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Wednesday Opening Keynote 
6 PM - 7:30 PM

Over the last 20+ years Joe has spoken all over the world with one simple mission... to reclaim human connection. Joe has shared his infectious energy, humor, and passion in over 2,000 schools, and has positively impacted over 1 million people through…live speaking events, powerful videos, and his best-selling book, Just Look Up. Joe's timeless message (and unique delivery) around human connection is being craved more than ever! It's only when we stop and slow down, separate from our screens, and truly listen to each other's stories, that we can course correct, and give ourselves the best chance to leave our mark on this world. www.JoeBeckman.com

Brandon farberstein

Thursday Keynote Speaker
9 AM - 10:30 AM

Brandon Farbstein is a 24-year-old professional speaker, Gen Z activist, and author. He inspires millions across the globe with his universal message of living life on your own terms and building the framework for self-acceptance. Whether sharing his platform with thousands of students at a time, empowering readers with his books Ten Feet Tall & A Kids Book About Self-Love, or working with Fortune 10 companies, Brandon consistently delivers tools to audiences of all ages to shatter limiting beliefs, elevate their mindset, and create an amplified life. Brandon has amassed a social media following of over 300,000 and was named Instagram’s 19under19 as one of the most influential young people in the world with his mission to Elevate Empathy. He continues to break barriers spanning from the United Nations stage to partnering with some of the largest companies globally. Most recently, LinkedIn recognized Brandon as a Top Voice for disability advocacy. www.brandonfarbstein.com

shree walker

Friday Closing Keynote Speaker
12 PM - 1:30 PM

Society often thinks people are products of their environment. As a young woman growing up in a poverty-stricken single-parent home, Dr. Shree Walker refused to be a victim of circumstance. Being the eldest of six children and the backbone of her family, she has been faced with many obstacles. Without any heroes to look to, she had to become her own. Dr. Walker was determined not to live as a victim or a statistic. Dr. Walker is an author, educator, and motivational speaker who provides excellent professional development for life-learners. She can relate to others through the pain, the courage, the conquering, and the reality that there is a life after pain. Dr. Walker came to this planet to change the world. www.resilientwalker.com

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