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Game Changer Sessions

ISA Sign Expo® 2020 offers attendees the opportunity to attend two Game Changer sessions so you can expand your thinking and be inspired to push the limits of innovation even further.**
**Event details, dates and times subject to change.

Check out the descriptions  for each session below and be sure to register before these sessions sell out!


10:30 a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
ISA-09: Second Chances: Shon Hopwood’s Incredible Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, & Finding Redemption
Shon Hopwood,  Associate Law Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Track: Game Changer

At the age of 23, Shon Hopwood found himself heading to prison. His life lacked direction, and he had little to no confidence that his future would unfold happily or successfully. And yet, just two short decades later, he is a happily married father and an accomplished lawyer teaching his craft at one of the nation’s most highly-respected schools of law. How did he turn it all around? Where did he find the motivation to persevere past self-doubt and overcome enormous hurdles toward success? With this speech, Hopwood shares his moving personal story and his tips for accomplishing any big goal. Woven in between anecdotes from his life, he touches on:

  • The importance of setting goals that are attainable, and celebrating when you meet them
  • Persevering despite critics and refusing to listen to discouragement
  • Abandoning a need for instant gratification to chase a bigger dream
  • Believing in second chances


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ISA-23: Confessions of a Corporate Futurist:  Coming Trends That Will Revolutionize Your Business
Sheryl Connelly,  Ford Motor Company

Track: Game Changer

No one knows what the future holds and despite our best efforts to prepare for the unknown, the future plays out in unexpected ways. All too often, the success and failure of an organization comes down to its ability to manage uncertainty and effectively identify how external—and seemingly unrelated—trends could have significant impacts to one’s business. In this compelling keynote, Sheryl Connelly reveals her secrets for how to think like a futurist, providing audiences with the expertise and strategies necessary for effectively anticipating change. From the 10 mega trends that could change the world as we know it before the year 2050 (which is a lot sooner than it seems), to perspective that will forever change one’s approach to long-term planning and strategy, Connelly delivers the insights necessary for organizations across industry sectors to thrive, innovate and remain relevant

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