7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet and Late Registration Check-in (Luskin Center – Centennial Hall C/D)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. “Morning Tea” with Michelle Erai (UCLA), Georgina Kleege (UC Berkeley), and Sue Schweik (UC Berkeley)  (Centennial Hall C/D) *Ruminate on ideas that are in motion: contradictory thoughts, connections between, new arguments being developed by and between participants, connections/disconnects between artists’ presentations and scholars.

9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. Breakout Session Five

PANEL: Disability and Social Media

PANEL: “Outsider Art” Meets Crip Resistance

PANEL: Disability and Literature

LECTURE: AXIS Dance Company: A Case Study in Physically Integrated Dance

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Session Six

PANEL: Chemical Entanglements

PANEL: Theorizing Methods with Media in Disability Studies: Digital Filmmaking, Archive, and Theater

WORKSHOP: Writing Disabled Characters: Experiences Navigating the Dos, the Don’ts and the Uncharted Territory

WORKSHOP: History Matters: On the Road to the ADA

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Centennial Hall C/D)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley (Centennial Hall C/D)

2:20 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Breakout Session Seven

PANEL:  Spectacular Atlases: Photography, Bodily Taxonomies, and Disability Justice

PANEL: Emerging Scholars Undergraduate Panel

PANEL: Disability and Film

PANEL: Disability and Nation Building

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Breakout Session Eight

PANEL: Disability and Images/Reclaiming Identity

PANEL/CONVERSATION: Breaking down barriers about sexual identity and needs for people with disabilities

PANEL: Commanding Presence: infiltrating the social through disability arts

PANEL: ʺAllʺ: The Virtual Dance Ensemble and Artist’s with Parkinson’s Project

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “Afternoon Tea” with Michelle Erai (UCLA), Georgina Kleege (UC Berkeley), and Sue Schweik (UC Berkeley) (Centennial Hall C/D) *A wrap-up session to synthesize the ideas and discussions from the conference and thereafter.


  1. Sessions are subject to change due to cancellation.
  2. Each breakout session (1-8) will have 3-4 presentations/performances/workshops. The sessions will be held in the following Luskin Center Meeting Rooms: Centennial Hall C/D, Innovation, Pinnacle, and Odyssey.

You can download the Schedule at a Glance here.

You can download a complete copy of the Program here.

You can download a Word copy of the program here.

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