Conference Keynotes

Jason Hewlett

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Having delivered thousands of presentations over 2 decades¨ Jason Hewlett is the only speaker in the world teaching leadership in a performance of uncanny musical and comedy impressions¨ utilizing the legends of stage. “The Promise” is a keynote speech that feels like a show¨ with proven processes and immediately implementable takeaways to transform your business and leadership skills.

Jason is the author of the Facebook post entitled¨ “I Saw My Wife at Target Today”¨ which has been seen by more than 100 million people. A recent¨ and one of the youngest inductees in the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame¨ his talks inspire leadership from the perspective of a Promise¨ while giving attendees an engaging¨ entertaining¨ and educational experience all in one.

With over 2000 presentations for Fortune 500 companies and clients such as American Express¨ Delta Airlines¨ the Salt Lake Olympics¨ Experian¨ NuSkin¨ Younique¨ Coca~Cola and Wells Fargo¨Jason Hewlett is your goto solution for a keynote¨ entertainment and emcee.

Jason’s hobbies include hiking in the mountains¨ writing music¨ playing with his kids¨ and staring at his wife. His greatest accomplishments all live within the walls of his home. He is a husband to the most beautiful woman in the world¨ Tami¨ and Dad to four incredible young children who serve as his inspiration and help deliver material for his presentations. As a family¨ the Hewlett’s donate over 20 hours per month in community service¨ volunteering¨ mentoring¨ outreach¨ and philanthropy to worthy causes in their home state of Utah.

Ken Hopkins

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Ken Hopkins is an African- American Utah born multiple award winning educator with 37 years of experience.  He is a graduate of Utah State University and founder of the "Speak Out Summit" a program that connects students and staff through carefully crafted, highly interactive, energetic activities.  These activities (designed with intention) help break down the walls of separation in our schools replacing them with compassion, empathy, respect and tolerance.  

He has been a keynote speaker, presenter and facilitator at numerous youth and adult conferences. Presenting on youth challenges, student leadership, cultural relevance & understanding.  He also does assemblies, workshops and summits on tolerance, school spirit, student awareness and being the change. Helping participants step out of their comfort zone to create an emotional place for students to express their real feelings in an environment of acceptance, commonality and humanity.


Mark Daniels

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Mark Daniels has been a theatre educator for the past 27 years.  Daniels graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science with a composite major of communications and theatre arts.  Daniels also earned a Master's Degree from Central Washington University in Educational Theatre Production.  He currently teaches theatre, cinema, musical theatre, and technical theatre at Weber High School in Pleasant View, Utah. 

During his 27 years in the classroom, Daniels has loved watching the magic of theatre happen on and off the stage, the creativity and the imagination of his students flourish, the jitters of opening night, and the smiles of accomplishment at the final curtain on closing night.  He loves the fact that his students are not only creating memories for a lifetime, but building self-confidence through performing that will last just as long.

Daniels has received the Sterling Teacher Award from the Utah Advisory Council of Theatre Teachers, the Utah High School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award, the Weber State University Arts and Humanities AHA! Alumni Award, was the 2021 Weber School District’s Teacher of the Year, and the Teacher of the Year for the State of Utah for 2022.

In his spare time, Daniels still loves performing and over the years he has been seen on many stages throughout the state as an actor.  Some of his favorite roles include: Frankie in FOREVER PLAID at the Grand Theatre, Elliot Garfield Grant in THE GOODBYE GIRL at Hale Centre Theatre, the Mysterious Old Man in INTO THE WOODS at Ogden Musical Theatre, and at Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse in Ogden, Daniels has been seen as Ebenezer Scrooge in SCROOGE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the last 5 years.