AER, the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, deployed Editorial Manager for their journal in July of 2008. Based on this successful experience, the Association has recently extended its use of the system to collect and process abstracts for their upcoming Regional Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. EM’s Author Questionnaire capability is used to gather detailed information about potential presenters. The Editor-in-Chief, Bette Anne Preston, assigns abstract submission to committee chairs, who in turn send out the abstracts for review by other committee members. This is an example of how the EM configuration options are used to address a wide range of workflow requirements.