Keynote Speakers

Alex Sheen

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
3:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing on September 4th, 2012, because I said I would has sent over 4.47M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world. The story of his promises has been shared virally throughout social media and international news.

As a nationally respected thought leader, Alex spoke to over 90 organizations in 2014.

His keynote addresses were attended by as many as 8,500 attendees in a single event. 100% of his speaking engagement fees go to support the work of nonprofits.


Frank Luntz

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Frank Luntz is an American political consultant, pollster, and Republican Party strategist. He is one of the most honored communication professionals today. He has written, supervised and conducted more than 2,000 surveys, ad tests, focus groups in over 24 countries and four continents over the past ten years.

His focus groups are so influential that the then presidential candidate, Barack Obama, had this to say following the PBS presidential debate in 2007: “When Frank Luntz invites you to talk to his focus group, you talk to his focus group.”

Frank has been a guest on nearly every talk show in America and his ‘instant response’ technique for focus groups has been profiled on 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, and Frontline. He has even served as a consultant to the award-winning NBC hit show, “The West Wing”