June 2 Conference Explores Neurodiversity in the High-Tech Workforce

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When we think of dyslexia, most of us picture students in a classroom. But once school is behind them, dyslexic individuals move to the workplace. Often they bring with them entrepreneurial energy and fresh perspectives on business.

Microsoft will host a free half-day conference in the South Bay on Tuesday, June 2 that seeks to raise public awareness of the many ways “neurodiversity,” including dyslexia, affects employees and employers in the workforce.

The program is open to the public and will take place from 8:00 am-12:00 noon at the Silicon Valley Conference Center in Mountain View. Keynote speakers for the event are Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide of The Dyslexia Advantage; Scott Sandell, general partner, NEA Venture Capital; and David Hornik, general partner, August Capital. Panelists will include Joan Bisagno of Stanford Business School; John Roberts, CEO, RxEngine; and David Obershaw, former senior executive at PeopleSoft and HP. NCBIDA is a partner sponsor for this thought-provoking event. For more detailed information and registration click here.