Meeting of the Minds – Temple Grandin School

Meeting of the Minds

Event details

  • Monday | April 4, 2016 to Tuesday | April 5, 2016
  • 5:30 pm
  • eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO


The Temple Grandin School is excited to present our First Annual Meeting of the Minds in Boulder. We welcome employers, educators and community members to join us for this lively discussion with nationally recognized speakers Temple Grandin, Phil McKinney and David Finch, who will delve into why “Cultivating a Neurodiverse Workplace” should be the next strategic move organizations make to unleash their competitive advantage. Discover how intentionally introducing neurodiversity (diverse minds) will spark innovation and unlock creative potential.

Our three keynote speakers are thought leaders in the area of neurodiversity in the workplace. Their combined insights will prove to be informative and inspiring.

Doors open at 5:30pm – TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! Join us for beer, wine and appetizers from Frasca Food & Wine.

All proceeds benefit the Temple Grandin School.

DATE: 4.4.2016

TIME: 6:30-8:00pm

DOORS: @ 5:30 for Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres

LOCATION: eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO

COST: $200 VIP / $100 General Admission

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Temple Grandin

The world knows Temple Grandin as the face of autism. Her accomplishments as a speaker, author and advocate earned her a place among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2010. Her life story was detailed in the acclaimed HBO biopic, Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin continues to speak and write about autism, most recently in her book Different…Not Less.  Dr. Grandin has been professor of animal science at Colorado State for over 20 years and has made enormous contributions to the livestock industry. Her insights into animal behavior shaped innovative approaches to livestock handling that have become the industry standard.


Phil McKinney

Phil McKinney is the President and CEO of CableLabs and in this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for the global cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.  In December 2011, he retired from Hewlett-Packard as the vice president and chief  technology officer of the Personal Systems Group at HP where he also oversaw the global Innovation Office. He is the author of “Beyond The Obvious” and host of the award winning Killer Innovations podcast. Phil is co-founder and serves on the board of Hacking Autism, a non-profit with a mission to fund, create and support opportunities that improve the personal and professional lives of people on the Autism Spectrum.  Phil McKinney is recognized, through his numerous worldwide speaking engagements, seminars and workshops, as a leading authority on innovation and its impact on business, industries, economies and society.


David Finch

David Finch is a humorist and author of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling memoir, The Journal of Best Practices. Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, David has committed himself to relentless self-improvement, sometimes to a comical extent. A former semiconductor engineer turned full-time writer and speaker, David has written for The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Slate, and he writes a relationship blog for Psychology Today.



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