Christine Cashen

Christine Cashen


Main Stage Presentation
Saturday, June 2

Communicate, Collaborate, and Create! The Secret of Getting What You Want, Need, and Deserve!

We are all being asked to do more with less. This program gives you the tools to get the absolute best with what you’ve got! We are all given what we need to succeed and Christine will help you take those skills to the next level. After this program you will be able to:

  • communicate effectively by understanding communication styles and speak in different “languages”
  • defuse anyone and handle conflict like a pro
  • create a better day with more energy
  • use humor to increase job satisfaction, improve morale and reduce stress


Join Christine to laugh and learn as she shows you the way. You can get what you want both personally and professionally!

For over 20 years, Christine Cashen has spoken before an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. She is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees.

Before hitting the speaking scene, Christine was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer, and broadcaster. Christine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication and a Master's Degree in Adult Education. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston


Main Stage Presentation: Harken Lecture
Sunday, June 3

Fearless Adventurer and Subject of the Film, 127 Hours

An ordinary man pushed to extraordinary limits, Aron Ralston takes you inside the story that captured international headlines in which he proves that courage, perseverance and the human spirit can help you triumph over tough challenges when the stakes are extraordinary.

An experienced climber and avid outdoorsman, Aron was canyoneering alone in Utah when he became trapped between two boulders in a remote location for more than five days, ultimately freeing himself by severing his own arm with a pocketknife. His harrowing tale captivated global news outlets and remains one of the most incredible and extreme survival stories of all time.

On stage, he brings his gripping story to life—and audiences to the edge of their seats. With great candor and humility, Aron reflects on his remarkable triumph over insurmountable odds, and shares the lessons he learned about the importance of examining one’s priorities and outlook on life. Take away a true appreciation for the power of the human spirit and the value of relationships to overcome life’s challenges, no matter how large or daunting one’s “boulder” may be.