Day 1

Keynote :
Varija Bajaj

Convenor NAS 2021

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Dec 2nd | 11:00 PM IST

Day 1

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Entertainment For All & By All

Moderator:  Keely Cat-Wells - CEO, C Talent
Panelists:
Nic Novicki - Founder& Director, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
Lachi - Recording Artist & Disability Advocate, RAMPD

Dec 2nd | 

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Media: An accelerator for Inclusion
Moderator:
Dr. Grishma Shah - Co-Convener National Ability Summit, Co-Director - Chicago ReelAbilities Film Festival
Panelists:
Lori Samuels - Accessibility Director, NBCUniversal Media
Gurpreet Kaur - Head of Global Accessibility, Twitter
Jennison Asuncion - Head of Accessibility Engineering Evangelism, LinkedIn and Co-Founder, GAAD Foundation

Dec 2nd | 

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Sports: Empowerment through Disability Sport
Moderator:
Varija Bajaj –
Convenor, National Ability Summit, Founder of Varija Lifestyles, Varija Home and Varija Life
Panelists:
Patrick Stolpmann
- Head of Technology and Transformation, International Paralympic Committee
Tony Bennett - Head of Disability and Inclusion, The International Golf Federation & President - The European Disabled Golf Association

Dec 2nd | 

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Inclusive Education
Moderator: Thomas Tajo
-President, Vision Inclusive
Panelists:
Dr. Jutta Treviranus
- Founder, The Inclusive Design Research Centre Rakesh Dhasmana-
Education Consultant cum Consulting Director, AIMS Media Pvt Ltd
Ramez Maher - Co-founder and Managing Director, Helm Foundation

Dec 2nd | 

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Disability Inclusion In Journalism
Moderator:
Nikki Hind
- Founder, Blind Grit & Australian 1st Blind Fashion Designer
Panelists:
Lisa Cox
- Disability Affairs Officer, Media Diversity Australia
Charlotte Bateman - News Reporter, Sky News
Sarah Richards - Journalist/Producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dec 2nd | 

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Tourism: Accessible To All
Moderator:
Soumya Maheshwari
- Associate Publisher, Pinnacle Connect LLP

Panelists:
Siddhant Shah
- Disability Access Expert & Founder, Access for All
Neha Arora - Founder & Managing Director, Planet Abled
Manuel Di Filippo - Founder, Outreach Holidays Ltd.
Juan Pablo Pinto - Head of Accessibility, Wheel The World

Dec 2nd | 

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Accessible Transport
Moderator:
Hardeep Rai
- Group Chief Executive Officer - The Kaleidoscope Group of Companies
Panelists:
Dr. Anjlee Agarwal
- Founder I Executive Director - Samarthyam, National Centre for Accessible Environments Athira Menon - Head of Public Policy - South India and Sri Lanka, Uber
Lalith Dedigama - Chief Operating Office / Consultant, Ceylon Expeditions Travels Christopher Wood – Founder, Flying Disabled

Dec 2nd | 

Day 2

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Investments In The Disability Sector
Moderator:
Hardeep Ra
i - Group Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group of Companies
Panelists:
Rizwan Rahim
- Principal, Mirath Family Office
Amo Raju - CEO, Disability Direct Dr. Jenny Tilotson - Director, Sensory Design & Technology (eScent)

Dec 3rd | 

Day 1

Day 1 Highlights
Varija Bajaj -

Convenor, National Ability Summit & Founder, Varija Life
Dr. Grishma Shah -
Co-Convenor, National Ability Summit

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Dec 2nd | 

Day 2

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Keynote :

Dr. Grishma Shah

Co-Convenor, National Ability Summit

Dec 3rd | 10:00 IST

Day 2

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Employment: Needs, Practices And Rights Of People With Disabilities
Moderator: Varija Bajaj
- Convenor, National Ability Summit, Founder of Varija Lifestyles, Varija Home and Varija Life
Panelists:
Stephane Leblois - Director of Partnerships, The Valuable 500 Paul Deemer - Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers Anita Iyer - Diversity Inclusion & Accessibility Consultant, Founder-Ekansh Trust
Arman Ali - Executive Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

