WELCOME

The 10th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Durham, North Carolina

MESSAGE REGARDING NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATION

“Springboard, its Executives, personnel and contractors do not support the views and the recent rulings by Governor McCrory and the North Carolina legislature or anyone else who supports the Governor’s view. We believe everyone deserves to be welcomed, valued, respected and heard. We are against discrimination of any kind, and are extremely disappointed and concerned with these recent legislative actions.

We favor laws that encourage open and effective collaboration, not those that seek to gain by dividing instead of uniting all people.

Springboard greatly supports the LGBT Community; they are our clients, partners, neighbors and most importantly, our friends. Springboard’s 2016 Disability Matters Conference and Awards Gala will go on as planned in support of the disability community which is inclusive of LGBT. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Nadine O. Vogel
Chief Executive Officer

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

CONFERENCE
DAY-1

Jane Fernandes, President, Guilford College 

CONFERENCE
DAY-2
  Ali Stroker, Actress; Singer

 

PERFORMANCE BY

Chris Hendricks Biography

HOST SPONSOR(S)


Global Designator

ABOUT CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

LOCATION:

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC 27705
Direct Number: (919) 490-0999
Toll Free: (800) 443-3853
http://www.washingtondukeinn.com/

 

 

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EVENT ATTIRE:

Welcome Reception:  Business Casual

Conference Attire:  Business

Awards Ceremony & Dinner:  Cocktail Attire

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 Jill Frankel, Director, U.S. Events; E: jill@consultspringboard.com; T: +1-973-813-7260 x.106. To purchase a ticket, click the link below.

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WELCOME

The 10th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Durham, North Carolina

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016:

Time Topic Location
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Greg Akers, Cisco Systems
  • Ed Paradise, Cisco Systems
  • Maria Medrano, Cisco Systems
  • Musical Performance by: Chris Hendricks, Perfectly Afflicted
President’s Terrace

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016:

     
Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast President’s Rotunda
8:30 am –  8:45 am Color Guard Procession President’s Ballroom
8:45 am –  9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Greg Akers, Cisco Systems
  • Ed Paradise, Cisco Systems
  • Video: John Chambers, Cisco Systems
President’s Ballroom
9:00 am –  10:00 am

Let’s Play Jeopardy!

 

  • Moderator: Susan Hamilton, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Contestants:
    • Laurie Sayles Artis, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    • Troy Balthazor, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    • Jana Burke, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    • Matthew Camardella, Jackson Lewis, LLP
    • Kristin Gilger, National Center on Disability and Journalism, Arizona State University
President’s Ballroom
10:00 am –  10:15 am BREAK President’s Ballroom
10:15 am –  11:00 am

Steps-to-Success Panel (table exercise & report out)

 

  • Moderator:  David Ortiz, Oracle
  • Honorees:
    • Robert Doreauk, AT&T
    • Kathleen Martinez, Wells Fargo & Company
President’s Ballroom
11:00 am – 11:45 am

Specialty Session: Mental Health in the Workplace

 

  • Moderator:  Jana Burke, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Panelists:
    • Lyn Legere, Promise Resource Network
    • Dori Hutchinson, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University
President’s Ballroom
11:45 am – 12:30 pm

KEYNOTE:  Jane Fernandes, President Guilford College

 

  • Introduction by:  Danny Best, EMC Corporation
President’s Ballroom
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCH President’s Ballroom
1:15 pm – 1:25 pm Polling for Prizes:
Win a visit to the Disability Matters Treasure Chest to select your prize!
President’s Ballroom
1:25 pm – 1:30 pm

2016 Disability Matters Europe Announcement

 

  • Rubiena Duarte, Springboard Consulting, LLC
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Workplace Panel (table exercise & report out)

 

  • Moderator:  Christopher Port, Dell, Inc.
  • Honorees:
    • Jennifer Krevitt, Goldman Sachs
    • Kristen Piersol-Stockton, KPMG
  • Panelist:
    • Troy Balthazor, Springboard Consulting, LLC
President’s Ballroom
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Presentation: Diversity Benchmark

 

  • Pamela McElvane, Diversity MBA
President’s Ballroom
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Specialty Session:  Service Disabled Veterans

 

  • Panelists:
    • Laurie Sayles Artis, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    • Michele Jones, Civility Management Solutions
President’s Ballroom
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Wrap-Up Day 1
President’s Ballroom
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Springboard Foundation Silent Auction
President’s Rotunda
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm  Special Performance:  Frankie Antonelli  President’s Ballroom
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Greg Akers, Cisco Systems
  • Ed Paradise, Cisco Systems
President’s Ballroom
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Gala Dinner President’s Ballroom
8:30 pm Springboard Foundation Silent Auction:  BIDDING CLOSES President’s Rotunda
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 Awards Presentations

 

  • Disability Champions Award
    • Associate Award: Gary Harmon, Delhaize America
    • Management Award:  Stephen Smith, Wells Fargo & Company
    • Executive Award:  Patrick Romzek, Cisco Systems
  • Steps-for-Success Award
    • AT&T, Robert Doreauk
    • Wells Fargo, Kathy Martinez
  • Marketplace Award
    • Fifth-Third Bank, Mary McFarland
    • Hanger, Inc., Carrie Davis
    • Nike, Inc. Tobie Hatfield
  • Workplace Award
    • Goldman Sachs, Jennifer Krevitt
    • KPMG, Kristen Piersol-Stockton
President’s Ballroom
9:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Springboard Foundation

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Eugene Kelly, Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship
  • David Ortiz, Oracle Scholarship

Foundation Auction Winners Announced

  • Libby Ladu, Springboard Foundation, Board Member
  • Darlene Slaughter, Springboard Foundation, Board Member
9:15 pm – 10:00 pm  Dancing & Celebration  President’s Ballroom

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2015:

Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast President’s Ballroom
8:30 am –  8:45 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Greg Akers, Cisco Systems
President’s Ballroom

8:45 am – 9:45 am

Let’s Play Family Feud!

