Past Ascendant Keynote Speaker Jeff Glasbrenner Featured as SI Cover Story

Ascendant Conferences + Education works to offer keynote speakers with original points of view, exceptional stories and unparalleled knowledge. During our San Diego 2016 conference, we featured Jeff Glasbrenner, a below-the-knee amputee who was fresh off becoming the first American amputee ever to scale Mount Everest. He spoke about turning challenges into triumphs, and about succeeding in the face of adversity.

Former keynote speaker and Everest conquerer Jeff Glasbrenner. (Photo credit: Endemol Shine Beyond USA/Sports Illustrated)

This week, we’re thrilled to see Jeff on the cover of Sports Illustrated! His remarkable story, compellingly told by writer Austin Murphy, highlights the incredible achievements due only to perseverance and belief.

We view Glasbrenner as a disruptor. After losing part of his leg, his doctors offered him a long list of activities to stay away from. They thought he’d be limited, but he saw a different path. And then, he conquered the world’s highest peak.

Disruptors are the theme of our upcoming conference in Napa, California from Oct. 9-11 at The Meritage Resort and Spa.

Disruption is synonymous with innovation. Disruptors are the heroes of our time. In October, in the shadow of Silicon Valley—the place that first gave rise to the term—we’ll explore the intersection of disruption and compliance, offering helpful takeaways that can shorten the learning curve and add efficiencies to your organization. And you never know, you might meet a future star along the way.


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