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keynote speakers


March 1-4, 2023
Town & Country Resort
San Diego, CA


Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Leadership speaker and student engagement expert Scott Backovich has dedicated his life to doing one thing: helping schools create phenomenal campus culture. On any given day, Scott can be found making a positive impact on students, educators, and activities programs around the country. He is the founder of ENVOLVE Schools, a student engagement program designed to help campuses facilitate outstanding student activities. For Scott, it’s not just about generating a moment of impact—it’s about developing an entire climate of action. www.ENVOLVEschools.com


Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Dr. Laymon Hicks isn’t a stranger when it comes to student empowerment and leadership. He has motivated over 500,000 students across the nation in 46 states. Dr. Hicks graduated from Florida State University where he served as the Student Body President. At the age of 29, Dr. Hicks graduated with his doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Today, he is an adjunct professor, youth speaker, author, and leadership consultant. Most importantly, he is the husband to Keisha and father to his daughter, Karsyn and resides in Florida. www.laymonhicks.com


Friday, March 4, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Shannon McKain is widely recognized as a leading authority in finding passion, creating positive change, and reaching personal goals. As a former NFL Cheerleader, Pryor Leadership Fellow, youth state council officer, and being featured across the country on ABC, CBS, and the Dude Perfect Show on Nickelodeon - she is no stranger to leadership, teamwork, and motivation. Today, Shannon entertains and educates audiences around the world relating how hard work, the right attitude, and having passion will lead you to success. www.shannonmckain.com

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