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You’re invited! Bottom Line of Disabilities – April 2, 2019

Register for the 6th Annual Bottom Line of Disabilities 2019
Co-hosted by Columbus Community Center and
Global Interdependence Center

This Year – join us for THREE extraordinary Keynote Speakers

Bryan Miller – Motivational Speaker, Writer, Coach
 Executive Director of Culture at
Larry H. Miller Group of Companies

VR Ferose – Senior Vice President, Head of Globalization Services and Founder of SAP Autism at Work Initiative 

Barry Morrow – Oscar Award-winning Screen Writer
of the film, RainMan

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bottom Line of Disabilities Symposium
Zions Bank Tower
Founders Board Room, 18th Floor
One South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT

(Validated parking available at City Creek Center)

$25 – Student/ Non Profit
$60 – General Admission
Event Sponsorship’s available

The Bottom Line of Disabilities
Economic Symposium:
Candid Conversations and
Collaborations that Redefine Diversity

This economic symposium convenes expert panelists, corporate and civic leaders, advocates, and industry professionals to discuss the impact disabilities have in our communities.

About This Year’s Topic: 19% of the world population has a disability, and these individuals experience the highest poverty, unemployment, and social isolation of any demographic group. Recently, the impact of disabilities was elevated to a global discussion when the first-ever panel on disability inclusion was convened at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

However, as was pointed out at the World Economic Forum, we seldom recognize disabilities as systemic to other social and economic issues. Multi-national corporations can lead change with disability-inclusive business strategies that promise a proven return on investment, and developers can lead out with innovative, affordable housing solutions. However, as families demonstrated six decades ago, significant change only occurs when we collaborate to create innovative, meaningful, and sustainable solutions for some of the most marginalized among us.

Symposium participants are invited on Monday evening, April 1st where filmmaker, Dan Habib will be honored with the Peek Award for Disability in Media at the Rose Wagner Theatre. The award is named after Kim Peek, who was the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman’s character in the Oscar-winning move Rain Man. Kim Peek was a Salt Lake resident, and his father Fran Peek was a founding parent of Columbus. (See link at the bottom of this page for more information.)

This years sessions include:

An Economic Outlook from Top Economic and Financial Experts
Moderator: Spencer Eccles, Jr., Managing Director, The Cynosure Group

Panelists include:
Philippa Dunne, co-editor, TLR Analytics High-Resolution Economic Research
David Altig, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Patricia Healy, Senior Vice President of Research, Cumberland Advisors
Models of Corporate Social Responsibility that Make a Difference
Moderator: Jay Francis, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Miller Family Philanthropy


  • Jennifer Hwu, Ph.D., CEO, InnoSys
  • Jeff Miller, General Manager, Mark Miller Subaru

A Roundtable Discussion with Emerging Leaders about the Future of Housing and Workplace Environments
Moderator: Wayne Niederhauser, Principal and Co-Founder, CW Management Corporation


  • Abby Ivory, Manager, Impact Investing, Sorenson Impact Center
  • Cameron Gunter, president, PEG Development
  • Brian Dawson, CFO, MADi Home
  • Taylor Woodbury, COO, Woodbury Corporation

The Role of Media and Disabilities: Telling the Story
Moderator: TBA


  • Dallas Graham, Executive Director, The Red Fred Project
  • Lance Allred, Motivational Speaker and First Deaf Player in NBA History
  • Suzi Montgomery, Education Director, Utah Film Center
  • Vanessa Williamsen, Executive Director, RootWorthy Films

Breakout Sessions include: 

Corporate Social Responsibility. An opportunity to discuss with corporate leaders best practices and ideas for implementing and measuring the impact of corporate social responsibility.

Supporting Employers As They Integrate Neurodiversity into the Workplace. Employers are showing interest in hiring those who are considered “neuro-diverse” but don’t fully understand what it means to train and accommodate those with “invisible disabilities.” This session will bring together the team that has been instrumental in designing programs and supports that address the “nuts and bolts” of hiring individuals with disabilities.