2016 IDEAS Conference

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Date and Location

Epworth by the Sea, St Simons Island

4th Annual IDEAS Conference - June 6-10, 2016

Pre-Conference Sessions - June 6-8, 2016

Monday, June 6, 12:45 - Tuesday, June 2, 11:45

Exhibit Hall Open: Wednesday, June 3 (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM) and Thursday, June 4 (9:30 AM to 5:00 PM)

Participant Registration/Info

Register for the 2015 IDEAS Conference

An updated agenda, schedule-at-a-glance, lodging rates, and other important conference information can be found at the GDOE IDEAS Conference page.


Follow this link for Exhibitor Registration

For additional Exhibitor information please visit the 2015 IDEAS Exhibitor page.

Submit a Proposal

We encourage you to submit a proposal to present a workshop during the 2015 IDEAS Conference.

TFL Awards Nomination

Each year Tools for Life encourages the nomination of deserving individuals or teams demonstrating exemplary practices in the area of assistive technology. The awards nomination deadline is on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Nominations are accepted in the areas of:

  • Excellence in AT - Team Award
  • Tools for Life Visionary Award
  • Tools for Life Innovative Design Award
  • Tools for Life Leadership Award

These awards will be presented during the opening and closing sessions of IDEAS!

For more information about these awards contact Carolyn Phillips at carolyn.Phillips@gatfl.gatech.edu.

Download the Award Nomination Form here or at the 2015 IDEAS conference website.


Georgia Department of Education’s Division for Special Education Services and Supports is proud to offer the IDEAS (Institute Designed for Educating All Students) Conference in partnership with Tools for Life at Georgia Tech and Georgia CEC. The IDEAS Conference will offer a wide range of session topics and presentations that will address technical and functional perspectives for all educators who teach students with disabilities.


  • Assistive & Instructional Technology, Accessibility
  • Behavior, Social Skills & Classroom Management
  • Co-Teaching & Inclusive Practices
  • Educational/Instructional Strategies
  • Integrating Curriculum Standards into Instruction
  • Parent/Family Engagement
  • Policies, Procedures & Practices
  • Speech, Language & Communication
  • Assessment
  • Disability Awareness
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Transition
  • Low Incidence Populations

More Info

Visit the official 2015 IDEAS conference website for more details and information.