BBI Chairman Peter Blanck to speak at 17th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Envisioning the Future of Technology

Nov 2, 2017

BBI Chairman and University Professor, Dr. Peter Blanck, will be a speaker at the 17th Annual Coleman Institute Conference in Broomfield, Colorado on November 2. Since 2001 The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities has hosted an annual conference devoted exclusively to the research, policy, and development of technology for people with cognitive disabilities.   The conference is nationally recognized as one of the few venues dedicated exclusively to technology and information access for people with cognitive disabilities.

Attendees include leaders from diverse groups involved in technology development, promotion, utilization and policy.  These groups include; academia, industry, state and federal agencies, self-advocates and family members; software developers, engineers and service providers.

Past conference speakers have included: Tom Wheeler, Former Chairman FCC; Richard Ellenson, CEO Cerebral Palsy Foundation; Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Board, International Special Olympics; John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation; Vinton Cerf, Chief Technology Evangelist, Google (and co-designer of the protocols and architecture of the Internet); Raymond Kurzweil, inventor and entrepreneur, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver (deceased).

View the conference program and more information about the event 

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. For more information, visit the Burton Blatt Institute Website. []