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Disability Advocate, Educator & Best-Selling Author, Sitting Pretty
Rebekah Taussig will challenge everything you think you know about disability as she invites us into her experience of living in a body that looks and moves differently than most.
Former Professional Basketball Player & Disability Advocate
Following a six year professional career with the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, Patric became the SEC Network Studio Host for college basketball. Then tragedy struck. Patric had his spinal cord injured in a roll-over accident leaving him unable to walk.
Current TV Personality for ESPN & Former American Paralympian Swimmer
Victoria’s life drastically changed in 2006 at 11 when she developed two rare conditions where she quickly lost the ability to speak, eat, walk and move. She, however, was not ready to give up. She eventually competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Inspirational Gen Z Activist & Author
Brandon Farbstein is a 22 year old renowned speaker, Gen Z activist, and author. He inspires millions of people across the globe with his universal message of living life on your own terms and building the framework for self-acceptance.
Gold Medalist Swimmer & Disabilities Advocate
Amy Van Dyken is an Olympic champion swimmer with six gold medals to her name. She speaks about her experiences as a world class athlete and how she developed the "will to win" through perseverance.
Founder & Artistic Director of National Disability Theatre
Mickey Rowe is on the autism spectrum. He was the epicenter of significant publicity when he became the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone, the lead role in the Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”
Sales/Finance Leader at Red Hat/IBM
Chad E. Foster is a sales/finance leader and inspirational change agent who works at Red Hat/IBM. He was the first blind executive to graduate from Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.
Founder of All Wheels Up
A former fashion merchandiser, Michele Erwin pivoted careers as she saw a need in the disability community to address the white space for true accessible air travel, which is a wheelchair spot on airplanes, as you find on buses and trains today.
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