Keynotes

The convention general sessions always intrigue the mind and inspire the imagination of attendees – and #SHAPEseattle will be no exception!

Opening General Session

Tuesday, March 28

4-5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Sandy Zimmerman

Dream Big Dreams

Sandy Zimmerman posing on stage at American Ninja Warrior competition

“It doesn’t matter where you come from, what you’ve been through, or what you’re going through, we can ALL dream big dreams.”

American Ninja Warrior competitor ... former physical education teacher ... Spokane-based philanthropist ... all of these monikers and more describe Sandy Zimmerman, the opening keynote speaker for SHAPE America’s 2023 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Seattle.

Sandy has spent the last five years impacting lives by sharing her story to various schools, groups, churches, business, and organizations. For more than two decades, Sandy has had a framed quote hanging in her office from Jackie Robinson that says, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on others’ lives.” Today, Sandy’s passion and purpose remain stronger than ever.

More about Sandy Zimmerman:

  • Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
  • Six-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor
  • Three-time Women’s Championship Competitor
  • National Judo Champion
  • Former Gonzaga University Women’s Basketball Player
  • Physical Education Teacher and Coach for 23 years
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Closing General Session

Friday, March 31

4-5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker To Be Announced

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