Jasper Conference Information
Presented by SOAR, the Young Women LEAD Conference is open to high school girls in Jasper and the surrounding counties. The one-day conference is free to all who and registration is limited.
2019 Keynote Speaker, Michele Poler
She is the Founder of Hello Fears, a social movement empowering millions to step outside of the comfort zone and tap into their full potential. She has spoken at TEDx, Google, INBOUND, Facebook, ESPN, Netflix, Procter and Gamble, Microsoft, Toyota, World Domination Summit, Festival of Media Global, and many more.
Michelle is also the creator of the project 100 Days Without Fear. Her work has been featured on CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Fox News, Telemundo, Glamour, Elle, The Rachael Ray Show, Refinery29, and Daily Mail among many others.
In 2017 she started speaking to the younger generation. Since then, she has empowered over 20,000 students at schools and universities around the world to live with courage, find their authenticity and embrace their growth paths.
2019 Emcee, Shelby Coates
She currently anchors 41NBC News for the middle Georgia market. She returns to 41NBC after working in Evansville, Indiana as the Morning/Noon Anchor and Executive Producer for WEVV. Shelby also spent time in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she spent three years anchoring and producing the weekend morning newscasts at WSPA-TV.
She also worked as a general assignment reporter, receiving several honors for her investigative and consumer reporting. Shelby has spent time working as a news anchor/reporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Macon, Georgia; and Abilene, Texas.
She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in sociology.
Shelby has a passion for empowering local communities, church ministry, public speaking, strengthening women and mentoring young people.
Vincennes University Jasper Campus
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Registration & Photos: 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome SOAR member: 9:15 – 9:20 a.m.
Emcee Welcome Shelby Coates: 9:20 – 9:40 a.m.
Keynote Speaker Michelle Poler: 9:40 – 10:30 a.m.
Transfer/Break: 10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
Breakout Session #1: 10:40 – 11:20 a.m.
Transfer/Break: 11:20 – 11:25 a.m.
Lunch/Breakout Session #2 11:25 – 12:05 p.m.
Transfer/Break: 12:05 – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch #2/Breakout Session #3: 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
Transfer/Break: 12:50 – 1:00 p.m.
Closing Comments Michelle Poler: 1:00 – 1:40 p.m.
Grand Prize Drawings, Pictures, & Autographs: 1:40-2:30 p.m.
Students Depart: 2:30 p.m.