About the Coleman Institute Conferences

The Coleman Institute annual conference is a major Institute activity with a university, regional, and national reputation. Institute Executive Director David Braddock, PhD, has organized and chaired twelve conferences since the Institute's founding in 2001. Poster sessions on cognitive technology topics are at the heart of the conferences. CU faculty and students display their research posters and exhibits, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration across CU's campuses and with research partners worldwide. These sessions highlight progress and stimulate extensive discourse involving colleagues from other universities and experts in technology and disability. In addition, the speakers, panelists and participants at these conferences represent a diverse community of concern where knowledge and insight are shared not only by academics, but also by leaders in government, industry and the disability community including parents, advocates and service providers.

Past conference speakers have included: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, executive vice president, the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation; Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Board, International Special Olympics; John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation; Vinton Cerf, Chief Technology Evangelist, Google (and co-designer of the protocols and architecture of the Internet); and Raymond Kurzweil, inventor and entrepreneur, to name a few.

Roster of the Institute's Annual Conference Speakers, 2001-2011

See below for links to past years' conference agendas, presentations and posters.

View the 2013 Conference Agenda with links to videos, presentation, and posters.

View the 2012 Conference Agenda with links to videos, presentation, and posters.

View the 2011 Conference Agenda with links to videos, presentation, and posters.

View the 2010 Conference Agenda with links to videos, presentations, and posters.

The 2010 conference was preceded by a special Pre Conference Workshop on "Implications of Cloud Computing for People with Cognitive Disabilities". The workshop was organized by the Institute's Scientist in Residence, Clayton Lewis, PhD, in partnership with the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado School of Law. View the pre-conference agenda with video clips.

2009 The 9th Annual Coleman Institute Conference: Cognitive Disability, Inequality, and Technology in an Age of Economic Uncertainty

2008 The 8th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology

2007 The 7th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, in Collaboration with the RERC-ACT State of the Science Conference

2006 The 6th Annual Coleman Institute Conference: Advances in Cognitive Disability and Technology

2005 The 5th Annual Coleman Institute Conference: Pioneering Cognitive Technologies

2004 The 4th Annual Coleman Institute Conference: Enhancing The Quality Of Life For People With Cognitive Disabilities Through Technology

2003 The 3rd Annual Coleman Institute Conference: Technology, Neuroscience and the Future of Cognitive Disability

2002 The 2nd Annual Coleman Institute Conference: Research Frontiers and Partnerships in Cognitive Disability and Technology II

2001 The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities Workshop: Exploring Research Frontiers and Partnerships in Cognitive Disability I