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2nd Annual Hawai'i Summit on Employment First

Thursday, February 29, 2024
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (HST)

Entrepreneurs Sandbox
643 Ilalo St.
Honolulu, HI 96813


Building on the momentum of Hawaiʻi’s Employment First efforts to increase and improve employment among people with disabilities, the 2nd Annual Summit on Employment First will bring together self-advocates and those who support their full participation in work and careers. The post-conference summit will feature a full day of training, inspiration, and collaboration to expand competitive integrated employment and community inclusion.

The Employment First movement seeks to help ensure that people with disabilities can enter the workforce with the same aspirations and opportunities as others without disabilities. The summit will feature speakers, workshop style training sessions, and a panel of subject matter experts working to help us build capacity in our state. Hawaiʻi Employment First seeks to improve education, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes for adults with disabilities in Hawaiʻi. 

Hawaiʻi Summit on Employment First Schedule

Hawaiʻi Summit Presenter Information


How to Register



Patrick Gartside
Hawaiʻi APSE, President
Work Now Hawaiʻi Executive Director