FUNNY AND INSPIRING:
Meet your Opening Session presenters.
One of the highlights of Opening Session are our special featured guests! This year, you will get to hear an inspiring presentation at from our keynote speaker, Chris Singleton. For the entertainment of the night, laugh and cry at the hilarious musings of our flexible performer, Jonathan Burns. Check out more below!
Who is presenting?
Watch out for the release of our Mega Forum speaker!
Born with the gifts of flexibility, curiosity, and goofiness, Jonathan Burns now uses these unique talents to astonish audiences around the globe. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Many More! He’s been dubbed “Extremely funny” by The New York Times, and was named “Variety Artist of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine, TWICE! When he’s not performing he can usually be found in an airport terminal or spending time with his beautiful family.
Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs, and a man on a greater mission than just hitting home runs. He is an inspirational speaker that has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, USA Today, and more. His mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th 2015 by a racist white supremacist. Chris inspired his city and the nation by him forgiving the young man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.” Chris inspires his audiences of all ages through teaching the power of forgiveness and his personal experiences of adversity at such a young age.