• KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Keynote Speaker:  David Rendall

    David RendallDuring the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 50 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm.

     

    Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and nonprofit executive.  In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.

     

    David has a Doctor of Management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology.

    He is the author of four books:

    • The Four Factors of Effective Leadership
    • The Freak Factor
    • The Freak Factor for Kids
    • Pink Goldfish


    Thursday, May 19, 2022 - Keynote Speaker:  Erik Weihenmayer

    Erik WeihenmayerErik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he became the only blind person in history to climb Mount Everest. When he stood on the top of Carstensz Pyramid in 2008, he completed his quest to climb all of the Seven Summits-the tallest peak on each of the seven continents.

     

    Erik is the author of the best-selling memoir, Touch the Top of the World, which was made into a feature film, as well as The Adversity Advantage, which shows readers how to turn everyday struggles into everyday greatness.

     

    His latest book, No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon is more than an adventure story; it illuminates how we move forward in our lives towards growth and purpose – despite the barriers that get in our way. He is an internationally recognized speaker and brings his message of living a No Barriers Life to audiences around the world.

     

    Friday, May 20, 2022 - Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Debi Crimmins

    Dr. Debi CrimminsAs a former Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida, Debi Crimmins has supervised and coordinated the district’s secondary language arts department, blended learning models, intervention implementation, curriculum and instruction vertical mapping, state assessment analysis, school turn around reform, and professional development services for all elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Previously, she coordinated literacy and intervention design, language arts curriculum writing, and literacy leadership institutes as Orange County’s Secondary Language Arts Director.  In addition to her administrative experience, Debi has taught graduate and undergraduate literacy education programs in colleges throughout Florida, where she has worked with beginning to veteran educators, pulling from her classroom experience as a language arts, literacy, and intervention reading teacher in the intermediate, middle, and high school setting.

    Debi’s passion for literacy instruction and blended learning, coupled with a rigorous commitment to improving professional development for teachers, is modeled throughout her contemporary, research-based workshops, keynotes, seminars, and institutes around the country, as she utilizes best practice from her teaching experience as well as her Ph.D. in Literacy Intervention Instruction.  Her research has been published in the English Journal, Phi Delta Kappa, ASCD, and within literacy instruction books by Christopher Gordon Publishers.