Keynote Session

John Sundquist
Opening Keynote Session
Friday, November 18 | 8:00 - 9:30 am CST

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympian and bestselling author who has shared his story at events across the world. His high-energy blend of
humor and inspiration will motivate you to adopt his ski racing motto 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time) to elevate your performance in dental school, your career and as a leader.

Josh shares how to be resilient in times of change and how to face adversity with strength and courage. With his encouragement, you will be able to reverse negative trends and rebound from disappointment. With his joking personality, you will learn to maintain a sense of humor in stressful circumstances. In the end, you will walk away with a fresh perspective on everything you have to be grateful for, with resolve to
overcome whatever challenges you may be facing, and with a commitment to do 1MT1MT to reach your fullest potential.

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Sara Ross
Closing Keynote Session
Friday, November 20 | 10:15 - 11:45 am CST

Ross-Sara Sara Ross is a Speaker and the Chief Vitality Officer at BrainAMPED, a research and strategy firm dedicated to redefining how we succeed at work and thrive in life by sharing brain-based, vitality-enhancing strategies to create healthier, happier, high performing leaders and workplaces. Sara is a contributor at Thrive Global and her work is earning her a reputation as a fresh and thought-provoking voice in the discussions of leadership, work-life balance, emotional intelligence and organizational health.

Balancing relevance and practicality with a contagious energy, Sara integrates cutting-edge science with real-life stories of success and failures. She will help you redefine what your vitality quotient means to you and encourage you to lead a happier life by focusing on your emotional wellbeing. Her approach is guaranteed to challenge the status quo, provide new insights and inspiration, and most importantly, leave you with a blueprint of actionable strategies.