The Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

Creating Careers and Professions for People with Disabilities

NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017 • WASHINGTON DC

Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington D.C.

“The unemployment rate among adult Americans with disabilities who want to work and can work is over 60%! That is a blot on our national character.”


Sen. Harkin’s farewell speech
to the Senate

About the Summit

In its first year, the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit convened 180+ attendees from 30 countries over 1.5 days. The Summit was an invitation-only event of select stakeholders who had been successful at employing people with all types of disabilities, or adapting policies and practices that encourage others to do so.

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Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin