Forum Keynote Speakers
Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D.
Chairman of Special Olympics
Timothy Shriver is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, and in that capacity, he serves with over 5.6 million Special Olympics athletes in 172 countries, all working to promote health, education and a more unified world through the joy of sports.
Before joining Special Olympics in 1996, Shriver was and remains a leading educator focusing on the social and emotional factors in learning. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He is Co-Chair of the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development; President of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation; member of the Board of Directors for the WPP Group, LLC; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a co-founder of Lovin’ Scoopful Ice Cream Company.
Shriver earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master’s degree from Catholic University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced 4 films, is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, written numerous published articles and has been rewarded with degrees and honors which he happily accepted on behalf of others.