PrAACtically There: ISAAC 2012
It’s not every month that I get a chance to go to an international conference, let alone one focused specifically on AAC. Join me as I head to the ISAAC 2012 conference at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. While I’m here, I’ll try to post some of the highlights.
ISAAC 2012 has a camp for people who use AAC (July 27-28), a pre-conference (July 28-29), a main conference (July 30-Aug 2), and a post-conference research symposium (Aug 3-4). There are also lots of social events and plenty of time to network, make new friends, and visit with old ones. You can view the program here, visit them on Facebook, and follow along with their Twitter feed, too. There will probably be quite a few bloggers sharing their ISAAC experiences, so if you can’t make it to Pittsburgh, you can appreciate it from afar.
I am excited to be returning to the city where my SLP career started and hope to stop by the University of Pittsburgh campus. No, that’s not an image from Hogwarts, of Harry Potter fame, pictured below. It’s the Commons Room in the Cathedral of Learning, where I had lots of quiet study time with friends (and a few card games), waiting for class in one of the Nationality Rooms that reflect the immigrant communities that populated the surrounding area. This year, the university celebrates its 225th anniversary. Go Pitt!
In the meantime, I excited to have the opportunity to get immersed in AAC for a week. Hope to meet some of you there and bring the rest of you along for the ride. If you’re a Twitter user, or want to become one, consider following #ISAAC2012 where a number of conference participants will be tweeting the highlights and news throughout the week.
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This post was written by Carole Zangari