Disability Matters 2023 – North America

WELCOME

The 12th Annual Disability BRG
Summit

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Where: Charleston, South Carolina

Location: Hyatt House Charleston Historic District

THE BRG SUMMIT WILL BE IN-PERSON AND WILL NOT BE LIVE-STREAMED OR VIDEO-RECORDED FOR PLAYBACK.

Do you bring your “whole self” to work? Many people with disabilities don’t, especially those with invisible disabilities. Covid has exacerbated this with the increase of invisible mental health related issues such as anxiety and depression.

Disability BRGs can help with that, but they can also assist with a host of other aspects related to disability inclusion. Disability BRGs have the power to exert influence when it comes to Learning & Development, Etiquette, Self -ID &  Disclosure, Reasonable Accommodation Processes, Employment, Physical & Digital Accessibility, Branding, Product Development, and so much more.

The key to success is multifold and includes:

  • An understanding who the BRG serves whether employees with disabilities, who are service-disabled, have age-related disabilities or who have children or other dependents with special needs.
  • Alignment with business goals and objectives.
  • A fully integrated Executive Sponsor.
  • Avoidance of a support group mentality.
  • An understanding of what the group can do directly versus influence.
  • Agreement about roles and responsibilities and integration with someone’s full-time job.
  • Understanding of legislative issues and practices.
  • Appropriate measures of success.
  • Understanding of the facts and related benefits of intersectionality.

Active participation by employees who have disabilities, who are impacted by disability in some other way, leaders, executives, and allies sends a clear message of company commitment to disability diversity, equity and inclusion.

Springboard’s annual Disability BRG Leadership Development Summit is open to disability BRG Leaders and their Executive Sponsors. Whether you are about to launch a disability BRG or have been leading one for many years, this Summit will encourage the development of new ideas and innovative practices that will successfully impact their groups effectiveness and sustainability.

WELCOME

The 17th Annual Disability Matters
North America Conference & Awards

When: Wednesday & Thursday, April 26-27, 2023

Where: Charleston, South Carolina

Location: Hyatt House Charleston Historic District

THE DISABILITY MATTERS CONFERENCE & AWARDS WILL BE IN-PERSON, LIVE-STREAMED, AND VIDEO-RECORDED FOR PLAYBACK.

Sponsorship Opportunities available for both events.  Or, if you have questions, please contact ivette@consultspringboard.com

DISABILITY MATTERS SINGLE-TICKETS: $1,199 per person
(2-day Conference & Awards)

BRG SUMMIT TICKETS: $495
(1-day Summit)

Please note – General or Sponsor Admission, regardless of registration, in order to gain entry to the event, you must be a corporate disability BRG leader.

COMBO-TICKETS: $1,499 per person
(1-day BRG Summit, and 2-day Disability Matters Conference & Awards)

CART Captioning will be provided at both events.

HOST SPONSOR

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WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR

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BRONZE SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

SPONSORS

PROGRAM DETAILS

Event Attire

Resort wear is acceptable for all parts of the event.

  • BRG Summit
  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference Attire

Event Menu

Should you require any Dietary Accommodations, please be sure to make note in the Dietary Accommodations area of the Registration Process.

HELP

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact: Ivette Lopez at ivette@consultspringboard.com

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HOTEL + RESERVATIONS

Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District
Hyatt House Charleston Historic District
560 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
T: 1-843-414-4900
F: 1-843-414-4999

RESERVATIONS

To book via the website, directly into the Group Block:
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHSZH/G-DISA

To book via phone:
1 (888) 591-1234
Please mention the Group Code G-DISA at the Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District

Springboard has negotiated a discounted rate of $259.00 USD, plus applicable state and local tax rates at the Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston – Historic District. Reservation cut-off date is Friday, March 24, 2023. Please book quickly as space is limited.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Negotiated Room Rate is for Standard King or Queen/Queen guest rooms for single/double occupancy. Additional chargesof $10.00 per person will apply for Triple or Quad Occupancy.
  • The room rate is subject to any applicable city, county, state or federal taxes that may apply at the time of room occupancy. Currently, the combined tax rate is 14%; taxes are subject to change.
  • Applicable service fees, and/or Hotel-specific fees ($2.00 per room/per night taxable Destination Fee for Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau) in effect at the time of the Event.
  • Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.  /  Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

HELP

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact: Ivette Lopez at ivette@consultspringboard.com

TRANSPORTATION

Uber, Lyft and local taxi services are available.

