Winkler will head Outlook Conference
LANCASTER — This year’s edition of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Business Outlook Conference will carry a theme of education and “Building Careers, Building Communities.”
The annual event, which brings together myriad businesses and local offiicials, will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
Headlining the speakers this year is actor and author Henry Winkler, perhaps best known for his role as Fonzie in the television series “Happy Days.”
Winkler has enjoyed more than four decades success in Hollywood, most recently in the HBO dark comedy “Barry,” for which he won an Emmy.
He is also a New York Times best-selling author with his Hank Zipzer series of children’s books co-authored with Lin Oliver. The books were inspired with Winkler’s own struggles in school; he has dyslexia, but it was not diagnosed until he was an adult.
Long concerned with the quality of children’s television programming, Winkler has produced a number of projects for young audiences.
Also on the stage at the Business Outlook Conference will be education and leadership innovator George Couros.
Now a speaker, consultant and author, Couros has more than 20 years’ experience in kindergarten through 12th grade education. He previously
served as the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for the Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada.
He is a leader in the area of innovation, but his focus is always the development of leadership and people to do what is best for kids. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning helps others feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning.
A year ago, organizers changed the conference program somewhat, with the agenda sized to fit in a half day rather than running until midafternoon, what organizers termed “the ultimate power breakfast.”
The change was based on feedback from attendees and to make the event better meet the needs of the business community.
Tickets are required and may be purchased through the Antelope Valley Board of Trade website at avbot.org
Tickets are $75 each for members, $90 for nonmembers. Tables of eight may be purchased for $550 for members and $700 for nonmembers.
For details, contact AVBOT at administra[email protected] or 6614412957.