Dec 3rd | 

Day 2

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Strategies To Enhance Access To Mental Health Services
Moderators:
Dr. Grishma Shah -
Co-Convener National Ability Summit, Co-Director - Chicago ReelAbilities Film Festival
Dr. Nimesh G Desai - Psychiatrist & Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, IHBAS
Panelists:
Narendra Kinger
- Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist, Sir H N Reliance Hospital Mumbai & Holy Family Hospital Mumbai & Founder Trustee, Talk To Me, Mental Health NGO
Dr Kishore Kumar - Director, The Banyan Academy in Leadership for Mental health (BALM)
Jeff Tate - Police Chief/Emergency Management Director, Shakopee Police Department

Dec 3rd | 

Day 2

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Inclusive Society And Independent Living: Experiences With Different Models And Strategies
Moderator:
Dr. Nimesh G Desai -
Psychiatrist & Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, IHBAS
Panelists:
Dr. Aloka Guha
- Founder & Chairperson, National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities
Poonam Natrajan - Former Chairperson National Trust, Govt of India & Founder and Board Member, Vidya Sagar

Dec 3rd | 

Day 2

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After Care Homes And Community Based Rehabilitation
Moderator:
Dr. Nimesh G Desai
- Psychiatrist & Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, IHBAS
Panelists:
Pallavi Rohatgi - Executive Director, The Banyan Academy in Leadership for Mental Health
Dr. Achal Bhagat - Senior Consultant Psychiatrist & Psychologist, Apollo Hospitals

Dec 3rd | 

Day 2

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 Digital Accessibility: The Only Way Ahead
Moderator:
Shilpi Kapoor
- Founder, BarrierBreak & 247 Accessible Documents & Newz Hook-Disability & Accessibility
Panelists
Dave Hoffer - Design Leader - User Experience and Inclusive Design Meryl K. Evans - Accessibility Marketing Consultant, MERYL.NET

Dec 3rd | 

Day 2

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Digital Accessibility: Creating An Inclusive World
Moderator:
Shilpi Kapoor -
Founder, BarrierBreak & 247 Accessible Documents & Newz Hook-Disability & Accessibility
Panelists:
Léonie Watson - Director, TetraLogical Neil Milliken - Vice President & Global Head of Accessibility, Atos

Dec 3rd | 

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Policy: Governments And Their Challenges
Moderator: Hardeep Rai
- Group Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group of Companies

Panelists:
Richard Morton - Head of Accessibility for Government, Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO)
Charlotte McClain - Nhlapo - Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group

Dec 3rd | 

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Policy: Implementation On The Ground
Moderator: Hardeep Rai
- Group Chief Executive Officer, The Kaleidoscope Group of Companies
Panelists:
Alejandro Moledo del Río - Head of Policy European Disability Forum
Kudakwashe Dube - CEO, Africa Disability Alliance
Marilena di Coste - Founder/ Disability Advocate, The Butterfly

Dec 3rd | 

Day 2

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NAS Highlights: The Way Forward
Varija Bajaj -
Convenor, National Ability Summit & Founder, Varija Life
Dr. Grishma Shah - Co -Convenor, National Ability Summit

Dec 3rd | 

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Identity: Identifying Pride For PWDs
Moderator:
Debra Ruh -

CEO, Ruh Global IMPACT & Executive Chair, Billion Strong
Panelists:
Nabil Eid
- CSO, Billion Strong Organization
Yuval Wagner - Founder & Chairman, Access Israel Org LaMondre Pough - CEO, Billion Strong
Fatma Al Jassim - Disability Rights Activist and Consultant

Dec 2nd | 

Day 2

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Inclusive Society For The Hidden Disability
 

Moderator:
Dr. Nimesh G Desai
- Psychiatrist & Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, IHBAS
Panelists:
Dr. Shanti Auluck
- Chairperson & Founder, Muskaan- PAEPID
Merry Barua - Action for Autism, National Centre for Autism India Dr. Lisa Stafford - Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology & University of Tasmania

Dec 3rd |