17th Annual Disability Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania invites you to the 17th Annual Disability Symposium on Friday, April 13th, 2018. This year’s theme, “Positive Outlooks,” explores disability trends, resolutions and possibilities. It invites us to explore resilience and embrace optimism in our work and with our students.

Participate in a full day of ideas and initiatives, led by outstanding plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters. Participate in conversations during breakfast and lunch; continue them at the symposium-ending snack-and-chat; and depart with increased knowledge to continue your positive work with students.

The Disability Symposium will take place in Houston Hall in the Perelman Quadrangle. Breakfast, lunch and the two plenary sessions will be held in Houston Hall’s Bodek Lounge. Workshops also will be held elsewhere in Houston Hall. The building is wheelchair accessible.

The Symposium is made possible by a gift from Mary Perednia Landy, C’83, and Joseph P. Landy, W’83. For more information, visit www.vpul.upenn.edu/lrc/sds/currentsymposium.php

Featured Speakers

Jeanne M. Kincaid, Attorney, Drummond Woodsum. She is a nationally known disability lawyer and consultant, representing colleges and universities nationwide.

Karen Reivich, Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training at the Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania.