2017 ODEN Rethinking Disabilities Conference REGISTRATION OPEN

October 23-25, 2017               

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ODEN Is proud to present the 2107 Rethinking Disabilities Conference – Doing Business Differently - Moving Beyond the Charity Model.

This year’s event will once again take place at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North.


Keynote Speakers for this year include:

David%20Hoff%20Web.pngDavid Hoff , Project Director, Institute for Community Inclusion , School of Global Inclusion and Social Development, University of Massachusetts.

David Hoff has an extensive background in working with public systems and community agencies to enhance employment outcomes for people with disabilities. He has done work across the United States and internationally, providing technical assistance and training on effective practices in human services and workforce development. David will be facilitating the pre-conference and enlightening the conference through his talk: Believing in Employment: What It Really Means, Where We Go From Here.



Rich Donovan, Founder/CEO, The Return on Disability Group.

Rich Donovan is Founder/CEO of The Return on Disability Group and is a globally   recognized subject matter expert on the convergence of disability and corporate profitability. He has spent more than 10 years focused on defining and unlocking the economic value of the disability market for large companies and governments globally. Rich created the Return on Disability concept and model, the first of its kind. Rich will be opening the conference on Tuesday enlightening us on the Economic Opportunity of Disability.



Stuart Myers-Ellis a.k.a. “Twitchy”,Inspirational disability-to-ability keynote speaker.

The world’s only professional corporate recruiter living with the rare neurological disorder Tourettes Twitchy looks forward to revealing all of the disability-to-ability placement mastery insights and actions he created working with hundreds of employers and thousands of candidates. Twitchy promises to be full of laughs and insights when he closes our conference on Wednesday with this ODEN POWER SESSION – ‘Disabilities Work!’