Disability MegaConference draws big crowd - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Disability MegaConference draws big crowd

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

It's billed as the largest event for people with disabilities, their families and professionals, and there was a big turnout to match the big name of the event; the Mississippi Disability MegaConference.

Speakers and vendors shared the latest information and innovations on many topics, including healthcare, education, employment and more. Friday's keynote speaker was television personality Zach Anner.

"We all have to have empathy for one another so that we can have these discussions and start seeing each other just as fellow human beings," said Anner. "I feel like conferences like this put everything out there so that no one's scared to talk about anything and that's great."

Organizers say it's also a great way to make new friends.

The MegaConference kicked off Wednesday, with preconference fun at the Jackson Zoo.

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