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Diamond Presenting Partners

AMC Entertainment Inc.

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Lead Media Partners

Diversity Inc.

Emerald Partners


Sapphire Partners

CVS Health





Northrop Grumman



Wells Fargo

Ruby Partners

American International Group (AIG)


Ernst & Young

LOWE’S®, Never Stop Improving™






TJX Companies Inc.

Walmart | Sam's Club


Topaz Partners


Boston Scientific

Canyon Creative | Imaginative Strategists

Comcast / NBC Universal


General Motors (GM)



Highmark BCBS

Kaiser Permanente


Lockheed Martin








SSB Bart Group


TD Bank



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Accelerated Engraving & Signage

Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

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Charlotte International Partners - (CIP)

Integrated Global Strategies


2014 USBLN® 17th Annual National Conference
& Biz2Biz Expo



September 29 - October 2, 2014  |  Orlando, Florida
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld by Marriott


Be sure to join us on September 29 - October 2 for the US Business Leadership Network's 17th Annual National Conference entitled, "A Sea of Opportunity: Disability Inclusion for Innovation & Growth" in Orlando, Florida at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld by Marriott.

The 2014 USBLN® Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo is the preeminent national business to business event that focuses on disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.

This conference brings corporate, government, disability-owned businesses and BLN affiliates together to create workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are fully included as professionals, customers and entrepreneurs.

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With cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers, you will gain actionable knowledge to build a business case for your disability inclusion initiatives and develop robust strategies that align with your organization's goals to create culturally competent workplaces.

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Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations

Please note that during our online registration process, we have a questionnaire with "mandatory" questions to help our organizers best meet the needs of each of our attendees. During registration, we invite you to list your meeting accommodation requests, accessibility needs and any equipment used we should be aware of in order to make your experience more comfortable. In addition, we also ask about special dietary accommodation requests and other questions of this nature to help us prepare for the conference.

The 2014 USBLN® 17th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo will feature:

  • Attendance of 600 senior business executives, government and community leaders;
  • Special events and enhanced networking opportunities available throughout the conference;
  • Tiered educational sessions taught by industry leaders, experts from the USBLN® and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN);
  • BLN Affiliate meetings and specialized pre-conference sessions;
  • Bring full inclusion to supply chains by integrating certified disability-owned businesses through the USBLN® Disability Supplier Diversity Program®;
  • Entrepreneurs with a disability will learn how to enhance their access to business development opportunities through certification;
  • Tools to expand internship and mentoring programs to include students with disabilities;
  • Opportunities to network with corporate Employee Resource Group representatives;
  • 2014 Annual Leadership Awards;
  • and Much more!

2014 Educational Programming:

  • Workplace: Hear other companies explain the success they have had in employing people with disabilities within their operations. These sessions will focus on how including people with disabilities and expanding diversity improves your bottom line. Your company can also gain by targeting all aspects of the disability workforce, including youth preparedness, disabled Veterans and additional talent sourcing. Understand the Return on Investment (ROI) for hiring, promoting and retaining employees with disabilities and discover solutions to common challenges including transportation and universal access. Learn how to help others in your organization understand this business imperative through the creation and development of disability-focused Employee Resource Groups and much more.

  • Marketplace: Learn key trends, strategies and dynamic practices on how to effectively market to consumers with disabilities, while also making marketing more accessible and tapping into a loyal consumer base. Find out about improvements to product development that supports enhanced customer experiences for the disability community and how to tap into a customer base with $220 billion in spendable, discretionary income.

  • Supply Chain and More: Learn how disability-owned businesses can enhance supplier diversity programs and diversity and inclusion efforts in public and private sectors. There is a strong business case for utilizing businesses owned, managed and controlled by entrepreneurs with disabilities, including firms owned by service-disabled veterans. The USBLN®'s Disability Supplier Diversity Program® (DSDP) will present a suite of workshops, taught by key corporate and government representatives that target business case rationale and strategies for the inclusion of certified disability-owned businesses. The conference presents a great opportunity to begin identifying and connecting with potential suppliers among the certified businesses in attendance. Owners of businesses classified as disability-owned will discover new ways that certification can benefit their businesses and gain knowledge about business development. Certified businesses, including those owned by service-disabled veterans, will learn about current trends in supply chain management and supplier selection criteria. Business to business networking and relationship-building opportunities will be plentiful. There is something for everyone!

  • JAN's Accommodation Solutions for Business: Discover cutting-edge job accommodation solutions from senior JAN Consultants. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) session within the Workplace track is designed to significantly increase participants' knowledge base and skills regarding reasonable accommodation solutions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Diversity & Inclusion Representatives
  • EEO Officers
  • Affirmative Action Coordinators
  • Employee-Resource Group (ERG) Leaders & Members
  • HR Professionals
  • Hiring Managers & Corporate Decision Makers
  • Supplier Diversity Professionals
  • Procurement Professionals
  • Marketing Representatives interested in reaching the disability market
  • Universal Design & Technology Professionals
  • Disability Owned Business Representatives
  • BLN Affiliate Members
  • Youth with Disabilities and Those Who Serve Them

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Hotel Information

Renaissance - Orlando at SeaWorld

HRCI Program Approved

HRCI Program Approved Seal

CDMS CE Units Approved

Certification of Disability Management Specialists COMMISSION - (CDMS)


DOBE Host Committee

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