Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission’s first-ever Disability Conference


July 13, 2023 

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission's first-ever Disability Conference
will take place next week in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania Relations Commission (PHRC) will host the 2022 Disability Conference from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at the Harrisburg Hilton, One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

The keynote speaker, Michael Kiel, is a rehab counselor/specialist, advocate and author. He has spent the bulk of his career working with young adults with disabilities. His career has centered around a comprehensive approach to employment and self-advocacy, which includes cognitive therapy, assistive technology, life skills/social skills, sexuality, and intimacy along with many other topics. In 2019 he published his memoir, Challenge the Moment.

"This free one-day conference event will provide the opportunity to network, share ideas, and work towards improving accessibility in the workplace. As the state's top civil rights enforcement agency, the PHRC plays a key role in ensuring justice and opportunities for all citizens. I want to thank our Disability Conference planning committee for putting together an event that will encourage and inspire all those working to provide a workplace that welcomes everyone.

To register and find more conference details, click here. Registration closes Thursday, July 13.

The PHRC, the state's leading social justice enforcement agency, urges anyone who has experienced acts of discrimination or hate to file a complaint with the PHRC by calling 717-787-4410. Information and resources are also available at

PHRC Media Contact Details

Amanda Brothman

Communications Director 771-856-5971
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Media