Keynote Presentations

Opening Keynote

Captain Mark Kelly

Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission

The 2018 keynote address will be delivered by the Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission, Captain Mark Kelly. With an extraordinary career of service, Mark has secured his place in history as a role model, modern-day pioneer and leader of distinction. Together with his identical twin brother, Scott, he has laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.

Mark captivates audiences with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, and the recovery and resilience of his wife Gabrielle Giffords, he reveals the foundations for success so you can accomplish your mission in life and work.

Closing Keynote

Doc Palmer, PE, MBA, CMRP

Managing Partner at Richard Palmer and Associates, Inc

The 2018 closing address will be delivered by Doc Palmer, a Managing Partner at Richard Palmer and Associates, Inc. Palmer has over three decades of industrial experience, primarily as a practitioner within the maintenance department of the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA). Palmer is a registered professional engineer with a master's degree in business administration. In 2007, Doc retired from JEA and began his second career, helping companies around the world achieve maintenance planning success.

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