ACL Seeks Presenters for NIDILRR’s Second Annual Stakeholder Matchmaking Sessions

Sign up by Tuesday, October 10, 2023 to join as a presenter 

ACL’s National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is sponsoring its second year of virtual matchmaking sessions for ACL/NIDILRR stakeholders to connect with each other to share information, discuss common research interests, and ultimately find partners for research collaboration.From October–November 2023, NIDILRR stakeholders will sign up for sessions based on similar research interests and will be provided with a virtual Zoom room to meet and talk. Each session will consist of one or more presenters and participants. Based on the discussion, stakeholders may capture information about each other and connect individually with each other to partner with after the session.ACL/NIDILRR is currently seeking presenters for these sessions. Presenters are stakeholders who are seeking partnership and collaboration for research purposes or stakeholders who have a research question or a specific research topic idea and want to make a pitch to the researchers. During each session, presenters are asked to briefly share information about their organization and their research interest and pose questions to matched stakeholders. Presenters will be responsible for “moderating” the sessions and leading the discussion.Please note, ACL/NIDILRR is sponsoring the sessions but will not be participating in the sessions in order to maintain integrity in future grant processes such as peer review, and is not endorsing any content discussed.How to Sign Up as a PresenterComplete a brief survey by Tuesday, October 10 to join a match-making session as a presenter. 

How to Sign Up as a ParticipantAfter presenters are identified, another announcement will be sent in mid-October for participants to sign up for sessions based on their research interests.Disability-Related AccommodationsAn opportunity to request disability-related accommodations will be provided on the survey. If you have difficulties completing the survey or have any questions about this information, please email