The "tech" community in North Dakota is impressive. ND is number 1 in the country for "agricultural tech" and has ambitions for being number 1 in "autonomous technology" (e.g. self-driving cars). Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, gave an outstanding Keynote presentation. He emphasized the need for businesses to harness a diverse workforce, and he noted specifically that there are 1.2 billion people who have disabilities, globally. So, in summary - accessing and leveraging the talents and perspectives of people with disabilities is critical for future success.