2022 IHD Evidence for Success Hybrid Disability Conference logo

June 20-22, 2022

Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas

The Institute for Human Development (IHD) and the Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP) are pleased to announce our 2022 HYBRID Disability Conference:

  • This year, we will return to hosting conference sessions and the exhibit hall IN-PERSON- with an emphasis on HEALTH and SAFETY!
  • For those who prefer to participate remotely, virtual options will be available too!

The 2022 conference will build on all the conference traditions our participants have come to love:

  • Multiple tracks and diverse disability-related session options:
    • Assistive Technology
    • Innovative Practices in Disability Disciplines
    • American Indian/Alaska Native Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Reasonable Pricing
  • Vibrant Exhibit Hall
  • Raffles, prizes, and more!

Conference bag items:

We look forward to having you join us!

Featured Speaker(s)

Floyd Galloway

Headshot of Floyd Galloway

Floyd Alvin Galloway is a bridge builder – building relationships between people, communities and solutions. A long time Arizona resident, Galloway is a freelance reporter, photographer, and entrepreneur. He is the host/producer of The Alvin Galloway Show and contributor to a number media outlets. A community advocate, he has served in leadership positions in civil rights and community organizations. He is the past Board treasurer of the Arizona Center for Disability Law and continues to serve on the ACDL board. He is the recipient of several awards including inaugural Si Se Puede – Cesar Chavez Community Service award in 2001, the East Valley NAACP President’s award recipient twice, African Methodist Episcopal Man of Thunder award 2013, the National Council of Negro Women- Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter’s Man of Valor awardee in 2013, the Hon. Coy C. Payne Man of the Year award 2015, which is named after his mentor Mayor Coy C. Payne, Arizona’s first elected African American Mayor, and the Society of Professional Journalists Sun Valley Chapter – Silver Key award. Galloway’s motto is: “It’s a great day to make somebody’s day great!”

Closing Speaker: Emily Ladau

Headshot of Emily Ladau

Emily Ladau is a passionate disability rights activist, writer, storyteller, and digital communications consultant whose career began at the age of 10, when she appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate children about her life with a physical disability. Her writing has been published in outlets including The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice, and HuffPost and her first book, Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally, was published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in September 2021. Emily has spoken before numerous audiences, from the U.S. Department of Education to the United Nations. Central to all of her work is a focus on and harnessing the power of storytelling as a tool for people to become engaged in disability and social justice issues.