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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Session: Because I Said I Would

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Alex SheenSpeaker: Alex Sheen

We live in a society that often does not respect the importance of a promise. It is too easy to say "I'll get to it" or "tomorrow." In many ways we have become numb to broken commitments and disappointment. Alex Sheen believes that every individual has the strength to become a person of their word. As the Founder of an international social movement, Alex shares his insights and actionable ways to become better at fulfilling commitments. He inspires others to become more accountable to our promises through compelling and real-life examples from the because I said I would movement. Integrity and keeping your promises are interwoven, and holding ourselves and each other accountable can truly change humanity for the better.

Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization have sent over 9.81 million promise cards to over 153 different countries at no cost. 

Powered Productivity: Tech Tools You Need to Get Stuff Done

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Beth Z - Your Nerdy Best FriendSpeaker: Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend

You love being a leader at work, but keeping on top of everything is exhausting! The right technology can give you back your time and your sanity... you just need a Nerdy Best Friend to share the perfect tools. Join Author Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, for a fast-moving, laugh-filled session chock full of technology tools and apps that you can start using immediately to help you save time, stay safe online, avoid email overload / inbox implosions, and increase your efficiency and amaze your colleagues.

Meet Your New Nerdy Best Friend: Beth Z: Author. Speaker. Nerd. 
Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has made a verb out of the word nerd. She helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use through presentations and her books, including the latest title, Nerd Know-How: The 27+ Best Apps for Work and How to Use ‘Em, available on 

Although the only real trophy she ever won was for making perfect French fries at McDonald’s in high school, Beth Z has been featured on Best Speaker lists by Meetings & Conventions magazine and MeetingsNet. She has written four books on apps and speaks to about 10,000 people a year, about 9,999 of whom can’t pronounce her last name.

Closing Keynote: Meeting Your Challenges to Be Your Best 

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Dave CareySpeaker: Dave Carey

Success comes not so much as a result of overcoming adversity, but as a result of using that adversity creatively.  Motivational speaker drawing from his experiences as a POW, Captain Dave Carey brings a positive and up-beat message about being your best—doing your best. There is power stored within each of us that adversity can help unlock, and Dave's profound, motivating ideas help you learn to face hard choices - successfully.

Dave Carey is an acclaimed motivational speaker, consultant, coach, and author aiming to bring joy, hope, wisdom, and encouragement to all with whom he has contact. Drawing from his experiences as a POW for five and a half years he reminds his audiences of the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity; - and that we always have choices.


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FSAE 2019 Annual Conference | July 10-12 | Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront