Opening General Session
The Opening General Session is the official kick-off to the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo! Join us for special remarks and presentations from the keynote speaker, actress and activist Amy Brenneman, the CEC president, the convention program chair and more!
Where: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
When: Wednesday, April 3, 5 p.m.
About Keynote Speaker Amy Brenneman
We are excited to announce that disabilities activist and actress Amy Brenneman will be the keynote speaker at CEC 2013’s Opening General Session!
Brenneman, who is perhaps best known for her award-winning title role on the popular TV series “Private Practice,” and “Judging Amy,” is an active supporter of numerous children’s organizations, including Healthy Child/Healthy World, CARE and TASH, an international organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization.
Brenneman is also the director and producer of a documentary on the CHIME Institute, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 considered to be a national leader in the development and implementation of the model of inclusive education that has children who develop typically, children with disabilities and children who are gifted learning side by side.
Brenneman’s other professional work includes her other award-winning TV roles on “NYPD Blue.” Her film credits include “Bye Bye Love,” “Casper,” “Heat,” “The Jane Austen Book Club,” “88 Minutes” and the upcoming “Look of Love.”
She is also very active in the theater community and has performed at Lincoln Center, Yale Rep, L.A. Theater Works and she is a founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in site-specific original theater pieces centered on themes of social justice.
Brenneman has two children with film director Brad Silberling.
Join us Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. to welcome our wonderful keynote speaker and kick off the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo!