2019 Disability Connect North America

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WELCOME

The 5th Annual Disability Connect Forum

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Hosted by: UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 12, 2019

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

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Dr. Karen M. Walker, LtCol, USMC (ret.)

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What do employees and customers who are Disabled, are LGBTQA+, and/or a Veteran have in common? Attend Disability Connect to find out. This one-day, completely interactive event is not just for Employee/Business Resource Group (E/BRG) Leaders, Members, Executive Sponsors and Allies, it’s also for Diversity professionals, or any corporate manager or executive interested in the intersectionality of these three important constituencies.

Disability Connect is the perfect platform for which to make powerful connections, share best and next practices, and formulate success strategies aligning with the theme of Communities in Common.

Year-after-year, attendees say they leave the Disability Connect Forum with a broader perspective; inspired to collaborate in ways they never thought imaginable.

Whether your company has one, two, or all three E/BRGs, or you are just in the planning stages, you will benefit from this one-of-a-kind event.


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Nadine Vogel, CEO
Springboard Consulting, LLC

INDIVIDUAL TICKET

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

WHEN

Thursday, September 12, 2019
8:30AM - 4:00PM PST

WHERE

UPMC
The Center for Connected Medicine
Floor 60
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
T: +1 (412) 605.3091

Hosted By

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MEDIA SPONSOR

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PROGRAM DETAILS

The 5th Annual Disability Connect Forum

 

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Scheduled TimeSession
8:30AM - 9:00AM, PSTRegistration / Breakfast
9:00AM - 5:15PM, PSTConference
  

 

LOCATION:

U.S. Steel Tower UPMC
The Center for Connected Medicine
Floor 60
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
T: +1 (412) 605.3091

U.S. Steel Tower History:

U.S. Steel Tower, also known as the Steel Building (formerly USX Tower), is the tallest skyscraper in Pittsburgh, the fourth tallest building in Pennsylvania, and the 37th tallest in the United States. Completed in 1970, the tower has 64 floors to 841 ft (256 m) and has 2,300,000 sq ft (210,000 m2) of leasable space. Its original name was the U.S. Steel Building for many years before it was changed to USX Tower in 1988. The name was finally changed back to the U.S. Steel Tower in January 2002 to reflect U.S. Steel's new corporate identity (USX was the 1990s combined oil/energy/steel conglomerate). Although no longer the owner of the building, U.S. Steel is one of the largest tenants, occupying more than a 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) of office space. The building is located at 600 Grant Street, ZIP code 15219.

In the planning stages, U. S. Steel executives considered making the building the World's tallest, but settled on 840 ft (260 m) and the distinction of being the tallest building outside New York City and Chicago. However, it eventually lost even that distinction to newer buildings erected across the United States. Prior to 1970, the tallest building in Pittsburgh, at 44 stories, was the Gulf Building. Now an office complex known as Gulf Tower, it was the original headquarters of the Gulf Oil Corporation.

 

BUILDING / REGISTRATION: CENTER FOR CONNECTED MEDICINE (CCM)

Upon Arrival:

  • A registration table will be located in the main lobby as most guests will be unfamiliar with the building.
  • Arrive at USX and proceed up the escalator (or approach the desk and request elevator to) the 2nd level lobby.
  • All guests should be prepared with current, valid Photo ID.
  • Proceed toward the Guest Services/Security desk turnstiles (to the left of the desk) and enter toward the registration table located behind the glass turnstile.
  • Staff and greeter(s) from Springboard/UPMC’s CFEI Team will provide check-in and escort toward the 60th floor elevator bays.
  • Once on the 60th floor, Center for Connected Medicine is located behind the glass panel doors.

