Assistive Technology Forum (ATF)

ATF Assistive Technology Forum

The new networking event for leading players in Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology Forum is a conference aimed at established suppliers in the AT industry. The goals of the ATF are: boosting develop ment, generating new insights and exchanging know-ledge. Let us strive for excellence together! 

ATF 19 at a glance

  • Rednet proudly presents the new Assistive Technology Forum (ATF), the networking event for leading players in Assistive Technology. It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to attend and be part of this international conference, held at the renowned Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil. 
    The ATF 19 is hosted by Rednet, a brand of Active Com-munication and part of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation. Active Communication celebrates its 20th anniversary – join us for two remarkable days in Switzerland. 

  • Friday 8 November 2019

    • 9:00 - 17:00 h

      Conference Sessions 
      For a list of topics, speakers and sessions see below

    • 18:00 - 23:00 h

      Hearts and Minds

      Convivial «Swiss Evening»

    Saturday 9 November 2019 (optional)

    • 10:00 - 16:00 h

      «20 years Active Communication»
      Meet Active: Public Anniversary  Celebration (Open Day) 

      Tour of the newly opened Swiss Paraplegic Foundation Visitor Centre (ParaForum) 

    • The registration fee includes

      Access to all conference sessions

      Lunch and coffee breaks during the conference day

      Swiss Evening / Dinner on 8 November 2019

      Overnight stay (2 nights) from 7 to 9 November on site, in the Hotel Sempachersee. Single room, breakfast included

    • EUR 300.–*

      for early registration until 30 July 2019

      *Note: This is a one-time gift offer sponsored by «20 years Active Communication» 

    • EUR 975.–

      for registration after 31 July 2019

Conference Topics, Key Notes and Discussions

  • Transformation from retailer to service provider

  • Looking at the history of mankind from a technical point of view, the possibilities for people with so-called impairments are promising. And the view into the future is even better. The panel will discuss which groundbreaking service and business models by SMEs are needed at a time when the big tech players such as Apple, Microsoft or Google are increasingly developing content for people with handicaps. Finally, we would like to explore what the profile of a future expert in the field of consulting and provision of Assistive Technologies will look like – compare to AT experts 20 years ago?

  • You know better than that! Knowledge management is a challenge. There are many ways to share knowledge with employees and customers. But will they remember it? Studies show that after six months only 20% or less of what has been learned is still available. How can we make knowledge availa-ble in the long-term and why is this a key to success?

  • Our world is spinning faster and faster! Our thinking becomes more and more networked and global! How do you deal with it? What does this mean for your entrepreneurial and personal suc-cess? What role does the human being play behind digitalization? Experience live what is really necessary to successfully master even extreme changes in life and why in the end an analogue  process decides about your successful handling of digitisation.

  • Insight into and a guided tour of the campus of the Swiss Paraplegic Group Nottwil

  • An overview of the world market for Assistive Technology in the field of communication. The current trends and outlooks – what do we expect the market to look like in ten years time?

  • How can we promote understanding of the life-changing benefits of Assistive Technology within our society? By working in collaboration with publishers, manufacturers, value-added-resellers, AT professionals, Disability Assessors and supporting organisations we will explore how to raise the profile and knowledge of AT.  BATA has been active at a national level since 2010, and Antony will share the lessons learned and explore how this could be applied more widely.

Meet & greet at the ATF

Connect with your AT peers at the Assistive Technology Forum, the networking conference for leading players in Assistive Technology. 

  • We invite you to get-together and enjoy a convivial Swiss evening in a cosy chalet on site.

Save the date and register now!

    • The registration fee includes

      Access to all conference sessions

      Lunch and coffee breaks during the conference day

      Swiss Evening / Dinner on 8 November 2019

      Overnight stay (2 nights) from 7 to 9 November on site, in the Hotel Sempachersee. Single room, breakfast included

    • EUR 300.–*

      for early registration until 30 July 2019

      *Note: This is a one-time gift offer sponsored by «20 years Active Communication» 

    • EUR 975.–

       

      for registration after 31 July 2019

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