General Sessions


Wednesday, October 19

Jim "The Rookie" Morris

Opening General Session
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM


More than a Cinderella story, Jim Morris' journey is testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. A fast-track minor league player, Morris' dreams were derailed by serious arm injuries. Eleven years later, he was a high school baseball coach, who unexpectedly learned a life-changing lesson from his team. Now a role model to millions, Morris' memoir, The Rookie, was made into major motion picture in which Dennis Quaid portrayed him. A schoolteacher by trade, Morris is a loveable storyteller whose miracle story captivates and inspires audiences to never give up on a dream.

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Thursday, October 20

Robbie Bach, CEO, Microsoft Xbox

Industry Awards & General Session
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles within the company. In 1999, he led the creation and development of the highly successful Xbox video game business. During this presentation, he will share successful approaches for effective strategic development and will help you identify how to capitalize on the opportunities presented by change – rather than viewing them as obstacles.

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