Assistive Technology Conference & Expo
April 3rd to 4th, 2017
Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO


General Information


Conference Registration Fees:

Participant Rate

  • Registration rate is $125 for one day only or $225 for the entire conference.  Registration ends March 17, 2017.
  • Participants can register onsite at the conference; however, some concurrent sessions may be full.

Exhibitor Rate

  • Regular Exhibitor registration rate is $300.
  • Exhibitor Registration ends on February 17, 2017.
  • For nonprofits rates, contact the Custom Meeting Planners for more details.

As of March 6, 2017, the Holiday Inn is full.  We have two hotels in the near area for you to call directly and book a hotel room if you have not reserved a room.

La Quinta Inn

2500 Interstate 70 Dr Southwest
Columbia, MO 65203   1-866-527-1498

Ask to reserve a room in the Power Up Conference reservation block or reference #10441123.

Drury Inn - (This hotel is under construction. During the remodeling accessibility (including the elevator), may not be available during the conference dates.)

1000 Knipp Street
Columbia, MO 65203



Payment can be made online, or mail checks to:

Custom Meeting Planners, Attn: Jamie, P.O. Box 30785, Columbia, Missouri 65205  

573-445-2965 (Voice) 816-655-6711 (TTY)  573-445-1831 (Fax)


Conference Sponsors:

NanoPac, Inc. 

Teltex, Inc

Missouri Council of the Blind   

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council   

Missouri School for the Blind 

Night Owl Support Systems LLC 

Serene Innovations  

Sonic Alert 

Thank you to our conference sponsors!


Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel Accommodations:

Please contact the Holiday Inn Executive Center at (877) 288-5143 to make your lodging reservation.  A discounted rate of $75.60 plus applicable tax is available until March 2, 2017, based on availability.  Please mention you are with the 2017 Power Up Conference.

Please contact the hotels directly to make your lodging reservations.  Be sure to mention any accessibility needs.


Holiday Inn Executive Center

2200 I-70 Drive SW

 Columbia, MO  65203


Power Up AT 2017 Scholarships

Through the generosity of Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, AT for Missourians and Missouri Council of the Blind, Missouri Assistive Technology is pleased to offer scholarships to attend Power Up 2017 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri, April 3 & 4, 2017.  Applicant submission is closed at this time.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn AT devices, resources, and implementation strategies.
  • Learn strategies and best practices of independent living for people with disabilities.
  • Experience hands-on with AT devices and interactive sessions.
  • Identify and learn techniques to facilitate communication.
  • Integrate AT into daily life.
  • Network with Vendors and other Professionals.
  • Increase your expertise in areas of AT, including:
  • iOS devices, Independent Living, UDL, Autism & AT, Blind/Low Vision, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Disability Policy Issues, AIM, Information Technology Accessibility, Transition and Employment and other Assistive Technology.


Professional Development/Continuing Education:

Occupational Therapists, Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals, Education Professionals will be offered CEUs/CRCs.

Speech Language Pathologists will be awarded a certificate of attendance that can be used towards certification maintenance.



Written notice of cancellations must be received for requesting a refund on a cancelled registration by February 10, 2017. No refunds issued after February 10, 2017.   Written notice can be in the form of a mail or fax or hard copy to the following by February 10, 2017:


Custom Meeting Planners, Attn: Jamie, P.O. Box 30785, Columbia, Missouri 65205  

573-445-1831 (Fax)