Fletcher Forum

The mission of The Rankin Institute's Fletcher Forum is to increase public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities. This event is an annual presentation by a nationally recognized expert in the field of learning disabilities. It is underwritten by corporate and individual sponsors and is open to the public at no charge. The Fletcher Forum provides education and enrichment to teachers, other professionals, parents and community members.

OCTOBER 27, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm

Lessons from a Hyperactive Dyslexic Who Turned a Bright Idea Into One of America's Best Companies

Paul Orfalea is often referred to as a maverick.  Why?  As a struggling kid with dyslexia and ADHD, he went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in America.  He succeeded in using his learning differences and outside-of-the-box approach to business to create Kinko's and build it into a billion dollar empire.  Since his retirement in 2000, Paul has devoted his time to philanthropy and public speaking.  He is especially passionate about raising awareness and empowering children with learning differences to view obstacles as opportunities for growth.  Join us, and be inspired by the personal story of one of the most 'successful stars' in the corporate galaxy.