Disability Matters 2014: United States

WELCOME

The Eighth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: SAN ANTONIO, TX

HELP:

 

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact:

 

Ivette Lopez at ivette@consultspringboard.com; T: 973-813-7260 x. 102

 

Erickka Dominguez at erickka@consultspringboard.com; T: 973-813-7260

HOTEL INFORMATION – REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON MARCH 14, 2014

Listed below is the host hotel which offers the Toyota discounted rate upon request and availability.  

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, TX 78205, US
Tel: +1 210 222 1234
Fax: +1 210 227 4925

 To book a room at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, please use the following link >> https://resweb.passkey.com/go/disabilitymatters.  – REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON MARCH 14, 2014. Should you need additional assistance booking a room, please feel free to call Carlotta Baker at 1-310-216-4722 x.204. 

 

PARKING AT MORGAN’S WONDERLAND:

Additional details coming soon. 

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION*

To/From Airport and Hotel – 

Ground transportation is available via Go Airport Shuttle.  Please use the following link >> http://saairportshuttle.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=2014TDMC&LOGON=GO to book the shuttle.  Should you require a vehicle that is accessible, you will be able to make that selection during the booking process.

Rates are as follows:

  • $18.25 – One Way from the airport to the hotel
  • $32.50 – Round Trip from the airport to the hotel

 

To/From Hotel and Morgan’s Wonderland –

Additional details are coming soon.

* If accessible transportation is needed for any segment of the conference, please send a written request to Sigrid Senamaud at sigrid@consultspringboard.com no later than Monday, March 31, 2014.

 

 

Contact us:

 

Continue to check back with us as we update our sponsors daily! If interested in becoming a Sponsor or participating in the event, there is still time! To become a sponsor, please contact Ivette Lopez; E: ivette@consultspringboard.com; T: 1-973-813-7260 x.102.  To purchase a ticket, click link below.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

WELCOME

The Eighth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: SAN ANTONIO, TX

APRIL 8, 2014:

Time Topic Location
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

 

Opening Remarks:

Michael Rouse
Vice President Diversity,
Philanthropy & Community Affairs, Toyota

Nadine Vogel
CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Hyatt Riverwalk

APRIL 9, 2014:

     
Time Topic Location
7:45 am Shuttle Departure / Hotel to Conference:
Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Hyatt hotel to Morgan’s Wonderland
Hyatt Riverwalk
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Morgan’s Wonderland
9:00 am –  9:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

Michael Rouse
Vice President Diversity,
Philanthropy & Community Affairs,
Toyota

Nadine Vogel
CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Morgan’s Wonderland
9:15 am –  10:15 am

Workforce Panel:

 

Moderator:

Marcia Leander
Assistant Vice President Staffing,
UNUM Group

Honorees:

Jon Nelson
Director Human Resources,
AT&T 

Nicole Durham
Director Diversity and Inclusion,
Exelon Corporation 

Scott McKenzie
Director,
OfficeMax

Shannon Williams
Program Director, Workforce Development,
UPMC

Panelist:

Clint-Michael Reneau
Director of the Office of Disability Services,
Texas State University

Morgan’s Wonderland
10:15 am –  11:00 am Workforce: Table Learning Exercise Morgan’s Wonderland
11:00 am –  11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 11:45 am

Morning Keynote & A Fireside Chat

 

Patricia Shiu
Director, Office of Federal
Contract Compliance Programs,
U.S. Department of Labor

Nadine Vogel
CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Morgan’s Wonderland
 11:45 am – 12:15 pm New OFCCP Regulations Table Learning
Exercise with Report Out
Morgan’s Wonderland
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCHEON Morgan’s Wonderland
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Keynote

 

Performance by:

Students of the Monarch School

Introduction:

Michael Rouse
Vice President Diversity,
Philanthropy & Community Affairs,
Toyota

Speaker:

Gordon V. Hartman
Founder, Morgan’s Wonderland

Morgan’s Wonderland
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Specialty Session:  Legislative U.S. & Canada

 

Moderator:

Lois Cooper
Vice President,
Corporate Social Responsibility & Inclusion,
Adecco Group NA

Panelists:

Chris Kuczynski
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Robert Creel
U.S. Department of Labor

Darren Cooney
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, CA

Morgan’s Wonderland
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Legislative: Table Learning Exercise Morgan’s Wonderland
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break Morgan’s Wonderland
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Steps to Success Panel

 

Moderator:

Jackie Glenn
Global Chief Diversity Officer,
EMC

Panelists:

Kathy Stearman
Employment Compliance Officer,
Brown-Forman Corporation

Lisa Tealer
Senior Manager of Diversity & Inclusion,
Genentech

Brad Hopton
Partner,
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Morgan’s Wonderland
4:15 pm

Shuttle Departure / Conference to Hotel:

 

Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Morgan’s Wonderland to the Hyatt Riverwalk

Morgan’s Wonderland
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception Hyatt Riverwalk
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

Nadine Vogel
CEO,
Springboard Consulting, LLC

Michael Rouse
Vice President
Diversity, Philanthropy & Community Affairs,
Toyota

Hyatt Riverwalk
6:45 pm -7:40 pm

The Disability Matters Awards Presentations

 

