Reeve Summit 2020

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on November 21, 2019 # Events

Reeve Summit 2020Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation presents
Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect

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February 26 – 28, 2020
Registration opens December 5, 2019

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is excited to announce the inaugural Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect. The Reeve Summit will be a three-day gathering held at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C., from February 26-28, 2020. Registration opens December 5, 2019.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Christopher Reeve’s spinal cord injury, and this event is a unique opportunity to bring together the paralysis community, key thought leaders, and individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of people with paralysis and related disabilities.

The Summit will kick off with a welcome reception and entertainment on Wednesday evening, February 26, followed by two days of notable keynote speakers and educational panels. Confirmed speakers include Senator Tom Harkin (Ret.), founder of Harkin Institute, and former United States Senator from Iowa, who will provide keynote remarks on the upcoming 30th anniversary of the ADA next July. We’ll also be joined by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts on Friday morning, as well as other leaders who foster collaboration, independence, health promotion and innovation.

The Reeve Summit will touch on topics and themes relevant to the paralysis community and give everyone a chance to hear from experts, ask questions and share experiences on many aspects of life.

  • Advocacy – This conversation will have experts discussing the power of advocacy, for oneself, loved ones and creating movements.
  • Caregiving – Finding the right personal care attendant for your needs and one on one meet-ups with other caregivers.
  • Employment – Understanding government benefits versus employment benefits, how to ask for accommodations from your employer, and other tools to help find a job.
  • Health & Wellness – Reviewing critical situations to look out for, women’s health, intimacy and relationships, and how to take time for yourself.
  • Research – An explanation of the Reeve Foundation’s approach to research, what is changing in 2020, and promising new treatments for individuals living with paralysis will be discussed.

We hope you will be able to join us!

For more information on corporate sponsorships, please contact Ivonne Salazar at [email protected] or 973-933-7121.

For exhibitor information, please contact Lexie Gleason at [email protected] or 973-933-7211.

Hotel reservations:
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20001 USA
Make your reservation here.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
815 14th Street N.W., Washington, District Of Columbia 20005 USA
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown
500 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 USA
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Embassy Suites by Hilton – Washington, DC.
900 10th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 USA
Make your reservation here.