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M-Enabling Summit: Accessible Technologies and Environments for All

June 11-13, 2018   |   Organized by: E.J. Krause & Associates and G3ict


Date/Time: June 11 - 13, 2018

Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: Accessible Technologies and Environments for All

The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies.  With its theme of “Accessible and Assistive Technologies Innovations: New Frontiers for Independent Living”, the 2018 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.

Bringing together professionals, corporations, service organizations, and key thought leaders, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase featuring innovative technology, mobile applications, connected devices, and services for more than one-billion users worldwide. The M-Enabling Summit is the ideal venue to support independent living in an interconnected world for seniors and persons with disabilities. These technological advances are becoming an essential differentiator in gaining a competitive advantage. The M-Enabling program is designed to give attendees tools, knowledge, and networking opportunities to implement into their everyday lives in this rapidly expanding market of assistive and accessibility technologies.

The 7th edition of the M-Enabling Summit Global Conference and Showcase will be held June 11-13 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Washington, DC and includes The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Annual Conference.

Key Topics include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) for user interface

  • AI and Robotics for Smart homes

  • Augmented Reality Applications (VR) 

  • Aging in Place: Connected Health and Big Data for Activity Monitoring

  • Accessible Security, Identification and Privacy Protection 

  • Virtual Digital Assistants 

  • Autonomous Car and Drone Technologies

  • Consumer Technology Products and IoT for Independent Living

About The Summit

The M-Enabling Summit is a joint initiative of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) and E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) to promote accessible technologies and environments for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The M-Enabling Summit has established itself as the leading global conference and showcase covering the fast-moving technology innovations that enable seniors and persons with disabilities to access digital content and services in new ways.
The demographic reality of more than one billion persons around the world living with a disability presents unprecedented accessibility challenges but also many opportunities for governments and the private sector alike. 

The M-Enabling Summit offers a unique gathering of leading executives and accessibility professionals from Government, Industry, and Advocacy Organizations from around the world to network and participate in plenary and specialized breakout sessions, as well as other special featured events.

Why Exhibit

Exhibitors have the advantage of promoting their services and products directly to over 600 high-level attendees focusing on the mobile assistive technologies market including:

  • Mobile service providers from around the world

  • Large organizations seeking accessible mobile solutions for their customers

  • Distributors

  • Mobile assistive technologies eco-system participants, such as consultants and systems integrators

  • Accessibility experts from all sectors of activity

  • Organizations of Persons with Disabilities interested in promoting accessible and assistive mobile applications and services

  • Policy makers from the U.S. Federal Government, including the Federal Communications Commission and numerous federal agencies

  • Policy makers from state and local jurisdictions

  • International Regulators, including members of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to:

  • Network and build relationships with top level industry and government decision makers

  • Promote technology, products, and services to a global audience

  • Gain greater insight about were the market is headed in the future

  • Enter new markets

  • Assess competition

  • Cultivate new clients and business opportunities


  • Private Sector Attendees Cost:

    • ​Early Bird Ends April 27 - $565.00

    • Pre-Registration Ends June 7 - $595.00

    • On Site Registration - $615.00

  • Government, Non-Profit and Academia Cost:

    • ​Early Bird Ends April 27 - $330.00

    • Pre-Registration Ends June 7 - $355.00

    • On Site Registration - $375.00

  • To register please visit the event website

  • Conference registration includes admission to three days of conference sessions, luncheons, exhibit floor, coffee breaks, keynote presentations, special features, networking events as well as the M-Enabling Summit opening night cocktail reception.

  • No cash will be accepted on site. Valid forms of payment onsite include credit card (preferred) or check.

  • International participants who require a visa to enter the United States will be provided with further information on their registration confirmation e-mail.

  • Registration is required to attend to the FCC Award Ceremony; Awards Ceremony is free and open to the public

  • If you require accommodations to participate in the M-Enabling Summit please indicate as many as apply below before May 18, 2018.

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided in all plenary and breakout sessions, and Real Time Captioning (CART) will be available in all sessions with URL for mobile or personal computer viewing.

  • If you require other accommodations to participate, please indicate requests to Patti Hoffend at to discuss your needs. We require notification 3 weeks in advance either via email or other written notice in order to secure the necessary materials and services so that we can accommodate. We appreciate your cooperation.

  • Cancellation Policy - Conference and Expo registration are non-refundable. A registered participant may substitute the name of another person in his or her place if received prior to June 2nd. Name change requests should be submitted via email to

IAAP Certification Exams:

June 13: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
IAAP will be offering on-site proctored exam sessions for both the CPACC (Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies) Certification and WAS (Web Accessibility Specialist) Certificate. Accommodations will be provided upon request to candidates with disabilities. All exams start at 2:00pm. Separate registration required.


Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

2800 South Potomac Ave

Arlington, VA US

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