The conference is approaching at an incredible pace. We’re excited to announce some more speakers who will be sharing their expertise and wisdom during the three days.
Daniel Kish, World Access for the Blind
Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 1 year old. He has 2 Masters, and is the ﬁrst totally blind, certiﬁed orientation and mobility specialist. He has drawn from many disciplines to pioneer a new approach which he believes helps more blind people of any age and circumstance reach greater freedom more quickly and easily. He has authored many articles and has published his textbook on Echolocation and FlashSonar. He is an Ashoka Fellow, and has spoken in many forums including TED and Poptech.
Kish will present the FlashSonar model at 12:00 on day 1 of the conference during the Ashoka Forum on Impact Transfer models, and will give a keynote speech to open day three of the conference.
Victor Pineda, World Enabled / GAATES
Dr. Victor Pineda is an urban planner, social entrepreneur, speaker and globally recognized human rights advocate. He is also an adjunct professor and consultant on policy, planning and development. Dr. Pineda’s work focuses on urban resilience, inclusion and sustainability. He founded the Pineda Foundation / World Enabled, a global non-profit that promotes the rights of people with disabilities. He was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the US Access Board. Dr. Pineda holds a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Pineda will not only present at two sessions (G3ICT Forum, Thursday 09:50, GAATES Forum, Thursday 15:00), but will also give a keynote speech during the award ceremony on Thursday evening).
Shelly London – Poses Family Foundation
London is a retired senior corporate executive, past Harvard fellow, NYU adjunct professor and social entrepreneur. She worked at AT&T, largely in marketing/communication, most recently as SVP, and served on American Standard Companies’ top leadership team reporting to chairman/CEO Fred Poses. She led creation of various award-winning social initiatives, such as an ethics game Quandary and Understood.org, a comprehensive digital resource for parents of children with learning & attention issues developed with 14 other nonprofits.
London will give a keynote speech as part of the closure of day one of the conference. Understood.org will also be presented during the Ashoka Forum on impact transfer models on Wednesday at 12:00 and during the parallel session on IT platforms at 12:10 on Thursday.