You’ve joined us on a week long journey of education, inspiration, Laughing, Celebration, and Authenticity at CLCON 2024.Tomorrow, Day 7, is the grand finale! This is the in-person (hybrid) day of CLCON which will be jam packed with speeches, presentations, and exciting activities. Kickoff the day with the parade of banners and the appearance of the special guest. Presentations start out with our keynote by Bo Bennett on “The Dark Side of Communication”. There will be  a Hall or Fame recognition event, The International Speech Contest, Carl Foster, speaking about goal setting, Steph Dalwin, and Anne Kroger returning to speak on lessons from stand-up comedy and how powerful public speaking will advance your career, and much more during a day that you won’t want to miss.

Date and Time: May 4th, 2024, 8am – 5pm
Location: The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451

As a preview, our Keynote speaker Bo Bennett ,Ph.D. will explore the dual nature of communication in the presentation: its power to inspire, connect, and resolve conflicts, as well as its potential for manipulation and spreading disinformation. In this presentation, we dissect common misconceptions about persuasion, highlighting the importance of fostering genuine desire over coercion. Through a blend of historical anecdotes and modern examples, we’ll uncover the strategies behind the words in a light-hearted manner that promises both enlightenment and entertainment. By examining the psychological underpinnings and rhetorical techniques of communication, we invite you to a journey that not only reveals the art and science behind effective dialogue but also empowers you to reclaim your agency against its darker uses. Get ready to engage, laugh, and learn how to navigate the intricate landscape of communication with vigilance and a positive spirit.

See Bo’s CLCON 2024 Introduction here:

Don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn, be inspired and watch some of the best speakers in the district compete. Take advantage of the FINAL day of the $10 in-person discount, and get your in-person tickets today:

For more information and the conference program, visit the conference website:

See you at CLCON and May the 4th be with you!


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