EY Dyslexia Network Event 2015

EY Dyslexia Network Event 2015

I’m delighted to be one of the speakers at the 5th EY Dyslexia Network Annual Event & Reception in the evening of the 15th of April in London.   If you would like to attend please do get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page.

The theme

Levels of disclosure of dyslexia are often low within the workplace – the successful rarely feel the need to mention it and those who are struggling often want to conceal their difficulties.  However, conversations about our children tend to be far more open and often reveal that many of us have more than a passing interest in this hereditary condition – whether we know it or not.

This year the event therefore takes a “parent’s eye view” of dyslexia, from initial diagnosis, through to the workplace.

The speakers

Speaking alongside me will be:

Lindsay Peer CBE, Chartered Psychologist and Educational Psychologist

Lindsay is widely recognised as an expert in dyslexia, special educational needs and mainstream education. In 2001 she was appointed CBE for services to Education & Dyslexia. She was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association in 2011.

Lindsay will take us on a journey from the earliest signs that our children have dyslexia through diagnosis, education and on towards the workplace to try to demystify the misconceptions and make sense of some of the impossibly complex decisions with which parents are faced.

Tim Campbell MBE – Entrepreneur and winner of the BBC Apprentice

Tim was awarded an MBE for Enterprise Culture in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.  He is a passionate advocate for the power of business who first came to our attention as the winner of the very first BBC Apprentice series.  He now runs his own social enterprise, Bright Ideas Trust, as well as being London’s Ambassador for Training and Enterprise (appointed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson) and the UK Government Secretary of State’s Enterprise Advisor (appointed by Rt Hon Vince Cable MP). Tim will share some highlights of his own journey, what he has learned about facing adversity, how being “hired” by Lord Sugar shaped his career and his own experience  of dyslexia.

About the event

The event As in previous years, it will take place in the early evening and includes a presentation by several speakers followed by a drinks reception.  This will hopefully provide some interesting and informal perspectives on dyslexia and neuro-diversity, along with the opportunity to discuss the issues raised and network with the speakers and other attendees.

I hope you will be able to join us and your peers for what should be a very thought-provoking and enjoyable evening.

If you would like to attend…

If you would like to attend and to register for updates of this site, please let me know using the form below and I will pass on your request for an invitation: