Expo Floor Keynotes/Plenary Sessions

(K4) Keynote Address: Endeavour to Succeed — Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly


8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us as two of America's most recognized heroes will discuss what it takes to transform a tragedy into an endeavor to succeed.

On January 8, 2011, Captain Mark Kelly would face the toughest challenge of his life when an assassination attempt was made on his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. His dedication to family and Giffords' road to recovery would captivate the nation. For Mark Kelly, focus equals success—even in the face of adversity. Personifying the best of the American spirit, Kelly is a homegrown hero who was a combat pilot in Iraq, an astronaut on four space shuttle missions, and commander of the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. He has combined teamwork, leadership, communication, and family in an unwavering commitment to succeed. Kelly shows audiences how to accomplish their mission while maintaining the love and devotion to family that is the foundation of true success.

A representation of the possibility of second chances, you will be inspired with lessons learned through personal tragedy and powerful perspective on harnessing strength.