Torrie Dunlap

Keynote Speaker
Photo: Torrie Dunlap

In 1998, Torrie Dunlap found her life's purpose when she taught a theater class for children that included a boy with Down syndrome. This is also how she came to know the work of Kids Included Together, a nonprofit where she started as a volunteer and today is the Chief Executive Officer. Kids Included Together (KIT) works all around the globe to help child and youth programs meaningfully include children of all abilities. Torrie is a thought-leader in the inclusion movement with her active social media presence including blog posts, over 3,000 tweets, podcasts, Google Hangouts and many other activities. She has delivered keynotes and trainings on inclusion and participated in panel discussions around the United States and in Canada and Europe, including addressing the United Nations on World Down Syndrome Day in 2016. In addition to her speaking engagements, she has been published in textbooks, professional journals and trade magazines.  Her TEDx Talk "Isn't it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs" has over a quarter of a million views on YouTube.Torrie is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and in 2013 was selected as a Social Innovation Fellow at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.  Follow her on Twitter @torriedunlap.