For departure, any time:

  • Proceed into the elevator area and press “1” on any keypad, then to the designated letter elevator.
  • These elevators may stop at floors below us (59-55); however, will descend otherwise directly back to the 2nd level lobby area.
  • Proceed toward the exit (turnstiles will open upon approach), and down to the main lobby for exit onto Grant Street.
  • If you require elevator assistance, speak with the security guard in hallway or at the desk and they will offer elevator service to the main lobby/building exit.
  • For re-entry, guests must present valid ID at the security/guest services desk for temporary voucher to scan through the turnstiles. *If a guest is not on the registry, no access will be granted*

 

EVENT ATTIRE:

  • Business

 

HELP:

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

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AGENDA

The 5th Annual Disability Connect Forum

 

 

AGENDA (FINAL)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

TimeTopic
8:30 am - 9:00 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
  
9:00 am -  9:15 amWelcome / Introductions

  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • James E. Taylor, Ph.D.
    Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Learning Officer
    UPMC
  
 

9:15 am -  10:00 am

The “Why” Behind Leading a Disability, LGBTQA+ or Veteran’s Employee/Business Resource Group

  • Eugene Kelly
    Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion
    The Colgate-Palmolive Company

Description:  Why do you lead an Employee/Business Resource Group and why does it matter to you, your job or your organization? Perhaps because of the impact it makes, or the meaning it gives?  We all know that leading one of these groups matters.  What our employers may not know is that this work enhances our engagement in a way that bonuses or other incentives may not. Bottom line, leading a Disability, LGBTQA+ or Veterans E/BRG creates value for the company.  And when you know you’re creating value; the work has more purpose.

  
10:00 am - 10:30 amIntersectional Authenticity

  • Pam McElvane
    CEO & Publisher, DiversityMBA

Description:  Hear insights from Diversity MBA Inclusive Leadership Index, on intersectional analytics and best practices that can be used to help facilitate inclusive behavior; specifically with persons with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ Plus communities.

  
10:30 am - 10:45 amBREAK
  
10:45 am - 11:30 amThe Three I’s of Intersectionality

  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Description: Because the more we know, the more we grow.  It’s about conscious collaboration that leads to Influence, Impact and Implementation.  What do your leadership teams know about your peer constituencies?

  1. Become aware of your own thoughts and actions.
  2. Expand your comfort zone by going beyond surface level knowledge – what they just don’t understand.
  3. Develop an understanding of other’s perspectives.
  
11:30 am - 12:15 pmKeynote Presentation

  
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLUNCH
  
1:15 pm – 2:30 pmTalking Taboos in the Workplace: Religion, LGBTQA+, and Disability

  • Mark E. Fowler
    Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Description: Bringing your whole-self to work can be empowering, improve team productivity, and increase business. However, that impact can only happen if the concept of “whole-self” is truly inclusive of all identifiers. Taboo identifiers in the workplace often include religious affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity, and disability. Drawing from Tanenbaum’s Competencies for Respectful Communication and other design principles, participants will discuss innovative actions and better practices that you and your company can engage in to be inclusive of these identifiers and supportive of colleagues and your business.

  
2:30 pm – 3:15 pmPersons with Disabilities, LGBTQA+, and Veterans: Health Disparity Populations

  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Description: Reducing Health Disparities for these three communities should be considered A Public Health Challenge. In this session we will review and comments on articles that speak to health care, health behaviors, health status, social and geographic factors, employment impacts and resources as they pertain to this country-wide issue.

  
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmBurning Issues

  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Description: A burning issue or question is a very important or urgent one that people feel very strongly about. This session will address what participants feel are most important to them and their companies in terms of next steps when it comes to the intersectionality of Disability, LGBTQA+, and Veterans.

  
3:45 pm – 4:00 pmWrap-up / Next-Steps

 

 

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HOTEL & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

The 5th Annual Disability Connect Forum

 

 

HOTEL INFORMATION:

The Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown, listed below, is the host hotel which offers discounted rate upon request and availability.  Additional hotels are listed for your convenience.

Drury Plaza Pittsburgh Downtown
745 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: (412) 281-2900
www.druryhotels.com

Please book a room no later than Saturday, August 31, 2019 to receive the group rate; the Group Number is 2374151.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.  

Online:  To reserve a room online, please click >> UPMC Disability Connect, or copy and paste the following URL into your browser >> https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=2374151

By Phone:  Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group Number 2374151. 

