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Neurodiversity in the High Tech Workforce

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Silicon Valley Conference Center 1065 La Avenida Street Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
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Celebrating abilities in a culture of disability.

Please join Microsoft for a conference on Neurodiversity and self-advocacy. The conference seeks to raise public awareness of neurodiversity and what it means to employees and employers in the workforce.

Neurodiversity is a worldwide movement that maintains dyslexia to be a variation of human brain wiring. Neurodiversity emphasizes this spectrum of brain function in all humans and suggests that to better understand the perspectives of those around us, we should not only try to see the world though their eyes, but understand it through their brains.

We are asking these important questions:

Do we want to attract, retain and assist employee with neurological differences?
Do we want entrepreneurship within our organizations?
Ninety percent of all disabilities in the workforce are invisible — including learning disabilities, ADD, ADHD, medical conditions and more. When a disability is invisible, the fear of disclosure can be intimidating.

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide – The Dyslexic Advantage: Co-founders of the Dyslexic Advantage foundation and noted authors.
Scott Sandell – General Partner – NEA Venture Capital, Forbes “Midas List”, Investments include: Workday, Tableau, Blue Jeans Networks.
David Hornik – General Partner – August Capital. David is a General Partner with August Capital and the creator and Executive Producer of The Lobby Conference. Investments include companies such as Splunk, Evite, and eBates.

FEATURED PANELISTS

Joan Bisagno – Stanford Business School – Charles Schwab Center for Dyslexia.
John Roberts – Former Founder of SugarCRM, CEO of RxEngine.
David Obershaw – Senior Executive at corporations such as PeopleSoft & HP.

AGENDA

8:00AM-9:00AM – Registration and Breakfast
9:00AM-11:30AM – Session
11:30AM-12:00PM – Optional Networking and Expo

Thanks to our Partner sponsors!

Netwoven
Dyslexic Advantage
Charles Armstrong School
Parents Education Network
Lime Connect
International Dyslexia Association
The Workplace Initiative
Chartwell School

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