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The 14th Annual Disability Symposium will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, April 10, 2015.  Listen to outstanding keynote speakers.  Participate in workshops on contemporary topics. Contribute to breakfast and lunch conversations. Extend discussions at the symposium-ending snack and chat.

 

Explore new ways of Finding Balance

LOCATION is Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus.  Houston Hall is located at 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA.  Breakfast, lunch, and the two plenary sessions will be held in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge.  Registration is located next to Bodek Lounge.  Workshops will be held in Houston Hall and 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.

Featured Speakers

 

Dr. Sian Beilock is a professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Chicago. Her research program sits at the intersection of cognitive science and education.  She explores the cognitive and neural substrates of skill learning as well as the mechanisms by which performance breaks down in high-stress or high-pressure situations.  Dr. Beilock's research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education (Institute of Education Sciences). Her most recent book is Body Wise: How Our Bodies Know Our Minds. She also wrote Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Getting It Right When You Have To.  Her research interests include  attention and executive control of complex cognitive and sensorimotor skills, skill acquisition and expertise, performance under pressure and stereotype threat, and embodied cognition.

 

Dmitri Belser served as President of the Ed Roberts Campus from 2004 to 2012, and was responsible for fundraising, design, construction and commissioning of the building.  He is Executive Director of the Center for Accessible Technology, one of the ERC partner agencies.  In his free time, Dmitri and his partner restore endangered historic homes, which often requires moving the houses to new locations.  Dmitri is known as "The Blind Guy with the Power Tools."

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MARCH 27, 2015

 

 

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Registration Form

Hotel and Travel Information

Symposium Schedule

Workshop Descriptions

Plenary Descriptions

Speaker Biographies

 

 

 

Weingarten Learning Resources Center

Student Disabilities Services

3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300; Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027

Phone:  215.573.9235      TDD:  215.746.6320

FAX:    215.746.6326

lrcmail@pobox.upenn.edu           http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/lrc

The 14th Annual Disability Symposium will be held at the University of Pennsylvania on Friday, April 10, 2015. 

LOCATION is Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus.  Houston Hall is located at 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA.  Breakfast, lunch, and the two plenary sessions will be held in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge.  Registration is located next to Bodek Lounge.  Workshops will be held in Houston Hall and next door at Irvine Auditorium.  Both buildings are wheelchair accessible.


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Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Student Disabilities Services
3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300; Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027
Phone:  215.573.9235      TDD:  215.746.6320
FAX:    215.746.6326
lrcmail@pobox.upenn.edu           http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/lrc