Nelson Lauver: The Dyslexic Entrepreneur – Don’t Give Up on That Kid

Nelson Lauver

Laugh, be amazed and come away inspired by one of the most dynamic and compelling storytellers of our time, Nelson Lauver, Tuesday, February 23 at Shasta College. For nearly two decades Nelson has inspired audiences from every walk of life in the US and over 100 countries as a speaker, nationally syndicated broadcaster, social entrepreneur, human rights advocate, award winning author, and businessperson. Nelson will present one of his captivating talks in the Student Center on the Cafeteria Stage from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and then will delight with another session at 6:30 pm -8:30 pm in the Shasta College Theater. These events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and parking is free for the event.

Nelson Lauver is a regular guy who just happens to be a master communicator and strategic storyteller. To meet Nelson today, it’s hard to imagine that until age 29, he was functionally illiterate as a result of undiagnosed dyslexia. But his personal story, his very real struggles, his experiences, failures, and achievements have made Nelson who he is today and form the basis of his capacity to move audiences. Nelson has the unparalleled ability to inspire people, connect with them through their hearts, make them laugh, and challenge their perceptions about themselves and others.

This event is co-sponsored by Economic & Workforce Development, Excellence Committee and the Office of Access & Equity. For additional information please contact: Lisa Riggs, Counselor (530) 941-5399,

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