Register for the TDIF

The Texas Disability Issues Forum brings together members of the Texas disability community, major candidates for statewide office, and disability advocates to discuss current issues affecting the Texas disability community.

The Forum will give voters a chance to hear candidates’ positions on disability issues before the November midterm elections. The Forum moderator (provided by media partner, The Texas Tribune will lead a series of one-on-one candidate interviews. Each candidate will have roughly 30 minutes to answer questions curated from the Texas disability community. The Forum follows a nonpartisan, unbiased, and impartial format. It is not a candidates’ debate.

As we learned in 2014, the disability community in Texans is eager to learn where the candidates stand on our issues: over 300 people attended the 2014 Texas Disability Issues Forum, and 50 disability organizations from across the state co-hosted the event. Learn more about the 2014 Forum.

Forum Organizers:

View the full listing of co-hosts and learn more about becoming a co-host.

When: August 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmLunch provided!

Where: UT McCombs School of Business, Robert B. Rowling Hall, 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 [view map]. Robert B. Rowling Hall is the newest building at UT Austin McCombs School of Business. It is adjacent to the AT&T Center. Park in the lots designated for Rowling Hall and enter the building. The Forum will take place in the Zlotnik Family Ballroom on the basement level.

Robert B. Rowling Hall can be reached by bus on routes 1, 3, 5, 18, 19, 20, 801, and 803.

Be sure to get your parking pass validated at the Forum. Otherwise, you will have to pay for parking.

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map of the event location

The Forum will also be broadcast over Facebook live for those who cannot attend in person. Details to be announced.

Venue accessibility info: ASL interpretation and CART service will be provided. All other accommodations, including Large print, Braille, or electronic materials, must be requested at registration.

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Co-Host the TDIF

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Diamond Sponsors:
Diamond level sponsor superior
Diamond level sponsor United Healthcare
Platinum Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor Amerigroup
Platinum level sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield
Platinum level sponsor Cigna
Platinum level sponsor Humana
Platinum level sponsor Megellan Complete Care
Platinum level sponsor MCNA Dental
Gold Sponsors:
Gold level sponsor Lilly
Gold level sponsor Molina Healthcare
Silver Sponsors:
Silver level sponsor We Work for Health
Media Partner:
Media Partner Texas Tribune

Sponsor the TDIF

TDIF Contacts:

General Inquiries: Bob Kafka 512-442-0252 revuptx@gmail.com

Sponsor & Media Inquiries: Dennis Borel 512-478-3366 ext. 302 dborel@txdisabilities.org

Accessibility & Accommodation Requests: Ashley Ford 512-437-5412 ashley.ford@tcdd.texas.gov

Registration Help: Laura Perna 512-478-3366 ext. 305 lperna@txdisabilities.org

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