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Inspiring Speakers at ANC 2009 – Part 2

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Can you believe it? ANC is just around the corner and soon we’ll be in Las Vegas! I’m sure my life will never be the same after this summer’s conference, not only because ANC is where I learn, network, share and bring back ideas to my district…but also because I will be installed as your 2009-2010 SNA President.

That’s one reason I’ll definitely be paying especially close attention to our general session speakers. I’m sure I’ll need lots of inspiration as I begin my term…and I hope these keynote speakers will inspire you too as you prepare for a new school year. It really is a dynamic group: a musician, a writer, an artist and a philanthropist. I’m especially looking forward to Wednesday and Thursday’s speakers, Erik Wahl and Blake Mycoskie.

Third General Session
Erik Wahl is a recognized artist and speaker, and founder of a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations implement breakthrough thinking to achieve extraordinary results. Discover how you can sharpen your own creative skills and identify a personal style for inspiring yourself, and others.

Closing General Session
Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS: Shoes for a Better Tomorrow on a simple premise: for every pair purchased, TOMS will give an additional pair of shoes to a child in need. Since the first Shoe Drop, TOMS has given over 70,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world.

There’s never been a year where the need for fresh ideas to address the challenges of our districts was ever more important. And with so much to learn, see and do, there’s never been a better return for our dollar either. I'm ready to go to Las Vegas......are you?

Dora Rivas
SNA Vice President

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