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Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit

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Day 1 Pass - Nov. 16: Maximizing Access to Education, Employment and Technology
9 AM - 5 PM. Who Should Attend: Executive leadership of business, civic, education, philanthropic and governmental organizations (this ticket option is for November 16 ONLY)
Free $0.00
Day 2 Pass - Nov. 17: Best Practices and Strategies for Recruiting, Employing and Retaining People with Disabilities
8 AM - 4 PM. Who Should Attend: Employers and human resources, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion professionals (this ticket option is for November 17 ONLY)
$125.00 $0.00
Full Access/Two-Day Pass - Tickets for both Nov. 16 and Nov. 17
This ticket option is for BOTH November 16 and 17
$125.00 $0.00

Event Details

The Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit will convene national and local leaders to explore robust strategies to increase access and inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of greatest need -- education and employment. #OpportunitySummit


When registering, please choose November 16 OR November 17. If you would like to attend both days, please select the Opportunity Summit Full Access Pass. For day-specific details of the Summit, please see below: 

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE: Monday, November 16


Maximizing Access to Education, Employment and Technology

9 AM -- 5 PM

Times are subject to change

Who Should Attend: Executive leadership of business, civic, education, philanthropic and governmental organizations

9 - 9:30 AM OPENING PLENARY

  • Mark Owen – President, Governmental Affairs, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
  • Steve Pemberton – Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance; Chair, U.S. Business Leadership Network
  • Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – U.S. House of Representatives 

9:30 - 10:30 AM CULTIVATING THE PIPELINE: From Classroom to Career to Economic Impact
Pioneering practices improving opportunities for students with disabilities and expanding the pipeline from college to careers

  • Tanya Gallagher – Dean, College of Applied Health Sciences, Timothy J. Nugent Professor in Rehabilitation Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Thomas Hehir – Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Author of “How Did You Get Here?”
  • Bill W. Henderson – Retired Principal,Henderson Inclusion School, Boston; Author of “The Blind Advantage”
  • Amelia Wallrich – Recent Graduate of Northwestern University School of Law; Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Moderated by John Hockenberry  National Journalist and Author

10:30 - 11:30 AM WORKFORCE REVOLUTION: Increasing Inclusion Yields Results
Cross-sector insights on the competitive advantages of  accessing this new talent pool

  • Larry Goodman – CEO, Rush University Medical Center
  • Megan Hobson – Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP, Americas Administration Leader
  • Randy Lewis – Former Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics, Walgreens; Author of “No Greatness without Goodness”
  • Kyla McNally – Managing Director, Corporate Invest Bank Recruiting, JPMorgan Chase
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Moderated by Kareem Dale, Director & Senior Counsel, Discover Financial Services and Former Special Assistant to President Obama for Disability Policy

12 - 1:15 PM LUNCHEON KEYNOTE PROGRAM

  • Marca Bristo – President and CEO, Access Living
  • Tony Coelho – Former U.S. Congressman and Primary Sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Honorable Tom Perez – U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Presentation of the first class of the newly established Leadership Institute for People with Disabilities by Karen Tamley, Commissioner, City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Steve Solomon, Vice President of Corporate Relations, Exelon and President, Exelon Foundation

1:30 - 2:30 PM CATALYZING CHANGE: Technology Driving Innovation through Inclusion
Technologies benefitting all consumers and audiences

  • Gregory Hlibok – Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC
  • Daniel Hubbell – Senior Program Manager, Accessibility Business Group, Microsoft
  • Susan Mazrui – Director of Public Policy and National Disability Liaison, AT&T
  • Moderated by Daniel O'Neil  Executive Director, Smart Chicago Collaborative 

2:30 - 3:30 PM A STATE PERSPECTIVE: Employment First
Successful policy changes to improve the bottom line

  • Governor Jack Markell, Delaware
  • Moderated by John Hockenberry – National Journalist and Author

3:45 - 4 PM CLOSING MESSAGE: Terry Mazany – President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust

4 - 5 PM THE NEXT 25 YEARS: Celebratory Reception

PROGRAM OUTLINE: Tuesday, November 17


Best Practices and Strategies for Recruiting, Employing and Retaining People with Disabilities

8 AM -- 4 PM

Times are subject to change

Presented by the Chicagoland Business Leadership Network (an initiative driven by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S. Business Leadership Network) this first annual CBLN conference will focus on best practices and strategies for employment of people with disabilities.

Through three plenary sessions and multiple breakouts, attendees will learn about:

• Diversifying your Workforce: Looking for Talent in the Right Places
• The Hiring Process: Accommodations and Interviewer Tips
• Creating a Culture of Success for Talent Retention
• The Job Seeker Perspective
• The Power of People with Disabilities in the Marketplace: a Case Study

Who Should Attend:
Employers and human resources, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion professionals

 


 

CART Services will be provided for all speakers and breakout sessions. For questions on accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact ADA 25 Chicago by calling 1-866-405-2223 or e-mailing ada25chicago@cct.org.

For media inquiries and registration, please contact Bess Featherstone at bess_featherstone@jtpr.com.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors.

Signature Summit Sponsor and Host: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

ADA 25 Chicago Sponsors: The Chicago Community Trust, Exelon, Walgreens and Motorola Mobility 

CBLN Charter Partners: AT&T, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Comcast, McDonalds and University of Phoenix

CBLN Sustaining Partners: Baxalta, Baxter, BMO Harris, Deloitte, Discover Financial Services, Ernst & Young, Grainger, Hyatt, KPMG, ManpowerGroup, Northern Trust and Walgreens

Summit Convening Partners: The Chicago Network, Chicago United, The Chicago Urban League, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, The Civic Federation, The Economic Club of Chicago, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Leadership Greater Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and World Business Chicago

Have questions about Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit? Contact ADA 25 Chicago

Where


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
300 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Organizer

ADA 25 Chicago

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Chicago Community Trust convened 200 civic partners to increase inclusion and expand opportunity for people with disabilities in metropolitan Chicago. ada25chicago.org | #ADA25Chicago

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ADA 25 Chicago Opportunity Summit Sponsors

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