Aaron Bishop is our 2017 keynote speaker!

Aaron Bishop

Throughout his over 20 plus year career, Aaron Bishop has advocated for the civil rights of persons with disabilities, both as a direct service provider in his home state of Wisconsin, as a policy advisor on Capitol Hill, and as an executive in the federal government.  Aaron is a respected thought leader in the field of disability who has expert knowledge of legislative, political, economic and civil rights issues impacting people with disabilities.  Most recently, Aaron Bishop lead the Administration on Disabilities (AoD) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  As the agency’s first Commissioner Aaron, a staff of 30 and a $400 million budget worked with states, communities, and partners in the disability networks to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration of individuals with disabilities.  Prior to the creation of this federal office, Mr. Bishop served for two years as the Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities two plus years as the Executive Director of the National Council on Disability and 7 years as staff in the United States Senate.

The temperature of meeting rooms throughout the conference center will be set at 72 degrees. Please dress accordingly and if you are cold-natured, dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.

Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the conference. Attendance constitutes permission to use images and videos of those at the event on this website, by sponsoring disability agencies and in other promotional materials.

This conference is FRAGRANCE FREE!  Please refrain from using perfumes, colognes, or scented personal products in consideration of people with chemical sensitivities.