Emmanuel Acho
Guest Keynote

Emmanuel Acho

NYT Bestselling Author, Emmy Award Winner, Host & Fox Sports Analyst
Emmanuel Acho is a Fox Sports Analyst, Co-Host, FS1 Speak for Yourself and Host/Producer of the Emmy AwardWinning Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, a web series focused on driving an open, difficult, but ultimately productive conversation on race in America. Acho recently received an Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Personality/ Emerging On Air Talent. In partnership with Oprah Winfrey, Acho released the Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man book on November 10th, 2020. It is the third title published as “An Oprah Book” and debuted at #3 on the New York Times best sellers list. His latest book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy released in the Spring of 2021. His latest book, Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits is now available. After earning his undergraduate degree in sports management in 2012, Emmanuel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He was then traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, where he spent most of his career. While in the NFL, Emmanuel spent off-seasons at the University of Texas to earn his master’s degree in Sports Psychology. In 2016, Emmanuel left the football field and picked up the microphone to begin his broadcast career. In 2018, Emmanuel was promoted within ESPN, where he served as the youngest national football analyst and was named a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Selection. In 2017, he and his family’s non-profit organization, Living Hope Christian Ministries, raised enough funds to build a hospital in rural Nigeria
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Thursday, October 20, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM EDT
Guest Keynote: Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits

Behind every triumph, every expression of his gifts, Emmanuel Acho has had to ignore what everyone around him called “logic”: the astronomical odds against making it, the risks of continuing to dream bigger or differently. Instead of playing it safe, at every turn Acho has thrown conventional wisdom―logic―out the window. Now, he’s empowering others do the same. Whether it’s creating the next groundbreaking startup, fighting for change as an activist, or committing to a personal passion, Acho’s work is inspiring others to become change-makers. Enlivened by stories from his life and other illogical pioneers, Acho asks us to replace the limits set for us, and which we set for ourselves, with a world of possibility. Our horizons, he shows us, are endless.

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