2021 DIG Conference & Expo

The website with more information about speaker(s) and the presentation(s) itself can be found at - https://expo.deafingov.org/

Keynote Speaker(s)

"Exploring the Powers Within Ourselves"
Presenter: Kim Majeri, Sorenson
YouTube Video

“In the know: Accessibility and Technology Innovation during the Pandemic”
Presenter: Leah Katz-Hernandez, Microsoft
YouTube Video

"Accessibility Helps Everyone: Dispelling the Accessibility Myths"
Presenter: Jason Teague, RivetLogic
YouTube Video

Technology and Accessibility Innovation Track

"Dragonfly: Sign Language to Voice System"
Presenter: Patti O’Neill-Brown, Bill Dawson and Cham Leang
YouTube Video

“Advanced Facial Recognition with AI/ML and Graph Databases”
Presenter: Sri Iyer
YouTube Video

“The FedRelay Transition”
Presenter: Robert McConnell and Craig Bikowski
YouTube Video

"The power of using SquareGlow"
Presenter: Julio Rodriguez
YouTube Video

"Agents of Change: Working Together for Accessible Communications"
Presenter: Suzy Rosen Singleton, Debra Patkin and April Jackson
YouTube Video

“Video Center Expo”
Presenter: Al EL Nattar, RivetLogic
YouTube Video

”Work-Life in COVID, lessons learned, and new Accessibility capabilities from Microsoft assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
Presenter: Dean Halstead
YouTube Video

"The Right Tools for the Right Talent: The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) Process"
Presenter: Jeff Dallos
YouTube Video

Career Development Track

"Leveraging Self-Awareness and Empathy for Leadership Development"
Presenter: Pepe Cervantes
YouTube Video

“Developing a Growth Mindset: Ingredients to Successful Innovation and Adaptability"
Presenter: Ryan Maliszewski
YouTube Video

“Commit to Excellence Presenter: Climbing the Ladder to Career Success!”
Presenter: Cynthia Dunn
YouTube Video

"Journey to the White House"
Presenter: Christin White
YouTube Video

"Boundaries, Feedback, and Resilience: Three Tools to Advance Professional Self-Empowerment"
Presenter: Min W Lee and Smita Kothari
YouTube Video

“Creating Access with D-Pan”
Presenter: Sean Forbes and Brianne Keough
YouTube Video

"Authentic Allyship: What is it?"
Presenter: Norma Moran
YouTube Video

Community Engagement Track

"Navigating the New Normal: Teaming with Interpreters"
Presenter: Roberta Mather
YouTube Video

"Serving Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened Adults in Government: Tips and Experiences"
Presenter: Wendy Cheng
YouTube Video

"10 Biggest Mistakes Federal Employees Make (And How To Avoid Them) When Planning Your Retirement"
Presenter: Stephanie Summers
YouTube Video

"DIG and the Deaf Ecosystem"
Presenter: KelPresenter: Brick (Live Q&A)
YouTube Video

“Redefining Self Advocacy”
Presenter: Amanda Tuite
YouTube Video

"The Early Retirement Trend"
Presenter: Stephen Hilbok
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"Workplace Fatigue Experience Management"
Presenter: Malibu Barron
YouTube Video

"Email on the Job: How to Make It Work for You"
Presenter: Trudy Suggs
YouTube Video

“How You Can Advocate for Policy Change at State Government”
Presenter: Christopher Samp
YouTube Video

“Come As You Are : Being Authentic With Interpreters”
Presenter: Jack Busenbark
No YouTube Video

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