2022 Keynote Speakers

Join us in person on April 28, 2022 or virtually on the Whova App


Amy Purdy

Paralympic Snowboarder

Amy Purdy has defied the odds throughout her life to accomplish some extraordinary things.

She grew up with a passion for snowboarding and travel, and despite fighting for her life and losing both of her legs below the knees to bacterial meningitis at the age of 19, her passion for life carried her not only to the upper echelons of athletics but to the dance floor of Hollywood and beyond.

Amy is a professional snowboarder and a three-time Paralympic medalist, making her the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in US history.

Amy is a New York Times best-selling author and highly requested international motivational speaker who has toured with Oprah Winfrey to packed arenas across the country.

Amy was also the runner-up on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars with her partner Derek Hough. She went on to dance in front of millions of viewers during the Opening Ceremonies at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

In 2017 she took on the role of Cultural Envoy where she traveled to Brazil on behalf of the Ambassador and Consult General bridging ties between Brazil and the United States by inspiring women, youth, and communities to live their best life.

Amy is the co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, a non-profit organization that helps disabled youth, young adults, and wounded veterans get involved with action sports. AAS was instrumental in getting adaptive snowboarding added to the 2014 Paralympic Games.

Bryan Terrell Clark

Bryan Terrell Clark most recently starred in the groundbreaking play “Thoughts of a Colored Man” on Broadway.  He has appeared in numerous television and streaming productions such as TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “When They See Us,” “Queen Sugar” and “Cherish the Day.” He will be seen next in Netflix’s “Inventing Ana” and Disney +’s “Sneakerella” in 2022.  Clark’s other television credits include “Empire, “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Blue Bloods.”

Bryan is well-known for his role as George Washington in “Hamilton” and as Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical.” His additional theater credits include “Fences,” “Immediate Family” and the ” Sophisticated Ladies and His Girl Friday.”

Bryan is also a songwriter and producer. He has performed with many artists, including Maxwell, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker and Michael Bublé. He was a co-writer on Mary J. Blidge’s “Irreversible” on the album “My Life II.” 

In addition to performing, Bryan co-founded inDEFINED, an initiative that inspires and teaches young people to use their voices to erase constrictive labels in our society.  He created his production company Artists Park Productions in 2018.  Bryan is also highly in demand for his national speaking engagements with colleges and corporations throughout the United States.

Bryan is the recipient of the Icon Talks 2021 Visionary Award, Family Houston 2021 Pillar of Strength Award, Temple University’s 2019 Gallery of Success Award and the Rutgers University 2018 Voice for Social Justice Award.

Bryan Terrell Clark is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Temple University.