December 6 & 7, 2017

Valley Forge Event Center
King of Prussia, PA

Discover “Hire” Potential

The Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES) brings together employers, government agencies, service providers, and potential employees to dispel myths and discuss opportunities for people with disabilities to find employment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

677 people attended PADES 2017
—discover what they had to say:

“The motivational speakers were beyond fantastic!”

“This was a really great event! I am very happy I was able to attend!”

“The event was very rewarding for all. It was a pleasure to meet all of the students who eventually may be a fit for our company. We appreciate attending this event very much!”

2017 Speakers

Jessica Cox

“The First Pilot Without Arms”
Motivational Speaker

Rohan Murphy

Motivational Speaker

Randy Lewis

Founder & CEO of NOGWOG Disability Initiative

Craig Dietz

Motivational Speaker

PADES 2017 attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Network at the annual job fair
  • Attend numerous breakout sessions, ranging in topic
  • Learn from keynote speakers
  • Gain insight from exhibitors
  • Practice engineering skills with the FAB LAB
  • Witness real life testimonies and success stories

Employers had the opportunity to discover:

  • What their organization can gain by hiring a person with a disability
Are you ready to
Discover “Hire” Potential?


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