Annual Expo Agenda:
9:00 am - Check In & Registration
Morning Refreshments Offered
10:00 am - Workshop #1 - Presented by NICE
10:45 am - Workshop #2
11:30 am - Workshop #3
12:30 pm - Luncheon for Guests & Sponsors
Three course, plated lunch to be served.
1:45 pm – Presentation by Dimension Data
2:00 pm - Keynote Presentation - Bill Curry
Bill Curry has spent his entire adult life as a leader and communicator. His NFL career included two Super Bowl titles and a stint as the President of the NFL Players Association. Bill served as head football coach for Georgia Tech (’80-’86), the University of Alabama (’87-’89), and the University of Kentucky (’90-’96). In 1989, Bill was recognized as the nation’s top coach with the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award.
From 1997 to 2008, Bill came into millions of homes each football Saturday as an analyst for ESPN. In September 2006, the American Football Coaches Association announced Bill as the recipient of the 2007 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award in honor of his outstanding service toward the advancement of the best interests of football.
In June 2008, Bill was selected to be the inaugural head coach of Georgia State University’s new football program. Bill’s book – “Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle” – was released in August 2008 by ESPN books and was praised by author Pat Conroy as “the best book about the NFL” that he ever read.
In March 2013, Bill joined former player Pete Wellborn and communications expert Jeff Battcher to form Curry, Wellborn & Battcher, LLC, a company offering leadership and success training and sports-related crisis communications services.
Bill is married to the former Carolyn Newton of Atlanta, a graduate of Agnes Scott College who earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Georgia State. Bill and Carolyn have two children and seven grandchildren.
Discipline, Leadership, and Compassion: Traits of a Champion
No matter how you define “success” in your personal, business, and community life, you can increase the odds of achieving your goals by dedication to and cultivation of the characteristics of winners. The most important of these include discipline, leadership, and compassion. A true champion understands that everyone must choose between the two pains in life – the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. A champion dedicates himself or herself to becoming a powerful, positive influence upon others, or, in other words, a great leader. Finally, a champion refuses to yield to biases or prejudices, and instead understands that unexpected, undeserved, unrewarded acts of compassion undeniably change lives.
3:15 pm - Raffle Prizes Awarded
3:30 pm - Behind the Scenes Tour of Gillette Stadium
4:00 pm - Event Concludes
*Final program subject to change
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