2019 IDEAS Conference

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Date and Location

Epworth by the Sea, St Simons Island

IDEAS Conference - June 4-7, 2019

Participant Registration/Info

Register for IDEAS 2019

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


Register as an IDEAS 2019 Exhibitor

Registration for exhibiting at IDEAS 2019 is available only online through Eventbrite and is created and hosted by IDEAS partner, Tools for Life a program of the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) at Georgia Tech.

Additional exhibitor information can be found on the IDEAS 2019 Official Exhibitor Information Page.

Submit a Proposal

Are you interested in submitting a proposal to present at IDEAS 2019? Visit the Proposal Submission form before the deadline of March 15, 2019.

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: Friday, April 5, 2019. Nominations are accepted in the areas of:

  • The Naomi Walker “Catalyst for Positive Change” Award
  • The Melinda Quinn “Squeaky Wheel” Award
  • Excellence in AT Award
  • Tools for Life Visionary Award
  • Tools for Life Innovation Award
  • Tools for Life Emerging Leader

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

To submit an award nomination please fill out the nomination form below:

For more information about these awards visit the TFL Awards page or contact Liz Persaud at liz.persaud@gatfl.gatech.edu.



All students with disabilities will have access to teachers who understand individual need and are able to deliver instruction to accommodate for learning differences.


​IDEAS provides high quality professional learning environments through workshops, sessions, and networking related to teaching students with disabilities.

Participating Partners

  • Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)
  • Georgia Tools for Life (GATFL)
  • Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (GaCEC)
  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)

The IDEAS conference is designed to support educators that work with students with disabilities. Presenters and Participants come from various backgrounds and experiences from across the United States. For more information visit the IDEAS 2019 official conference website.

More Info

Visit the official 2019 IDEAS conference website for more details and information.