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Monday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Opening Keynote Presentations

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3:00 - 5:00 p.m.    

Jack Ford, Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv; CBS News Legal Analyst

Margaret Spellings, President and CEO, Margaret Spellings & Company; Senior Advisor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Secretary of Education, 2005-2009
Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Nancy Dussault Smith, Vice President of Marketing Communications, iRobot
Trooper Stephen Sicard, Massachusetts State Police
Dr. Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman and Professor, Department of Systems Biology; Co-Director, Institute of Personalized Cancer Therapy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
Bree Sandlin, Cancer Survivor

Jack Ford, 
Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv; CBS News Legal Analyst


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Jack Ford

Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv, CBS News Legal Analyst
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, nationally recognized trial attorney, author, and teacher, Jack Ford has had a unique and remarkably successful career. Raised by a single parent, his journey has taken him from a small town in New Jersey to Yale University, where he was a three-year starter on the varsity football team, to the Fordham University School of Law, where he helped finance his legal education with winnings from three... Read More →

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Dr. Gordon Mills

Chair, Department of Systems Biology, Division of Cancer Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Gordon B. Mills, MD, PhD, was recruited to The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1994, where he holds the rank of Professor with joint appointments in Systems Biology, Breast Medical Oncology and Immunology; serves as chairman of the Department of Systems Biology; head of the section of Molecular Therapeutics and holds the Wiess Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine. Dr. Mills is co-Director of the Kleberg Center for... Read More →
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Bree Sandlin

Cancer Survivor, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Bree Sandlin is a Marketing Executive at Shell Oil, mother of twin boys, and a survivor of breast cancer.  A native Texan, Bree graduated from Texas A&M University in 1997 with a degree in Economics.  She went on to complete her MBA at Duke University in 2003 and has worked in Brand Management for the last 10 years, 8 of those years with Shell. In July 2012, Bree was diagnosed with rapidly-growing Stage III Triple-Negative Breast... Read More →
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Stephen Sicard

Trooper, Massachusetts State Police
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Nancy Dussault Smith

Vice President, iRobot
Nancy Dussault Smith is the Vice President of Marketing Communications for iRobot Corporation. She spearheaded the most successful product launch of a home robot in America, introducing the iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot to the world in 2002. Ms. Smith oversees all of the public relations, internal communications, creative and branding efforts at iRobot globally. She also leads the charge for iRobot’s SPARK program – the... Read More →
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Margaret Spellings

President and CEO, Margaret Spellings & Company; Senior Advisor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Secretary of Education,
Margaret Spellings is President and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Company and a leading national expert on public policy. Spellings also serves as a senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. As well, her work includes guiding philanthropic and private sector organizations in meeting their strategic goals. From 2005 to 2009 Spellings served as the U.S. Secretary of Education, overseeing... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall 1