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Meet the Speakers for PTK Catalyst 2017

Meet the Speakers for PTK Catalyst 2017

An exciting program is being planned for PTK Catalyst 2017, with General Session speakers including Jason Silva, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Platon.

Silva is the Emmy-nominated host of National Geographic Channel’s #1 rated and Emmy-nominated series, “Brain Games.”

Dr. Arnold is an attending neonatologist at Baylor College of Medicine, Medical Director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and star of the TLC television series “The Little Couple.”

Photos by international award-winning photographer Platon have appeared inside the pages and on the covers of Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and Time magazine.

Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner and International President Andrew Porter will also address attendees. Read more about Catalyst 2017 speakers.

Convention Competitions

The entries are in for the #PTKMembershipMatters Video Competition and #PTKHasTalent Music Competition. Go to Instagram to vote for your favorites in the music and video contests before February 1.

Winners have been announced in the t-shirt and pin design competitions. The winning designs will serve as inspiration for the official PTK Catalyst shirt and pin.

Also, don’t forget to enter these other PTK Catalyst competitions by February 1:

Scholar Bowl Competition — Eight teams of five members each will compete to answer questions in a modified quiz bowl format. The competition will be single elimination, with the final two teams competing during General Session 4 on Saturday, April 8. Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 scholarship. View contest rules & details.

Extemporaneous Speech — Give a concise and informative speech with limited preparation, and you could win $500. View contest rules & details.

Prepared Speech Competition — You know why Phi Theta Kappa rocks, now tell others by participating in our Prepared Speech Competition, and you can win $500. View contest rules & details.

Get the Lowest Rate to Reserve Your Spot

PTK Catalyst 2017 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center April 6-8. The official convention venue typically fills up fast, so make your hotel reservations today.  

Remember, the best registration rates are offered prior to February 1. Register now!

Stay tuned for more PTK Catalyst 2017 information coming soon, including details about our new TED Talk-style educational forums.



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