You’d have to be trying to avoid it if you haven’t heard the news yet. Most people have been eagerly anticipating this for several years. ADDA is holding:
The 14th International Adult ADHD Conference Reach Out for Connection, Hope and Empowerment July 18-21 - Detroit, Michigan Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
It’s always a struggle to explain what an ADDA Conference is all about. It’s difficult to explain what people can expect to find at the conference when what each person discovers, while equally touching and life-changing, is completely different for each of them.
Every attendee agrees:
It’s like coming home,
That you’ll meet people and start friendships that’ll last a lifetime,
You’ll feel a warmth and acceptance you’ll find nowhere else,
You’ll learn more about adult ADHD from the best experts in the field than you can anywhere else.
But when they start to share their favorite moments, we see the wide variety of experiences, situations, people and events that have touched them in different ways. Condensing the true feeling of an ADDA Conference into an article, a Web page or a brochure is simply impossible.
This year, Kyle Dopfel set out to capture the "ADDA Conference experience” in a totally new way. Using Skype, she’s been virtually criss-crossing the continent to capture people’s unique take on what ADDA Conferences mean to them and why they think YOU should come too. They’ll be there again, and they’re really looking forward to seeing you!
They all want to…
Meet You In Motown!
Sometimes, technical difficulties arise. In this recording, we were able to get good audio, but we weren’t able to save the video. Listen to Terry share what she’ll be speaking about at the Conference, and you’ll know just by listening that it’ll be worth the trip to be there and see her in person.
Terry explains that it’s all about the warmth. She’s not the only person who discovered a new life direction, professionally as well as personally, through attending ADDA Conferences, but I love how she describes what you’ll find there. Terry likens the atmosphere at ADDA Conferences to a great big global hug!
Linda Anderson doesn’t have ADHD. Many professionals working with adults with ADHD are also diagnosed with ADHD, but Linda came about her interest in ADHD in a more roundabout way. However, she found herself drawn to these people, and found that the ADDA Conference was (and still is) the absolute best place to learn everything you ever wanted to know about adult ADHD.
Linda’s description of Ned Hallowell sharing a story about a bus driver having a bad day at work, and even more importantly, the crowd’s reaction to that story, are very revealing about the type of experience you can expect at an ADDA Conference.
Duane Gordon & Linda Walker (1/2):
Duane Gordon and Linda Walker are a husband and wife team; Duane has ADHD and Linda is an ADHD professional. They’ve both been to numerous conferences other than ADDA Conferences and share why the ADDA experience is so different. Linda shares her memories about the talent show, and about her seeing adults with ADHD (Duane included) blossom in an environment where they could accept and be themselves. She also shares a touching story about the famous ADDA Talent Show.
Duane Gordon & Linda Walker (2/2):
In the continued interview with Duane Gordon (adult with ADHD) and Linda Walker (ADHD professional), husband and wife team. They attended their first ADDA Conference in 2005 in Tuscon, Arizona, where they declared, "We’re going to every ADDA Conference from now on.” And they have. Linda shares how she remembers Sari Solden speaking at one conference, telling the story of "Sheep Shame.” ADDA Conferences are always about adults with ADHD AND the people who love them. Linda reveals how what she learned about ADHD at the ADDA Conferences helped her better understand what her husband, her daughter (also ADHD) and her clients were facing.
Sari Solden is a keynote speaker at this year’s ADDA Conference, which is entirely appropriate since she is a phenomenal speaker who’s been involved in ADDA since the very beginning and because she grew up in Detroit and is looking forward to returning to her roots.
Terry Dickson is another long-time ADDA member who attends every conference. As a doctor, Terry was so touched by what he discovered at ADDA Conferences, he decided to devote his professional life to supporting adults with ADHD and opened an ADHD clinic as a result. However, it turns out that medicine is not his only talent. Apparently, he’s musician too!
If there is one thing that is absolutely clear about the 14th Adult ADHD Conference, it’s that… you won’t want to miss it! If you haven’t yet, Register Today!