ATE Events — December 2021

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(5 days)


Each year, the TASH Conference brings together individuals with significant disabilities and their allies to share resources and success stories, learn about field-driven best practices, and network within a community engaged in shared values. The conference is attended by passionate advocates, leaders, and subject matter experts from every corner of the disability community. Conference attendees play an important role in supporting individuals with significant disabilities to overcome various barriers in order to live their best lives. Central to this work is the premise that individuals reach their optimal potential only when they are given the opportunity to live, work and thrive across the lifespan in the same communities we are all members of. The conference is intentionally designed to support the interests of professors and researchers from leading institutions; those involved in local, state, and federal governments and public policy; special and general educators, and school administrators; home and community-based service providers; students, family members, and most importantly, self-advocates with lived experience.

Cell-based and gene therapy products are a growing area and becoming a major component of the biotechnology industry. The Workforce Expansion in Biomanufacturing Emerging Technologies (WEBET) project, funded by NIIMBL, brings six institutions and their regional industry partners together to identify the technical skills and knowledge needed for the development, manufacture, and testing of these advanced therapies.

Labor market needs, technical skill standards, course requirements, and newly developed lab-based curriculum will be discussed in the webinar.

(4 days)

Charlotte Convention Center501 S College StreetCharlotteNC28202

The ITS America Annual Meeting is a meeting place for intelligent transportation professionals to network, connect, and form the partnerships this environment requires. This event will bring together the entire intelligent transportation community for four days of thought-provoking education, networking, technical tours, and demonstrations exploring products, emerging technologies, and solutions that will enable a better future transformed by intelligent mobility.  

The Annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and hosted by iKeepSafe, brings together members of the K12 educational ecosystem in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce of the future.

In an effort to be mindful of the disparate long term impacts of COVID-19, and based on the conference's continued commitment to equity and inclusion, the 2021 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will be a fully virtual event!

The ADAS to Automated Driving Digital Summit will help vet industry needs and solutions that are affordable for consumers and profitable for car makers. The ADAS to Automated Driving Digital Summit will address the recent advancements in connectivity, system engineering and machine learning systems that are transforming ADAS and automated vehicle systems research creating a new era of integrated and cooperative automated driving.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET) and ISKME are hosting the #GoOpen Initiative’s one-day virtual convening. The event will occur on Zoom and is free of charge.

Program highlights for the half-day agenda include a keynote conversation facilitated by OET’s Ji Soo Song, and featuring Angela DeBarger, Program Officer, Education, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Jemelleh Coes, Director of Teacher Leadership at Mount Holyoke College and former Teacher of the Year, Georgia; and, Lisa Petrides, CEO and Founder of ISKME. Also on the program are a series of lightning talks inspired by the new #GoOpen Pledge, break-out discussions, and a presentation from OET’s Kevin Johnstun.

Northland Community and Technical College, Aerospace Campus13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

RADC, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation and in partnership with For the Win Robotics, offers this educational drone sporting event focusing on hands-on, student-centered learning. Four Drones made up of two Alliances fly around the field to attain a higher score than the opposing alliance.

Northland Aerospace13892 Airport DriveThief River FallsMN56701

Northland is welcoming the community to stop in and check out the ultra-modern Aerospace facility. Stop by and browse the 86,000 square-foot campus and see the program offerings. There will be hands-on activities for all ages, including:

  • Learn how to fly drones!
  • Experience Virtual Reality!
  • See and sit in airplanes!
  • Try out riveting
  • Watch a live RADC drone tournament!
  • And more!

    This is a FREE event and is open to the general public. There will be food and beverages available for purchase through the PAMA Club.

EvaluATE webchats are an opportunity for small groups of ATE evaluation community members to come together to share and learn from each other in real-time. Anyone interested in evaluation is welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to turn on their webcams and join in the conversation, offering a great opportunity to network.

This webinar is the first of two sessions highlighting accessible technology on smartphones and tablets for persons with disabilities. In this session speakers will highlight mobile apps used by persons who are blind or have low vision. The session will include apps used for way finding, social media and more. The session will also explore built-in accessibility features of iOS and Android operating platforms. There will be time following the presentation for questions.

Using qualitative data in an evaluation can lead to a deeper understanding of why and how a project works. Quotations and stories can share participants’ lived experiences in their own voices. Still, qualitative information can be difficult to integrate effectively into an evaluation report. In this webinar, presenters will share strategies for increasing the trustworthiness and transparency of qualitative data, as well as data visualization and design suggestions for communicating qualitative data to multiple stakeholder groups.

Presenters: Lyssa Wilson Becho, Emma Binder