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    20+ Speakers Succeeding Without Sight

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    Learn about Parenting, Education, Workforce Success & More!

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    6 Hours Of Inspiration and Practical Strategies

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    What Is the Succeed Without Sight Summit?

    The Succeed Without SIght Summit is a full-day, virtual event hosted by the Founders of Thriving Blind Academy to connect you to people that are living, working, and succeeding with vision loss. The summit has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals and families from all over the world to take the next steps to thrive.

    In a world not built for blindness, it is challenging to find others that know the feelings you feel in adjusting to vision loss. In this community, we understand. Summit speakers and attendees know the fears, doubts, anger, etc involved in this journey. We also know the joy, relief, and energy that comes from being inspired and empowered to take control of your life.

    During the event, you'll be able to learn from those thriving with blindness and low vision and will be empowered by resources and knowledge to succeed in YOUR life. 


    Succeed Without Sight Topics

    These are the pressing topics our community wants to know more about! Stay tuned for updates of specific hour by hour schedule, speakers, and more!

    • A few of the Key Topics that will be covered:

    • Summit Day is Packed with Inspiring Folks That Give Real Life Strategies for Success

      and we have a heck of a lot of fun all day long!

      This is not your typical conference about blindness and low vision! 

    • Parenting children that are blind/low vision

    • Assistive Technology Talk

    • Thriving Blind in Business: Getting Back Into the Workforce

    • Thriving with Sports for the Blind/VI

    • The Brain's Role in Thriving

    • Thriving with Cortical Visual Impairment

    • Thriving Blind in the Early Years

    • Secret Ingredient to Thriving: Being A Go-Giver

    • Summit Schedule

    • Summit time is

      10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern)

      *See Speaker Bios Below!

      **All TBA Members and VIP ticket holders get access to all session recordings.

    • 10:00-11:00am


      Thriving Mindset

      Charlie Collins, Kristin Smedley, L.A.Williams

    • 11:00-12:00

      The Impact of Being a Go-Giver:

      A Special Conversation with Bob Burg

      Thriving Blind: Parenting

      Lauren L. Barron, Ph.D. LMFT-S

      The Blind Psychologist



      Assistive Tech Talk

      Sam Seavy, Charlie Collins



      Brain Talk 

      Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

      Stanley Dietrich, Stephanie Duesing, Tina Zhu Xi Caruso,







      Thriving with Sports

      Elizabeth Baker






      Getting Back into the Workforce

      Wrap Up, Special Announcements

      Kristin Smedley, Charlie Collins

    • *Schedule and Speakers subject to change.

    Grab Your Tickets Before It's Sold Out

    We have limited space for this event, and the demand for tickets have been rising everyday. The tickets are going to go very quickly! Get yours while we've still got 'em.



    Sneak Peek! Full Speaker Lineup Coming Soon!

    Meet our presenters and panelists for the event. Learn from them how to grow from surviving to thriving with vision loss! Check back often as we update the list! NOTE: All registered attendees and Thriving Blind Academy members receive messages wit updated speakers as we add them to the event!

      Sam, bald and a dark beard, holding a few white canes

      Sam Seavey

      Assistive Tech Talk

      Sam is Founder of the YouTube channel, The Bind Life (49,000+ subscribers), deicated to sharing his experiences with vision loss. Sam was diagnosed in early adolescence with Stargardt’s Disease, a form of macular degeneration, and was legally blind by his mid-teens.

      Bob Burg with white hair and black glasses, smiling

      Bob Burg

      Author, The Go-Giver

      The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller, has sold over a million copies. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the Top 25 on Porchlight’s (formerly 800-CEO-READ) Business Book Bestsellers List. The book has been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the Most Motivational Books Ever Written, and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.

      Charlie smiling with short dark hair and wearing a blue shirt and dark blue sort jacket

      Charlie Collins

      Assistive Tech Talk

      Charlie is Co-Founder of Thriving Blind Academy and the SuccessAbility channel on YouTube, and is a certified Success Principles speaker/coach. Charlie was diagnosed with Stargardt's Disease in his teens and is legally blind.

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      Elizabeth Baker

      Sports for Blind/VI

      2016 Paralympic Games, 4th Seven-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist (2 golds, 5 silvers)Two-time World Triathlon Para Cup medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)Three-time CAMTRI/PATCO Paratriathlon American Championships gold medalist (2017, 2018, 2019)Two-time USA Paratriathlon National Championships medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)2015 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships Open Division Champion

      Tina with short dark hair, glasses, holding her white cane

      Tina Zhu Xi Caruso

      CVI Hour

      Tina is a photographer and student at MASSART living and thriving in Boston with Cortical Visual Impairment. Tina is featured in the upcoming children's book, What I Can Be Is Up To Me.

    Summit Ticket Prices

    Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to off the Summit at no cost. Please check out the VIP upgrade and ultimate upgrade, a one year Membership to Thriving Blind Academy!



  • Access to all Summit Sessions 

  • Access to all Summit day Q&A Sessions

  • Membership in private Thriving Blind Academy Facebook group



    TBA Membership

  • Access to the entire online portal of recordings, masterclasses, webinars, trainings of success principles for thriving with blindness/low vision

  • Weekly LIVE group mentorship calls (and recordings)

  • Recordings of all Summit speakers

  • Access to all Summit Sessions 

  • Access to all Summit day Q&A Sessions

  • Access to the private Thriving Blind Academy Facebook group




    • Recordings of all Summit speakers

    • Access to all Summit Sessions 

    • Access to all Summit day Q&A Sessions

    • Membership in private Thriving Blind Academy Facebook group


    Questions or technical issues? Contact: [email protected]

  • Succeed Without Sight Summit is brought to you by Thriving Blind Academy

    the only community that gives you the success strategies, community and coaching to thrive no matter your level of vision loss.  Take the next step on your thriving journey and join us today!

    **Thriving Blind Academy Membership includes a FREE VIP ticket to the Summit!