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August 2019 MPIOH Chapter Luncheon

August 21, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Buffalo Creek Retreat
8708 Hubbard Valley Road
Seville, OH
MPI Ohio

Accommodating People with Disabilities at Meetings and Events

Chapter Luncheon in Seville


EIC Preferred Provider Logo 10.18.18Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

About the Program:

In 2019 it’s a legal, social, and professional responsibility to adapt your meeting venue to accommodate speakers and attendees with disabilities. Having been paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. speaks from her wheelchair sharing her own dramatic personal story. She now presents to audiences throughout the U.S. and beyond as a recognized expert on inclusive design. She has also earned recognition for her home that is the top-rated universal design home in North America. In this MPI-exclusive presentation, Rossetti addresses crucial points you need to know to anticipate challenges in order to achieve a smooth, gracious, and respectful event experience for every participant. She will focus on: why disability inclusivity is so important, how to set up your meeting rooms, adapting to dining and networking challenges, accommodating speakers and guests with wheelchairs, and important resources designed to ease your way as a successful meeting planner.

Learner Outcomes:
1. Identify problems and challenges that people with disabilities experience at meetings and events.
2. Develop solutions to solve problems and challenges that people with disabilities experience at meetings and events.
3. Create an inclusive, easy access environment for people who use wheelchairs and scooters in and around meeting and dining rooms including layout, aisle width, easy access, table heights, and more.

About the Speaker:

Rosemarie-Rossetti smaller Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and publisher who walks her talk. On June 13, 1998, Rossetti’s life was transformed when a 3 1/2 ton tree came crushing down on her. Her life was changed in that instant!
Paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rossetti looked deep within herself and found new strength and new resolve. Determined to take back her life and make a difference for others, she shares the lessons she has learned since that fateful day, and demonstrates how to rise above misfortune and live life with conviction.
Rosemarie presents internationally to audiences from ten to several thousand. Through her enthusiastic, warm, and empathetic personality, Rosemarie draws the listener into her message and develops a following wherever she goes.


Buffalo Creek Retreat
8708 Hubbard Valley Road
Seville, OH 44273


11:00 am - 11:30 am: Networking
11:30 am - 12:15 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm: Program and Q&A

Continuing Education:

CMP Precheck logo This program has been approved by the Events Industry Council under Domain H: Site Management for 1.25 CE hours.
*The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Pre-Check logo is not an endorsement by the Convention Industry Council of the quality of the session. This logo means that this session has met the criteria to be pre-approved for CMP certification credit.


Members (Preferred & Premier): $30
Non Members & Essential Level Members: $60
Students: $15

Meeting Attendance Policy: All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
To receive a refund, you must cancel by Friday, August 16, 2019. No shows will be billed!

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