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

For over 20 years, 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, Cashen was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer, and broadcaster. She 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

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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.

An experienced climber and avid outdoorsman, Ralston 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 amputating 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, Ralstom 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.

Kenneth MonroeKenneth Monroe


Main Stage Presentation
Monday, June 4

Important Updates from The Joint Commission

Attendees won’t want to miss the chance to hear from Kenneth Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, senior associate director in The Joint Commission’s Standards Interpretation Group’s Department of Engineering. This session will give members of the HTM community the opportunity to get to know Monroe, who was named the successor to George Mills in late December 2017, and take home some important updates from the accreditation body.