26th Annual International & Persons with Disabilities Conference

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Featured Speaker: Kareem A. Dale


Featured Speaker: Kareem A. Dale

Photo of Kareem A. DaleThursday, March 17
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Manchester Ballroom

We are honored to announce that Kareem A. Dale will be the Featured Speaker at this year’s Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

Kareem A. Dale is the Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. Appointed by President Obama in February, 2009, his position is the highest ranking position on disability ever created by a President.

Mr. Dale will be addressing the administration’s work on Technology and Accessibility at his Featured Speaker Session on Thursday, March 17, which will include time for questions from the audience.

Mr. Dale, who is blind, grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He holds three degrees, received his JD/MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated Cum Laude.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dale served as National Disability Director for the Obama for America campaign and held a similar position in the Obama-Biden transition. Mr. Dale also served on then Senator Obama’s Arts Policy Committee and Disability Policy Committee.

As a successful lawyer, Mr. Dale was the Founder and Managing Partner of The Dale Law Group ("DLG") and an adjunct Professor on the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law. During his legal career, he dedicated numerous hours to those persons unable to afford legal representation, for which he received the Probono Commitment to Legal Service Award in 2000.

Mr. Dale’s long and active association in community service includes serving as the President of the Board of Directors for the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago and a commitment to various programs involving efforts to positively influence African-American youth through the LINK Unlimited program.

In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Dale was featured in the 2006 inaugural edition of Who’s Who, Black in Chicago and was also recognized in the November-December 2001 issue of Ebony magazine as one of the 30 Leaders of the Future under 30.

We are proud to welcome Kareem Dale to the 26th Annual CSUN Conference as our 2011 Featured Speaker and invite everyone to join us at this very special and important presentation.