Dining in the Dark

When:  Jan 22, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Detroit Chapter

A Fun and Inspiring Sensory Awareness Experience!

Worldwide, there are approximately 285 million people who are blind or visually impaired. Our Dining in the Dark event experience will give you a compelling glimpse into what it’s like to be blind. This memorable experience will get you thinking differently and out of your comfort zones as you attempt to complete simple hands-on tasks and enjoy a meal — all while wearing comfortable blindfolds.

This amazing event was created by Mark Valenziano and he will be there in person to lead us through this awesome experience that you don't want to miss!

His life has been one of constant transition, going slowly from sighted to blind. Informed by this personal experience, Mark also teaches his unique perspective on managing and minimizing the uncertainty that comes with change, transition, and life in general. His signature program for this is called “Get Uncomfortable! Grab Your Uncertainty and Flourish”.

A former corporate executive and entrepreneur, Mark sold his successful company in order to follow his passion to inspire people to determine their future rather than just letting life happen to them.

Whether conducting a workshop, hosting one of his “Dining in the Dark” experiences, or delivering a keynote, Mark creates hands-on experiential events that engage the audience and are powerful, fun, and memorable. Attendees not only learn from their experience and from Mark’s words, they are inspired to be even better individuals and leaders, at home and at work. One comment commonly heard is that Mark’s impactful presentations are talked about long after the actual event!

5:30 PM | Registration & Networking
6:00 PM | Formal Program Begins in Ballroom
8:30 PM | Meeting Concludes

6950 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085

Venue Parking Lot - No Charge

Business Casual

Fred Ferris Photography
the Elysium Experience
AVL Creative
Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac


$25.00 Student
$35.00 after 12:00 am January 20

$35.00 ILEA Detroit Members
$45.00 after 12:00 am January 20

$55.00 Non-Members
$65.00 after 12:00 am January 20

$35.00 Member of a Neighboring ILEA Chapter
$45.00 after 12:00 am January 20

$180.00 Group of 4 Ticket Bundle
$190.00 after 12:00 am January 20

$100.00 Sponsorship
Sponsorship Includes:
-Ticket to the event
-VIP Lunch with Speaker Mark Valenziano on Wednesday
-Company Name and Logo on chapter website, event marketing materials, and at venue day-of event


6950 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48085
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