Multiple Perspectives Conference Free to Faculty, Staff and Students

April 11: Disability and Career Student Preconference
April 12-13: Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability: Seeing Disability at School, Work & Beyond

Thanks to the Generosity of our sponsors, The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation, The Battelle Memorial Fund and Disability Rights Ohio as well as the ongoing support of The Ohio State University  This year’s Multiple Perspectives Conference will be free to Students, Faculty and Staff ($10 each day if you want lunch).

The 2017 Ethel Louise Armstrong Lecture on Disability Art & Culture will be presented by Leroy, “Black/Brown International Disability Art/Hip-Hop” featuring art, music and narrative on April 12 at 3:30 p.m.  Immediately following, a reception will feature Student Perspectives – Ethel Louise Armstrong Student Poster Competition. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

On April 13 at 3:30 p.m., the 2017 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Law and Policy will be presented by Samuel Bagenstos, the Frank G. Millard Professor of Law at the University of Michigan’s Law.  He has served with the US Department of Justice and recently argued  Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, a case at the intersection of the ADA and IDEA concerning disabled girl who was prevented from using her service dog in school, winning and 8-0 decision. This lecture is at the Blackwell Inn on OSU’s Columbus Campus and is free and open to the public.

Sample of concurrent sessions: Have Impact: Your Community, Ohio, Nationwide, and the World; Ohio AgrAbility: Disability Can’t Stop Ohio Farmers from Farming; Access to Higher Education: Rights and Responsibilities; Inclusive Neighborhoods: Zoning protections under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act; Unified Sports: Providing Recreational Opportunities in Postsecondary Education; On Inclusivity, Mental Disability, and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering Learning Spaces; Improving Employment Outcomes for Students with IDD across Ohio’s Statewide Consortium; Accommodations In the Work Place: Workable, Whacky and Wild; and Disability/Race Disclosure, Intersectional Resistance and Radical Solidarity.

Registration is currently open.

Dead Line Extended: Poster Submissions are due March 22, 2017.

Held on The Ohio State University’s Columbus campus, the Multiple Perspectives Conference encourages students to network with professionals, the community, and scholars who share their interests in disability at its annual student poster reception. A generous gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation will fund awards (Graduate Research – $500; Undergraduate Research $200, Art & Performance $200, Community Service $100, and Class Projects $200) at this year’s competition.

Submissions may focus on any aspect of disability and may be based on:

  • Independent & Supervised Student Research
  • Art & Performance
  • Class Projects & Papers (Award goes to department to support future projects)
  • Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or Student Organizations (award goes to organization/department to support future projects)

Posters can take a variety of forms including print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table; PowerPoint presentations, web pages or video presentations from your laptop.

  • Presentation materials must fit on a 3′ x 6′ table or along 6′ or less of wall space
  • Presentation materials should present the information in 10 minutes or less
  • Presenters or their designee must be present to interact with the audience
  • Presenters must provide their own equipment

Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster must send the following information to no later than March 22, 2017.

  • Title
  • Short title – 9 word maximum
  • Poster format (Print, Model, PowerPoint, Video, …)
  • Description of proposed poster topic – 250 word maximum
  • E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
  • As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
  • A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project
  • Name of individual, department or organization to receive cash award should the project win

Please Note:  The full conference fees will be waived and lunch provided for presenters of accepted proposals. Presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging.


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