 

  • Moderator:  Eugene Kelly, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Prudential Family
    • Joe Husman, Consulting Director, Office of D&I
    • Veronica Jordan, Manager Equal Opportunity, Office of D&I
    • Erin McNamara, Director, Process Management/Continuous Improvement
    • Josh Stoffregen, Vice President, Global Communications
  • PwC Family
    • Jason Capilli, Director, Ethics and Compliance
    • Jennifer Demirdjian, Sr. Manager, Office of Diversity
    • Brad K. Hopton, Partner, Corporate Tax Advisory Service
    • Marissa Morrison, Experienced Associate, Advisory Services
President’s Ballroom

9:45 am – 10:30 am

Specialty Session:  As the OFCCP’s World Turns: An (Overly) Dramatic Mock Audit of Disability AAP Compliance

 

  • Narrator: Matthew Camardella, Jackson Lewis, LLP
  • Panelist:
    • Marina Showmaker, General Motors
    • Monica Bell, HSBC
President’s Ballroom

10:30 am – 10:45am

BREAK

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Marketplace Panel (table exercise & report out)

 

  • Moderator:  Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Honorees
    • Carrie Davis, Hanger, Inc.
    • Mitch Morgan, Fifth-Third Bank
    • Tobie Hatfield, Nick, Inc.
  • Panelist
    • Kristin Gilger, National Center on Disability and Journalism, Arizona State University
President’s Ballroom
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE:  Ali Stroker, Actress & Singer

 

  • Introduction by:  Gail Herring, Toyota Motor Sales
President’s Ballroom
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH President’s Ballroom
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Polling for Prizes:
Win a visit to the Disability Matters Treasure Chest to select your prize!
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

Disability Champions Panel (table exercise & report out)

 

  • Moderator:  Marsha Gewirtzman, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Honorees
    • Gary Harmon, Delhaize America
    • Stephen Smith, Wells Fargo & Company
    • Patrick Romzek, Cisco Systems
President’s Ballroom

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

BREAK

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Specialty Government Session:

 

  • Charlotte Burrows, Commissioner, EEOC
President’s Ballroom
3:30 pm – 3:45pm Closing Remarks,
Survey Completion  & Departures
President’s Ballroom
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Shuttle Departure / Conference to Airport:
Complimentary transportation will be provided from the Inn to the Airport
 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Disability Matters Press Conference The Garden Room

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WELCOME

The 10th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Durham, North Carolina

HOST SPONSOR:

Global Designator
ABOUT CISCO
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at http://www.cisco.com. For ongoing news, please go to http://newsroom.cisco.com.

 

 

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WELCOME

The 10th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Durham, North Carolina

STEPS-TO-SUCCESS

MARKETPLACE AWARD

 

WORKPLACE AWARD

   

 

DISABILITY CHAMPION

EXECUTIVE
Patrick Romzek
Vice President
Worldwide Cloud Strategy
and Operations
 
MANAGEMENT
Stephen Smith
Vice President
EPTS Project Services Team
supporting CTS
 
ASSOCIATE
 Gary Harmon
Store Manager
 

WELCOME

The 10th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Durham, North Carolina

WELCOME

The 10th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

When: April 19-21, 2016
Where: Durham, North Carolina

Photos: 

 

Videos:

WELCOME RECEPTION & PERFECTLY AFFLICTED PERFORMANCE
  Part-1  Part-2

 

COLOR GUARD PROCESSION / WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

 

LET’S PLAY JEOPARDY!
Part-1 Part-2

 

STEPS-TO-SUCCESS PANEL
Part-1 Part-2

 

SPECIALTY SESSION: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
Part-1 Part-2

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JANE FERNANDES
Part-1 Part-2

 

2016 DISABILITY MATTERS EUROPE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

WORKPLACE PANEL
Part-1 Part-2

 

DIVERSITY BENCHMARK PRESENTATION

 

SPECIALTY SESSION:  SERVICE DISABLED VETERANS
Part-1 Part-2

 

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

 

PERFORMANCE: FRANKIE ANTONELLI

 

 

AWARDS WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

 

 

AWARDS PRESENTATION
Part-1 Part-2

 

DAY-2: WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

 

 

LET’S PLAY FAMILY FEUD!
Part-1 Part-2

 

SPECIALTY SESSION:  AS THE OFCCP’S WORLD TURNS:  AN (OVERLY) DRAMATIC MOCK AUDIT OF DISABILITY AAP COMPLIANCE
Part-1 Part-2

 

MARKETPLACE PANEL
Part-1 Part-2

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ALI STROKER

 

 

DISABILITY CHAMPION PANEL
Part-1 Part-2

 

 

SPECIALTY SESSION:  COMMISSIONER EEOC, CHARLOTTE BURROWS
Part-1 Part-2

 

 

CLOSING REMARKS

 

DISABILITY MATTERS PRESS CONFERENCE