Alternate transportation:

Carolina Limousine and Coach
1-843-294-5466
https://www.carolinalimo.com/

Julian Transportation
1-843-270-7774
https://www.julianstransportationservice.com/

DRIVING

Charleston International Airport (CHS) – 11 miles

Start by going west on International Boulevard, keep right and veer towards International Boulevard

Continue on International Boulevard, turn left onto West Montague Avenue and merge onto I-26 East

Continue to exit 221A towards US 17 S Savannah and keep left and take the King Street exit, veer around the exit circle and head towards King Street

Turn right onto King Street, and Hotel will be on left just past Spring Street

Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) – 10.7 miles

Start out going west on Fort Trenholm Road toward River Road, turn right onto River Road, then turn right onto Maybank HWY SC – 700

Turn right onto Riverland Drive and turn left onto Central Park Road

Turn right onto Folly Road SC-171, merge onto SC -30 via the ramp on the left toward Downtown, and SC -30E becomes Calhoun Street

Turn left onto King Street, go 0.5 miles and the hotel will be on the right

Parking
The closest parking garage is the City of Charleston owned and operated garage (public garage) and is located adjacent to the hotel. For large vehicle/trailer/tour bus/charter bus parking, please call the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for parking permit and availability at (843) 973-7290. Parking charges are subject to change.

Valet Parking including in/out privileges
$32 /Daily

Please ensure to scroll down to see both the BRG Summit Agenda and the Disability Matters Conference Agenda.  

Make sure to check back periodically as we continue to make updates.

 

AGENDA (Pending)

TIME ZONE:  EASTERN

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2023

TOPIC:  TBD

Time               Topic
9:30 am – 9:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Nadine Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
9:45 am – 10:30 am Session
10:30 am – 11:15 am Session
11:15 am – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Session
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Session

    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Session
    4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

    Closing Remarks & Farewell

    • Nadine Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

     

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    AGENDA  (Pending)

    DISABILITY MATTERS NA 2023

    TIME ZONE:  EASTERN

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2023

    Time               Topic
    10:00 am – 10:30 am

    Welcome & Reflection

    • Nadine Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    10:30 am – 11:15 am Session
    11:15 am – Noon Session

    Noon – 12:45 pm

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch Break
    1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Session
    2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Session
    3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Session
    3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Session
    4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

    Session

    5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

    Wrap-Up Day-1

    • Nadine Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

     

    TIME ZONE:  EASTERN

    THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023

    Time               Topic
    10:00 am – 10:15 am

    Welcoming Remarks

    • Nadine O. Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    10:15 am – 11:00 am

    Session

    11:00 am – Noon

    Session

      Noon – 12:45 pm

       

      KEYNOTE SPEAKER

        12:45 pm – 1:45 pm LUNCH BREAK
        1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

        Session

          2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

          Session

          3:45 pm – 4:00 pm BREAK
          4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

          Awards Presentation

          • Nadine Vogel
            Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

          4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

          Farewell 

          • Nadine Vogel
            Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC

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          DAY 1

          Speaker

          DAY 2

          Speaker

          THE HONOREES ARE …

          CATERGORIES

           

          Wednesday, April 26, 2023 / Day-1 Recording
          Transcript >>

          Thursday, April 27, 2023 / Day-2 Recording
          Transcript >> 

           

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          If you have any questions, please contact Ivette Lopez; E: ivette@consultspringboard.com; T: +1-973-813-7260 x.102.

          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.

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