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Saturday, March 5, 2016

The purpose of this conference is to inspire action among students and encourage them to think critically about the “mark” they will leave on the world around them. The Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning wants to empower students to think of themselves as agents of change not only on campus but within the community and the world. This conference will showcase speakers that rose to the occasion and made their mark on society in a variety of different ways. Download the conference flyer here for more information.

2016 Guest Speakers

Take a look at this year’s speaker line-up for Mark Conference 2016. View all speakers here.

Kacy Catanzaro

Kacy Catanzaro (known to her fans as #MightyKacy), the 5-foot tall 25-year-old former Gymnast of the Year is the first woman ever to qualify for the Mt. Midoriyama finals round of American Ninja Warrior following her performance at the 2014 Dallas Finals. Since then she has become an inspiration for millions and her notoriety is…


John Bul Dau

“Lost Boy” of Sudan & Genocide Survivor  – Today, John Dau is an experienced social entrepreneur and a compelling motivational speaker whose life is defined by his uncompromised commitment to having a lasting impact on the future of his native country. He has founded four non-profit organizations. In 2003, he founded the Lost Boys Foundation…


Ron Clark

Founder of the Ron Clark Academy & Best-Selling Author – Known to many as “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on The Today…