Calendar: Upcoming Events

A list of past events is also available.

2016-10-19 to 2016-10-23 - Frankfurt, Germany

More information can be found on the Frankfurt Book Fair website.


The one-hour event "What Does the Marrakesh Treaty Mean for Publishers?" at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 21st at 3 pm will explain the Treaty and what this means for the publishing community. Attendees will hear from experts about the Treaty and from the Accessible Books Consortium about the TIGAR service which was established for publishers and authorized entities to facilitate the cross-border exchange of accessible files.


Speakers include:

  • Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, International Publishers Association
  • Richard Orme, DAISY Consortium
  • Jim Russell, Accessible Books Consortium

Entry is free, but registration is essential.

2016-10-24 to 2016-10-26 - Reno, Nevada, USA

The ASSETS conference explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. ASSETS is the premier forum for presenting innovative research on mainstream and specialized assistive technologies, accessible computing, and assistive applications of computer, network, and information technologies. This includes the use of technology by and in support of:

  • Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
  • Individuals with motor impairments
  • Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
  • Individuals with multiple impairments
  • Older adults with diverse capabilities
  • Professionals who work with these populations

More information is available on the conference website.

2016-10-24 to 2016-10-25 - Vilnius, Lithuania

The goal of the "Libraries for an Inclusive Society" conference is to encourage a dialogue to realize the full potential of people with disabilities by developing inclusive library services. Public, academic and special librarians, policy-makers, researchers and professionals at institutions serving people with disabilities are invited to attend. The keynote speaker is Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


The conference languages are Lithuanian and English. Visit the conference website to learn more.

2016-11-14 to 2016-11-18 - Westminster, Colorado, US

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference. More information is provided on the Accessing Higher Ground conference website.

2016-11-15 to 2016-11-16 - Tokyo, Japan

2016-11-17 - Tokyo, Japan

More information is provided on the ATDO website.

2016-11-18 - Tokyo, Japan

Detailed information can be found on the ATDO website.

2016-12-01 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish DAISY Consortium are hosting their annual conference. Theme: "The best thing that happened to me": Accessible media in practice. This one-day event will focus on how the users consume accessible media. More information is provided on the conference website.

2016-12-02 - Online

This is a "live conference", webinar style sessions will also be recorded for playback. The purpose of the conference is to increase understanding about dyslexia, educate and engage teachers and parents, and advocate for children with learning disabilities. More information can be found on the Learning Ally website.

2017-01-17 to 2017-01-19 - New York City, USA

For more information, please go to the event website.

George Kerscher, Chief Innovations Officer of the DAISY Consortium, will be one of the expert speakers.

2017-01-18 to 2017-01-21 - Orlando, Florida

Most extensive assistive technology conference: ATIA 2017 showcases international excellence in the field. Come to expand your knowledge or professional development through expert educational sessions, discover the latest in products and systems, broaden your contacts in the community, and share your own expertise. More information is provided on the ATIA 2017 website.

2017-02-27 to 2017-03-04 - San Diego, California, USA

More information is provided on the CSUN conference website.

2017-03-14 to 2017-03-16 - London, UK

More information is provided on the London Book Fair 2017 website.

2017-03-23 - Baltimore, USA

One day event. Find out more in the DAISY Planet newsletter. Stay tuned! Registration information will be available soon on the NFB website.

2017-04-05 to 2017-04-07 - Stockholm, Sweden

Tactile Reading conference will bring together people working with children and youth with visual impairments and blindness, from all over the world. More information is provided on the Tactile Reading conference website.

2017-06-12 to 2017-06-14 - Arlington, VA

For additional information, please go to the M-Enabling Summit website.

2017-06-26 to 2017-06-27 - The Hague, The Netherlands

2017-06-28 - The Hague, The Netherlands

More information is available in the DAISY Planet article. Submit your abstract by December 15th, 2016. Follow the instructions provided on the Better Together conference website.

2017-08-19 to 2017-08-25 - Wroclaw, Poland

Theme: Libraries. Solidarity. Society. More information is available on the event website.