Join us for our 10th Summit
to build workplaces where disabled people can thrive!

Thank you to our partner World Wide Technology for once again hosting us at their Global HQ in Saint Louis!

Our vision is simple yet powerful:
a world where disabled people can thrive in every aspect of life.

The Starkloff Disability Employment Summit brings together thought leaders, industry experts, and change-makers to share actionable strategies for promoting disability inclusion in the workplace. We aim to empower employers with the knowledge and tools they need to remove barriers and create inclusive environments where disabled people can flourish.

Join us as we pave the way towards a future where disabled people not only participate but thrive, contributing their unique talents to create a more diverse and vibrant workforce.

Get the resources you need to kick off National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM on October 1st!

2024 Summit Details

Thursday, September 26, 2024

8:00am to 4:00pm

World Wide Technology Global Headquarters 
1 World Wide Way, St. Louis, MO 63146

In-person tickets include opening and closing keynotes, panel discussion, breakout sessions, and lunch.

Virtual tickets include livestream of opening and closing keynotes and the panel discussion.

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Demonstrate your company’s commitment to Disability Inclusion as a sponsor of the 2024 Starkloff Disability Employment Summit.

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2024 Keynote Speakers

Rebecca Cokley headshot

Program Officer, U.S. Disability Rights | Ford Foundation

Rebecca Cokley is the program officer for the Ford Foundation’s first-ever U.S. Disability Rights program, which is focused on strengthening the field, building a pipeline of diverse leadership, promoting disability pride, and mobilizing resources toward disability rights work. She also serves as the foundation’s liaison to the President’s Council for Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy.

Prior to joining Ford, Rebecca was the cofounder and director of the Disability Justice initiative at the Center for American Progress, where she built out a progressive policy platform that protected the rights and services disabled people depend on for survival and also developed innovative solutions like a proposed disabled worker tax credit and increased access to capital for disability-owned small businesses. She also stewarded a campaign that resulted in an unprecedented 12 presidential candidates developing disability policy platforms.

Rebecca previously served as the executive director for the National Council on Disability. A three-time presidential appointee, Rebecca served in key policy roles at the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as oversaw diversity and inclusion efforts for the Obama administration.

Vincenzo Piscopo headshot

President & CEO | United Spinal Association

Vincenzo Piscopo began his tenure as United Spinal’s president and CEO in 2020. Vincenzo, a wheelchair-user who was paralyzed from a herniated disk in 2010, previously worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 25 years in a variety of strategic roles both in the US and internationally.

In his most recent position as the Community and Stakeholder Relations Director at The Coca-Cola Company, Vincenzo managed and cultivated company relationships with disability, veteran and Hispanic organizations and advocates for these communities. Vincenzo has based much of his work on the belief that people with disabilities are assets for corporations because of their resilience, perseverance, and creative problem-solving skills.

Vincenzo is also the founder and board member of the Wheels of Happiness Foundation which helps people with motor disabilities in disadvantaged areas of the world, and a member of the board of directors of the organizations Respectability and Friends of Disabled Adults and Children.