Keynote Speaker

Chad Pregracke
Pregracke is the internationally named 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, founder and president of Living Lands & Waters; a nonprofit river cleanup organization, author and professional public speaker. Best known for starting out as a young man in East Moline, Illinois wanting a cleaner waterway, he became the champion for the Mississippi River. Growing up on its banks, he worked as a commercial shell diver during his early years, experiencing the river from the bottom up. Crawling nearly 150 miles of the river bottom over six years. At the age of 17, he decided to clean it up.

Twenty-three years later, Chad and his Living Lands & Waters crew have organized and led over 1200 community cleanups on 23 rivers in 21 states and removed over 11 million pounds of garbage. Chad was recognized by former President, George W. Bush as a national “Point of Light.” He received a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center from all four living former U.S. Presidents for his inspirational message on dreaming big, taking action, persevering, leading and collaborating. He's been a keynote speaker for college graduations, business conferences/events, classrooms, nonprofit organizations and more. His message inspires people to believe they can make a difference.
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Date: April 18, 2023
Place: The Galt House, Louisville

Early Bird Through March 31, 2023

$249 - Member
$399 - Nonmember

After April 1, 2023

$299 - Member
$399 - Nonmember