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Agenda & Speakers

October 25th, 2017

Fail Fest Wabash Valley

Agenda & Speakers

October 25th, 2017


October 25, 2017

9:00am: Kickoff by Gerry Dick & Welcome Remarks by Shelley Klingerman


9:20am: April Yvette


9:45am: Jackie Bledsoe


10:05am: Teresa Sabatine


10:25am: Paul Thrift


10:45am: Q&A with April, Jackie, Teresa, and Paul


10:55am: Dr. Allison Barber


11:15am: Mike Alley


11:35am: Kelly Hipskind


11:55am: Q&A with Dr. Allison, Mike, and Kelley


12:00pm: Lunch Break


1:00pm: Tom Miller


1:20pm: Devyn Mikell & DeSean Prentice


1:40pm: Steve Loser


2:00pm: Q&A with Tom, Devyn, DeSean, and Steve


2:10pm: Tom James


2:30pm: Michele Gay


2:50pm: Q&A with Tom & Michele


3pm: Final Remarks & Wrap-Up

Check back soon for a downloadable PDF of the entire event agenda (including talk-titles and descriptions)!



  • April Yvette CEO, April Yvette International, LLC April Yvette is a Blogger, Speaker, Youtube Personality, Viral Marketing Strategist, and Breakthroug...

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  • DeSean Prentice Director of Legal & Finance, Twisted Fry DeSean is the Co-founder of Twisted Fry, Terre Haute’s first mobile food truck. He serves...

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  • Devyn Mikell Director of Marketing & Operations, Twisted Fry Devyn graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Operations & Suppl...

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  • Dr. Allison Barber Chancellor, WGU Indiana Dr. Allison Barber is the chancellor of WGU Indiana, the state’s online, competency-based university. She c...

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  • Jackie Bledsoe | @jbledsoejr CEO, JBSB Companies LLC Jackie is the bestselling author of The 7 Rings of Marriage, a nationally-requested speaker, and ...

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  • Kelly Hipskind Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor  This will be a very real, up close look, at the life of a serial entrepreneur who has lost friends, ...

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  • Michele Gay Founder, Speaker, Writer, Director Michele Gay is a mother, former teacher, and now one of the founders of Safe and Sound Schools: A Sandy...

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  • Mike Alley Chairman & Owner, Patriot Investments, LLC Mike is chairman and owner of Patriot Investments, LLC, through which he maintains investmen...

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  • Paul Thrift Chief Executive, Thompson Thrift Development As chief executive of Thompson Thrift Development, Paul oversees the development of the compa...

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  • Steve Loser Assistant Principal, Fishers High School As an assistant principal at Fishers High School, Steve Loser is driven to shock the world with w...

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  • Teresa Sabatine Film Commissioner, City of Indianapolis Teresa Sabatine has spent most of her career in television and film in New York, LA and Chicag...

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  • Tom James Professor, Rose Hulman Tom James is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. His major interests are new prod...

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  • Tom Miller President & CEO, Thomas P. Miller & Associates Tom Miller is President and CEO of Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA), a full-...

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