The 4th Annual ODA Speaker Series with Juan Williams

Join ODA and Juan Williams, former reporter for the Washington Post and NPR and current Political Analyst for Fox News, to discuss the intersection of education, government, and the media.

The ODA Speaker Series brings national and international leaders in education and childhood development to Cleveland to discuss the problems and possibilities confronted by our kids every day.

Our goal is to enrich, enliven, and deepen the conversation about what these kids need to be successful. Whether these speakers are sharing the experience of children refugees, lambasting the failure to let kids make mistakes, or reflecting on the pursuit of justice for future generations, these thought-provoking speakers challenge all of us to do more for our kids.

Event Details

News analyst Juan Williams appears on the “Fox & Friends” television program in New York, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Williams has written extensively on race and civil rights in the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

VIP Tickets: $120
10:30 am | Meet & Greet with Juan Williams

11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Lunch & Keynote

2:00 pm | Extended Q&A with Juan Williams


General Admission: $75
11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Lunch & Keynote

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Host Committees

Ryan* & Jackie Anderson

Cheree* & Scott Aspelin

Bill* & Ellen Berglund

Joe Cimperman

Dr. Scott Flamm*

Lee Friedman

Michael Jeans

Terry* & Kathleen Jenkins

Sarah Johnson*

Dan & Dorothy Moulthrop

Gregory & Dr. Nylajean* McDaniels

Paul Morreale*

Lori Neiderst*

Bill Pavilonis*

Mark Ross

Alan Rosskamm

Victor Ruiz

Michael Schoop

Mayor Cheryl Stephens, Cleveland Heights

Jason* & Nicole Shefrin

Lauren* & Eric Smith

Amy Starr Redwine

Anne Steele

Mark Turner*

Richard* & Melissa Wesorick

Diana Wetmore*

Scott & Sarah Zimmerman

John Zitzner

Host Sponsors

It's all about the Kids.

Your support makes it possible for Open Doors Academy to protect, inspire, nurture, and challenge youth to reach their full potential.