Keynote Speakers

Caroline Viau
"Paralympics, a step above the limits!"

Caroline Viau, 3 X Paralympic medallist at the 1992 Games, and Athlete Experience Officer for the 2018 Paralympic Games and Regional Representative, Quebec for The War Amps. Caroline’s participation in the 1992 Paralympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, as a Paralympic athlete in alpine skiing earned her one gold and two bronze medals.

~ Opening Keynote Speaker: Thursday, August 9 ~
W. Brent Wright, CP BOC/O Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist

"Implementing 3D Printing Into Practice: A Prosthetist Journey into the Hype of Additive Manufacturing"

W. Brent Wright is an ABC-certified prosthetist and a BOC-certified orthotist. His non-profit organization is spearheading work in additive manufacturing for developing world prosthetics. The non-profit organization developed a shape acquisition app for the iPad and Structure Sensor called DigiScan3D. He has figured out that additive manufacturing not only has a place in the developing world but also has a place in his private clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has a passion for helping prosthetists to adopt additive manufacturing in their clinics. Brent is a realist when it comes to the limitations and cost of the technology but also gives real world advice on how to dive in.

~ Tech Symposium Kick-Off Keynote Speaker: Friday, August 10 ~
Heath Slawner, Strategic Communication and Leadership Expert

"Strategic Communication and Leadership"

Heath Slawner’s work lies at the intersection of leadership, influence, and trust. Through in-depth
and dynamic presentations, he shows audiences how to leverage proven strategies to strengthen
relationships, drive performance, and achieve outstanding results.

~ Closing Keynote Speaker: Saturday, August 11 ~






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