Executive Briefing ~ Speakers ~ Panelists ~ Luncheon
Why travel? Why tourism? Americans with disabilities spend an average of $14 billion annually. In Georgia, tourism is the second largest industry. Each year, visitors spend an estimated $25 billion in Georgia. Georgia has an opportunity to be a leader in disability advocacy in this industry. This half-day executive seminar will focus on accessible travel, tourism, transportation and technology, ensuring that all destinations are available to anyone, regardless of ability.
Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of Chicago based non-profit Open Doors Organization (ODO), is author of the 2002 and 2005 ODO Harris Polling Market Study on Travelers with Disabilities and recipient of the 2003 ASTA Access to Freedom award. He is a frequent speaker at travel industry trade shows, such as US Travel Association, National Restaurant Association, Airports Council International and National Tour Association. Established in 2000, ODO has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times, as well as prominent travel and entertainment trade publications.
o Aeolian Solutions, llc
o Center for the Visually Impaired - Georgia
o Delta Air Lines
o G3ict, Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (UN)
o Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
o Georgia Department of Economic Development
o Georgia Institute of Technology
o Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
o IBM Research
o Shepherd Center
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December 16, 2009 ~ 8:00 a.m. ~ 1:30 p.m.
This event is by Invitation only. Reservations are required.