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Tuesday, February 28 • 4:05pm - 4:55pm
Tuesday Closing Keynote: The Truer Vision

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Jackie Summers’ and Dr. Hoby Wedler’s collaboration seems to have been preordained. As the first Black licensed distiller in America and the founder of Sorel Liqueur, and facing his own challenges, Jackie has devoted years to advocating for differently abled, disadvantaged, and marginalized people. Hoby, blind from birth, earned his PhD in organic chemistry, is a sensory expert, entrepreneur, and educator. These two have now professionally partnered to create a unified front to combat systemic barriers of all kinds. Toby has brought his gifts in chemistry and sensory literacy to improve the quality of Sorel – a complex blend of botanicals and now, the most awarded liqueur of 2022 - while scaling production. According to Jackie, the product not only tastes better, it’s less expensive to deliver. Imagine have a common desire to make the world more accessible while building a better brand.

Speakers
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Jackie Summers

Creator and Founder, Sorel Liqueur
An acclaimed author, public speaker, and entrepreneur, Jackie Summers is the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. After being diagnosed with a spinal tumor and given a small chance to live, Jackie Summers not only beat those odds, but... Read More →
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Hoby Wedler, Ph.D.

Chemist and Food and Beverage Entrepreneur, Hoby Wedler
Dr. Hoby Wedler is an insightful, disarming, and passionate thinker who loves to bring people together to help them see new possibilities. With the heart of a teacher, Hoby helps turn dreams into realities. Hoby has been completely blind since birth. He is a chemist, an entrepreneur... Read More →


Tuesday February 28, 2023 4:05pm - 4:55pm PST
Pacific Jewel Ballroom San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina
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