Current Symposium - Friday, April 7, 2017

University of Pennsylvania, 16th Annual Disability Symposium: Pathways to Access Logo

The University of Pennsylvania invites you to the 16th Annual Disability Symposium on Friday, April 7, 2017. This year's theme, Pathways to Access, explores challenges and solutions; theories and best practices.

Travel through a full day of ideas and initiatives led by outstanding plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters.  Participate in conversations during breakfast and lunch and continue them at the symposium-ending snack-and-chat. Depart with the most current information to continue building pathways to access.

Location is Houston Hall on the University of Pennsylvania campus, 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA.  Breakfast, lunch, and the two plenary sessions will be held in Houston Hall's 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:

Jonathan Lichtenstein, M.B.A., Psy.D.

Director of Pediatric Neuropsychological Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

V.R. Ferose

Senior Vice President, HEAD of Globalization Services, SAP SE
Trustee at Autism Research Trust
Author of Gifted: Inspiring Stories of People with Disabilities

Registration Information:

Symposium registration is now closed. Please call the Weingarten Center at 215-573-9235 if you have any questions.

The symposium registration fee for those who are not current faculty members, staff members, or students at the University of Pennsylvania is $85.00.  This includes breakfast, buffet lunch, and the afternoon snack.

The symposium registration fee for non-Penn students is $50.00.  This includes breakfast, buffet lunch, and the afternoon snack.

Please make checks payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania."

No requests for registration refunds will be honored after March 31, 2017.

Mail payment to:

Weingarten Learning Resources Center
3702 Spruce Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6027
ATTN:  Symposium Chair
Fax:  215-746-6326

Download Symposium Information:

Plenary Descriptions

Workshop Descriptions

Symposium Schedule

Speaker Biographies

Hotel and Travel Information

Information about Previous Symposia