October 4, 2017
USBLN Affiliate Disability Employment Awareness Month Events

It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the BLNs are hosting local and regional events to celebrate, educate and assist both employers and people with disabilities.  Attend an event in your area, or share with your friends and colleagues near and far.

Chicagoland BLN 

Event Date and Times:   Friday, October 13, 8:00am  3:00pm
Event Place: BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, 300 East Randolph, Chicago, IL     
Title of the Event: Disability Inclusion Opportunity Summit
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2xHAzMm
Event Page Link: http://bit.ly/2fOf0Qm 

For Further Information Contact: Laura Wilhelm lwilhelm@chicagolandchamber.org or 312-494-6718 

Connecticut BLN  

(CTBLN is partnering with State of Connecticut Department of Labor, Rehabilitation Services and the Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities to sponsor Diverse Ability Career Fairs throughout the State of Connecticut) 

  • October 6 Diverse Ability Career Fair: 11am to 3pm, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury
  • October 11 Middlesex County Career Fair: 11am to 2:30pm, Radisson Hotel Cromwell, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell
  • October 13 Diverse Ability Career Fair: 11am to 3pm, Northwestern CT Community College, Park Place, Winsted
  • October 20 Diverse Ability Career Fair 11am to 3pm, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich
  • October 27 Diverse Ability Career Fair: 11am to 3pm, Manchester Community College, Great Path, Manchester
  • October 31 Diverse Ability Career Fair: 11am to 3pm, Gateway Community College, 20 Church Street, New Haven 

Employers can register by going to: http://bit.ly/2wRnDEk 

There is a fee for employer booths. Job seekers do not have to register but can find information about the career fairs. Admission is free for job seekers. 

DC Metro BLN 

Event Date and Times:   Friday, October 18, 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Event Place: EY 1775 Tysons Boulevard 18t Floor, Kuykenhall, Tysons, VA 22102
Title of the Event: 3rd Annual Gala: Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2fvnuz3
For Further Information Contact:  kmccary@dcmetrobln.org or 202-630-9226 

Greater Kansas BLN  

Event Date and Times:   October 26th– 7:30am Registration/ continental breakfast / 8:00am– Program 10:00am SHiFT Demo
Event Place: CBIZ; 700 W. 47th St. Kansas City, MO 64112
Title of the Event: The Road to Disability Inclusion: There’s More Than One Way to Get There!
Registration Link: http://conta.cc/2yEfY9J 

For Further Information Contact: Darla Wilkerson darla@gkcbln.org  or 816-284-3224

Massachusetts BLN 

Event Date and Times:   Friday, October 18 from 8am – 10am
Event Place: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 110 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
Title of the Event: Diversify Your Workforce: Your Next Star
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/DiversifyBoston 
For Further Information Contact: forum@yournextstar.com  

Minnesota Business Leadership Network (MNBLN) 

Event date/time: Friday, October 13th from 9am – 3pm
Location: Xcel Energy, 401 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Title: Disability Inclusion Summit & Career Fair
Registration link: http://bit.ly/2fN0mZx 

For further information contact: Hannah Carney, hannahcarney@mnbln.org or  763-226-0139

North Carolina BLN 

Event date/time: Friday, October 5th from 9am – 4pm
Location: The Green at Wells Fargo, 435 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Title: NCBLN Fall Conference
Registration link:  http://bit.ly/2fNPoTv 

For further information contact: Beth Butler, Executive Director, NCBLN exec@ncbln.org  or 908-422-5544

New York BLN 

Event date/time: Friday, October 18th, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205
Title: Employment First Conference
Registration link:  http://conta.cc/2fOnQh6 

For further information contact: MaryBeth Schneider, Our Ability
marybeth@ourability.com or 518-769-2194 


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