Voices of Vision
McRaven addresses the University Texas at Austin Class of 2014
Admiral William McRaven, U.S. Navy veteran and author.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of The Chamber's Voices of Vision event, and we're pulling out all the stops for an incredible event.
“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.”
Admiral William H. McRaven is a retired four-star admiral, 37-year veteran of the United States Navy admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. His empowering commencement speech, titled ‘Make Your Bed’ at the University of Texas in 2014 went viral in 2017, and he has been one of the most requested military speakers on the speaking circuit ever since.
McRaven will draw on his experiences in the Navy and share impactful lessons and insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, resilience in the face of opposition, and the unconditional importance of never giving up.
He will challenge and encourage attendees to accept responsibility, be creative within the rules, take control of their circumstances, and maintain focus during times of conflict. Attendees will be inspired to apply McRaven’s diligence, courage and risk management strategies to their own lives and put in place the tools that will help them not only succeed within their organization but also reach new levels of achievement.
Each year, Voices of Vision is an annual event that brings nationally recognized, world-thought visionaries to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo area. Hosting these types of well-known speakers not only offers the community the opportunity to hear and see a variety of public figures, but also gives visibility to our region and showcases our metro.
Voices of Vision is about bringing people together from all walks of life, political persuasions, opinion leaders, political leaders and business leaders.
Past presenters include:
- 2019: Peyton Manning
- 2018: Danica Patrick
- 2017: Shaquille O'Neal
- 2016: Robert O’Neil
- 2015: Rudy Giuliani
- 2014: Terry Bradshaw
- 2013: Jeb Bush
- 2012: Joe Theismann
- 2011: Bob Woodward
- 2010: Lt. Col. Oliver North
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Christianson's Business Furniture | Concordia College | Consolidated Communications
Cornerstone Bank | Dawson Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company | D-S Beverages
First Western Bank & Trust | Goldmark Property Management | Heartland Trust Company
Kotapay | Midco | Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead | Moore Engineering
Minnesota State Community and Technical College | Minnesota State University Moorhead
North Dakota State College of Science | Network Center, Inc. | Northern Pipe Products
Office Sign Company | Rasmussen University | SCHEELS | Sharon Hilgers
Talecris Plasma Resources Inc., A GRIFOLS company | Western State Bank