2020 Keynote Speaker

General Session

Thursday, June 25
8–9 a.m.

Rick Rigsby
Master communicator and inspiration


In 2017, Dr. Rick Rigsby delivered one of the most passionate speeches ever heard. More than 200 million people worldwide viewed the address in a video that went viral in just a matter of days.

Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school, then two decades as a college professor. He spent most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggie football team.

Dr. Rick’s dynamic presentations motivate, empower, and inspire worldwide. His audiences include Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, academic communities, and service organizations. The internationally acclaimed speaker is a favorite among professional sports organizations, including the National Football League and the PGA, and he is a regular contributor on various national media platforms, including the Fox Business Network.

Named twice as an outstanding professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M, Dr. Rick is the author of numerous publications. His first non-academic book—Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout—is a USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-seller. His latest book, Afraid to Hope, is now available in markets worldwide.


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