Final Four Talks

2021 Final Four Talks

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Final Four Talks Overview

Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm – 5pm
 
We invite you to join NCAA’s newest annual initiative, Final Four Talks. Through a series of short powerful talks, speakers will set the stage to broaden perspectives and inspire action.
The inaugural theme “A (Racially) Just Future” will bring student-athletes, senior level collegiate administrators, stakeholders, and leaders together to discuss innovative ways to help shape a collaborative future.
 
The virtual event will be hosted by Neelay Bhatt, VP of Indianapolis based PROS Consulting and a TEDx speaker, curator and co-organizer for TEDxIndianapolis and TEDxIndianapolisWomen. The event will feature various speakers including:
  • Bilqis Abdul-Quaadir, Muslim Girls Hoop Too
  • Clifton Taulbert, Author & Historian
  • Craig Robinson, Executive Director of the NABC
  • Elizabeth Williams, Atlanta Dream
  • Jason Genck, Westminster, Colorado Parks & Recreation
  • Kena Gilmour, Former Basketball Student-Athlete at Hamilton College
  • Dr. LaKeitha Poole, LSU Director of Student Athlete Mental Health
  • Mie Kajikawa, Sports for Smile/Next Big Pivot, Japan
  • Martin Jarmond, Director of Athletics at UCLA
  • Patrick Anderson, 3-Time Paralympic Gold Medalist
  • Dr. Richard Lapchick, Author & Professor at UCF
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the inaugural Final Four Talks is a live virtual event where participants will engage in the conversation through insightful breakout sessions and experiences designed to foster deeper thought and action.
Speakers for Final Four Talks will be released periodically as the event draws near.
 
Attendance will be limited as the live virtual event will be invite only. A recording of Final Four Talks will be released two weeks after for the general public. More information on where the recording will be available will be forthcoming.

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