2018 Kansas Employment First Summit

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Capitol Plaza Hotel & Maner Conference Center

1717 S.W. Topeka Boulevard

Topeka, KS 66612

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Transition to Employment: Tips, Tricks & Tools

2018 Employment First Summit

May 30-31, 2018

Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Registration is FREE!

Breakfast and lunch provided both days

Come learn the tips, tricks & tools to plan, prepare and transition to competitive, integrated employment. The 2018 Employment First Summit is for people with disabilities, family members, educators and professionals.

  • Professional development credits available

  • Single day registration available

  • Lodging scholarships are available for self-advocates, their support staff, or family members of individuals with a disability who live more than 50 miles from the summit

Limited scholarships will be awarded on a first come/first served basis.

Registration is limited to the first 300 people.

If you need assistance with registration, please contact KCDD at or
(785) 296-2608.

Schedule at a Glance:

Wednesday, May 30th

8:00 AM—9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast

8:50 AM—9:00 AM : Welcome Address -Gov. Jeff Colyer (Invited)

9:00 AM—10:00 AM: Opening Keynote Address -Crystal Bell

10:15 AM—11:15 AM: Session 1: Learning Opportunities

11:30 AM—12:30 PM: Networking Lunch

12:00 PM—5:00 PM: Resource Fair

12:30 PM—1:30 PM: Rethinking Employment Supports -Crystal Bell

1:45 PM—2:45 PM: Session 2: Learning Opportunities

2:45 PM—3:15 PM: Snack

3:15 PM—4:15 PM: Session 3: Learning Opportunities

4:30 PM: Resource Fair closed & Dinner on your own

Thursday, May 31st

8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM-10:15 AM:
Morning Keynote -Joe Steffy, Screening of “Bottom Dollars”

10:15 AM-10:45 AM:
Challenge Keynote -Jim Larson

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:
Session 4: Learning Opportunities

12:15 PM-12:45 PM: Networking Lunch

12:45 PM-1:45 PM Conversation with the Kansas Secretaries

Sec. Tim Keck, KDADS

Sec. Gina Meier-Hummell, DCF

Sec. Anderson. KDHE

(Invited) Comm. Dr. Randy Watson, KSDE

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