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Upcoming DC Metro BLN Programs

    • April 12, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • General Dynamics Corporation 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 100 Falls Church, VA 22041-4153
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    Join us for this annual signature events! 

    Keynote: Eve Hill

    The Legal Landscape on Accessibility

    Eve Hill is a Partner at the law firm of Brown Goldstein & Levy and a Principal with Inclusivity Strategic Consulting. She is a nationally known disability rights advocate and expert on disability and civil rights law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hill was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was a member of the Civil Rights Division’s leadership team and was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination and the American Indian Working Group. Highlights of Ms. Hill’s work at the Department include participating as part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; filing briefs and developing guidance supporting the rights of refugees, limited English proficient students, and transgender students; testifying before Senate Committees; enforcing ADA requirements for websites and other digital technology; implementing Olmstead community integration requirements in residential, employment and education settings; and enforcing civil rights in education, law enforcement, employment, public services, and health care contexts.

    Expert Accessibility Panelists include:

    Dan Ellerman, Accenture

    Mark Penicook, Capital One 

    The AAAT Forum will present top strategies for supporting your organization's accessibility journey.  We will offer best practices, discuss recent court cases and upcoming changes to regulations and interactive dialog with subject matter experts.  Each year, the DC Metro BLN showcases leading technology vendors. 

    Come see the latest!

    Speakers, Vendors and Agenda to Follow! 

    • May 09, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Lockheed Martin 2121 Crystal Drive Arlington VA 22202





    • June 27, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LEIDOS LEIDOS CONFERENCE CENTER Freedom Square One Plaza Level Solutions Hall 11951 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190



    • October 25, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • EY 1775 Tysons Boulevard 18th floor, Kuykenhall Room, Tysons VA 22102

    "2017 USBLN Affiliate of the Year"

     Celebrates Our

    4th Annual Gala

    "Engaging Tomorrow’s Leaders TODAY"

    October 25, 2018

    6:30-9:00 p.m.

    EY, 1775 Tysons Boulevard, Tysons, VA 22102

    18th Floor (Kuykenhall Room)

    Tickets: $150 

    Funds raised at the 2018 Gala will address three critical areas for both employer and Millennial Talent! 


    Preparing the Pipeline of college students and graduates for successful career transition by supporting our on-going ME Collaborative e-Learning for area universities. 

    Connecting the Pipeline through a series on industry-specific virtual career fairs that will more effectively and successfully connect talent with careers.

    Building the Pipeline will include two 2018 roundtable discussions among employers, universities and students on branding, building trust and professional careers.

    Why Attend/Sponsor the Gala

    The DC Metro BLN takes seriously the commitment to this nation’s Millennials made by the ADA, the ADAAA and the IDEA that promise education and employment.  

    We work with great partners, such as the National Youth Transition Collaborative, BroadFutures, Greater Washington Internship Coalition, Marriott Foundation’s Bridges from School to Work and TransCen, Inc. to bring our employer members together to focus on the gap between school and work. As a USBLN® Affiliate, we support the Rising Leaders program. 

    Our ME Collaborative (Millennial  & Employer) is developing an e-learning pilot series of modules to provide education and resources for college youth transitioning from school to work. We are proud to be working with The George Washington University and Gallaudet University in this effort. 

    The DC Metro BLN has held numerous virtual career fairs over the past few years. In 2018, we plan to step it up a notch to ensure successful employment outcomes by qualifying and matching employers with talent through industry specific career fairs. 


    • Platinum $10,000
    • Diamond $5,000
    • Gold  $2,500
    • Silver $1,000
    • Crystal $500

    Sponsors receive Gala tickets and 2018 Program Passes. Contact Katherine McCary to become a Gala Sponsor!

    We are also looking for items for our Live Auction

    Help us to make this year's Gala the best ever!!

    Best regards,

    DC Metro BLN

Past events

February 21, 2018 Reimagining Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups and Millennials
September 12, 2017 Mental Health Issues: Stay@Work, Return2 Work; Building an Emotionally Healthy Workplace
July 24, 2017 RECORDED SESSION with Deck and Transcript from July 13th Autism at Work: Recruiting, Interviewing and Retaining Talent
July 13, 2017 Autism at Work: Recruiting, Interviewing and Retaining Talent
May 16, 2017 Making Connections: Corporate and Community Leaders Strategic Roundtable
April 26, 2017 5th Annual Accessibility, Accommodations and Assistive Technology (AAA) Share Forum and Expo
March 08, 2017 Investing in the Future: Empowering Millennials with Disabilities Share Forum
November 09, 2016 4th Annual USBLN Disability Supplier Diversity Program
October 20, 2016 "History in the Making:Celebrating the Past and Advancing the Future of Inclusion"
August 17, 2016 Creating a Culture of Disability Inclusion- Practical Solutions for Workforce Engagement
June 15, 2016 Third Annual Accessibility and AT Event
May 11, 2016 Talent Acquisition: Building Successful Community Partner Pipelines
January 28, 2016 Culture Assessment and Compliance for Disability Inclusion
November 19, 2015 Talent Acquisition & Employee Retention: Leveraging All Employee Resource Groups for Disability Inclusion
October 21, 2015 Back to the Future: The Why, What and How for Disability Inclusion
July 17, 2015 Making a Difference in Inclusion: Leveraging the Campaign for Disability Employment for Disability Inclusion
March 18, 2015 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Symposium “A Robust Dialog of Inclusion Strategies”
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