Nadine Vogel
CEO,
Springboard Consulting, LLC

Hyatt Riverwalk
7:40 pm -9:30 pm Dinner & Dancing Hyatt Riverwalk

 APRIL 10, 2014:

Time Topic Location
7:45 am Shuttle Departure / Hotel to Conference:
Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Hyatt hotel to Morgan’s Wonderland
Hyatt Riverwalk
8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Morgan’s Wonderland
9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

Nadine Vogel
CEO,
Springboard Consulting, LLC

Michael Rouse
Vice President
Diversity, Philanthropy & Community Affairs,
Toyota

Morgan’s Wonderland

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Specialty Session: Service Disabled Veterans

 

Moderator:

Eugene Kelly
Worldwide Director,
Global Workplace Initiatives,
Colgate-Palmolive

Panelists:

Jared Lyons
Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Syracuse University

Brooks Hulitt
Wall Street Warfighters Foundation

Erik Neal
US Navy (Retired)

Morgan’s Wonderland

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Service Disabled Veterans: Table Learning Exercise Morgan’s Wonderland

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Specialty Session: The Multiple Dimensions of
Creating an Inclusive User Experience

 

Moderator:

Marsha Gewirtzman
Senior Director, North America
Springboard Consulting LLC

Panelists:

Dr. Jana Burke
ADA Employment Specialist
Springboard Consulting LLC

Ingrid Kanics, OTR/L
Manager, Physical Accessibility
Springboard Consulting LLC

Peter McNally
IT/Web Accessibility Consultant
Springboard Consulting LLC

Morgan’s Wonderland
11:45 am – 12:15 pm TOUR OF MORGAN’S WONDERLAND Morgan’s Wonderland
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Special Announcement
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCHEON 
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Keynote  

 

Introduction:

Bob Feiner
Vice President
Dell, Inc.

Speaker:

Muffy Davis
3-time Paralympic Gold-Medalist and
25-time WorldCup Title winner

Morgan’s Wonderland
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Workplace Panel

 

Moderator:

Michele C. Green
Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Prudential

Honorees:

Paula Brown
Manager, Diversity & Inclusion,
Community Employment Liaison
Rush University Medical Center

Mary McFarland
Engagement and Inclusion
Partner, Vice President
Fifth Third Bank

Panelists:

Noelle Perillo
Director, Corporate Relations
Special Olympics

Sheri Soltes
Founder & President
Service Dogs Inc.

Morgan’s Wonderland

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Workplace: Table Learning Exercise Morgan’s Wonderland

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Disability Champion Session

 

Moderator:

Nadine Vogel
CEO
Springboard Consulting LLC

Panelists:

Dawn Ehrhart
Senior Vice President
Adecco Group NA

Margaret Madden
Vice President &
Assistant General Counsel Employment Law
Pfizer

Brad Hopton
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Morgan’s Wonderland
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks,
Survey Completion  & Departures
Morgan’s Wonderland
4:30 pm

Shuttle Departure / Conference to Airport:

 

Complimentary transportation will be provided from Morgan’s Wonderland to the Airport

Morgan’s Wonderland


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WELCOME

The Eighth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: SAN ANTONIO, TX

The 11th Annual Disability Matters Conference & Awards

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HOST SPONSOR:

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ABOUT TOYOTA MOTOR SALES
Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.  To date, Toyota has contributed more than $700 million to American nonprofit groups.  For more information about Toyota’s contributions in the U.S., visit www.toyotainaction.com.

 

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WELCOME

The Eighth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: SAN ANTONIO, TX

The 11th Annual Disability Matters Conference & Awards

 

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WORKFORCE AWARD:

 

   

         
       
         

 

 

 

WORKPLACE AWARD:

 

   
     

 

 

 

DISABILITY CHAMPION AWARD:

 


 
 
         

 

 

 

STEPS-TO-SUCCESS AWARD:

 

   

 

WELCOME

The Eighth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: SAN ANTONIO, TX

DMNA2014 – Save the Date PDF

Become a Proud Sponsor PDF

Expanded to include Canada PDF

Who does the OFCCP and the 2014 Disability Matters North America Conference have in common? PDF

The 2014 Disability Matters North America Honorees are Selected!  PDF

Seating is Limited!  PDF

Disability Matters Attendees ONLY: Special Video Offer  PDF

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WELCOME

The Eighth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 8-10, 2014
Where: SAN ANTONIO, TX

VIDEOS:  
WELCOME/OPENING REMARKS: DAY-1

 

 

WORKFORCE PANEL

 

KEYNOTE & FIRESIDE CHAT:  PATRICIA SHIU

 

PERFORMANCE: STUDENTS OF THE MONARCH ACADEMY

 

KEYNOTE: GORDON V. HARTMAN

 

SPECIALTY SESSION:  LEGISLATIVE U.S./CANADA

 

STEPS-TO-SUCCESS PANEL

 

AWARDS PRESENTATION

 

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS – DAY 2

 

SPECIALTY SESSION:  SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS

 

SPECIALTY SESSION:
THE MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF
CREATING AN INCLUSIVE USER EXPERIENCE

 

KEYNOTE: MUFFY DAVIS

 

WORKPLACE PANEL

 

DISABILITY CHAMPION SESSION