OCTOBER 14 - 15, 2017
"T-Boz" Watkins

Mariel Hemingway
Oscar Nominated Actress, Bestselling Author and Health Advocate Delivers the Keynote Address Saturday at 1:00
Academy Award nominated actor from a celebrated family, Mariel is a prolific author, healthy lifestyle brand entrepreneur and a tireless mental health awareness and suicide prevention program advocate, recently sharing the stage with Hillary Clinton, Patrick Kennedy and other world-class inspiring speakers.

In a high-tech world, Mariel is considered an expert in high-touch solutions which facilitate finding one’s authentic voice and experiencing the greatest sense of personal power, life balance, joy, fitness, authenticity and peace of mind.
Mariel shares her own evocative story about growing up in a home where there were great challenges in order to inspire others to do the same, thereby cultivating compassion and understanding and breaking down the stigma so often associated with the discussion of mental illness. Mariel’s on camera film and television accomplishments include starring roles in: Manhattan, Lipstick, Personal Best, Star 80, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. She’s narrated several programs and films including the documentary Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life.

Mariel and Oprah Winfrey executive produced, Running From Crazy, the Emmy nominated documentary focused on the 7 most recent suicides in the Hemingway family. Mariel’s best selling books include: Finding My Balance, reflecting her life’s journey through the lens of her yoga and meditation practices. Healthy Living from the Inside Out: a how-to guide to finding a greater sense of balance and meaning through self-empowering techniques and strategies. Mariel’s Kitchen is a healthy lifestyle cookbook offering creative gluten and sugar free recipes. Running With Nature provides insights into the import and impact of making good choices based on an awareness of and respect for nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, movement, silence, compassion and connectedness to self and earth. Mariel’s book releases include her memoir: Out Came The Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family and INVISIBLE GIRL: a tender engaging book written in diary form for teen and tweens.

Don’t miss your chance to hear World Class Speaker Mariel Hemingway Deliver the Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:00.
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Grammy Winning Superstar, Bestselling Author and National Spokesperson for Sickle-Cell Disease Delivers the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:30
As the lead singer of Grammy-winning supergroup TLC, which was hailed by Rolling Stone "as the most effervescent and soulful girl group anyone has seen since the Supremes" Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has seen phenomenal fame, success, and critical acclaim. But backstage, she has lived a dual life. In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, Tionne has struggled since she was a young girl with sickle-cell disease--a debilitating and incurable condition that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe.

A Sick Life chronicles Tionne's journey from a sickly young girl from Des Moines who was told she wouldn't live to see 30 through her teen years in Atlanta, how she broke into the music scene, and became the superstar musician and sickle-cell disease advocate she is today.

Immediately following her Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:30, you'll have an opportunity to meet T-Boz at the Books Pavilion as she signs copies of her Bestselling Memoir "A Sick Life".  Through Tionne's tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, she shares how she found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream, despite her often unpredictable and debilitating health issues. She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and her tragic death.

Tionne's unvarnished discussion of her remarkable life, disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds offers a story like no other.  Don't Miss T-Boz Sunday at 1:30!
Shannon Beador
"The Real Housewives of Orange County" and Holistic Health Advocate Presents the Keynote Address Sunday at 1:00
Nothing is off-limits when it comes to Real Housewives of Orange County's Shannon Beador. Shannon Beador joined the cast of BRAVO’s hit “The Real Housewives of Orange County” in Season 9 bringing her unflinching honesty and unconventional ways. She prides herself on being an open book. When she is not busy raising her three daughters, Shannon spends her time adhering to a holistic lifestyle and to her dedication to helping others realize the health benefits associated with living in a toxic free zone.

Don’t miss Shannon Beador as she delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:00
Award Winning Musician, Broadway Star and Fashion Entrepreneur Delivers the Keynote Address Saturday at 1:30
It has always been about the voice for Shanice. Boasting a five-octave range, which she handles with beauty and ease, Shanice began her career scatting with the late great legendary Ella Fitzgerald for Kentucky Fried Chicken at the tender age of 8 years old. She went on to become the grand champion of Star Search at the ripe age of eleven. Her first album was released when Shanice was fourteen, but it was her worldwide smash, I Love Your Smile, a pop hit in twenty two countries, that brought her a Grammy nomination, Germany's Golden Lion Award and international stardom! She would become the very first recording artist to perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. At a very young age, with her incredible vocal mastery, Shanice would set the standard that many young singers would follow.

With her phenomenal voice and delightful personality, Shanice has won the admiration of many of the music industry's most respected names. On her closing night, opening for the pop group N' Sync at Atlanta’s Lakeview Amphitheatre, pop icon Justin Timberlake joined her in a duet performance of her memorable ballad “Yesterday”! In addition, she has collaborated with the likes of Kenny Loggins on his Live in the Redwoods Album, Kenny Babyface Edmonds on his MTV unplugged project as well as performing the duet, “If I Never Knew You” in English and Spanish with Latin pop star John Secada, on the multi-platinum Pochahontas soundtrack. Additional collaborations include heart melting renditions of The Prayer in both English and Italian, with Josh Groban, live at the Belagio in Las Vegas for a fundraiser given by philanthropist Michael Milken and hotel Impresario Steve Wynn.

Adding to her list of accomplishments is her thirty-year record-breaking Billboard chart jump of the first single “When I Close My Eyes”, on her self-entitled album on LaFace records! Not only has Shanice made history on the recording end, she also became the first African American to star as Eponine in the hit Broadway production of "Les Miserables" where she was widely received in her incomparable portrayal!

"Every Woman Dreams”, was her first album released independently after having her two children.
And thanks to technological advances, Shanice remained widely visible, receiving close to six million hits from her YouTube followers, prompting an article in Huffington post wherein she was called a marketing genius!

A true artist at heart and a self-proclaimed, reality show junky, Shanice would then begin developing content for her own reality show. She and her husband, actor Flex Alexander, would star in hit reality show “Flex and Shanice” which ran for three seasons on the Oprah Winfrey Network?
Most recently, Shanice’s career was documented on TV One’s “Unsung”, garnering record-breaking activity for the program on social media.

Shanice is currently in performance mode while working on new material for a forth coming CD.  Don’t miss your opportunity to become inspired as Shanice presents the 2017 Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:30!
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OCTOBER 14 - 15, 2017
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