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Thu, Jul 11


UPMC Mercy Pavilion

In-Person 4th Ability Tech Ecosystem Event

Building the Ability Tech Ecosystem to unite diverse minds, hosted by UPMC Disabilities Resource Center (DRC)

In-Person 4th Ability Tech Ecosystem Event
In-Person 4th Ability Tech Ecosystem Event

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

UPMC Mercy Pavilion, 1622 Locust St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

About the event

4th 412 Ability Tech Ecosystem Event

Join us for an in-person event to learn about the latest technology and innovations in Pittsburgh's ability tech industry. Participate in interactive sessions, demos, and tours to enhance your knowledge and skills. Don't miss out on this exciting event!

We respectfully extend this invitation exclusively to professionals in the field, with the intention of fostering an environment conducive to informed decision-making and the establishment of meaningful connections within the industry: organizational leaders, advocates, and supporters within the Pittsburgh disability ecosystem. This includes influential figures in assistive technology, decision-makers from various tech companies, individuals engaged in advocacy, research, education, community engagement, policymakers, philanthropists, foundation representatives, healthcare professionals, media personnel, and service providers.

This gathering is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with key figures and enthusiasts in the field. Attendees will have the chance to immerse themselves in interactive sessions, demonstrations, and guided tours, all designed to enrich your understanding and expertise in this dynamic industry.

We are delighted to announce that this event is graciously hosted by the UPMC Disabilities Resource Center (DRC) at UPMC Mercy Pavilion. The UPMC  Mercy Pavilion will graciously open its doors to showcase its resources, laboratories, and research initiatives, culminating in an exclusive tour of the UPMC Mercy Pavilion.

Please note that space for this event is limited, and we encourage you to RSVP at your earliest convenience.

Our motto, "Connecting the dots, bridging the gaps," reflects our commitment to building a vibrant community. We warmly invite you to join us if you share our passion for making a significant impact. Our event is more than a networking opportunity; it's a catalyst for innovation, awareness, research, and partnerships, all aimed at comprehensively uplifting the disability community.

  • Summary of the Privius Pittsburgh Ability Tech Ecosystem Events - Check the last 412 Ability Tech Event. We witnessed professionals from a variety of fields coming together, and vendors leveraged the opportunity to explore potential grant funding through meaningful networking. New connections were formed, strengthening our collective commitment to serve people with disabilities. This pioneering event served as the seed for an ever-growing, vibrant ecosystem that we are incredibly passionate about.
  • Assistance and Special Requests To ensure we meet all your accessibility needs, please complete this form by January 22. Whether it's assistance with mobility, hearing, visual aids, or any other support, we do our best to help. For special allergies and dietary restrictions, please fill out this form by January 22.  Assistance and Special Requests Form
  • Photo Consent By participating in this event, you acknowledge and agree that photographs and/or videos of you may be taken. You give your consent for these materials to be used in the promotion and publicizing of our Ability Tech Ecosystem events. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media, and press releases. If you have any concerns about this, please notify us. Thank you for your understanding and support.

412 Ability Tech Board

Dr. Jeff Cohen - AHN Innovation

Gal Inbar - 412x972 Pittsburgh Israel Innovation

Karen Emmerich - Jack Buncher Foundation

Joyce Bender - Bender Consulting

Scott Hammerstrom - Bender Leadership Academy

Jon Pearlman, PhD - Pitt University

Dave Mawhinney - CMU

Mordy Rudolph - Friendship Circle

Scott Dougherty - AIU

Mark Lancia -

Alexander Geht - Testa-Seat

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