Summer Webinar Series – Dr Hoby Wedler

Details

Date 24 Jan 2022

Time 14:00 PM

Contact

Telelink

Address Online via Zoom, , Online

Phone 1300 84 74 66

Email telelinkinfo@visionaustralia.org

Overview

Overview

Join the Telelink team as we explore the lives of three very special guests this January.

Dr. Hoby Wedler is a scientist, an entrepreneur and a sensory expert driven by a passion for innovative, creative, and insightful thinking. Hoby has been completely blind since birth.

Described as an intuitive, disarming, and passionate thinker, Hoby gained a PHD in Organic Chemistry at the University of California. Amongst his research, Hoby has also written journal articles advocating practical approaches to make chemistry research possible for the visually impaired, discussing education, safety, software and even the functioning of service animals in the lab.

In 2011, he founded a non-profit organisation to lead annual chemistry camps for blind and visually impaired students throughout North America. In the same year, he began opening doors to the world of wine aromas by developing Tasting in the Dark, a truly blindfolded wine experience, in collaboration with the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

Hoby’s work has been recognised by Barack Obama who named him a ‘Champion of Change’ for enhancing employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities, and Forbes Media who named him as a leader in food and drink in their ‘30 under 30’ annual publication.

Watch Hoby’s TEDx discussion held in Sonoma County on Sensory Literacy here.

This is a 60-minute online event where you can ask our special guests questions in real-time. You can stream the webinars from your smartphone, tablet or computer, or listen in on your landline.

Our guest is keen to answer questions you may have. Please send them to webinar@visonaustralia.org. You will also be able to ask questions via email or through Zoom during the webinar.

How to register

Registration is required to attend this webinar.

Please register via this Zoom link

If you have a question for Dr Hoby Wedler, please include this during the registration process.

You can also send your questions via email to webinar@visonaustralia.org before the webinar or via Zoom during the webinar.

How to join

You will need to register to attend this webinar.

After you have registered, you will receive a link to click on when the webinar session starts.

Cost

This webinar is free to attend. Your own data or call charges may apply.