We made it to SXSWedu® 2015! First and foremost, thank you to everyone who voted for us – out of over 1,000 applicants, only 150 presenters were chosen.
It was my first trip to SXSW and only my second time in Austin. We arrived with a couple thousand others to attend the conference and it was quite the experience! I’ve never been to a conference quite so large, and I doubt I will ever again. On Wednesday we hosted our panel, “Supported Entrepreneur: Unlocking Invisible Talents”. I was joined by Philippe Ernewein, Celebrate Autism Board Member and Director of Education at Denver Academy, and Michael Bilker, a Spark Program pilot participant. We discussed the power of entrepreneurship for people on the spectrum and how we can change our perspective on how we look at people and their strengths. It was an incredible experience, and one that I definitely won’t forget. Thanks for hosting us Austin, and for the awesome BBQ. You can listen to our full presentation on SoundCloud.