17th Annual Disability Symposium

17th Annual Disability Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania invites you to the 17th Annual Disability Symposium on Friday, April 13th, 2018. This year's theme, Positive Outlooks, explores disability trends, resolutions, and possibilities. It invites us to explore resilience and embrace optimism in our work and with our students.

Participate in a full day of ideas and initiatives, led by outstanding plenary speakers and invited workshop presenters. Participate in conversations during breakfast and lunch; continue them at the symposium-ending snack-and-chat. Depart with increased knowledge to continue your positive work with students.

LOCATION is Houston Hall in the Perlman Quadrangle 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 also will be held in Houston Hall. 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

Jeanne M. Kincaid, JD, Attorney, Drummond Woodsum
Nationally known disability lawyer and consultant, representing colleges and universities nationwide

Karen Reivich, PhD
Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training at the Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania


Download Symposium Information below:

Plenary Descriptions

Workshop Descriptions

Symposium Schedule

Speaker Biographies

Hotel and Travel Information

Symposium Registration Fees

Symposium Handouts (Password Protected - See Printed Symposium Packet)


 Information about Previous Symposia