Join Us at SpeakerCon

Speak Up : It’s Your Time to Lead

The Premier Multi-Day Leadership & Communication Experience in the Washington Metropolitan Area

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Join Us at SpeakerCon

Speak Up : It’s Your Time to Lead

The Premier Multi-Day Leadership & Communication Experience in the Washington Metropolitan Area

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WHAT IS SPEAKERCON?

SpeakerCon is the premier leadership and communication conference designed to transform professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs into dynamic communicators and visionary leaders. SpeakerCon is more than just a conference; it’s a transformative experience that equips attendees with actionable strategies, powerful techniques, and a network of supportive peers. By the end of this experience, participants will be empowered to elevate their communication and leadership abilities, making a significant impact in their careers, businesses, and communities. Join us at SpeakerCon and take the first step towards becoming a more influential, confident, and effective leader.

SpeakerCon is focused on helping you to master the skills of effective communication and impactful leadership that are vital for a host of contexts and platforms, including:

2024 FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Cheryl Wood

Tavis Smiley

Kristen Gibbons Feden

More Speakers To Be Announced...

TICKET OPTIONS

Every ticket purchase comes with one complimentary Standard Ticket

$699

Regular Price: $999

$399

Regular Price: $699

$199

Regular Price: $499

THE VENUE

SpeakerCon 2024 will be hosted at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel located at 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 22203

The closest airport is Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA), approximately 10-minutes from the hotel.

2024 SPONSORS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

What To Expect

Attendees have the opportunity to engage with world-class speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, and network with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. Whether you're looking to enhance your leadership capabilities, refine your communication skills, or ignite your entrepreneurial spirit, SpeakerCon provides the ultimate platform to fuel your goals and dreams while making a lasting impact. You won’t want to miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary journey—register now and take the first step toward your transformative future!

By bringing together industry leaders, renowned speakers, and a diverse group of motivated participants from various industries around the world, SpeakerCon fosters an environment of learning, connection, and growth, empowering participants to enhance their communication skills, build lasting relationships, and unlock their full potential. This dynamic experience offers a unique blend of compelling keynotes, expert-led workshops, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, providing a supportive space for participants to gain new insights, share experiences, and develop both personally and professionally.

You won’t leave SpeakerCon the same way you came. You will leave more confident and compelled to boldly communicate your perspectives, insights, and ideas, with the power to influence, inform, and inspire others. You will learn about the many forms of sharing your voice, including speaking publicly, writing, creating, leading, and participating in global discussions that drive change. You will learn how to narrate your personal experiences and share your expert knowledge in a way that reveals who you are, what you have experienced, what you have learned, and how it has shaped your identity and worldview. By sharing your story, you will connect with others on a deeper level, offering insights and inspiration that can resonate and relate to their own lives.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday
October 30th

3:00pm-5:00pm
VIP Only

KickOff Day

Our VIPs will kickoff the day with an exclusive Masterclass session facilitated by the host and visionary, Dr. Cheryl Wood.

At 7pm, LADIES ONLY, will convene for our annual “Sister Circle”. Immediately thereafter at 8pm, ALL ATTENDEES ARE INVITED to travel back to the most vibrant and energetic decade as we kick off SpeakerCon with a dazzling 80s themed party! Get ready to don your best neon outfits, leg warmers, retro sunglasses, demin, graphic t-shirts, tracksuits and parachute pants. This is more than a party – it’s the perfect opportunity to meet fellow attendees, immerse yourself in an atmosphere of fun and camaraderie, and set the tone for an incredible conference experience.

Thursday
October 31st

9:00am-5:00pm
7:30pm-9:30pm

Day 1

Discover & Harness Your Voice

On Thursday we’ll lay the groundwork for effective communication starting with the essentials, focusing on the core principles that make for powerful and impactful speech. You’ll discover how to harness the power of your voice, make a lasting impression, and communicate with confidence in any environment or situation.

Friday
November 1st

9:00am-5:00pm
7:30pm-9:30pm

Day 2

Master Advanced Communication Techniques

Friday is all about refining your skills and diving deeper into advanced communication strategies. We’ll explore persuasive speaking techniques, the nuances of digital communication, and emotional intelligence. You’ll gain insights into interpersonal skills, non-verbal communication, and active listening. The day’s activities will challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in practical scenarios, helping you to enhance your ability to lead and inspire others.

Saturday
November 2nd

9:00am-5:00pm

Day 3

Lead with Purpose

Saturday is dedicated to leadership development and application. We’ll focus on emerging trends and essential skills for future leaders. You’ll learn how to build a leadership presence, break barriers, and foster a culture of open dialogue within your business or organization. Group discussions will highlight the experiences of successful leaders and the importance of mentoring and coaching. The conference will close with a ceremony that encapsulates the key takeaways and motivates you to take the next steps in your leadership journey, ensuring that you are ready to speak up and lead with purpose.

TICKET OPTIONS

Every ticket purchase comes with one complimentary Standard Ticket

$699

Regular Price: $999

$399

Regular Price: $699

$199

Regular Price: $499

SPEAKERCON 2023 RECAP

SPEAKER GRADUATION &
SPEAKER COMPETITION

2023 GSU Speaker Graduates

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

2023 Speech Competition Winners

Mayra Figueroa-Clark

2023 Storytelling Champion of the Year

OUR PAST SPEAKERS HAVE INCLUDED:

LES BROWN

VALORIE BURTON

JJ VIRGIN

Trent Shelton

Mikki Taylor

Dr. Lance London

Brittney Carter

Winter Harris

Candace Holyfield

Dr. George Fraser

Khalilah Wright

Darin Adams

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SpeakerCon 2024 is an in-person ONLY event that takes place at The Westin Arlington Hotel, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia 2203 on October 30-November 2, 2024. There is no virtual option for this event. The schedule is as follows:

SpeakerCon Kick Off Day:

Wed, Oct 30th – 3:00-5:00pm VIP Only Session & 7:00-8:00pm Sister Circle & 8:00-11:00pm 80s Welcome Party

SpeakerCon Day 1:

Thurs, Oct 31st – 9:00am-5:00pm ET & Evening Session 7:30-9:30pm ET

SpeakerCon Day 2:

Fri, Nov 1st – 9:00am-5:00pm ET & Evening Session 7:30-9:30pm ET

SpeakerCon Day 3:

Sat, Nov 2nd – 9:00am-5:00pm ET & Evening Session 7:30-9:30pm ET

No, we do not issue any refunds; however, you can transfer your ticket to someone else at no cost before the transfer deadline of 5pm EDT on October 1, 2024.

No, we do not offer single day passes, however, the Standard Admission Ticket will grant you access to the full 3-day conference at the low cost of only $199.

You will leave SpeakerCon with implementable strategies and powerful techniques to communicate ideas with confidence, clarity, and impact, navigate challenging conversations, effectively utilize body language and vocal variety, explore innovative approaches to strategic thinking, decision-making and team management, and lead with confidence to drive success in your organization or business.

This conference is for diverse levels of professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Whether you are new, emerging, or seasoned in your career, business, or leadership position, you will leave SpeakerCon with actionable strategies to be a more effective communicator.

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