Keynote Speakers to Be Featured at Annual Reeve Summit

As the anticipation builds for the 2024 Reeve Summit, we are thrilled to announce the lineup of keynote speakers who will share their invaluable insights with the community. The fourth annual Summit promises to bring together thought leaders who will guide informative, relevant discussions and educational sessions on topics around this year’s theme, Building Healthy Futures.

Reeve Summit Speakers 2024

Joining us March 6-8 are three esteemed keynote speakers driving positive change in their respective fields and embodying the spirit of Reeve Foundation’s mission. They will address hot topics and provide practical insights that aim to inspire the disability community beyond the Summit.

On March 7, Anjali Forber-Pratt, Ph.D. and Imani Barbarin will address attendees:

  • Anjali Forber-Pratt, Ph.D. – Director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research at the Administration for Community Living (ACL) will present on the future of national disability research policy and its relevance to the paralysis community. 
  • Imani Barbarin – Content creator, disability rights activist, speaker, and writer will discuss the representation of disability in the media, the intersectionality of her identity as a Black disabled woman, and the crucial knowledge disabled people hold. 

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On March 8, Ashley Shew will wrap up the Summit with closing remarks:

  • Ashley Shew, Ph.D. – Author of Against Technoableism: Rethinking Who Needs Improvement and Associate Professor in Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech will discuss the intersections and inclusivity of technology and healthcare for people living with disabilities. 


The Reeve Summit promises keynote speakers who will empower attendees to think boldly and act decisively. Want to be a part of this premier event? Register today through the Reeve Summit website.

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