Interested in Presenting a Workshop at an Abilities Expo Show?

Abilities Expo is always seeking speakers to share their expertise and knowledge with attendees. Are you are a dynamic presenter with information to share on a topic of interest to people with disabilities and those who support them – families, friends and caregivers? We would like to hear from you! Please review the information below for complete details about the workshop program, how to submit a proposal, and deadline dates.

Each Abilities Expo show presents workshops focused on relevant and useful information. The best workshops for Abilities Expo are those that present practical information that is useful for people with a wide range of disabilities. Please note we do not present motivational, inspirational, or life-story workshops.


If you would like to be considered to present a workshop at an Abilities Expo show –

  1. Download and review the 2020 Workshop Information Packet. This packet will provide you with information about the preferred topics,
  2. Download and review the Workshop Policies. A signed copy must be submitted with all workshop proposals.
  3. Submit your workshop proposal via email to See the Workshop Information Packet for the list of information to include.

Workshops are finalized four months prior to each show. We do receive a high volume of interest. We'll confirm receipt of your proposal, and if selected to speak, will be in touch with you to confirm your session for a show.


Los Angeles 2020 (show dates February 21-23): October 22, 2019
New York Metro 2020 (show dates May 1-3): January 3, 2020 
Chicago 2020 (show dates June 12-14): February 21, 2020 
Houston 2020 (show dates July 31-August 2): April 2, 2020 
Phoenix 2020 (show dates September 11-13): May 13, 2020 
San Mateo/Bay Area 2020 (show dates October 16-18): June 25, 2020 
Dallas 2020 (show dates December 11-13): August 13, 2020

Workshop proposals for 2021 shows may be submitted using the details in the 2020 Workshop Information Packet. Early submission is encouraged. Workshops are confirmed by 4 months prior to each show or earlier.

Deadline dates for future shows will be provided approximately 1 year prior to the show dates.
All information is subject to change without notice.


Contact Christine Selinger,  Abilities Expo Education and Events Director, for additional information at Please review the Workshop Information Packet first!

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