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Speakers - Saturday, November 20
Opening General Session: Hayley Arceneaux (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Hayley Arceneaux, Historic SpaceX Astronaut and Cancer Survivor
Hayley Arceneaux is the youngest American ever to orbit Earth, the first pediatric cancer survivor to become an astronaut, and the first person with a prosthetic body part to visit space.
Speakers - Sunday, November 21
Speakers - Monday, November 22
General Session: Reality of AI & Technology: Its Issue on Government & Business (9:00 am - 10:00 am)
Kevin Surace, CEO of Appance, Futurist and Disruptive Innovation Keynote Speaker, Creator of First Smartphone and Digital Assistant, CNBC Innovator of the Decade
Kevin Surace is a Silicon Valley innovator, serial entrepreneur, CEO, TV personality and Edutainer. Kevin has been featured by Businessweek, Time, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, FOX News, and has keynoted hundreds of events, from INC5000 to TED to the US Congress. While he has a technical background with 93 worldwide patents, he is known as a very dynamic speaker who is a true entertainer.
Mr. Surace led pioneering work on the first cellular data smartphone (AirCommunicator), the first plastic multichip semiconductor packages, the first human-like AI virtual assistant (Portico), soundproof drywall, high R-value windows, AI-driven building management technology, AI-driven QA automation, and the window/energy retrofits of the Empire State Building and NY Stock Exchange. He is also an accomplished music director, conductor, Broadway producer, and percussionist.
Speakers - Tuesday, November 23
General Session: Political Perspective - Eugene Robinson (8:30 am - 10:00 am)
Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, The Washington Post and Political Analyst, MSNBC
Eugene Robinson is on the front lines of news coverage every day. He is a twice-weekly, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post who is syndicated in 145 newspapers across the nation and is a prominent commentator on MSNBC. With an innate ability to cut through the clutter and provide clarity on today's events, Robinson's insights are free of the usual inside-the-beltway jargon. While media outlets may be tempted to churn out news served on a platter by candidates and companies, Robinson takes a step back not only to look at the big picture, but to focus on deeds - not just words. Whether he's assessing politicians, cliff-hanging events on Wall Street or handicapping elections, he reminds us that politics may not be for the faint of heart but sure can be fun to watch.