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Processing the Keynote Address Sessions

About the Session

A really good keynote speaker will leave you saying to yourself, “WOW! That speaker was incredible, but I have so many unanswered questions!” Anticipating that all three of our keynotes will definitely be incredible, we have included follow-up sessions after each keynote address to give attendees the opportunity to process information, ask questions and delve more deeply into their topics.

Session 1A | Desiree Adaway
Session 3A | Tyler Riewer
Session 5A | Vu Le

About the Speakers

Desiree Adaway photoDesiree Adaway
Founder and Principal
Adaway Group

Desiree Adaway, founder and principal of the Adaway Group, is one of the nation’s preeminent DEI consultant-facilitators with over 25 years of experience creating, leading, and managing international multicultural teams in 40 countries through major organizational change.

Tyler RiewerTyler Riewer
Creative Director
charity: water

Session 3E | Thursday, September 23

Tyler Riewer is the creative director at charity: water. He leads a brilliant team of designers and storytellers who are working hard to reinvent charity. Prior to joining the c:w team in 2013, he spent eight years working in advertising, creating content for brands like Red Bull, Nike, and A&E. Charity: water uses data and storytelling to connect donors to their impact and dream up new ways to think about sustainability in the water sector. As of today, they’ve funded 64,081 projects to bring clean and safe water to 12,635,591 people around the world.

Vu Le PhotoVu Le
NonProfit AF

Session 5A | Friday, September 24 | 7:45 (PT)

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is an internationally known and experienced keynote speaker and nonprofit leader who has given over 100 keynote presentations. He talks about a variety of subjects: Nonprofit funding, challenges, the Overhead Myth, the Sustainability Myth, equity, diversity, the Nonprofit Hunger Games, collaboration, collective impact, zombie apocalypse, community engagement, organizational culture, why nonprofit professionals are so awesome, how to stave off burnout, lessons nonprofits can learn from various TV shows, etc. He brings humor, insight, and probably five or more wacky stories to every keynote he gives. He strives to make each one unique to the audience. Sometimes this includes pictures of baby animals.