2019 Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner
Symposium & Award Dinner Details
Thursday, July 25, 2019
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Eastern Time
George Washington University Marvin Center
TASH is celebrating those who have made history in the disability field, and who have worked tirelessly in the legal field for equity, opportunity, and inclusion for people with disabilities. TASH is pleased to announce the third annual Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner, to be held on Thursday, July 25 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC. A half-day symposium will explore then intersections between Diversity, Disability, and the Law followed by a reception and dinner to honor Barbara Ransom for her exceptional leadership in disability law.
About Our Distinguished Honoree – Barbara Ransom
Barbara Ransom received her B.S.Ed. in 1971 with the thought that she would do what she had been born to do — be a teacher — for the rest of her life. Barbara applied her teaching credentials to almost every level of education — wisely leaving the middle school experience to more stalwartly comrades. For more than a quarter of a century, Barbara has represented individuals, classes and advocacy organizations in the pursuit of ensuring that persons with disabilities receive rights secured through the U.S. Constitution, Americans with Disabilities Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and various state constitutions and civil rights laws. Recognizing that our nation has been made richer for its ability to fashion laws that value the humanity and potential in each of us, Barbara has used these laws to the best of her ability to ensure that school districts, state and local public servants, businesses — and even some opposing counsel and judges — remain mindful of the soul of America.
|7:15 pm:||Keynote Presentation|
Vanita Gupta is the President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and formerly the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
|8:00 pm:||Presentation of the Award|
Ticket Pricing and Hotel
Rates are available to register for the entire event, the symposium only or the reception and awards dinner only.
|Full Event||Reception &
A small room block has been secured at the Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End, 2121 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. This property is five blocks from our meeting venue, George Washington University's Marvin Center.
The special rate is $199/night plus tax for the nights of July 24 and 25, and includes complimentary Wi-Fi and hot buffet breakfast. This rate is available through July 3, 2019, or until our room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reserve your room online or call 800-992-0698 and mention the group code "g-tash" to receive this reduced rate. If you need assistance reserving an accessible room, contact Ashley Blake at Ashley.email@example.com.
Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities
As a sponsor of TASH’s Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium & Award Dinner, your company/organization will be given a platform to share its story and build brand awareness. Attendees include thought leaders, professionals, policymakers, self-advocates and more! Your investment helps further TASH’s impact on the lives of people with disabilities and helps ensure that they’ll live a life of full inclusion. View our sponsorship and advertisement prospectus.