Speakers & Workshops
This year’s theme is monumental service, which means you’ll learn from experts and other Key Club members about service, education and fun.
Get ready to be inspired and discover new ideas from keynote speakers Lex Gillette and Sal Khan.
At the age of 19, Lex Gillette won his first Paralympic silver medal in the long jump. His achievements at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece, were the culmination of years of hard work and training. Since that time, Gillette has solidified himself as a tenacious competitor for Team USA: Each of his athletic performances has resulted in medals, with the most recent being silver in the long jump at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Gillette has competed in and medaled in five consecutive Paralympic Games — and he’s looking for more. Ultimately, his goal is to win gold for the United States. As an athlete, motivational speaker and singer-songwriter, Lex epitomizes the phrase “No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision®.”
Sal Kahn’s interest in education began while he was an undergraduate at MIT. While there, he developed math software for children with ADHD and tutored fourth- and seventh-grade public school students in Boston. Kahn also taught test-prep courses for the MCAT and was named Teacher of the Year by a national test-prep company. He holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kahn founded Khan Academy as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2008. Khan Academy’s platform includes more than 70,000 practice problems, as well as videos and articles that cover a range of K-12 subjects. Khan Academy’s learning system is mastery-based, allowing students to master key concepts at a pace that’s right for them before moving on to more challenging content.
The organization partners with school districts across the country and around the world serving students who are historically under-resourced. In the United States, school districts use Khan Academy Districts and MAP Accelerator to help teachers differentiate instruction. More than 18 million learners use Khan Academy every month in 190 countries and 51 languages.
Kahn has been profiled by “60 Minutes,” featured on the cover of ” Forbes” and recognized as one of “TIME”’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In his book, “The One World Schoolhouse,” Kahn outlines his vision for the future of education. The ideas in One World are the basis for Khan Lab School.
Kahn lives in Mountain View, California, with his wife and three children.
That’s not all. You’ll also be able to attend workshops in the following areas:
- Officer Training: Maximize your club’s potential.
- Life skills: How to get a date, deal with difficult people, speak in public, plan events, build relationships and more.
- Fun: Team bonding, swing dancing, Zumba, Sign Language 101.
- Partners: Thirst Project, Erika’s Lighthouse, Collegewise, Schoolhouse, UNICEF and more.
- KCI 101: Running for higher office, Q&As, College 101, Global Leadership Certificate, fundraising tips (and more than we can list here).