ATTENTION: secret shortcut to learning about enabling technology
a Tech:Fest experience without the flight and hotel...
online & on-demand multi-conference content
Disability Cocoon Tech:Fest recorded session presentations, exhibitors product overviews, demos, and more.  Multi-event content updated after each Tech:Fest, all packaged up here and available....whenever. 
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"This is so convenient"
"Thanks for all you are doing!  I've heard about your Tech:Fests, but I've been too busy to attend one.  Thanks for making this valuable content available in this format."

We get it...your day-to-day responsibilities sometimes keep you from exploring all the tech solutions available.  

Introducing Disability Cocoon's online & on-demand Tech:Fests.  Recorded sessions, demos, vendors, and more, from all of our Tech:Fests around the United States.  Multi-event content updated after every Tech:Fest so you can stay ahead of the curve.

We won't tell anyone you found a shortcut to catch up ;)
discover now or whenever, at a fraction of the cost

Become an Expert

Now it's easy for you to become an expert in your agency, and/or the tech hero for the people you support...even if you aren't tech savvy.  Get the knowledge you need to stay ahead of the curve.

Save Valuable Time

Significantly shortening the learning curve saving your valuable time.  Get the ideas and solutions you want without the time away from your responsibilities.

Same Content - Lower Cost

Nothing can replace the networking benefits you get when attending a Tech:Fest in person.  However, sometimes you just need solutions without the travel costs.  
You owe it to the people you love and support to start exploring all the 
new tech solutions that are enabling amazing possibilities.
are you ready?
Enabling technologies are the next big phase in community living.  
This is your secret shortcut to join the tech movement, 
and start leading the discussion in your teams.
designed for anyone with any knowledge level
Provider Agencies
Case Managers
Families & Advocates
70+ sessions from multiple Tech:Fests around the United States
here's a small sample of the content
Learning from the Past to Build the Future
Sandy Henry, ARRM Board Member
Tech:Fest Cincinnati
How we can apply lessons learned from the past in our industry, to give current and future leaders insights into how to tackle our industry's biggest challenges.

Sandy helps frame where we are as an industry compared to times in the past.  

State Officials Panel Discussion
Multiple representatives from OH, IN, TN, & MN
Tech:Fest Cincinnati 
Tech:Fest Indianapolis
Representatives from DODD in OH, DDRS in IN, BDDS in IN, Indiana University, ARRM in MN, and DIDD in TN take part in two interactive moderated panel conversations. 

Get several leading states' perspectives and a glimpse at where they are driving us all. 
Tech Doesn't Have to be a 
4 Letter Word
Connie Melvin & Richard Harrington, Founders, TEC Lab
Tech:Fest Cincinnati
When most people hear the word “technology”, they immediately think of expensive and complex devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to “roll up their sleeves” – to be guided through the process of building practical pieces of assistive technology using supplies that are available from their local hardware store. 
Tech Start-up Pitch Contest
Marvin Green, Founder, CareCutz
Josh Massey , Founder, Carepool
Tim Jones, Founder, LeanonMe App
Tech:Fest Cincinnati
Think Shark Tank - three companies with disability tech solutions in the startup phase pitch their tech solutions/products/concepts. 

Can you guess who won this contest at our inaugural Cincinnati Tech:Fest on Oct 15th, 2018?
I/DD Healthcare: Then, Now, & Next
Dr. Craig Escude, CEO, Health Risk Screening Tool
Tech:Fest Columbus
Dr. Craig Escude discusses the evolution of I/DD health supports from the late 1800s to now, and then give us a vision for the future.  
Peeling Away the Industry Standard
Ken Smith, Director of Development, Rest Assured
Tech:Fest Indianapolis
Does support = staff?  Is this the current "industry standard" approach to meeting people's' needs.  

In this session, Ken Smith, challenges our long held beliefs of how we define support for people with disabilities...and teaches us a new way to "peel a banana (you have to watch this to understand).  
The Art of Servant Leadership
Steve Hendricks, Director of Business Development, Scioto

Tech:Fest Indianapolis
The 2019 workforce is comprised of 4 generations of people. Each generation has their own unique ways of thinking, behaving and communicating. This poses a great challenge for today’s leaders. This session will demonstrate how a Servant Leadership style of leading translates across all generations. Using stories, reflection and a question/answer format, we will identify key Servant Leadership principles that will provide leaders with tools and resources to enhance employee engagement and productivity.
Tech-Leveraged Service Models that Redefine What's Possible
Mike Strouse, CEO, Goodlife
Tech:Fest Indianapolis
Providers are facing a perfect storm of need, rising workforce costs, and expectations for increasingly inclusive services. There is no magic solution but national thought leaders agree that the next generation of services will be fully leveraged by technologies. GoodLife and its KU partners have worked to create, adapt and use emerging technologies to support independent living and weave these solutions into the fabric of its next generation service models. 
Internet of Things (IoT) Training
Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology & Josh Anderson, Manager of Clinical Assistive Technology - Easterseals Crossroad INDATA Project

Tech:Fest Indianapolis
The Easterseals Crossroads INDATA team demonstrates multiple internet connected devices that can increase autonomy. How can "off the shelf" smart home devices improve the lives of the people you support? Find out here. 
...and more
here's a free sample of 1 of the 70+ sessions
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Individual Pass
(pay by check & purchase order options available)
  • NEW TECH:FEST SESSIONS ADDED AS THEY OCCUR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST (we also include all Tech:Huddle recordings)
  • $0.00 setup fee
  • 100% money back guarantee within the first 7 days if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason - no questions asked.  Cancel anytime without penalty.
Pricing as low as $6.97 per learner per month
for agencies requiring multiple learner accounts

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what you get 
this isn't near as important as what you will be able to do for the people you support :)
All the content from multiple Disability Cocoon Tech:Fests and Tech:Huddles
...except the networking and food truck food

  •  All sessions from all past Tech:Fests and Tech:Huddles
  •  Future Tech:Fests and Tech:Huddle content added monthly
  •  Short tech vendor solutions presentations (it's like stopping by someone's booth)
  •  Full tech vendor demo videos
  •  Lessons appropriate for all levels of experience (beginners and those with experience)
  •  Not just solutions - solutions and best practices for whatever position you are in
  •  Everything online and on-demand for your convenience
  •  Consistently updated content to make sure you stay ahead of the curve
  •  Knowledge to become the go to resource within your agency and/or support team
  •  Confidence knowing you have done your research and are ready to take the next steps
  •  Ongoing access to all materials so you can reference it anytime you need it
  •  The joy of watching someone you support blossom with possibilities 

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If you are involved in disability services in any role, you owe it to yourself and the people you support to know what new options are available.  This is the easiest way to start exploring and learning. 
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