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TASA/TASB Convention
September 20–22, 2019 Kay Bailey Hutchison
Convention Center
Dallas

TASA | TASB Convention Speakers

General Session

Kevin Carroll PhotoFriday, 4 p.m.
Kevin Carroll

Best-Selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Kevin’s “job” to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals - from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren - to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

Many Scott PhotoSaturday, 10:30 a.m.
Manny Scott

Author, Speaker, Servant-Leader

An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized almost two million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. Manny has a gift: the ability to connect with, hold the attention of, and energize all kinds of audiences. From inner-city youth to business executives, Manny has learned to speak, and command, the language of his audiences with relevant, riveting, and compelling messages, moving them from cheers, to laughter, to tears, and go-forward determination.

Ben Nemtin Photo

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Ben Nemtin

Author, Speaker, Television Personality

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of the MTV show The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. Oprah called Ben and The Buried Life “truly inspiring.” 

Steming from a battle Ben had with depression over a decade ago, in an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to realize their true potential.