Speaking at ADDA Conference this Summer

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to speak at this summer’s ADDA Conference, the only international conference for adults with ADHD.

Overworked, Overwhelmed and on a Collision Course for Burnout has been selected.

I’m also organizing a panel discussion for spouses of ADHDers: For Non-ADHD Spouses Only! Creating a Strong Relationship with Your ADHD Spouse Non-ADHD Spouses Share Their Recipes for Success, along with Eva Green (TotallyADD), Victor Roggli (spouse of ADDiva, Linda Roggli), Dean Solden (Sari Solden’s husband) and Wilma Fellman who has agreed to moderate.

As ADDA Worplace Committee Chairperson, my team and I will be showing off our new presentation targeted at employers to sensitize them about the challenges of ADHD in the workplace.

and finally, I’m really excited about offering a full-day pre-conference workshop, Managing ADHD in the Workplace for HR Professionals, with Michelle Geiman, Director of Human Resources at Ohio University.

The conference takes place from July 24 to 27, 2014.

Great Speaker Lineup for the ADDA Conference 2013

By Linda Walker

This just in! ADDA has just announced their speakers’ lineup. You already know ADDA will be holding the Adult ADHD Conference July 18-21 in Detroit, Michigan at the Renaissance Center. Now, I’ve got a sneak peak at upcoming highlights (I don’t think they’ve even put it on their site yet!) What an incredible line up of speakers including, not one but, three keynote speakers!

Keynote Speakers:

In my last post, I mentioned that Sari Solden, who on her own is worth seeing, would be opening the conference with the first keynote address. Now it is official, both Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of “Driven to Distraction”, “Delivered from Distraction”, “Married to Distraction” and many more, and Canadian comedian and co-creator of “ADD and Loving It?!”, “ADD and Mastering It” and a founder of TotallyADD.com will be keynote speakers.

I’ve had the privilege of seeing Ned Hallowell give keynote speeches on two different occasions, and I have found him to be incredibly insightful and hilarious.

I’ve also had the privilege of collaborating with Rick and Ava Green on various projects related to TotallyADD.com. Rick was even a participant in my program, “The Maximum Productivity Makeover for Creative Geniuses” (aka ADHDers). During the program, we worked together for more than six months, and I witnessed his great sense of wonderment and his insightful take on life with ADHD.

Any one of these speakers would be worth a trip to Detroit. All three in the same conference will be amazing, as each of them excels at delivering a message that is inspiring, entertaining and beneficial.

Breakout Sessions:

There will be many breakout sessions over the three days with professionals working with adults with ADHD presenting their very best material covering strategies to improve your life in many areas of expertise, from career, to productivity, to legal, to organizational strategies and more. You’re sure to find many sessions that will answer your questions, provide the strategies you’ve been looking for and making your life with ADHD easier.

They’ve even added special sessions aimed at spouses of ADHDers. I’ll be participating in panel with Linda Anderson, Ava Green and Bruce Greenfield, all non-ADHDers in successful marriages with ADHD spouses. There really is something for everyone.

Finally I’ll also be conducting two breakout sessions of my own:

• ADHD and Burnout: Essential Strategies to Help Prevent ADHD-Related Burnout, and
• ADHD and the Science of Change: The Power to Take Control

The Early-Bird Special discount has been extended to May 10. This was changed to make sure people had time to register once the conference program was posted, but it won’t be delayed again, so don’t put it off… the price will jump dramatically before the conference starts, and you know you want to go, so make sure you get the best deal possible, register now. Members save even more (even more than the cost of joining!) so I highly recommend you join ADDA at the same time.

By now you’ve realized I’ll be going. Having already been to three ADDA conferences, it’s an easy decision for me. These conferences are fantastic… if you’re an adult living with ADHD, it will change your life. My decision is made even easier knowing it’s within driving distance from Toronto, Ottawa and even Montreal; carpooling will likely be an option.

So as they say at ADDA, I’ll MEET YOU IN MOTOWN!

CADDAC 2010 ADHD Conference & Comedy Night

Wanted to let you know that I’ll be speaking in Toronto on April 25th and hope that if you’re in the Toronto area, you’ll attend this really cool conference on ADD, a rare event in Canada.

CADDAC 2010 ADHD Conference & Comedy Night

A One Time Weekend Event That Can’t Be Missed

For Parents and Caregivers, Adults and Adolescents with ADHD and their Families, Educators, and Medical Professionals

Our featured speaker this year is the renowned Thomas E. Brown PhD. Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders, and well known author.

Our addtional speakers are Rick and Ava Green, Dr. Kenny Handelman, Dr, Laurie Dietzel, Linda Walker, Laura MacNiven, Dianne Azzarello and Heidi Bernhardt

Date: Saturday April the 24th – Childhood ADHD
Sunday April the 25th – Adult & Adolescent ADHD

Location: Blue Danube Banquet Facilities
1686 Ellesmere Road, Toronto

Comedy Night Fund Raiser:

Featuring Rick Green with highlights of his one man show and Dave Hemstad performaing his comedy act including ADD and Sports.

Don’t miss our “Dinner & Interactive Forum” with the conference speakers and comedians.

For more information: http://www.caddac.ca/cms/page.php?199

Montreal Conference: User’s Guide to the ADHD Brain

I was just informed that CADDAC (Centre for ADD Advocacy, Canada) will be presenting a conference called:

The Caretaker and User’s Guide to the ADHD Brain:
Understanding Brain Functioning, Common Coexisting Disorders and
Appropriate Treatments for ADHD.

Featuring: Dr. Tony Rostain, MD, MA  psychiatrist

This presentation will interest parents, educators, doctors, psychologists, social workers, counselors, child youth workers and adolescents and adults with ADHD.

Dr. Rostain will explain how and why the ADHD brain works differently and how this can impact learning, functioning, and behaviour. In this context, he will help us understand what treatments are available, through medication as well as therapy, and why they work for this disorder. Dr. Rostain will also briefly look at several disorders that frequently coexist with ADHD, such as learning disabilities, Asperger’s Disorder and Tourette Syndrome.

Date & Time:   Saturday, October 17, 2009 / 7:00 – 9:30pm
Location:  The Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Ballroom
900 de La Gauchetiere West, Montreal, Quebec H5A 1E4
Cost: $30.00 per person or $50.00 per couple

For more detailed information and to register access: www.caddac.ca under Events.  For more information please view the attached PDF announcements or contact CADDAC at 416-637-8584 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              416-637-8584      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.