Disability Employment
Awareness Luncheon

DEAL 2022

Coming October 2022

For issues and questions, contact deal@disabilityrightstn.org.



Hosted by Disability Rights Tennessee, the Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon (DEAL) is the largest disability employment event in Tennessee. Designed to increase awareness about and commitment to Employment First as a sustainable business policy, this event brings together over 350 people from nonprofit, government, and business sectors to learn how to build an inclusive workforce. Learn more about Tennessee’s commitment to Employment First.

Did You Know?

Businesses that are inclusive of people with disabilities – in recruitment, retention, and advancement – benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills, and creative business solutions. Additionally, work environments that are flexible and open to the talents of all qualified individuals, including those with disabilities, actually improve workplace success for everyone. You can learn more in our video Disability Employment: A Sustainable Business Practice. Watch the video.


Over the years, DRT has been lucky to host incredible DEAL speakers from diverse backgrounds. Speakers have included Ernie Dianastasis, Founder and CEO of The Precisionists, Inc., Dr. Aerial Ellis, Professor and CEO of Advisory 83Meg Lawrence, Accessibility Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, and Randy Lewis, the former Senior VP of Supply Chain Logistics for Walgreens.

Do you have a suggestion for future DEAL speakers? Contact deal@disabilityrightstn.org with suggestions.


Are you interested in sponsoring DEAL 2022 in October? Find out more about sponsorship opportunities. We hope you’ll join us in supporting this exciting annual event! We are so thankful for our past sponsors! Learn about our DEAL 2021 sponsors.


DEAL 2022 Event Information & Registration Coming Soon

October 2022 | Location TBD

speakers at conference
speakers at conference