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An email update about this Symposium's new event date was sent to all registrants on Thursday, March 19.





The Schwab Learning Center will host our 2nd annual Symposium on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 5 PM. The theme of this year’s event is social justice in education and the workplace. The goals of the symposium are to educate attendees on the science of learner variability, highlight the strengths of neuro-diverse thinkers and reduce the stigma associated with learning differences.


In the afternoon, we will offer 3 breakout strands:

Higher Education:

“Learner Variability and Adults (Barbara Pape, Digital Promise)”

“Rethinking College Admissions with Learner Variability in Mind” (Helen Chen, Stanford University)


“Enhancing Potential in the Workforce:  Rethinking Hiring Practices and Performance Evaluation” (Nicole Ofiesh, Stanford SLC)

“Embracing Diversity in the Workplace” (Lorne Needle, Google)


“Reducing Stigma Through Understanding Neurodiversity and the Variability in All Learners” (KD Harris, Let’s Talk LD)

“Enhancing Personal Potential in the Social and Built Environment Through Universal Design” (Kevin Tyrrell, QDG Architecture and Sean Vance, Temple University)


Attendees will listen to at least 2 short presentations.
The earlier you register, the better chance you have of getting your preferred strand. Based on capacity of the venue, some strands may sell out sooner than others. When registering, please select your first choice and second choice from the drop-down list below.




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