

Presented by Colin Wong and Jimmy Morris
6:00 - 7:15 PM EST

That's over 22 CEU's in 3 just Days.

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HERE'S HOW IT ALL WORKS:

1. Once you enroll, the person registered will automatically receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to watch the presentations and get your CEU's.

2. At least 24 hours prior to the Symposium, we will email you the link to watch the presentations live.

3. On February 3rd, just hop in the presentations and hang out with us! If you choose to watch the presentations at a later date, they will be available by February 15th. Just log in (we'll send you the log in credentials) and enjoy! 

That's it! 

If you watch the presentations after they are recorded, they are still eligible for CEU credits. 

Still not sure if this is REALLY for you?

Maybe you’re thinking… sure, this sounds nice, but do I really need to invest in a 3-day conference to learn this stuff? I can always just research on my own time.

 

Here’s the truth: you can try to piece together your professional development on your own. But in my experience, that just leads to further burnout. You’ll spend hours and hours searching for answers, instead of already being prepared with the tools and strategies to help your students succeed.

 

Successful O&M Specialists take professional development opportunities that SAVE THEM TIME in the long run. Which also then saves them money. (Talk about #winning!)

And yes, you really will SAVE money in the long run when you invest in the International O&M Online Symposium.

 

How? Well, think about it this way:

How often do you spend your planning time searching for answers and end up empty handed?

Say you make $40/hour. If you spend 6 hours searching for answers on the internet, you've already wasted $240 of your agency's money. That’s 6 planning periods, and $240, spent looking for answers that may or may not actually lead to the solutions you need to help your students.

 

Or you can spend $245 (or $199 with Early Bird registration!) on the Symposium, and instead use your planning periods to implement the tools you’ve already learned—and help your students make the progress they deserve!

It's Your Decision

You can keep doing what you’re doing:

X Feeling overwhelmed and burnt out

X Piecemealing your CEUs and professional development

X Searching for answers on the fly to help your students, and feeling frustrated when they aren’t making progress

 

OR

 

You can register for the International O&M Online Symposium, and:

✔️ Spend 3 days hanging out with O&M thought leaders around the globe

✔️ Learn the most effective O&M strategies, so you can confidently help your students achieve their goals

✔️ Earn 2 years’ worth of CEUs, from the comfort of your home

 

Wouldn’t you rather spend time learning these strategies now, and save yourself the frustration later?

Registration for the International O&M Online Symposium is currently open!

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WHAT SOME OF THE 2019 PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING!

"Wow! What an opportunity to learn from great presenters. This is a relatively inexpensive way to attend sessions, earn CEU's, and interact with other Orientation and Mobility Specialists."

-Chris Tabb, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, O&M Supervisor

"Great experience, learning from the comfort of your home. No hotels, no paying for parking or misplacing your room key. Not having to get ready, just make a cup of coffee, grab a blanket and a notepad and you are ready to learn. When you are done with the conference you are able to quickly be home with your family. The speakers were super cool and informative. Why can't all conferences be this cool?"

-Lauren Nieblas, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

"Learning more then I realized I didn't know, is what this Symposium is all about! We often think outside the box as part of doing what we do, but with these sessions we learned how to think bigger then the box.  Tips and suggestions that I never thought of are already proving to get me over those plateaus I was struggling with in helping my students."

-Judi Lambert, MPA, M.Ed., COMS

"I really appreciated the 2019 Symposium. The sessions were very interesting, even though much of it seemed to be more geared to working with children. It was awesome to have an opportunity to get a conference like experience without having to shell out time and money for travel. It was also helpful that there was more time given in order to accomplish all the sessions, so it didn't take away from work demands. Great job!

Thanks for all your efforts to make this happen!"

-Kimberley Lambe, COMS, VRT

 

Need even more reasons to register? We’ve got ‘em:

There just isn’t enough time to offer you live presentations on every subject in our field. So that’s why we are offering you:

THESE EXCLUSIVE BONUSES!

I’m sure you’ve been to a conference where you skipped some sessions you didn’t think you needed—only to realize later that you actually should’ve gone.

Most of us have students who are suffering because we didn’t get all the training we needed to help overcome a challenge.

We’re going to eliminate that problem for you by making sure you can attend EVERY session you need—even if you can’t do it live.

