Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker

Thursday, Nov. 30


Morris Morrison
Show Host, Author and Entrepreneur

Morris Morrison is a world-class entertainer, author and show host who became obsessed with building stronger, kinder, focused human beings after being orphaned in New York City — then being orphaned a second time as a teen — when a doctor’s words changed Morrison's life forever.

Today, many global leaders have partnered with Morrison to help their people overcome disruption to continue growing. Attendees have experienced his message live on stage and in his latest book titled, Disrupt Yourself. Morrison has been the go-to voice to bring families and teams closer, build fearless, focused leaders that drive uncomfortable change and healthy disruption and make organizations more impactful through personal ownership and service.

After receiving his education from Fairmont State University and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, Morrison's business journey included leadership roles in human resources and marketing, prior to exploring his dedicated path of entrepreneurship and culture building.

Best known for celebrating his biggest accomplishments off stage as a husband and father, Morrison also serves organizations including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the YMCA and many others. Morrison is a proud brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the West Virginia University Alumni Association, and the board of advisors for the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University and the Chestnut Mountain Ranch home for boys.


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Closing General Session Keynote Speaker

Saturday. Dec. 2

Jon Petz
Business Adviser, Author and Entrepreneur

Jon Petz is a two-time, best-sellers list author and motivational keynote speaker on performance and the power of human connections. He brings this passion and energy for performance, purpose and impact to attendees to strengthen their performance mindset and success in life, business and careers.

Petz is a former sales and marketing executive in big corporate as well as a tech entrepreneur. As a remarkable addition, Petz is also a professional magician. This one-of-a-kind combination brings relevancy, experience and understanding to the real-world challenges and opportunities we face in our professional pursuits.

USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, ABC News, Success Magazine and many other media outlets have covered the success of Petz and his quest to help people engage deeper, perform better and fuel growth personally and professionally. His second book, Boring Meetings Suck, was named by Inc. Magazine as a top ten and must-read business book.

Jon’s third book, Significance In Simple Moments, focuses on human connections to help you achieve significance. Profits from this book are donated in support of the Miracles & Magic Foundation, a show which was founded by Petz and his family. Miracles & Magic is a Las Vegas style, grand illusion and comedy magic show that provides children with life-threatening illnesses a chance to forget about the treatments, shots and hospital, and instead shares the wonder and joy of comedy, magic and illusion.


Check out his website to learn more.





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