The 2017 USBLN 20th Annual National
Conference & Biz2Biz Expo

August 21 – August 24, 2017 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL


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Thank you for joining the USBLN on August 21 – 24 for our 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, “Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation.” The USBLN is the only business-to-business National membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.

This premier event provides the best and brightest in disability inclusion with cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!


Nyle DiMarco to Speak at USBLN Conference
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We are excited to announce that Nyle DiMarco will be speaking at the Leadership Awards Dinner on Wednesday, August 23, during the USBLN 20th Annual Conference!

He won the mirror ball trophy on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (season 22) and was the last model standing on The CW’s America’s Next Top Model (cycle 22), now Nyle is winning over audiences as an influential leader and ambassador for the deaf community. Born into a multigenerational deaf family, he is an honorary spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) and founder of the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which works to improve the lives of deaf people around the world. Nyle was also a creative collaborator on The ASL App, created by nativedeaf signers to teach conversational American Sign Language.

With a passion for language, literacy and advocacy within the deaf community and beyond, Nyle shares his barrier-breaking story as a deaf man who has risen above stereotypes to take the world by storm. Believing that his deafness is “an asset rather than a limitation,” he builds a bridge between the deaf and hearing by shining a light on not only the struggles, but also the triumphs of the deaf culture. Above all, Nyle shows audiences that with a sense of community, commitment to your goals, and belief in yourself, you can accomplish anything.

Don’t forget, early bird registration ends April 14, so register today!