ACT - Accessibility Conference of Technology

14 Oct 2021 10:00 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

MoFo is a proud sponsor of LIKE Venture’s October 14 virtual event, ACT Conference. Join LIKE Ventures and Morrison & Foerster for a discussion with technology innovators working towards a more equitable world by increasing accessibility for people with disabilities. The ACT Conference will include panel discussions and networking opportunities that focus on educating attendees on the intersect between the disability community, healthcare, and technology sectors. Partner Matthew Karlyn is moderating “Investing in Disability: An Untapped Market of Possibilities,” and Of Counsel Brigid Bondoc is moderating “Inclusive Healthcare: Bridging the Gap from Patients to Practitioners.”

The full list of panels and speakers is below. For more information, visit the event website.

The Workforce of the Future and Accessible Technology


  • Sarah Kirwan - Founder and CEO, Eye Level Communications, LLC


  • Dr. Grace O’Connell - Vice Chair of Equity & Inclusion and tenured Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dave Dame - Director of Accessibility, Microsoft
  • Mandy Cornwell - UX Designer, Google

Inclusive Healthcare: Bridging the Gap from Patients to Practitioners


  • Brigid Bondoc - Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster


  • Oscar Benavidez, MD, MBA, MPP - Managing Director and Chief, Congenital/Pediatric Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Sara Kenkare-Mitra, PhD - Senior Vice President Development Sciences, Genentech
  • Michael Petroutsas - Senior Vice President, Head of US Oncology Business Unit, GlaxoSmithKline

Investing in Disability: An Untapped Market of Possibilities


  • Matt Karlyn - Partner, Morrison & Foerster


  • Rosemarie Truman - CEO and Founder, Center for Advancing Innovation
  • Dave Gravano - Partner, Western Technology Investment



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