It’s been 4 years since I attended my first Accessibility Summit at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA. All it took was one visit to this incredible conference to know that I wanted to return. Amongst the nation’s largest disability ministry conferences, this well-run event offers an excellent, comprehensive array of workshops and exhibitors.
On its Facebook page, the Accessibility Summit describes the event as follows:
APRIL 19-20, 2013 This national conference is designed to offer a broad range of information and resources to individuals, families and caregivers, faith-based organizations, educators, and other professionals impacted by disability.
Celebrating its 13th year, this national conference is designed to offer a broad range of information and resources to individuals, families and caregivers, faith-based organizations, educators, and other professionals impacted by disability.
The Accessibility Summit is a national disability conference taking place in the Washington, DC area on April 19-20, 2013. There will be 30 workshops and over 60 disability-related exhibitors.
- Keynote Speaker: Emily Colson
- Featured Speaker: Clay Dyer
- Featured Speakers: Cindi & Joe Ferrini
- Monica Adler Werner
- Dr. Jane Barbin
- Faith Berens, Betty Statnick & Krisa Winn
- Scott Campbell
- Dr. Todd Davis
- Kelly DeSenti
- Barbara Dittrich
- Kelly Dorfman
- Mark Friese, Kelly Thompson & Rebecca Rubin
- Katie Garvert
- David Glover
- Donna Goldbranson
- Dr. Stephen Grcevich
- Harmony Hensley
- Jacqueline Hess
- Jerry Hulick & Michael Toobin
- Karen Jackson
- Larry Jamieson
- Anne Kirkland
- Amy Kendall
- Joshua Metz
- Jackie Mills-Fernald, Sunny Coté, Rebecca Hamilton, Sib Charles & Cameron Doolittle
- Dr. Andrew Morgan
- Barbara Newman
- Jolene Philo
- Michelle Robinson & Kris Kampesi
- Sarah Sfreddo
- Linda, Emily & Mac Starnes
- Dr. Jayne Sulllivan & Missy Sullivan
- Tom Sweitzer
- Tracy Terrill
- Jill Thompson, Victoria Geis & Shirley Werth
- Amy Wallish
- Rene Ward
- Katie Wetherbee
Watch for Summit wrap-up posts on Tuesday and Thursday of next week.
While the Accessibility Summit is in session, our friend, Stephanie Hubach will also be bringing together another outstanding crew for the Western Pennsylvania Disability Ministry Conference. Gospel Felllowship Presbyterian Church in Valencia, PA will host the Friday evening through Sunday morning event. Covering a broad range of topics, this conference is also sure to be a good one. Please pray for Stephanie, the church, workshop presenters, and conference attendees.