Join us on August 16th for DC DDS's inaugural Tech First Summit.  This one day disability technology conference will be held at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library from 8:30am - 4:00pm.   Both In-Person and Online Attendance Options are available.  

DDS Director Andrew Reese kicks off the event with an an overview of the agency's Tech First initiative, which seeks to give people with disabilities more opportunities to use technologies to enhance their lives.

This conference includes several sessions presented by leaders from around the United States in the applications of tech solutions to support people with disabilities. In-person attendees will be able to experience different technologies live with vendors and exhibitors.

Online Attendees will only have access to the main show (see "Schedule" below for main show agenda)

Additional Registration Option: In-Person Participants will also be able to register to participate in a virtual Fitness Classes by, "Spirit Club". Spirit Club Fitness was created and taught by people with & without disabilities

Come join us for a day of fun, learning, tech experiences, and inspiration!
***Registration closes August 9th, 2022 at 12:00am Eastern***

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St., NW Washington, DC 20001
Date & Time
August 16, 2022,
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Who Should Attend

- Provider agency employees
- Service Coordinators
- Guardians/family members
- Self-advocates
- Other disability professionals
- Anyone interested in disability services
Health and Safety
Is it safe to visit the Library?

We are exceeding all the precautions recommended by the CDC and the DC Health Department to mitigate risks in the Library for staff and customers. This includes requiring masks, continuous cleaning and disinfecting.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes. All Library staff and customers are required to wear masks inside and while doing business at the Library. This will keep everyone as safe as possible. If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask for any reason, DDS is offering an Virtual Option for you to attend.
8:30a -10:00a
Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Visit with Exhibitors
Tech First Opening Kickoff by DDS Director
Embracing Technologies that Enable Amazing Opportunities
Waymaps & Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator: Disability Innovation
Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors
Ignite Sessions
Smart Home by SimplyHome & Self-Advocates
StationMD DDS Project & Introduction to Voiceitt Ensemble Project
Closing Remarks
***Registration closes August 9th, 2022 at 12:00am Eastern***
 Join us on August 16 
We look forward to hosting you!

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