The 13th Annual
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TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
|7:45 am - 5:00 pm||Registration||Pool Deck or Preserve Pre-Function, if raining.|
|6:30 pm - 8:30 pm||WELCOME RECEPTION
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
|Pool Deck or Preserve Pre-Function, if raining.|
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019
|7:30 am – 8:30 am||Breakfast||Preserve Pre-function|
|7:45 am - 12:00 pm||Registration||Preserve Pre-function|
|8:30 am - 8:45 am||Opening Procession||Mangrove Deck / Preserve Ballroom|
|8:45 am - 9:00 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Research Presentation
Description: Springboard regularly hears from corporate executives about the need for up-to-date quality research in order to make more informed decisions when it comes to implementing initiatives for mainstream people with disabilities in the workforce, workplace and marketplace. The 2019 Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards Gala will present Michelle Yin, a Principal Economist with The American Institute for Research (AIR) in this dynamic session of researchers on the latest findings, inclusive of AIR's findings, relative to this most important segment of our population.
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||BREAK||Mangrove Deck / Preserve Ballroom|
|10:15 am - 11:15 am||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|11:15 am - 12:00 pm
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm||NETWORKING LUNCHEON||Preserve Ballroom|
|1:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|1:30 pm – 2:00 pm||Entertainment
Description: Whether we are talking about large or small screen, people with disabilities are helping Hollywood in a big way. Are there challenges? Yes; but the entertainment industry is finally taking notice. For the very first time, the 2019 Disability Matters Conference & Awards Gala will present a session on Disability in the Media and Entertainment Industry. This highly engaging session will be led by Bryan Roberts, the associate dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. In this position, he oversees a wide array of student success-initiatives including assisting with the creation and launch of the Ithaca College New York City Program. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 at age 30, he serves on the Patient Council of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
|2:00 pm – 2:30 pm||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|2:30 pm – 2:45 pm||BREAK||Preserve Ballroom|
|2:45 pm - 3:45 pm||Workforce||Preserve Ballroom|
|3:45 pm – 4:45 pm||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|4:45 pm – 5:00 pm||Wrap-Up day-1||Preserve Ballroom|
|7:00 pm – 7:30 pm||COCKTAIL RECEPTION||Mangrove Deck / Preserve Ballroom|
|7:30 pm – 10:00 pm||AWARDS GALA||Preserve Ballroom|
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019
|7:45 am – 8:45 am||Breakfast||Preserve Pre-function|
|7:45 am -12:00 pm||Registration||Preserve Pre-function|
|8:45 am - 9:00 am||Welcome and Opening Remarks
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||BREAK||Mangrove Deck / Preserve Ballroom|
|10:45 am – 11:15 am||Session||Preserve Ballroom|
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm||Keynote Presentation
|12:00 am – 1:00 pm||NETWORKING LUNCHEON||Mangrove Deck / Preserve Ballroom|
|1:00 pm – 1:15 pm||2019 Springboard Event Announcements
|1:00 pm – 1:45 pm||Aging & Disability: A Fireside Chat
Description: The incidence of disability doubles between the ages 40-55; meaning, there are and will continue to be an aging-population in the workforce living with a disability. Add to that, the many who are staying in the workforce longer than ever before. As a result, employers must implement a variety of workplace practices to support the aging employee-population; many of these practices can benefit all workers.
Paul Rupert and Meryle Mahrer Kaplan of Rupert Organizational Design and Respectful Exits will lead a lively discussion about the advantages and best practices for retaining this cohort, especially when they have or develop a disability.
|1:45 pm – 2:30 pm||Workplace Violence
Description: Workplace violence is on the rise as is the number of employees with disabilities. Although companies have begun to prepare their employees on how to remain safe based on the many current events of workplace violence, what companies are not doing is taking into consideration those employees who have disabilities who need to receive that information differently such as: an employee who is on the Autism Spectrum, or an employee who is experiencing Post Traumatic Stress, and different yet, for an employee who uses a wheelchair. What is a company to do? Learn from Barry Nixon, Executive Director for The National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence; Jeffrey A. Slotnick, President, Setracon Enterprise Security Risk Management Services, and a local First Responder.
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm||BREAK||Mangrove Deck / Preserve Ballroom|
|3:00 pm – 3:45 pm||Travel: Accessibility & Acceptance
Session Sponsor: Visa, Inc.
Description: Trains, planes, and automobiles. Small town and large city, anywhere in the world. Your travel experience should be one that is clearly accessible and accepting of people with disabilities. Patty Dingle will lead this most provocative session.
|3:45 pm – 4:30 pm||C4DI
Description: These diversity leaders and their corporations are role-models who understand the importance of ensuring candidates, employees, and customers with disabilities, as well as those caring for dependents with disabilities, are fully and appropriately included in everything from workforce, workplace and marketplace. They also understand the need to approach this work as a business imperative; committed to conversation, collaboration and action for successful mainstreaming of this large, loyal segment of our population by taking Springboard's C4DI Pledge!
|4:30 pm – 4:45 pm||Closing Remarks & Departures||Preserve Ballroom|
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