2017 Disability Connect North America

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WELCOME

The Third Annual Disability Connect Forum

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Hosted by:
KPMG, LLP
Los Angeles, California
Thursday, March 2, 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

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ERIC ALVA

Iraq War Veteran and LGBT Rights Activist

Biography

We at Springboard are so excited to be producing the Third Annual Disability Connect event for and about Corporate Disability, LGBT and Veterans Business Resource Group members, leaders and their sponsors. Hailed as the premier business event for addressing the issues and opportunities that impact one, two or all three groups in the workplace; expectations are great, but the reality will be even greater.

Disability Connect is the perfect platform for which to make powerful connections, share best practices and formulate strategies aligning with the theme of Communities in Common. The majority of the day is highly interactive, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas with your peers, across all three constituency groups.

Here are just some of the comments from last year’s post-event survey.

  • "Great best practices shared."
  • "Format was great, really kept the energy flowing and allowed participants to engage fully.
  • Fantastic energy."
  • "Loved the table discussions and the mix of people by moving to different tables for different topics."
  • "This event far exceeded expectations – it was like no other I have attended and I go to a lot of events."
  • "Lessons learned were invaluable."
  • "One of the most effective conferences we have attended."
  • "Great forum for engagement and learning."
  • "Loved the entire day."

In addition to learning from one another, you will be sure to be inspired by our keynote presenter.

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Nadine Vogel, CEO
Springboard Consulting, LLC

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INDIVIDUAL TICKET

$495 USD per person (includes 1-day Conference & Luncheon)

WHEN

Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:30AM - 5:30PM PST

WHERE

KPMG, LLP
550 S. Hope Street - Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90071-1568 Rooms: TBD

Hosted By

KPMG, LLC

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EDUCATION SPONSORS

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SUPPORTING SPONSOR

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PROGRAM DETAILS

The Third Annual Disability Connect Forum

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Scheduled TimeSessionLocation
8:30AM - 9:00AM, PSTRegistration / BreakfastTBD
9:00AM - 4:30PM, PSTConferenceTBD
   

 

LOCATION:

KPMG, LLP
550 S. Hope Street - Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1568
Rooms: TBD

 

EVENT ATTIRE:

  • Business

 

HELP:

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

AGENDA

The Third Annual Disability Connect Forum

 

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Disability, LGBT and Veteran Business Resource Groups (BRG’s) share many issues in common that when we come together, can provide for bigger better opportunities and impact.  At the same time, these three groups experience different issues and/or concerns that we can and should learn from.  As we address the following topics, Forum participants will want to consider their groups’ unique issues or concerns, ideas that have and/or have not worked and why and relative impact to their constituency, BRG, company and in some cases, customers and larger community. As Forum participants gain an understanding of each other's needs and experiences, you will also want to consider opportunities for collaboration between the three groups.

The agenda below represents the six areas of focus for the day, along with some of the topics that will be addressed within each area. For each topic, the group will discuss:

  • What’s unique or similar across the three constituencies.
  • Past successes and challenges.
  • What the BRG’s role is as it relates to serving as a company resource vs. providing direct guidance or programming.
  • How best to impact change.
  • BRG accountability to the company, constituency and community.

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017:

TimeTopicLocation
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration & Continental BreakfastKPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500
9:00 am -  9:15 amWelcome to The Disability Connect Forum

  • KPMG Executive, TBD
  • Nadine Vogel, CEO, Springboard Consulting
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500
9:15 am -  10:30 amSelf-ID, Disclosure & Pride

  • How communicated by company.
  • How perceived by constituency.
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500
10:30 am - 10:45amBREAK 
10:45 am - 11:45 pmBias: Conscious / Unconscious

  • Response to physical appearance or traits.
  • Perceptions vs. reality.
  • Client engagements vs. colleague engagement.
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500
11:45 pm - 12:15 pmKeynote Presentation

  • Eric Alva
    Iraq War Veteran and LGBT Rights Activist 
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500 
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLUNCH (Optional Lunch Topic - The Fear Factor)

  • Understanding the perception vs. the reality of fear on part of constituency.
  • Types of fear.
  • How to eliminate.
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500 
1:15 pm – 2:30 pmMental Health

