Be a speaker at our 62nd Annual International Conference in Orlando! Submit your presentation by June 15th! Learn more about what we’re looking for below:

Types of Presentations:

Lecture: Classroom style seating with standard AV provided by LDA. Seating typically is set anywhere from 25-100 people.

Poster Session: Sessions with visual displays on poster boards that can be viewed and discussed with small groups with authors during allocated 1-hour time periods.

Table Talk: The format is an informal and fun setting where speakers present to smaller groups of 8-14 for 20 minutes, 3 rotating times in a 60-minute time period.

Panel Discussion: A group of 3-5 experts will discuss a particular topic and take questions from audience members.

Session Strands

Law, Policy, & Advocacy: Sessions focused on disability rights, individual advocacy, and public policy advocacy on topics related to: 

  • IDEA and 504
  • Advocacy/Public Policy
  • Legal & Justice
  • Workplace Accommodations and Support
  • School discipline & disability
  • Environmental/Medical
  • Educator Preparation (teachers, principals, school psychologists, school counselors)
  • Related Service Provider Preparation
  • Post-Secondary Issues & Practices
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Adult Education & Literacy Policy & Advocacy
  • Career and Technical Education Advocacy

Ideas for the Classroom to Implement NOW: Sessions offering practical strategies and activities, grounded in evidence, that educators can implement in their schools and classrooms. These sessions are typically offered by practicing teachers, interventionists, counselors, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists and other education service providers. 

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Early Childhood Education
  • K-12 Instruction/Intervention with a focus on literacy and mathematics
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Mental Health / Behavior

Research to Practice: Sessions focused research on supported practices and implementation of such practices by educators, psychologists, policy makers, and others. Sessions will include the presentation of research studies, published and unpublished, by academic researchers as well as action research by practitioners. Research To Practice sessions will conclude with implications of the research to improve practice and outcomes for individuals with SLD and related disorders. Focus areas include but are not limited to: 

  • Educator Preparation (teachers, principals, school psychologists, school counselors)
  • Related Service Provider Preparation
  • Post-Secondary Issues & Practices
  • Discipline Practices
  • Mental Health
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Identification of SLD and related disorders
  • Adult Education & Literacy
  • Early Childhood
  • Instruction/Intervention
  • Research Methods
LDA’s mission is to serve all individuals with learning disabilities. Thus, the selection committee will prioritize submissions that address social justice, equity, ableism and culturally relevant practices.