LD Innovation Symposium

Diverse Technologies for Diverse Minds

Friday, October 2, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is now closed. Thank you to all those who attended our third annual day-long symposium on new and emerging technologies for people who learn differently. Check back here in the new year for details about our next LD Innovation Symposium in October 2016.

Keynote by Christopher Lee

"From 'Faking It' to 'Tools for Life': Technology Pathways to Success"

Join Christopher as he shares his journey through life’s challenges, and discover how his technology pathways to success led to nationwide systemic change in higher education for individuals with disabilities and the people who serve them. Learn about Christopher’s social entrepreneurship venture, incubating and growing an organization which strives to improve the human condition for individuals with disabilities through equal access to technology-based and research-driven information, services, and products. Share Christopher’s excitement about new technology tools ranging from accessible engineered content, to robotics and wearable technology.

Christopher Lee, Ph.D. is the Director of AMAC Accessibility Solutions and Research Center. He is the author of What About Me? Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners and Faking It: A Look Into the Mind of a Creative Learner.

Dr. Lee is a renowned speaker, author, researcher, and advocate in the field of learning disability. His work focuses on innovative methods, including the use of adaptive technology, for improving, promoting, and ensuring accessibility for individuals with disabilities. He has secured millions of dollars in support of these efforts and his work has been featured on the likes of CNN, National Public Radio, and in the Associated Press. 

Special guest speaker Noel Gregg
"Online Mentoring to Improve Persistence of Students with LD/ADHD/ASD"

Noel Gregg will explore virtual mentoring as a support service for improving the persistence of secondary and postsecondary students with LD, ADHD, and ASD engaging in STEM coursework. Three aspects of virtual mentoring will be examined: (1) factors associated with how students with LD, ADHD, and ASD use social media tools, including virtual platforms, (2) factors contributing to the development of mentee/mentor relationships, and (3) factors which affect a mentee’s increased persistence in STEM.

Noel Gregg, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia in the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Associate Dean of Research. She is PI of the NSF Georgia STEM Access Alliance, a virtual learning model for increasing STEM persistence. Dr Gregg is the author of Adolescents and Adults with Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Assessment and Accommodation and Written Expression Disorders

Speaker books can be pre-ordered from the College Bookstore. A limited number will be also available for purchase on campus during the event.  


Speaker presentations have graciously been sponsored by:


Full Symposium Agenda


Who should attend?

Are you an educator, researcher, or administrator working with students with LD, ADHD, or ASD? Are you interested in how technology can improve teaching and learning? Do you hope to use technology more strategically in the classroom? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the LD Innovation Symposium is right for you!

What should I expect from the "Young Professionals Panel"?

You'll hear from young professionals in the work force about what kinds of technology they use in daily life at work and for personal productivity and enrichment. They will share tools they use currently, how they learned to use them, and advice for others starting out in the work force, or supporting students in transition from school to work.

What is the "Tech Playground"?

The Tech Playground is an inter-active, audience participation segment of the LD Symposium. It is set up like a technology fair, with individual presenters at tables demonstrating technology or apps they use. Our focus is on technology that supports personal or professional productivity. In the past we've highlighted wellness apps, apps for facilitating conversations for individuals on the Autism spectrum, note-taking tools, and many others.

Where can I stay in the area?

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Campus Map [PDF]

Discover Putney (resources for visitors to Putney, Vermont)

Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce (resources for visitors to nearby Brattleboro, Vermont)

Registration and Pricing Information

For Landmark College faculty, staff, and students attendance is free but registration is required: click here to register for the LD Symposium.
For all others, fill out the registration form below. Instructions for payment will be provided upon registration. Payment is required to secure your spot.

Registrants who cancel more than two weeks before the event (by Friday, September 18, at 5 p.m.) will receive a refund less a $25 processing fee. We are not able to offer refunds after September 18.*

Questions about Registration?
Contact Sarah Downing, Executive Administrative Assistant for Landmark College Institute for Research and Training