Keynote Speakers

The Center for Leadership is committed to bringing keynote speakers for the Cal Poly and local communities to hear from and engage with. Our hope is to share and highlight a wide variety of leaders and to expand the ways we think about what it means to be a leader in our world today. We hope you will join us for our keynote speakers!


 2022 Speaker: David Hogg


2021 Speaker: Ashanti Branch

    Ashanti Branch Headshot

The Center for Leadership and the Men & Masculinities Program hosted Ashanti Branch on Thursday, April 29 for a dynamic conversation addressing the intersections of masculinities and leadership and how we can create new pathways towards more holistic leadership models. Ashanti Branch is a Cal Poly alum and Founder of The Ever Forward Club. 

In addition to the keynote, Branch hosted a follow up workshop on Friday, April 30 to engage in an uncommonly open, honest dialogue about starting courageous conversations about social-emotional well-being.


2019 Speaker: Franchesca Ramsey

30pm in the PAC Miossi Hall



2017 Speaker: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger

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