Monday Morning Keynote Speaker:  
Adam White

Adam White is one of the most profound speakers and personal development trainers that you will ever meet. He is a best-selling author with his book, "A Leader Others Want to Follow: The Power of Influence" and his set of training audio CD's: "The 7 Keys to Overcoming Fear", "The 7 Tests of Great Leadership", and "The Success Principles of Public Speaking." 

Adam at one point lost everything in his life and was forced to move into his parent's basement.  Adam searched deep within himself and asked his creator what his life purpose was. That discovery led to Adam turning his life of loss completely around. In just 2 short years, Adam bought a Subway Franchise, started several small businesses and invested in more than 14 real estate properties. Adam quickly began to develop his ability to help others live out their passion, their purpose and their mission. 


Monday Luncheon Keynote Speaker: 
Gail Perry 

Her Fired-Up Fundraising approach, developed over the past 30 years as a nonprofit philanthropy expert, has helped organizations raise hundreds of millions in gifts. Gail's practical and refreshing approach to raising money in today's world pulls from the very latest innovative strategies.  She leads energizing fundraising workshops and board retreats around the globe.  She particularly enjoys working with nonprofit board members; introducing them to a new perspective on fundraising and how they can be successful.

Gail launched her fundraising career at Duke University and then went on to lead fundraising at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  You can read her weekly blogs at, and also find her provocative articles at Fundraising Success, Guidestar and Capital Campaign Masters.

Tuesday Luncheon Keynote Speaker: 
Brett Culp

Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has inspired audiences around the world. He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families. 

With his uplifting documentary film Legends of the Knight, Brett pioneered a ground-breaking approach to community building and relationship-driven engagement. The feature film successfully screened in theaters in over 100 cities across the globe without a single dollar spent on marketing or advertising and no paid staff. He inspired thousands of people to become community leaders engaged in a passionate mission. In the process, Brett developed an expertise for creating 'mini-movements' that inspire the heroic spirit in everyone. His work as a filmmaker has built MORE than a fan base of followers. He empowers people to find their own path to leadership. 

Brett's work is on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms. He has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, WIRED, The LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime, WEtv, and many more. The newest edition of the college textbook Documentary Storytelling devotes an entire chapter to Brett's production style. 

He is the co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a 501c3 that supports charitable organizations and empowers community leaders.