Featured Speaker

A special thank you to the DDDay 2018 keynote speaker – Lawrence Carter-Long!  We are so happy that you celebrated our 30th year with us!

Information about the DDDay 2019 keynote speaker is coming soon!

A little about Lawrence:

Lawrence Carter-Long is difficult man to peg or to pin down – and that’s just the way he likes it. He has been a poster child, a modern dancer, a radio show host and producer, and was the curator/co-host of groundbreaking festival “THE PROJECTED IMAGE: A HISTORY OF DISABILITY ON FILM” on Turner Classic Movies reaching 87 million people. His unique blend of arts, media, and public policy advocacy has been awarded by the likes of former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Formerly the Public Affairs Specialist for the National Council on Disability—the independent federal agency that brought us the Americans with Disabilities Act, he joined the Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund in July 2017, as their first-ever Director of Communications and spearheads their revitalized Disability and Media Alliance Project. In his communications work, Lawrence has both set-up media coverage of numerous disability issues in, and been interviewed by, respected outlets like USA TODAY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, the NEW YORK TIMES, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, THE DAILY SHOW, the BBC and CNN among others. He’s even given DEAR ABBY advice about disability and dating.