2019 Keynote Speakers

Join us at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa for these exciting and informative keynote sessions scheduled March 13 – 15, 2019.

Friday | March 15, 2019 | 10:50 a.m.

Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone

Don’t be a Bystander: Be the Spark That Ignites Change

On August 21, 2015, Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone reminded the world what a true American hero looks like. With his childhood friends by his side, Stone rushed headlong into the barrel of an assault rifle, tackling and subduing a would-be terrorist just as he was about to open fire on a crowded train. Stone’s remarkable courage earned him honors both at home and abroad, but it would not be the last time he faced harrowing odds and near-certain death. Nothing in his past suggested he would rise to the occasion so dramatically and successfully when needed. His actions seem to prove the old adage that heroes are almost always ordinary people who, when confronted with great challenges, respond in an extraordinary fashion. Stone will recount his own experiences, emphasizing the importance of taking action when we see other human beings in trouble and weaving a rich account of courage, honor, community and destiny that audiences will find both riveting and life-affirming.


Wednesday | March 13, 2019 |  9:00 a.m.

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Wednesday | March 13, 2019 |  5:00 p.m.

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Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.

Mark Paradies, President, TapRooT® | System Improvements, Inc.

Decisions that get people killed.

When you read “decisions that get people killed” do you think about decisions that workers make? These are not the decisions that will be examined. Mark Paradies will examine  decisions that set up major accidents. These types of decisions are usually made by senior management, and they can have very serious consequences. Management needs to know about them, and what they need to do to prevent major accidents.



Thursday | March 14, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.

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