Friday, October 04, 2013

Former Obama-advisor David Axelrod to speak at Toronto event

With all the madness happening in Washington DC at the moment with the government shutdown and Tea Party-driven Republican lunacy, it's opportune timing for David Axelrod, a former senior advisor to US President Barrack Obama, to be coming to Canada for a speech and Q&A.

Axelrod is keynoting on Oct. 8th at the Reena Foundation's 1st annual Exceptional Abilities Event. It's a fundraiser for Reena, a non-profit social service agency dedicated to helping children, adults and senior citizens with developmental disabilities realize their full potential and become integrated into the mainstream of society. Funds raised will support their respite and enrichment programs, where the people Reena serves can learn life skills and social skills.

Axelrod's presentation is entitled "Speaking on America's Future and Leadership Lessons" and includes q&a; I suspect the shutdown will come up and his perspective should be interesting. Axelrod was a senior advisor to Obama's campaign, transition team and, later, the White House. Today he's director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.

More information and tickets for the event are available here. I've been invited to attend and blog on the event, so I'll report back with a full recap next week on what Axelrod had to day about the Obama campaign, Washington DC, and all that.

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