Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 11.39.04 AMIncredible weekend at the Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation Leadership Conference in Norwalk, Connecticut. Imagine a full weekend of the world’s most intelligent creative thinkers together in one place, a TED-Aspen Ideas Festival-Clinton Global Event all rolled into one…. and add onto that – that most all attendees and speakers are dyslexic!

There is a sense of jubilation that runs this this conference that is unlike any other, and we are so grateful for the support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation that it came into being under Dyslexic Advantage and has been allowed to flourish. We’ll be updating this blog with talks and videos of course, but wanted to share some of the first photos coming back. We had amazing talks (as always), but also had working group sessions that met to identify and apply design thinking (Stanford IDEO) to issues like K-12 education, transition years, workplace, and imagery and branding about dyslexia.

ben-kilham-pandaWe also had elective sessions for the first time (all these sessions led by more brilliant dyslexics). Can you see how hard it was to choose just one?

Dyslexic Advantage Elective Sessions
1. Art of Negotiation
2. Start-up Challenges for Entrepreneurs
3. Thinking Like a Dyslexic in the Workplace: How ‘dyslexic thinking’ can be an asset
4. The Dyslexio-Strategic Mind: an Essential Weapon for our Armed Forces
5. The Intuitive Dyslexic in a Non-Intuitive World
dean-eides selfie6. Taking the Long View While Seeing the Big Picture: Using the Dyslexic Advantage in Foresight and Alternative Futures Scenarios

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More to come (we’ll post) and can you see how much fun it was?

Thank you to all the amazing people who came and all of the oh-so-hard-working volunteers who make Dyslexic Advantage what it is today! breakfast2