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2nd keynote speaker confirmed for Kentucky Engagement Conference

The second keynote speaker for the Kentucky Engagement Conference confirmed participation recently. Erica Williams, senior strategist at the Citizen Engagement Laboratory, will speak on Nov. 9 at the Knicely Conference Center at WKU’s South Campus.

Erica Williams

At work, Williams uses digital media, popular culture and advocacy to design innovative projects that test new ways to engage young voters and diverse constituencies. Williams founded Society by Design, a platform for creative, next generation changemakers. Through Society by Design, Williams blogs and produces multimedia content for and about the most inspiring, innovative young leaders in the fields of politics, business, technology, and the arts.

Williams is expected to provide insightful information in line with the New Era of Engagement theme and the Tech 3.0 conference track.

“Erica Williams is a dynamic speaker who challenges her audience to reimage the next generation of citizens. Her work spans the ideas of diversity, technology, and the cultivation of a healthy civic life,” said Terry Shoemaker, program coordinator for the WKU Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility.

Individuals interested in hearing Williams along with author Nicholas Longo speak can register online for the conference in September at http://www.wku.edu/kec. The opening conference speaker will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

The Kentucky Engagement Conference will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Knicely Conference Center. WKU is this year’s host for the Kentucky Engagement Conference, which is hosted by a different Kentucky regional university each year. The WKU ALIVE Center and the WKU ICSR are heading efforts to plan this year’s event. To read Williams’ bio and learn more about the conference, visit www.wku.edu/kec.

Contact: Aurelia Spaulding, (270) 782-0082.

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