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USSAAC is Co-Sponsoring the 19th ISAAC Biennial Conference in Cancun Mexico
August 1, 2020 – August 6, 2020
ISAAC is excited to announce the venue for ISAAC 2020, the 19th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). The main conference will be held at the Cancún International Convention Center (ICC) in the beautiful city Cancún, situated on the Gulf of México and adjoining the Riviera Maya. Rivera Maya is a beautiful shoreline along the Caribbean that has grown in just a few decades into a major tourism destination, but also includes many small communities with a more local Maya-Mexicano character, and fascinating ancient Maya archaeological sites.
The conference theme is “Communication Beyond Borders/Comunicación Sin Fronteras.”
Surrounded by Mayan culture and with easy access to beautiful beaches, tours, shops, and restaurants in both Cancún and the Riviera Maya, the ISAAC conference will feature AAC events and perspectives; cutting-edge research and clinical innovations; workshops, seminars, exhibits, social events, and local entertainment. This context will bring with it a diverse and interesting group of participants serving the broader AAC community and including many traditionally underrepresented communities.
The theme Communication Beyond Borders will challenge the AAC community to think beyond their local work contexts to embrace broader global practices. The theme strives to move us towards more culturally and linguistically responsive approaches and evidence-based practices that promote multiculturalism, multilingualism, equitable service provision and the communication rights of individuals, locally and globally. The conference will provide a forum for engagement and collaboration among researchers and practitioners from all over the world, recognizing the unique local practice contexts and the strengths and challenges those contexts can bring.The conference represents ISAAC’s efforts to:
- build AAC professional capacity in countries that are traditionally underserved, and to encourage manufacturers and professionals globally to take an active part in undertaking research that develops, expands and refines our evidence base and ensures a more rapid translation of research into practice;
- keep developing best practices and quality services for individuals who use AAC by staying informed and actively engaging with practice innovations and advances, as well as collecting the evidence needed to support assessment and intervention approaches, as well as being open to new possibilities; and
- foster partnerships and connections among and across communities, locally, nationally and internationally.
AUGUST 1-2, 2020 AAC Camp, Pre-Conference Workshops Executive and Council Meetings AUGUST 3-6, 2020 Main Conference Cancún International Convention CenterMark your calendar today, and save the date for ISAAC 2020 in Cancún, México! For more information, visit us at https://www.isaac-online.org/english/conference-2020/ ISAAC is an international membership organization with head offices in Toronto. ISAAC’s goal is to create worldwide awareness about how AAC can help individuals without speech. ISAAC accomplishes this by sharing information and promoting innovative approaches to research, technology and literacy through AAC. Activities include hosting the ISAAC biennial conference, sponsoring projects, and offering awards and scholarships. Learn More
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