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Darrius Garrett

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Darrius Garrett was born and raised on the Eastside of Long Beach, CA, surrounded by death, drugs, and gang violence. After being arrested for drug possession, Darrius was jailed in the 9th grade. He was later released and enrolled in Ms. Gruwells English class at Wilson High School - a move that Darrius believes changed his life. Inspired by his... read full bio

Joseph Bruchac

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Joseph Bruchac, the Abenaki Indian author of Skeleton Man. Throughout Joseph Bruchac's short stories, poetry, picture books, and novels are echoes of the writer's Abenaki Indian heritage. In 2005, he was honored with the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for his efforts to preserve Native American traditions, and bring to light issues of concern to contemporary Native cultures.... read full bio

Richard Bookstaber

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Richard Bookstaber, one of the first Wall St. insiders to warn about the potential for crisis caused by the explosion of financial derivatives. He is a perfect speaker for finance, investment, and banking events. Called one of Wall Street's 'rocket scientists" by The New York Times, Bookstaber is the author of A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds,... read full bio

Glenn K. Murphy

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Glenn Murphy joined Gap Inc. as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in July 2007. Under his leadership, the company has successfully driven bottom line earnings growth by focusing on healthy margins and effectively managing costs. The company recently reported fiscal year earnings growth for 2008 of 16 percent. With more than 20 years of retail experience, Murphy... read full bio

David Bennett

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David Bennett is co-owner and co-editor of Ancient and Future Catholics, ChurchYear.Net, and Life in Your Years (a site related to wellness), and a member-manager of Saint Hilary Communications. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Currently, his day job" is the religion department chair at a Catholic High School. David has written and spoken on a... read full bio

Patty Wooten

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Patty Wooten RN is a successful nurse, a renowned international speaker, and an hilarious clown. With an extensive background in critical care, hospice, and home health, Patty set forth to express her love of nursing through the development of two fascinating clown characters; bold and bawdy Nancy Nurse and her whimsical, compassionate counterpart, Nurse Kindheart. From Miami to Madrid, from... read full bio

Dr. Annie Negrin

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Annie Negrin is a Media Personality and Ophthalmology Surgeon with over 15 years clinical experience combining strengths in Patient & Family Centered Care, Health & Wellness Expertise, and Communications. Covering a range of health and wellness topics, she focuses primarily on public health education, prevention-based medicine, and up to date research. Dr. Annie has appeared on cable, broadcast and web... read full bio

Harvey Alston

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Harvey has held a variety of positions throughout his career. He was a high school head football coach, a teacher, a counselor, and an assistant director of financial aid at the college level. He has taught English, biology, health, life sciences, math and physical education. Harvey was a successful manager in the fast food business and has become an incredibly... read full bio

Temple Grandin

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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Now her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen with the HBO produced, full-length film Temple Grandin. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was featured in the... read full bio

Jackson Katz

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Jackson Katz is one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author and filmmaker, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He has lectured on hundreds of college and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional... read full bio

Sally Karioth

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A very special public speaker who has a gift for evoking a wide range of emotions from her audience, Sally Karioth teaches one of the most popular courses on death and dying at Florida State. Drawing on her own experiences as a nurse, teacher, writer, talk show hostess and nationally renowned grief therapist, Karioth penned If You Want To Know... read full bio

Kurt Aschermann

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Kurt Aschermann, has extensive experience as a marketing and resource development professional. He has recently been named President and COO of Charity Partners LLC in Boston, Massachusetts. Charity Partners is a new company dedicated to providing innovative fundraising solutions for respected charities throughout the U.S. and the world. Prior to his current position, Aschermann was Senior Vice President of... read full bio

Dr. Inge Auerbacher

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Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany and spent three years between 7-10 years of age in the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, where out of 15,000 children, about 1 percent survived. She remembers when the now famous childrens opera Brundibar was first written and performed while she was in Terezin. She tells her life story in three books; I... read full bio

Henry Azzam

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Henry Azzam served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of MobileCom, the mobile subsidiary of Jordan Telecommunication Corporation (also known as Jordan Telecom). He served as the Regional Chief Executive Officer of Middle East and North Africa of Deutsche Bank AG since May 1, 2007. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Jordan Investment Trust Plc (alternately,... read full bio

Mitchell Bard

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Mitchell Bard is the Executive Director of the nonprofit American Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and an authority on U.S. Middle East policy. Dr. Bard is also the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, the worlds most popular and comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture. Dr. Bard currently co-chairs the task force on BDS & Delegitimization for the Global... read full bio

Bill Demby

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Bill Demby serves as proof that a major disability doesn't mean the end of the line in athletics. Demby lost both his legs from the knee down when the truck he was driving in Vietnam was hit by a rocket. An avid competitor before his injury, he found that participation in sports gave him the self confidence he needed to... read full bio

Dr. George Elvin

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Green innovation speaker Dr. George Elvin is renowned for his insight into cutting-edge green technologies and his talent for inspiring audiences to envision a greener, more sustainable future. Elvin is a recognized expert on a variety of green topics including green building, nanotechnology in architecture, clean technologies, biotechnology, environmental issues, LEED architecture and sustainable design. Elvin's conference speaking engagements... read full bio

Bill King

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Bill King, an Animas insulin pump wearer, marathon runner, diabetes advocate, community volunteer, father and husband, is now sharing his experiences about living with diabetes. Touring the country, Bill will be speaking at diabetes and pump support groups, community events and educational seminars for both patients and healthcare professionals. For most people, running a marathon is only a distant... read full bio

Rachel Simon

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Rachel Simon is the critically acclaimed author of six books, the best known of which are the novel The Story of Beautiful Girl and the memoir Riding The Bus With My Sister. Her other books are the memoir The House on Teacher's Lane; an inspirational book for writers, The Writer's Survival Guide; a novel, The Magic Touch; and a collection... read full bio

Frank King

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Frank King is a superb comedian, whether if it is his impersonations of John McCain, Bill Clinton, John Edwards, or his clean, clever, just for laughs, comedy keynote: Make a Living, Not a Difference," Frank King will customize his performance for your group, industry and or event. His comedy and motivational keynote performance: "Get Up Off Your Aspirations," or... read full bio



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