Included. Supported. Empowered. Story Room
Attention self-advocates, family members and Direct Support Professionals: it’s time to share your story! The Included. Supported. Empowered. Story Room, located on the Lobby Level in the Willamette Room, is your opportunity to show the world all that is possible when individuals with disabilities have the support they need to thrive in the community. Take 20 minutes to lend your voice to our collective effort to show what it truly means to be included, supported and empowered!
Stop by the ISE Story Room, located in the Hawthorne Room on the 2nd Floor! (Tuesday: 8am-1pm & 2-5pm / Wednesday: 8am - 12pm)
Optimizing Human Performance Through Technology
A keynote address by Dr. Poppy Crum, Adjunct Professor, Computer Research; Chief Scientist
Dr. Poppy Crum is a visionary futurist and neuroscientist whose work sits at the intersection of technology advancement and human evolution. Highly regarded in both the technology sector and academic circles, she is an Adjunct Professor in Computer Research at Stanford University and the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, a leading global innovator and developer of audio, imaging, and voice technologies. An advocate for the kind of technology that learns more about us as we use it, Dr. Crum works to bridge the gap between rapidly evolving technology and insightful, more effective human interaction. Dr. Crum’s presentations focus on how personalized technology will continue to shape us as humans, what a future world, where we use technology to make ourselves more human and not less, might look like, and the ways industries and organizations should be thinking about using technology to enhance human performance and communication.
At Dolby, Dr, Crum builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and the ways we interact with our world, using a deep understanding of human behavior, personalized data, and technologies including wearable technology, immersive technology, AI and machine-learning, facial and voice recognition software, and AR and VR to power industry innovation.
About Dr. Crum
Dr. Poppy Crum is a visionary futurist and neuroscientist whose work sits at the intersection of technology advancement and human evolution. Highly regarded in both the technology sector and academic circles, she is an Adjunct Professor in Computer Research at Stanford University and the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, a leading global innovator and developer of audio, imaging, and voice technologies. An advocate for the kind of technology that learns more about us as we use it, Dr. Crum works to bridge the gap between rapidly evolving technology and insightful, more effective human interaction.
The Future of Payment Innovation for Complex Populations
A keynote address by Vikki Wachino, Principal, Viaduct Consulting LLC
Medicaid and other payers are innovating new payment approaches to incentivize quality, efficiency, and coordination. What do these new, “value-based” models mean for services for people with I/DD and how do they differ from fee-for-service? Can providers, individuals with I/DD and families play a leadership role in developing payment innovations? How?
Vikki Wachino is principal of Viaduct Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that advises mission-driven organizations on health care policy, strategy and operations for people with complex health and social needs. She previously served as Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she was responsible for all policy and operations for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs, which serve more than 70 million people.
Vikki has also served in leadership roles at the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, NORC at the University of Chicago, and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Mount Holyoke College.
Positive Exposure: Change How You See, See How You Change
A keynote address by Rick Guidotti, Founder and Director, Positive Exposure
Positive Exposure is an innovative arts, advocacy and education organization that utilizes the visual arts to celebrate human diversity, inclusive of ethnicity, religion, age, ability, learning style, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
Positive Exposure has significantly impacted the field of human rights, mental health, medicine, and education by providing new opportunities to see each individual as a human being and valued member of our society.
Rick Guidotti, an award-winning photographer, has spent the past twenty years collaborating internationally with nonprofit organizations, hospitals, medical schools, educational institutions, advocacy groups and communities to promote a more inclusive and compassionate world where ALL differences are understood and celebrated.
Guidotti’s work has been published in newspapers, magazines and journals as diverse as Elle, GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine.
Featured Pre-Conference Sessions
Paying for Outcomes, Defining Value: Getting Beyond the Value-Based Payments Hype
Monday, May 6, 1:30-4:30 pm; $125
Value-based payments are all the rage — these alternative payment models have even drawn the attention of new private equity investors to the I/DD market. But, is there any there, there? What do you need to know to ensure your organization is best positioned to take advantage of potential opportunities — or to further disruption?
This Pre-Conference Session will get you up to speed on the value-based payments basics, including developments in the behavioral health market for I/DD, their implications for providers, and latest trends in consolidation and M&A. You’ll hear from payors about their most current thinking, and from organizations that are currently measuring quality outcomes. This engaging discussion will equip you with what you need to be a leading voice in I/DD service delivery when debates about value-based payments inevitably come to your state.
Lessons from Hacienda: Preventing Sexual Assault, Abuse, Neglect and Misappropriation of Funds
Monday, May 6, 1:30-4:30 pm; $125
In this era of #MeToo, the chronic issue of sexual violence against people with disabilities is finally getting public attention, more recently accelerated by the widely reported and horrific sex crime perpetrated against an individual living in an Intermediate Care Facility in Arizona.
This Pre-Conference Session is focused on solutions and prevention strategies — including the specific recommendations advanced by the Arizona DD Council, increased monitoring by protection and advocacy agencies and two state-of-the-art training curricula to promote healthy relations and prevent abuse.
- Erica McFadden, Executive Director, Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
- Katie Hanley, Senior Director, Oak Hill Centers
- Brenna Doyle, Program Integration Specialist, Oak Hill Centers
- Julie Atkinson, Research Professional, Center for Human Development, University of Alaska
Presenter: Charles Dorison, Researcher, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Monday, May 6, 1-5 pm; $125
Drawing on cutting-edge research in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience, this four-hour course will teach you evidence-based strategies to improve decision making both for yourself and others in your organization.
The course includes interactive exercises and real-time feedback, giving you personalized insights into your own decision-making. At the end of the session, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to structure decision environments and choice processes to reduce bias and increase accuracy.
NOTE: This session will also be offered during the conference on Tuesday. However, space during the conference will be limited and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first served basis. Registering for the pre-conference session not only guarantees your admission if you register before space runs out, but it also enables you to participate in additional breakout session offerings on Tuesday.
About the Presenter
Charlie Dorison is a researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School, studying human judgment and decision-making. Each summer, Mr. Dorison teaches decision science in the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute. Mr. Dorison's research examines how individuals can harness insights from psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience to help themselves and others in their organizations make better decisions.
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