Keynote Speakers

Each year, the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities invites renowned speakers to provide attendees with fresh outlooks on leadership, advocacy, inclusion, disability rights and policy, and services and support among many other important topics. Our keynote speakers are well known for helping guide conference participants through very specific challenges to develop innovative approaches to achieving the good life.
Judy Heumann headshot

Judy Heumann

Disability and civil rights activist
Xian Horn headshot

Xian Horn

Teacher, Speaker, Beauty Advocate, Blogger
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Gaelynn Lea

Singer, violinist, public speaker, disability advocate
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Sara Minkara

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration (ETI)

Workshop Presenters

Workshop presenters are carefully selected based on experience, expertise, and presentation skill. An upward of over 40 speakers typically participate each conference.