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Featured Speakers

Opening Keynote Session

Tim Shriver

Saturday, February 16 – 3:30pm

Tim Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics International, and in that capacity he serves with over 5.6 million Special Olympics athletes and their families in 172 countries.

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Closing Keynote Session

Ash Beckham

Tuesday, February 19 – 1:00pm

Ash has talked about the importance of acceptance, empathy and conversation at several events throughout the US and Canada, including more than 30 colleges and universities over the last year.

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Lee Mun Wah

Lee Mun Wah is an internationally-renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian storyteller, educator, community therapist, and master diversity trainer.

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Responding to a Discriminatory Incident on Campus

Sunday, February 17, 8:00am – 11:00am, Ballroom (3rd level).

The World is All Around Us

Sunday, February 17, 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

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Dr. Delvina Miremadi-Baldino

Dr. Miremadi-Baldino’s extensive training in education and psychology places her at the forefront of developing programs that promote resilience to help students, parents, and professionals live more flourishing lives.

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Fostering Resilience: The Science of Living a Healthier, Happier, More Thriving Life

Monday, February 18, 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

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Kevin O’Connell

Part futurist part digital storyteller, Kevin O’Connell has become a rising voice in the digital marketing space.

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The Art of Digital Storytelling: How to Increase Your Department’s Impact, Influence, and Partnerships

Monday, February 18, 2:15pm – 3:45pm.

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Dr. Atyia Martin, CEM

Dr. Atyia Martin, former Chief Resilience Officer for City of Boston Mayor’s Office, will engage us in critically thinking about the concepts of resilience and equity. What do they have to do with becoming our best selves – personally and professionally? How do we take resilience-building, equitable approaches to engaging with students?

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Foresight for Campus Recreation: Frontiers of Resilience & Social Equity – Opportunities for Transformation

Monday, February 18, 5:00pm – 6:00pm.

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Ellen Heffernan

Ellen Heffernan serves as president of Spelman Johnson in Easthampton, Massachusetts, a leadership search firm exclusively dedicated to serving institutions of higher education.

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Leadership Moves: Developing Your Career Strategy

Tuesday, February 19, 9:15am – 10:15am.

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