Inspire, Connect and Educate Conference 2017
Operation Uplift Foundation
The INICIO – Inspire Connect Educate (ICE) Conference for 2017 is facilitated by Victor L. Powell and the leadership of the Operation Uplift Foundation. Their partnership focuses on enhancing the education and social awareness of their conference attendees.
Here’s A Preview of 2016 ICE Conference
We are excited about the conferences fourth year in existence and see this year as a commencement or INICIO year. INICIO is the Spanish translation for commencement and represents the journey that our students and partnerships have invested in over that period of time.
What’s It All About
Our conference promotes self-awareness, unity, academic motivation, career readiness and social justice for all our students. Students and parents are able to come together during the (ICE) conference to learn and discuss relevant and useful topics specific to higher education, financial literacy and community involvement. Each year we range from 250-350 attendees at our conference from Northern VA, Maryland, West Virginia and DC.
Our past keynote speakers have been DeMaurice Smith (Executive Director of the NFLPA), Marcus D Wiley (Stand-up Comedian) and Antwaan Randle El (Former NFL Player). We have highly qualified workshop leaders and presenters who volunteer their time and skills to share with our local youth. Our goal is to have high character individuals in front of our youth, so that they have quality examples to model.