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Inspiration to Transform Yourself and Your Practice

Keynote speakers bring inspiration, information, and motivation to tackle today’s most pressing challenges!       

Compose Your World
Kai Kight, Innovative Keynote Speaker and Composer

Why do some people just play notes they are handed while others write new music in the world? In this captivating presentation, Kai Kight tackles this question, performs original music and shares the inspiring story of how he became an innovative composer in a field of conformity. His session will leave you feeling inspired to take your future into your own hands and bring your unique ideas forward.

As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, revealed regrets of not bringing her ideas to the world, Kai is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. In his emotionally powerful presentations, Kai performs mesmerizing original music and vulnerably shares stories from his own transformation as an artist. Kai translates these insights into takeaways that audiences can easily infuse into their own lives and work environments.

The Commitment Competency: What Leaders Must Say and Do to Get Employees to Care and Try
Joe Mull, Speaker and Author

What happens in the workplace when everyone is committed? Answer: effort, teamwork, innovation, and more. The most engaged and inspired employees don't get that way by chance. Research tells us that their commitment is triggered by a series of actions and interactions executed by their direct supervisors. In other words, commitment can’t be bought. It can only be earned by leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and beliefs to engineer the kind of work environment that compels employees to give their all. Drawing on fresh research in employee engagement and workplace psychology, this dynamic, energizing presentation gives senior leaders and front line managers insight into what employees need from their bosses to be at their best, every day. Speaker and author Joe Mull, M.Ed, CSP outlines the kinds of interactions and environment leaders must engineer to cultivate commitment. Your audience will leave inspired and equipped to #bossbetter.

Joe Mull, M.Ed, CSP speaks and writes on cultivating commitment in the workplace. His company, Joe Mull & Associates, works with organizations in more than 20 states to help their leaders become better bosses and build stronger teams. Joe is the former head of Learning &Development for Physician Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he directed learning strategy and implementation for one of the largest physician groups in the U.S.: over 9,000 employees across 500+ locations. Joe holds the coveted Certified Speaking Professional™ (CSP®) designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA), held by fewer than 20% of professional speakers worldwide. The CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking excellence and signals a proven track record of experience and expertise, as well as a commitment to outstanding client service, and ethical behavior.

AAOS State of the Company and Orthopedic Industry
Daniel K. Guy, M.D., FAAOS, AAOS President

AAOS President, Daniel Guy, MD, FAAOS, will be providing an update on AAOS and the orthopedic industry. He'll cover both what is currently happening and what the future holds moving forward through COVID-19. 

Daniel Guy, MD, FAAOS, AAOS President, specializes in hip and shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He is in private practice at Emory Southern Orthopaedics in LaGrange, Georgia and is on staff at WellStar/West Georgia Health System.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and earned both a Master of Science and a Medical Degree from University of Louisville. Dr. Guy completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. After residency, he completed an A-O fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland.

D.A.R.E. to Be Great!
Melvin Adams, Former Harlem Globetrotter

Melvin Delivers a powerful program mixed with comedy, stories that connect and uplift, along with a message that sticks with attendees long after the program ends. Melvin shares some of the biggest ideas he's gleaned from his experiences to re-energize yourself and others while achieving higher levels of performance and productivity. 


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