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Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
+1 (412) 281-7100
Concierge:
+1 (412) 553-5083
https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn

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Westin
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
1+ (412) 281-3700
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitwi-the-westin-pittsburgh/

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DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
+1 (412) 281-5800
https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-and-suites-pittsburgh-downtown-PITDTDT/index.html  

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Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
 112 Washington Place 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
+1 (412) 471-4000
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitdt-pittsburgh-marriott-city-center

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Cambria Hotel
1320 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
+1 (412) 381-6687
https://www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/cambria-hotels/pa637?pmf=yext&mc=llyxyxpx

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

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DIRECTIONS TO 600 GRANT STREET, U.S. STEEL TOWER, FROM PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • Follow the signs to Pittsburgh via l-376 East (Fort/Pitt Bridge and Tunnell.
  • Go through the tunnel.
  • After the tunnel, take the first exit toward Monroeville/376 East.
  • Take the next exit (on left) onto Grant Street.
  • Go a few blocks and make a right onto Sixth Avenue then first left onto Bigelow Boulevard/Ross Street.
  • Entrance to garage is immediately on the left.

FROM THE NORTH -VIA 1-79 SOUTH

  • Take l-79S to l-279S.
  • Proceed on l-279S to l-579S (Veterans Bridge).
  • From l-579S take the Sixth Street/Exit.
  • Before the first traffic light. bear right into basement parking ramp.

FROM THE NORTHEAST -VIA l-28 SOUTH

  • Take l-28S to l-579S (Veteran·s Bridge).
  • From l-579S take the Sixth Street Exit. Before the first traffic light, bear right into basement parking ramp.

FROM THE SOUTH & WEST-VIA l-79 NORTH

  • From I-79N. follow the signs to l-376 East to Pittsburgh.
  • Follow l-376E to Pittsburgh (Fort/Pitt Tunnel.)
  • Go through the tunnel.
  • After the tunnel, take the first exit toward Monroeville/376 East. Take the next left onto Grant Street. Go a few blocks and make a right onto Sixth Avenue then first left onto Bigelow Boulevard/Ross Street.
  • Entrance to garage is immediately on the left.

FROM THE SOUTH VIA WASHINGTON ROAD (RT. 19) OR ROUTE 51 N

  • Once through the Liberty Tunnel. cross the Liberty Bridge and continue straight. bearing slightly left onto Sixth Avenue.
  • At the second light turn right onto Bigelow and garage is on the left.

FROM THE EAST -VIA l-76 WEST & l-376 WEST

  • Take 1-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike).
  • Take exit 57 (Monroeville/Pittsburgh) and merge onto l-376 W /US22 W towards Pittsburgh.
  • Take the Second Avenue exit. Turn right at second light onto Ross Street.
  • Go straight through three traffic lights. Garage entrance is on left.

 

PARKING:

 See Map & Rates of available area parking garages.

  • USX garage (located at 6th + Bigelow Blvd) is available for $26 per day.
  • Nearby options include Chatham Garage and PPG Paints arena, but do require a short walk to the building.
  • There are a number of garages and lots near Grant & Sixth downtown, pricing varies from $7/day (PPG Paints) to $26/day (USX), barring any special event rates.
  • Lots are typically cash-only, while Garages allow both cash and credit as well as provided receipts.
  • USX is located across the street from BNY Mellon building T stop – the T tunnel allows access to the Concourse level of USX (take escalators to 2nd level lobby).
Pittsburgh Area MapPittsburgh Area Garages & Rates

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION*

Uber / Lyft best options.

 

AIRPORT INFORMATION:

Closest airport: 

Pittsburgh International Airport:  http://www.flypittsburgh.com/

Airport Information: (412) 472-3525
Airport Parking Information: (412) 472-5050

Airport Accessibility
Pittsburgh International Airport is equipped to meet the needs of all of our passengers, including those with disabilities. We offer the following services to make air travel accessible to all:

  • reserved parking spaces
  • public telephones for the hearing impaired
  • visual paging services on flight information display screens
  • wheelchair and porter service (arranged through specific airline or at airport information desk)
  • accessible restrooms in all locations, including family assistance restrooms on Landside Transit near doorway to moving walkway, on Concourses C and D.
  • service animal relief area in Airside Terminal on Concourse D, near Post Office.

For additional Information, contact: 
Jenee Oliver
Business Diversity and Outreach Manager
Pittsburgh International Airport
Landside Terminal, Suite 4000
P.O. Box 12370

Pittsburgh, PA 15231-0370

JOliver@FlyPittsburgh.com

 

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS REQUEST:

If an accommodation is needed, please send an email to Ivette Lopez; E: ivette@consultspringboard.com,  no later than Monday, August 5, 2019.