The Sixth Annual Disability Matters Awards Banquet & Conference




The Sixth Annual U.S. Disability Matters Awards Banquet & Conference


Hosted by Prudential Financial, Inc.
Newark, New Jersey
April 18-19, 2012

Springboard Consulting, LLC is pleased to welcome you to the Sixth Annual U.S. Disability Matters Awards Banquet & Conference.  Thanks to our host, Prudential Financial, we have expanded this most important corporate event to two days, allowing for even more information and best practices to be shared.  2012’s event will include a special session on current U.S. legislation featuring speakers from the EEOC, OPM, OFCCP and ODEP, and another session on Veterans issues and opportunities. The expanded event will include an awards banquet at the nationally acclaimed New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which will include a special senior executive reception.  The conference will feature two keynote speakers, Chai Feldblum, U.S. EEOC Commissioner and John Crowley, founder of several biotech companies devoted to curing genetic diseases and as the subject of the book, The Cure:  How a Father Raised $100 Million- And Bucked the Medical Establishment- In a Quest to Save His Children and the movie, Extraordinary Measures.

As in prior years, our conference will feature outstanding content as delivered by leading disability experts from corporate America, academia, national non-profits and the federal government.  In addition, we will share award-winning practices related to the support of people who either have a disability or have a child or other dependent with special needs in the workforce, workplace and marketplace.

The 2012 conference will also feature two new award categories:

Disability Champion - recognizing a corporate executive, manager or associate whose advocacy, commitment and action in support of mainstreaming disability in their workforce, workplace and/or marketplace has greatly contributed to their organization’s success.

Employer of Choice - in consideration of companies that have taken their prior Disability Matters award-winning initiatives to a level providing complete synergy between mission and achievement.

Please join us and our host sponsor, Prudential Financial as we Celebrate, Educate, Inspire and Network.

We look forward to your participation in the Disability Matters Awards Banquet & Conference and are confident it will help you to see that disability-focused initiatives -- whether in the workplace, workforce, or marketplace -- are not just a strategic advantage, but a business imperative.