  • Prevalence of issues.
  • Awareness.
  • Accommodation.
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500 
2:30 pm – 3:45 pmCompany Benefits & Policies

  • Policies impacting non-discrimination, reasonable accommodations.
  • Partner benefits, health insurance.
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500 
3:45 pm – 4:00 pmBREAK 
4:00pm - 5:00 pmTalent Acquisition

  • Targeted vs. inclusive.
  • Candidate requirements.
KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500 
5:00 pm – 5:15 pmWrap-Up; Next Steps KPMG - 15th Floor
Suite 1500

 

 

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HOTEL INFORMATION & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

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HOTEL INFORMATION:

 

All guests should make reservations as soon as possible.  There is an event occurring in Los Angeles during the time of the Disability Connect Forum.

 

Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
711 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
http://www.sheratonlosangelesdowntown.com/
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel is in walking distance from KPMG.

The Standard Downtown LA
550 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
http://www.standardhotels.com/la/properties/downtown-la
The Standard Downtown LA is in walking distance from KPMG.

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
120 S Los Angeles St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
http://www.doubletreeladowntown.com/

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S Olive St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/los-angeles-california-plaza

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
404 S Figueroa St,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
http://www.thebonaventure.com/

JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
900 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxjw-jw-marriott-los-angeles-la-live/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO KPMG:

 

Directions from the 110 Harbor Freeway:
North or Southbound access from the 110 Harbor Freeway, exit on 6th Street, heading East (runs one way), turn left on Hope Street, and use the second parking entrance on your right, which will be at the end of the cul-de-sac. The parking garage will have “KPMG Center” above the entrance. Parking is $40.00 per car for the KPMG Center (550 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071).

 

PARKING:

 

The KPMG Center Parking Garage:

  • Located on Hope Street, use the second parking entrance on your right, which will be at the end of the cul-de-sac. The parking garage will have “KPMG Center” above the entrance. Parking is $40.00 per car for the KPMG Center (550 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071).

350 S. Figueroa Street (World Trade Center – North) (213) 613-4434

  • Daily Max: $20.00
  • Early Bird: $9.00

The Standard S. Hope St (LA Standard Hotel) (213) 747-2868

  • Daily Max: $20.00

350 S. Figueroa Street (World Trade Center – South) (213) 680-7723

  • Daily Max: $20.00
  • Early Bird: $9.00

400 S. Hope Street (Mellon Bank Center) (213) 623-7484

  • Daily Max: $40.00

515 S. Flower St – Level (City National Plaza (Paul Hastings) (213) 628-0581

  • Daily Max: $39.00

555 W. Fifth Street (The Gas Company Tower) (213) 613- 4434

  • Daily Max: $41.20

611 6th Street (AT&T Center) (213) 625-2691

  • Daily Max: $35.00
  • Early Bird: $12.00

624 S Grand Avenue (213) 622-0262

  • Daily Max: $32.00
  • Early Bird: $10.00

633 W. Fifth Street (US Bank Tower) (213) 613-4837

  • Daily Max: $35.00

1133 S. Olive St. (South Park Center – Olive Garage) (213) 741-7478

  • Daily Max: $20.00
  • Early Bird: $10.00

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION*

 

Taxi:
LA Yellow Cab
(866) 777-7213
http://layellowcab.clickforward.com/?utm_source=hibuSearch&utm_medium=CPC&adid-2E343B92-B097-442c-BFA5-BE371E0325A2=1644218&kw-2E343B92-B097-442c-BFA5-BE371E0325A2=taxi+cab+los+angeles

Rideshare:
Uber or Lyft

SuperShuttle:

531 Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
laxsales@supershuttle.com
Office: (310) 222-5500

 

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
www.lawa.org/welcomelax.aspx

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS REQUEST:

If an accommodation is needed, please send an email to Ivette Lopez; E: ivette@consultspringboard.com,  no later than Monday, January 13, 2017.

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS - SINGLE-TICKETS

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

In order to register your payment must first be received.  Please complete the registration and payment process below.  If you have questions, please contact Ivette Lopez at 973-813-7260 x. 102 or via email at ivette@consultspringboard.com.

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