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May 9 - 12, 2017

20th Annual VPPPA

Region III Conference

Dover Downs

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

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Region 3 does not do refunds for the conference registrations; Substitutions are allowed.

Conference Contacts:

Rich Foreman: (410) 780-7291 or rforeman@albancat.com
Eric Trout (conference volunteer contact): (412) 688-1534 or eric.trout@trin.net

Vendors Contacts:

Joe Morrell: jmorrell.richmond@fareva.com
Charles “Drew” Holland: charles.a.holland@navy.mil

Keynote Speakers

Vince Papale

Former Philadelphia Eagles Walk-On Legend

Vince Papale’s INVINCIBLE journey from a 30-year old teacher and part-time coach, with no college football experience, to team captain of the Philadelphia Eagles is a story that’s been captured in print and on the motion picture screen.

Disney, the studio that brought you Miracle, The Rookie, and Remember the Titans, brought the true story of Vince Papale to Hollywood with the award winning motion picture INVINCIBLE. Re-leased in 2006, INVINCIBLE depicts Vince’s ’nothing to lose’ attitude that led him to overcome staggering odds and achieving his dreams.

When Vince Papale takes the stage he brings a message from the heart that has been fulfilled through experience. Through warmth and humor he is able to connect and communicate with each person as if they were participating in a one-on-one discussion. Vince is a great storyteller who is able to use his story to motivate, encourage and equip your organization and staff.

Papale attended Philadelphia's Saint Joseph's University on a track scholarship and graduated with a MS degree in Marketing/Management Science in 1968. As a junior at St. Joe’s, he won a United States Track & Field Federation (USTFF) college development pole vault competition at Madison Square Garden with a vault of 14 ft. 6 in.

Vince Papale's professional football career began with the Aston Green Knights of the semi-pro Seaboard Football League. At that time, Pa-pale was a teacher at Interboro High school and was coaching the junior varsity football team when he successfully tried out for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League as a wide receiver. In both seasons with the team, Papale was a special teams standout. His performance with the Bell earned him a meeting in 1976 with head coach Dick Vermeil of the Philadelphia Eagles and eventual private workout.

Allan Karl

World Traveler, Adventurer, Photographer and Entrepreneur

Allan Karl has never been able to sit still. With an insatiable passion for travel, culture, people, and food, he has explored more than 60 countries all over the world, photographing, writing, and blogging about them along the way.

Allan is an author, photographer, professional keynote speaker, committed adventurer, and digital marketing strategist. In his bestselling book, FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, Allan brings to life his three-year solo journey around-the-world on a motorcycle.

Beyond his epic motorcycle expedition, Allan’s adventures also include sailing the Flores Sea in search of the elusive Komodo Dragon, climbing the most active volcano in Indonesia, as a team member competing in the longest and most grueling motorsport race in the world—The Dakar.

When not traveling the world, Allan serves as principal of WorldRider Productions, where he focuses on speaking, publishing, coaching, and creating content that brings to life his stories and experiences around the world—demonstrating again and again how the discoveries he has made and the lessons learned can help all of us lead more rewarding lives. Allan is also a marketing strategist for clearcloud, a digital marketing and branding consultancy located in Southern California.

A dynamic and inspiring professional speaker, Allan shares his message with captivating storytelling and award-winning photography that touch themes of adventure, travel as education, personal growth, creativity, innovation, tolerance, environment, effective communication, and the importance of following dreams and pursuing passions.