Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference

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The Division for Special Education Services and Supports in partnership with Tools for Life and the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project are pleased to announce their first annual Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference.

The IDEAS Conference will offer a wide range of session topics from a variety of presenters. Participants will have numerous opportunities to learn from experts in the field, network and ask questions during the sessions. Topics may include, but not be limited to:

  • Autism
  • Assistive Technology
  • Transition
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Best Practice Instruction
  • Content Area Instruction: Math, Reading, Science; Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • Parent Involvement
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction, & Data
  • Web 2.0 Tools & Digital Media
  • iPads in the Classroom

Date and Location

Monday June 4, 2012 – Thursday June 7, 2012
Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia

Registration Information

Important Conference Information

Exhibitor Information

The 2012 IDEAS Exhibit Hall will showcase a vast array of innovative assistive technology devices and services that can benefit students in the K-12 classroom setting and beyond. Vendors from around the country will represent products and resources for mobility, computer access, communication, blind and low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, deaf-blind, cognitive, creative learning and much more. This Exhibit Hall promises to be a place for participants to interact with vendors and community service providers as they discover assistive technology strategies, solutions and supports.

The Georgia Department of Education’s Division for Special Education Services and Supports has partnered with Tools for Life, Georgia's Assistive Technology Act Program and the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project for this event. As a result of this collaboration, we are expecting a larger and more diverse audience of participation.

Exhibitor Registration (please check the box on the form to indicate that you are an Exhibitor)

The cost to exhibit at the 2012 IDEAS Conference is $150.

The exhibitor package includes:

  • 2 Full conference registrations
  • Access to over 130 sessions
  • 1 Table and 2 chairs in the Exhibit Hall
  • Boxed lunch on Wednesday, June 6

Exhibit Hall Location:
Strickland Auditorium
Epworth by the Sea Map

Exhibit Hall Showtime:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Set Up and Break down Times: Set up: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Break down: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Shipping Information:
Epworth by the Sea
c/o Kelly Maloy / IDEAS Conference
100 Arthur J. Moore Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Additional Important Information:
The setting for the 2012 IDEAS Conference is casual and since Epworth by the Sea is a camp facility we do not have the means to have a lot of typical exhibit hall amenities. Strickland Auditorium, the location of the exhibit hall, is large but we will not have drape, carpet, etc. We will have electricity which is available by request on a first-come first-served basis. Contact Liz Persaud at to request electricity.

For additional information or any questions that you may have, please contact the IDEAS Exhibit Hall Coordinator, Liz Persaud, at 404-385-6573 or

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