 

THE BONUSES:

✔️ 3 Extra Weeks ($200 value)

To catch up on the Symposium presentations at your convenience. Missed a specific strategy that you want to take notes on? Need to refresh yourself on a topic? You’ll have access to each of the presentations from February 15-March 5!

✔️ Session Workbook

To print out and take notes from each session, write down your action items, and create a plan to implement your key takeaways.

✔️ 22 Continuing Education Credits from ACVREP.  ($440 value)

So you can continue to make a significant impact in the lives of your students.

 

We are committed to working with Developing Countries to increase the impact of O&M specialists around the world!

Select the Developing Country option when you Register for a 50% discount. 

Join the 2021 International O&M Online Symposium Today!

 

So you can learn the most innovative & effective O&M strategies + network with top experts from all over the world + connect with a dedicated and supportive community of your fellow O&M Specialists. All without leaving home!

 

Early Bird: November 2 - 24, 2020 $199 USD

Regular Registration: November 25 - January 28, 2021 $245 USD

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To register with a purchase order or check, apply the coupon code 2021 to your registration. You will have the option to send your administration an invoice after you check out. 

If you are in a developing country you can receive a 50% discount. Be sure to select the Developing Country option when you Register.

For registration assistance:

Please call our office at 512-666-8499 or email us at [email protected] 

HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?

If we haven't answered your questions already, perhaps they're covered here:

When is the Symposium happening?

The International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium is set for February 3-5, 2021 from 1:00-7:15 PM EST (These dates are in Eastern Standard Time).  

 

I need to Pay with a Purchase Order or Check. How do I do that? 

Just use the code "2021" at checkout. You will have the option to send an invoice to the personnel at your agency to pay for the registration. 

 

How can I register a group? 

We love groups. Groups are our favorite! It's easier to register groups if you either call us at 512-666-8499 or send us an email at [email protected] with your number and time for us to call you. That way, we do all of the entering of names, and you can get back to doing the things that matter. 

 

Do I have to attend the Symposium in real-time in order to get CEU's?

Our replay videos are also accredited for ACVREP credit for you. 

 

Will we receive ACVREP credit for the symposium sessions we attend?

Yep! You will be able to receive ACVREP credit for all sessions attended live or watching a playback video as long as you answer the CEU quiz form. The quiz questions are typically simple and created just to show ACVREP that you didn't just turn the webinar on and walk away.  

 

I need a CEU's from a different organization. How do I do that?

Usually you just fill out your organization's paperwork in advance and request that these sessions be counted towards your CEU's with that organization. 

 

How many ACVREP credits are available for the symposium?

We've got over 22 ACVREP credits available for those who attend all of the sessions, not including the Bonus Presentations.  

 

So, how does this work exactly? 

Once you pay your registration, you will be sent a confirmation code and a welcome email.

You will receive the links and passwords (if applicable) to each of the sessions in your email inbox no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the symposium. You will also receive your Continuing Education Credit form for each webinar session.

Then, all you have to do is sit down at your computer, enter the links and passwords to the sites, and learn from the most innovative thought leaders in our industry.

 

How do I get CEUs?

Here's how it happens: 

  1. Attend the sessions. You can do this either live or by watching the replay in our members-only website. If you watch the sessions live, you just log in on the day and time. If you watch the sessions in the replay, we have access to see if you watch the entire session or skip through to get the codes. FYI: ACVREP has the right to ask for those records. 
  2. Submit a CEU form for every presentation you watch. You'll need to put in your beginning and ending codes, and answer a few comprehension questions. You will have until March 3, 2021 to submit all of your CEU forms. 

 

That's it! You will receive one certificate for all of your CEU's by March 12, 2021. If you need them earlier please let us know. 

  

Can my friend/colleague and I watch the presentations together?

Yes, you and your friend(s) can watch the presentations together. However, you will each need to register yourselves as individual participants. 

 

What are your refund policies? 

Your money is precious. If you register for the International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium and decide you do not want to attend, you are welcome to request a refund by sending us an email at [email protected]  up to one week before the Symposium starts. We will promptly refund your money. No hard feelings. 

 

When does registration end?

Registration closes at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, January 28, 2021. We will not be allowing late registrants. 

 

Don't see your question here?

Just call us at 512-666-8499 or email our team at [email protected]. We are happy to help! 

 

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