Opening Remarks & Keynote: How to Change the World, a Practical Guide

Recorded On: 06/08/2021

The Association's CEO, Jim Tedford, will kick off the conference from 11:30 - 12:00 noon ET.

Keynote by Dex Hunter-Torricke: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Never in history have so many people had the power to give back to the world. But changing the world is hard, and most change-makers spend their lives struggling to achieve their full potential. What common lessons can we learn from the most successful leaders and organizations at the heart of global change? Dex Hunter-Torricke, adviser for more than a decade to leaders from the United Nations, Google, Facebook and other global pioneers, presents some of the most powerful and surprising insights from his career that can offer a practical guide for all of us to use as we take on the world.

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Dex Hunter-Torricke

Head of Communications

The Oversight Board

Dex Hunter-Torricke is head of communications for the Oversight Board, the independent body established in 2020 to make binding decisions on Facebook and Instagram’s most challenging content issues. During his career, Dex has served in a string of high-profile roles across the tech and policy worlds, including as head of communications for SpaceX, head of executive communications for Facebook - including four years as speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg, and as Google’s first executive speechwriter where he supported Eric Schmidt and Larry Page. Before that, he was a speechwriter for the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Dex is a New York Times-bestselling ghostwriter and frequent public speaker on technology issues. 

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