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2018 National FFA Convention Quick Q&A    
Monday, October 15, 2018 | Author: Texas FFA News
 

What is The National FFA Convention & Expo?

 The National FFA Convention & Expo is a sea of blue jackets – FFA members from all corners of the nation converging in one place to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their next. The event provides attendees the opportunity to enjoy motivational keynote speakers, energetic concerts, fulfilling workshops and a sweeping Expo floor bustling with agriculture education and industry opportunities. 


What is the theme for the 91th National FFA Convention & Expo?

 “Just One. One moment, one encounter, one opportunity is all it takes to radically change the course of our lives. This year, our team has chosen “Just One” as our theme because we recognize the importance of each individual “Just One” step toward growth as we work toward our vision of growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Changing the world sounds like a daunting task at times, yet we believe FFA members can change the world every day by Just One simple action. Just One embodies the idea that our FFA experiences were powerful because we took Just One chance and stepped out of our comfort zones. We hope to encourage members to take Just One risk. Just One step. Just One moment of courage. We are capable of shaping the future of agriculture, our homes, communities and the United States of America, when we believe in the power of Just One!” – 2017-18 National FFA Officer Team


Who are the keynote speakers for this year's National FFA Convention?

Opening Session Keynote: Kyle Scheele
Kyle Scheele is an inspiring speaker, writer, and youth expert who has challenged hundreds of thousands of students across the nation with his speeches, books, and creative projects. When he’s not on a plane or a stage, Kyle is at home in Springfield, MO, where he lives with his beautiful wife Lindsay and their four amazing children. In his free time, Kyle enjoys reading, writing, and helping his kids build forts out of household furniture.

Session Four Keynote: Mary Snapp
Mary Snapp is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies and leads the team responsible for Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts, which brings to life the company’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. The team seeks to invest the company’s strongest assets – technology, money, employee talent, and the company’s voice – to partner with nonprofits and communities to create lasting positive impact. Mary joined the company in 1988 as Microsoft’s first female attorney. Prior to her current role, she supported the business and engineering orgs. Mary has been active on boards of directors for many years in numerous nonprofits including those engaged in human services, arts, and education.

Session Seven Keynote: Judson Laipply
You may have seen Judson Laipply, creator of the “Evolution of Dance” on Oprah, the Today Show, Ellen, Good Morning America, Extra, or Inside Edition. Or perhaps you were one of over 100 million people who viewed his hilarious Evolution of Dance video – one of the most viewed videos of all time – on youtube.com. This inspirational speaker is a breath of fresh air in a world full of sometimes-stale motivational speakers. Judson’s presentation “Life is Change” is highly motivational, creative and appealing, humorous and thought provoking, lively and enriching while extremely down to earth. Judson has performed at the Emmy’s, hundreds of college orientations, leadership seminars, corporate events, private parties and many NACA regional conferences across the country.


What is National Days of Service?
The National FFA Organization embraces the idea of giving back to our communities. The last line of the FFA motto “Living to Serve”, signifies the vital role service plays in our organization. Each year, proud FFA members from across the nation volunteer as part of National Days of Service at the National FFA Convention & Expo. CSX is the proud sponsor of National Days of Service.

For more information regarding the 2018 National FFA Convention click here. 

[Source: National FFA Organization]

 
   
 
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