AEI Speakers is taking a field trip. This weekend, the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) is hosting their Northeast regional convention on November 5th-8th in Hartford Connecticut. The theme of this year’s conference, “Make an Impact,” will focus on helping college staff members and student leaders create events that will truly resonate with their audiences.

AEI Speakers has booked a number of speaking events for college campuses, covering a wide range of categories, from motivation and inspiration, to diversity, to women’s issues, and to, of course, education.

These are just a few of the incredible speakers we have on our official roster.
Rick Wormeli has worked in education for over 30 years, and focuses on improving teaching practices and the educational system. His talks focus on helping teachers bond with students, foster creativity, and find more effective teaching methods. Weaving humor into his talks, Rick reflects on past educational systems, and looks to the future, for practices that will “stand the test of time.”
Much of Dr. Donnell Gregory’s experience with education involves developing a curriculum catered to underrepresented youth. His talks address the socioeconomic challenges that influence young students, and how teachers can effectively help these students to reach their potential.
Social activist Chris Bashinelli has traveled all over the world to help create positive change in developing countries. He shares his experiences with others to spread cultural awareness, but also to motivate others to pursue their own goals and passions. His talk, “Ignore the Noise” helps audiences block outside influences and find their true calling.
Vy Higginsen is a woman of “Firsts” in media and entertainment: the first woman to host a NYC radio morning show; the first black woman to produce a Broadway drama; the first woman in advertising at Ebony magazine . . . the list goes on. Her motivational speeches show how our words and actions can push us towards success.

Ashley Rhodes-Couter is sure her life would have turned out very differently if she didn’t have the moral support she received from her early teachers. Her childhood is marred by memories of abusive foster homes. She eventually found the silver lining in these negative experiences and now helps others to do the same. Her talks also describe how one person can make all the difference in someone’s life, particularly how the compassion of her grade school teachers may have saved her life.

Natalie Randolph has made a name for herself in the male dominated world of high school varsity football. For many years, she was the only female football coach in the U.S. Randolph visits schools to speak about her journey towards self-discovery, and the importance of pushing through obstacles. She believes that competition is incredibly important, not just in athletics, but in education as well. She preaches to her audiences that nothing is impossible.

AEI Speakers is very excited to meet all the students and attendants at this year’s NACA convention, and help connect colleges to our wonderful speakers.
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