15th Annual Ever Widening Circle on Thursday, October 24, 2013
This year the World Institute on Disability is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Please join us on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at our annual Disability Policy Summit and Ever Widening Circle, our premier gala celebrating WID’s work and disability culture. The event will be held again this year at the universally designed and award-winning Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California.
Our Ever Widening Circle event, immediately following our annual Disability Policy Summit, will include a cocktail reception beginning at 5:00pm, a short program and an awards ceremony. We are pleased to announce that our program will feature comedian Josh Blue, the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and who most recently debuted in a new special, Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue. Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness, Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.
Policy Summit 2013 will focus on technology policy and feature a roundtable discussion geared toward corporate technology officers interested in improving accessibility of their online services and systems and a roundtable discussion between consumers with disabilities who use access technology and industry representatives who develop that technology.
An internationally recognized public policy center founded in 1983 by leaders of the Independent Living Movement, WID's program work focuses on critical policy issues that directly affect people’s ability to live full and independent lives. WID believes that access to technology is a key to accessing employment, independence and high quality healthcare and that creating a mechanism for industry and people with disabilities to work together on accessible solutions is critical to achieving seamless and independent access.
We hope you will join us in celebrating WID’s 30th anniversary and appreciate your support towards our mission to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security, and health care for persons with disabilities worldwide. Please feel free to call with any questions and thank you for considering our request for sponsorship of Ever Widening Circle and WID's innovative programs.
The Oakland Marriott City Center is conveniently located on the BART line in downtown Oakland.
Become an Ever Widening Circle Sponsor
The success and visibility of Ever Widening Circle is the result of the strong
collaborative ties between WID and its partners and sponsors. WID invites
individuals and companies to join with us in our commitment to advancing
disability rights and support our policy summit and gala event by becoming a
sponsor at one of the levels listed on the enclosed sponsorship form. The reply
form provides instructions for submitting your logo and text for your ad in our
souvenir program book. Please return the reply form as soon as possible so that
we can recognize your sponsorship in all of our promotional materials.
A limited number of half-price individual tickets that allow members of the disability community and our nonprofit partners to attend are available for $75 each and must be purchased in advance by credit card or check only.
If you are interested in becoming an Ever Widening Circle sponsor, contact Kat Zigmont, Executive Projects Coordinator, at email@example.com or (510) 225-6343 or download the Corporate or Community Sponsor form at the bottom of this page. All sponsorship arrangements must be made in advance only and paid by credit card or check.