Speakers and Schedule

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A day-by-day schedule will follow in the coming weeks.

Featured Speakers

Bestselling author and speaker, Jon Gordon, is set to headline as the keynote speaker for ASPIRE. Gordon joins us live on March 31 for The Power of a Positive Team presented by adidas.

Learn more about Jon Gordon and his work by clicking here.

ABC News’ Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, is the country’s leading voice of Women’s Health. Dr. Ashton sits down with WBCA President Tricia Cullop on April 1 for her discussion on The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience.

Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Ashton and her work by clicking here.

Schedule

**Eastern Time**

Wednesday, March 31

1–2 p.m. Opening Keynote: The Power of a Positive Team presented by adidas, featuring Jon Gordon, The Jon Gordon Companies Inc.

2–2:35 p.m. More Than a Recruiter presented by FastModel Sports, featuring Jackie Carson, Furman University; Lin Dunn, University of Kentucky; Joi Williams, Clemson University; Shimmy Gray-Miller (moderator), Clemson University.

2:35–3 p.m. Breakout Rooms facilitated by Jackie Carson, Furman University; Lin Dunn, University of Kentucky; Joi Williams, Clemson University; Shimmy Gray-Miller, Clemson University.

3–3:30 p.m. On Court: Inside a UCLA Practice presented by Spalding, featuring Cori Close, University of California, Los Angeles.

3:30–4:10 p.m. Difference-Makers in Effective Coach-Athlete Relationships presented by the United States Marine Corps, featuring Lauren McHenry, University of Tennessee; Tricia Cullop, University of Toledo; Robert Skinner, Albany State University; Sacha Santimano, Eastern Nazarene College.

4:10–4:30 p.m. Breakout Rooms facilitated by Lauren McHenry, University of Tennessee; Tricia Cullop, University of Toledo; Robert Skinner, Albany State University; Sacha Santimano, Eastern Nazarene College.

4:30–5:30 p.m. Every Action Counts: Steps to Building Inclusive Leadership in partnership with RISE, featuring Angie Sheehan, WernerCo; Amanda Lamb, Wilson Sporting Goods; Sydnee Mack, Learfield IMG College and Collegiate Licensing Company; Diahann Billings-Burford (moderator), RISE.

5–6 p.m. WBCA Interactive Huddle                                                    

After Hours

  • How to Make a Classic Margarita and Guacamole presented by San Antonio.     
  • How to Make a Pom Martini and Salsa presented by San Antonio.
  • Mariachi Band Brings You the Sounds of Mexico presented by San Antonio.
  • On Court: Creative Ways to Use Dr. Dish to Simulate Game Actions presented by Dr. Dish Basketball, featuring Stephanie White, Vanderbilt University.
  • On Court: Sideline Fast Break, featuring Romeo Lagmay, Dawson Community College.
  • Roundtable: Maximizing Your Timeouts, featuring Monique LeBlanc, Brown University.
  • Roundtable: The Long Tail in Recruiting: Winning Prospects by Outlasting Your Competition, featuring Dan Tudor, Tudor Collegiate Strategies.
  • The First 100 Days presented by NIKE, featuring Kara Lawson, Duke University; Marisa Moseley, University of Wisconsin; Vic Schaefer, University of Texas; Debbie Antonelli (moderator), ESPN.
  • USA Basketball Insights powered by ShotTracker, featuring General Martin Dempsey, United States Army, Retired; Jay Wright, Villanova University; Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina; Sage Steele (moderator), ESPN.                              

Thursday, April 1                                            

10–11 a.m. FCA Non-Denominational Service, featuring Tamika Jeter, Ohio State University; Tim Brown (moderator), Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

1–1:50 p.m. Legends of the Game powered by ShotTracker, featuring Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina; Tubby Smith, High Point University; C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers University; Tara VanDerveer, Stanford University; Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut; Roy Williams, University of North Carolina; LaChina Robinson (moderator), ESPN.

1:50–2 p.m. On Court: Bulldogs 3 Ball Shooting & Ball Screen Defense presented by FastModel Sports, featuring Joni Taylor, University of Georgia.

2–3 p.m. Managing a Relationship with Your Athletic Director, featuring Cori Close, head coach, Martin Jarmond, director of athletics, University of California, Los Angeles; Kyle Rechlicz, head coach, Amanda Braun, director of athletics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Kenny Brooks, head coach, Whit Babcock, director of athletics, Virginia Tech; Patti Phillips (moderator), Women Leaders.           

3–3:40 p.m. Coaching in the NBA: Developing Your Staff, featuring Taylor Jenkins, Sonia Raman, Memphis Grizzlies; Christy Thomaskutty (moderator), ESPN.                       

3:40–4:35 p.m. The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience, featuring Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent, ABC; Tricia Cullop, University of Toledo.

4:35–5 p.m. President to President, featuring Tricia Cullop, WBCA president; Cori Close, WBCA vice president.

5–6 p.m. WBCA Interactive Huddle.                                                      

After Hours      

  • Legends of the Game Bonus Footage: COVID, Social Justice, and Name, Image, and Likeness powered by ShotTracker, featuring Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina; Tubby Smith, High Point University; C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers University; Tara VanDerveer, Stanford University; Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut; Roy Williams, University of North Carolina; LaChina Robinson (moderator), ESPN.
  • On Court: Hope College Defense: Defending Common Offensive Actions, featuring Brian Morehouse, Hope College.
  • On Court: Man-To-Man Defense, featuring Jason Martens, St. Mary's University.
  • On Court: Toledo Practice Drills presented by Connor Sports, featuring Tricia Cullop, University of Toledo.
  • On Court: University of North Carolina Dynamic Warm-Up, featuring Caleb Krueger, University of North Carolina.
  • Roundtable: Becoming a Leader presented by the United States Marine Corps, featuring Molly Grisham, Influence LLC.
  • Roundtable: The Secrets of How to Make Player Ran Shooting Time Actually Productive featuring Samantha Brenner, University of Texas Permian Basin.
  • Roundtable: Total Team Scoring Development, featuring Chris Carr, Kansas State University.
  • UCLA Pre-Practice ACL Prevention, featuring David Wood, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Fireside Chat, featuring Carol Callan, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Carol Stiff, Class of 2021; Dana Hart (moderator), WBHOF.