DXI Symposium: October 28-29, 2021

Montana State University will host a two-day 100% virtual symposium on October 28 and 29 that will change the narrative around the culture of dyslexia. This event focuses on the powerful advantages of the dyslexic mind including imagination, spatial awareness and creative thinking.

Pre-registration online is required and will be available beginning Wednesday, September 1, 2021.This symposium is open to students, educators, parents, and the community. Pre-registration is required as capacity is limited to 500 participants. 

Montana educators will be able to earn up to 5 renewal credits through this online event!

Schedule of Events

Keynote Speakers + Sessions

100% Online Symposium

Thursday, October 28 

5:00 pm – Online Event Opens
5:30 pm – Introduction | Jeffrey Conger & Sarah Pennington
5:35 pm – Welcome | John Cech | President Carroll College
5:45 pm – Keynote | David Flink | Founder Eye-to-Eye
6:30 pm – K 12 Educators Panel |Linda Rost & Juliana Robinson
6:30 pm – Film Special Effects | Todd “Hammer” Semmes 
6:30 pm – Futurist & Influencer | Jody Turner
7:30 pm – Evening Wrap-Up & Door Prizes
8:00 pm – First Day Complete



Friday, October 29

8:30 am – Online Event Opens
9:00 am – Keynote | Ann Bancroft, Polar Explorer
10:00 am – Author Panel | Kimberly Newton Fusco & Daphne Benedis-Grab
10:00 am – X Games Athlete | Alex Hackel 
10:00 am – Conversation With David Flink |by Sarah Pennington
11:00 am – Student Panel |Cole Arthur, Emilie Schroder, & Melissa Widas
11:00 am – Dr. Dyslexia Dude | Shawn Robinson
11:00 am – Conversation with Ann Bancroft |by Lynsey Dyer
11:55 am – Closing Comments & Door Prizes