2019 Disability:IN Conference Review

2020 Inclusion Award Nominations are now open.
Winners will be recognized at the 2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference.
Learn more and apply by Friday, November 22, 2019.

Save the Date:

July 13th – 16th, 2020

2020 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Expo

Ritz Carlton and J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida

Track Chairs

Catherine P. Bessant headshotConference Chair
Catherine P. Bessant
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Bank of America

Betta Beasley headshotDOBE Host Committee Chair
Betta Beasley
Founder and CEO

Carlos Cubia headshotNextGen Talent Accelerator Chair
Carlos Cubia
Global Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Jenny Lay-Flurrie headshotTechnology Track Chair
Jenny Lay-Flurrie
Chief Accessibility Officer

Tim Ruddell headshotSupply Chain Track Chair
Tim Ruddell
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Sony Pictures

Arvind Prabhat Shankar headshotGlobal Track Chair
Arvind Prabhat Shankar
Global Managing Director, Enterprise Enablement

Celeste Warren headshotWorkplace Track Chair
Celeste Warren
V.P., Human Resources & Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence

By the Numbers


Educational Sessions

Disability:IN State/Local Affiliates


16 countries

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Australia flag


Bangladesh flag


Canada flag


Congo Democratic Republic flag

Congo Democratic Republic

Costa Rica flag

Costa Rica

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Gambia flag


Ghana flag


Hong Kong flag

Hong Kong

Hungary flag


India flag


Italy flag


Spain flag


United Kingdom flag

United Kingdom

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Largest Corporate Delegations

Bank of America logo
The Boeing Company logo
Ernst & Young Logo (EY) with Tagline: Building a better working world
Facebook logo
Lockheed Martin logo
Northrop Grumman Corporation logo

Top Participating Industries

Top industries who attended the conference in 2018

Notable Speakers

Catherine P. Bessant headshot

Catherine P. Bessant
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Bank of America

Chris Capossela headshot

Chris Capossela
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Business

Carlos Cubia headshot
Carlos Cubia
Global Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Amy Fuller Gilmore headshot

Amy Fuller
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Regina Heyward headshot

Regina Heyward
Senior Vice President and
Head of Supplier Diversity
Wells Fargo

Ted Kennedy Jr headshot

Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Disability Rights Attorney and Board Chair
American Association of People

with Disabilities

Kodi Lee headshot

Kodi Lee
Musician and America’s Got Talent
Golden Buzzer winner

Craig Leen headshot

Craig Leen
Office of Federal Contract
Compliance Programs

Marne Levine headshot

Marne Levine
Vice President of Global Partnerships,
Business and Corporate Development

Rodney Martin headshot

Rodney Martin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Voya Financial

Mike O’Grady headshot

Mike O’Grady
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northern Trust

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete
Actress, author, talk show host,
activist and philanthropistr
HollyRod Foundation

2019 Inclusion Award Winners

The 2019 Disability:IN Inclusion Award winners are recognized as visionary brands and individuals that are advancing disability inclusion. There are twelve Inclusion Award categories recognizing leaders across the enterprise.

2019 Disability Equality Index Results

2019 NextGen Leaders – Interviews & Hires

Total Interviews with NextGen Leaders

Companies Making Offers

BAE Systems logo
Boeing logo
Boston Scientific logo
Merck logo
Northrop Grumman logo
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. logo
PwC logo
Raytheon logo
Sprint logo
Voya Financial logo
Walmart logo

Thank you DOBE Host Committee

2rb Consulting logo
Abatar logo
Alleviate logo
Bender logo
Caption First logo
DIS logo
Rangam logo
Sharp Mill Graphics logo
Taylor Distribution logo

All Conference Photos