S/COMA -- not SCOTOMA: Seeing the Whole Picture!
September 30 - October 2, 2012 (Pre-conference sessions September 29-30)
Richmond, Virginia: Crown Plaza - Downtown Hotel
THANK YOU to all the presenters -- you did a FABULOUS job and made this one of the best conferences ever! Yeah, that's right, it's all about YOU!
We had more than 200 O&M specialists and dog trainers from more than 30 states and everyone is raving about their experience at the SOMA/COMA conference!
The consensus from the evaluations is that the sessions were outstanding so, again, THANK YOU!
Felisa Benbow, Nielah B. and Lauren Porchia study their notes at a workshop on roundabouts;
Chris Cunningham explains traffic signal patterns.
A few of the presenters have sent more handouts, you can download them from the Handout page.
If you attended the conference, please let us know what you thought of it, and give us feedback we can use for the next one. Click here for links to give us feedback about the conference and their sessions.
If you took any photos during the conference and the folks in the picture don't object, we'd love for you to send them to post on the website!
Meanwhile, you might enjoy the ones here, taken at concurrent sessions Monday morning:
Mike May discusses accessible GPS options;
Jenine Stanley covers social networking;
Maria Delgado shows APH virtual and tactile exploration products.
Below, the rest of the webpage is left as it was before the conference, for your reference.
conference rates only $89+tax/night with free parking.
Click here for information about registering for the hotel at discount rates
ROOMMATES -- If you want help to find a roommate, contact Dona Sauerburger and we'll connect you with others who are also looking.
Allied Instructional Services has offered to assist people with transportation to and from the airport.
The deadline to sign up for that was September 7 but we may still be able to accommodate your needs -- click here to sign up.
Registration and payment:
The registration fees are:
$190 - Regular registration (Earlybird registration was $150)
$100 - Student registration (Earlybird registration was $75) $100 - Weekend Special registration (Earlybird registration was $75) $100 - One-day registration (Earlybird registration was $75) Deadline for Early-Bird registration was September 4.
To register, simply fill out the registration form and then pay your registration fee.
Pay by check
Make check payable to "SOMA-COMA 2012" and mail it to
Allied Instructional Services, PO Box 2214, Ashland, VA 23005
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Choose the appropriate Registration option and click on the "Buy Now" button.