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Accessibility, Inclusion, and Universal Design Conference

8:30 to 9:30am registration, breakfast; to 6:00 pm keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops

Event Details

AccesstoSuccess
Date: Saturday February 10, 2018 | 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Michael Nesmith, Lead Designer, Amazon
Unstoppable Tracy, internationally renowned speaker, athlete, and a former management consultant
Tom Babinszki, Accessibility Advisor, IBM
Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, Skritswap (Heuristext)
Ricardo Wagner, Marketing and Operations Lead, Microsoft
George Zamfir, Accessibility Product Manager, Slack

OPENING REMARKS: Tiff Macklem, Dean and Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto

CLOSING REMARKS: Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Accessibility
Topic: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Universal Design Conference
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $15 for students, $40 for the general public
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For further information or questions please visit accesstosuccess.ca or email contact@accesstosuccess.ca

Conference Synopsis: Access to Success invites you to discover how accessibility and universal design can change the life of not just people with disabilities, but also every one of us. Join us for a day-long conference where we explore the benefits of accessibility and universal design through the lens of students, employees, managers, entrepreneurs, and customers. The conference venue is fully accessible and real-time captioning will be provided.

AGENDA (subject to change)

8:30 to 9:30am Registration and Breakfast

9:30am Welcome & Introduction from Tiff Macklem, Dean and Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto

10am Title sponsor remarks TD Bank

10:15am Top 3 Case Competition Team presentations

11:15am BREAK

11:30am Keynote presentation: Michael Nesmith, Amazon

12:30pm LUNCH

1:30pm Workshop conducted by Canadian Business SenseAbility and Rotman’s Business Design Club

2:30pm Panel Discussion with:

Tom Babinszki, Accessibility Advisor, IBM
Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, Skritswap (Heuristext)
Ricardo Wagner, Marketing and Operations Lead, Microsoft
George Zamfir,  Accessibility Product Manager, Slack

3:30pm Break 

3:45pm Keynote presentation: Tracy Schmitt

4:45pm Closing remarks & Awards ceremony presented by Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services and Minister Responsible for Accessibility

5 to 6pm Networking mixer  


Michael Nesmith, Lead Designer, Amazon

Unstoppable Tracy, internationally renowned speaker, athlete, and a former management consultant 

Tom Babinszki, Accessibility Advisor, IBM
Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, Skritswap (Heuristext)
Ricardo Wagner, Marketing and Operations Lead, Microsoft
George Zamfir, Accessibility Product Manager, Slack
Michael Nesmith, Lead Designer, Amazon

Unstoppable Tracy, internationally renowned speaker, athlete, and a former management consultant 

Tom Babinszki, Accessibility Advisor, IBM
Melissa Kargiannakis, Founder & CEO, Skritswap (Heuristext)
Ricardo Wagner, Marketing and Operations Lead, Microsoft
George Zamfir, Accessibility Product Manager, Slack

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