The Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

Creating Careers and Professions for People with Disabilities

2016 Harkin Summit

(2017 agenda coming soon)

 

 

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Thursday, December 08

Registration

07:30 AM to 09:00 AM
Renaissance Registration Desk

Breakfast

07:30 AM to 09:00 AM
Renaissance West Foyer

Opening Plenary

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Renaissance West

Introduction:

Andrew J. Imparato, Executive Director, Association of University Centers On Disabilities (AUCD), USA

Welcome
Governor Jack Markell, Delaware

Opening Remarks
Senator Harkin

Keynote Address

09:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Kenneth Fredeen, General Counsel, Deloitte Canada

Panel

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Renaissance West

Moderator:
Kathy Martinez,
Senior Vice President,
Disability Market Segment & Strategy, 
Wells Fargo

Fortune 500: 

Steve Pemberton, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens, USA

Small-Medium Sized Businesses:
Lizzie Kiama,
This Ability Consulting,
Kenya

Funders: 

Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Disability Advisor, World Bank

Civil Society:
Dr. Marissa Lee Medjeral-Mills, Executive Director, Disabled People's Association, Singapore

Government: 

Sue Swenson, Office on Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education, USA

Break

10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Renaissance West Foyer

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

By Sector:

Large Businesses

Small-Medium Sized Businesses

Funders

Civil Society

Government

Lunch

12:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Renaissance West

Introductory Comments: 
Tim Shriver,
Chairman,
Special Olympics

Keynote Address
Dr. Joyce Banda,
former President of Malawi

Reports from Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

Developing the Business Case

Government Policy

Matching Skills to Jobs

Innovation

Raising Expectations for Individuals and Communities

Plenary

03:45 PM to 05:30 PM
Renaissance West

7 minute reports per breakout session

Networking Reception

05:45 PM to 07:00 PM
Foyer

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

Friday, December 09

What We Know About Disability Employment Around the World

08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Renaissance West

Speakers:

 

Michael Fembek, Head of Project, Zero Project, Essl Foundation

Leslie Wolfe, General Manager, Health & Human Services, Maximus

Angela Kohama, Inclusive Livelihoods and Policy Officer, Handicap International

Stories from the Field/Having a Livelihood and a Disability

09:00 AM to 09:30 AM
Renaissance West

Introduction:
David Morrissey, U.S. International Council On Disabilities

Speaker 1:
Haben Girma,
Global Inclusion Leader

Speaker 1:
Juan Pablo Salazar Salamanca,
Presidential Advisor on the Inclusion of People With Disabilities

 

 

Remarks

09:30 AM to 09:45 AM
Renaissance West

Thomas E. Perez,
Secretary of Labor, USA

Stories from the Field/Having a Livelihood and a Disability

09:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Renaissance West

Speaker 1:
Liz Weintraub,
Advocacy Specialist,
Association of University Centers On Disabilities (AUCD)

Breakout Sessions

10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Developing the Business Case

Government Policy

Matching Skills to Jobs

Innovation

Raising Expectations for Individuals and Communities

Lunch | Closing

12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Renaissance West

Reports from Breakout Sessions

Closing Remarks

Senator Tom Harkin (Retired)