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5 Keynote Events, President’s Reception, Monday Night Dinner, Speedy Altman Breakfast, and your own personal copy of our speaker’s books.
|6:30pm||The President’s Reception|
|9:00pm||Brews With Brewer Entertainment|
|8:30am||Veteran Director Showcase|
|9:30am||Conference Commencement & Regional Reports|
|7:00pm||Annual CODACON Dinner & Drinks|
|10:00pm||Live Music Entertainment & Brews With Brewer|
|8:30am||Veteran Director Showcase|
|9:30am||Speedy Altman Breakfast|
9840 International Drive
Orlando, Florida, 32819
Former Head of Communications at SpaceX
Executive Communications Manager at Facebook
Executive at Google
With more than a decade working at the heart of the technology industry, Dex Hunter- Torricke has managed communications for some of the most-influential and admired Silicon Valley leaders and corporations of our day. From 2012-2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as personal speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. He then went on to join SpaceX as senior director of communications. He is currently head of communications for the Oversight Board, the independent body that will be making decisions on Facebook and Instagram’s most challenging content issues.
In addition to working directly with Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, Dex formerly served as Google’s first executive speechwriter, supporting CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, and is a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter. He began his career at the United Nations in 2008 as a speechwriter and spokesperson for the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University College London and a master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford.
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Long Island University
Dr. Chloe Carmichael is a clinical psychologist and USA Today bestselling author who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, earning a BA in Psychology with departmental honors. She holds a Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association and accepts fewer than 10% of its applicants. Her book, Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety (included in your registration) was endorsed by Deepak Chopra and called a “game changer” by Jim McCann (founder of 1-800-FLOWERS). The law firm Baker McKenzie hires Dr. Chloe to speak to their entire North American staff (United States, Mexico, and Canada) regularly; and they have given over 300 copies of her book to their attorneys, as the book teaches how high achieving people can unlock the constructive benefits of the anxiety that is often faced by driven, intelligent people. Dr. Chloe has appeared as an expert on ABC Nightline, CBS Inside Edition, and many other media outlets. Dr. Chloe is also on the Advisory Board of Women’s Health Magazine (Hearst), as well as an expert contributor for PsychologyToday and MindBodyGreen. She speaks regularly for educators as well, including Columbia University and Harvard Business School.
This upbeat and informative talk will teach attendees how to reframe their relationship with stress and anxiety and teach practical tools that will help attendees use stress and anxiety constructively. Attendees will also learn to model these skills for their staff and camp community, which will make them more effective leaders and help provide valuable skills to others.
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Contributing Editor, National Journal
Senior Political Analyst For CNN
Ron Brownstein is part journalist, part historian, part economist and a shrewd political observer. He produces sharp analysis on policy, the economy, media and a whole range of issues informed by his strong sense of history.
Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Brownstein was cited for the clarity, consistency, and quality of his reporting. He writes weekly columns for both the Atlantic and CNN, and he also appears regularly in The National Journal. Brownstein was the author or editor of seven books, and his articles have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun Times, Esquire and the New York Times, among others. Brownstein is known for his balanced and measured approach to analysis, and he headlines speaking events all over the world.
A copy of Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics by Ronald Brownstein is included in your registration.
Research Assoc at Harvard Medical School
Clinical & Consulting Psychologist
Best Selling, Award Winning Author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Her clinical work and research is focused around girls’ development and understanding, treating, and preventing eating disorders and is internationally recognized. She has worked in the fields of education and psychology for over twenty-five years, including working throughout Israel. She has also consulted to over 250 independent and public schools, working with directors, faculty, parents, and students. Her areas of expertise also include boy’s development, the impact of culture on gender identity, social relationships, character development and leadership training, school practices, and parenting strategies. Dr Steiner-Adair is an Associate Psychologist at McLean Hospital and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
For the past 30+ years, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair’s work as a clinical psychologist, researcher, author and consultant has converged on one fundamental mission — ensuring that today’s students, our children, have not just the technological tools they need as they inherit the AI future, but the tools of our humanity – the empathy, ethics, social and emotional intelligence and DEI competencies they need to survive and thrive in our ever-changing interconnected world.
Since the 2013 publication of her award-winning book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age (a Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2013, since published in 7 languages, included in your registration), Dr. Steiner-Adair has consulted internationally to help schools, parent organizations, governmental agencies, corporations and health professionals strengthen the psychological health and wellbeing of students, and minimize the neurological, psychological and social fallout tech poses at each stage of development. Dr Steiner-Adair has been invited to present at professional development and continuing education conferences throughout the United States, and in Europe, South America, Central America, the Middle East and Asia. Her audiences include educators and mental health professionals, non-profit organizations, industry and corporations, PTAs, YPOs and other leadership organizations, synagogues and clergy groups, camping and youth organizations, retreats and think tanks, and at organizational fundraising events.
Robby is an elite speaker and author, on the topics of resilience, goal setting, and overcoming the greatest of setbacks. His story from a wheelchair to the summit of Mount Everest has positioned him as one of the most sought-after inspirational and entertaining speakers on stages around the world.
A copy of Mind Over Mountain: A Mental and Physical Climb to the Top by Robby Kojetin is included in your registration.