Hoby Wedler, Ph D
Hoby Wedler, Ph.D., is a scientist, sensory expert, and entrepreneur. In 2011, Wedler founded Accessible Science, a nonprofit organization that leads annual chemistry camps for blind or visually impaired students throughout North America. That same year, he began opening doors to the world of wine aromas by holding blindfolded wine tastings in Francis Ford Coppola’s wineries. In 2012, he was named a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama for enhancing employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities. In 2016, he earned his doctorate from the University of California–Davis in organic chemistry and was named one of Forbes Media’s 30 under 30. In 2017, he co-founded Senspoint, a global creative and strategic consultancy committed to helping those whose work makes the world more accessible and sustainable. Wedler also serves as a motivational speaker, mentor, and educator, and his initiatives have touched those whose journeys he successfully guided to new levels of awareness and success.