Disability Symposium

21st Annual Weingarten Center Disability Symposium

Friday, March 10, 2023

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall

Call for Proposals

Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, “It can’t be done.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Each one of us has thoughts and expectations of a leader. Fair, honest, decisive, and strategic might be some of the characteristics that you expect from a leader. Leadership skills grow and strengthen through experience, feedback, and persistence. To accomplish our work as disability advisors, educators, and advocates, we problem-solve, research, and collaborate to find ways to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. “It can be done” serves as the mantra for professionals in the disability field. The Annual Weingarten Center Disability Symposium welcomes proposals that focus on the theme of leadership. Think about your role, whether as a university administrator, a K-12 educator, a parent, a student. How have you used your leadership skills to get a project accomplished, to destigmatize what it means to have a disability, to foster universal design, to be a change agent in your organization?

Take the time to think about your role and how you can share experiences that demonstrate effective leadership and its impact on strengthening accessibility and understanding of disability on a college/university campus, in a K-12 setting, or in your community. Please complete this questionnaire and submit for consideration no later than November 30, 2022.

Deep appreciation to Mary Landy C’83 and Joseph Landy W’83 for their generous gift that supports and contributes to the Symposium’s ongoing success.

Previous Disability Symposium

Watch recorded presentations that address the 20th Annual Weingarten Center Disability Symposium’s theme, Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, on our Previous Disability Symposium page.