Hattie Kauffman is AISES 2017 National Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

AISES is excited to announce that Hattie Kauffman will be the opening keynote speaker at its signature event, September 21 – 23, 2017 in Denver, Colorado!  Hear from Ms. Kauffman on Thursday, September 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and join us to learn from more than eighty speakers who will address the Conference throughout the three-day event.  

Kauffman is a four-time Emmy Award-winning news correspondent and has served as a substitute anchor on CBS This Morning.  In her two decades with the network, Hattie also reported on 48 Hours, Street Stories, Sunday Morning, CBS Radio, CBS Special Report, the Early Show and CBS Evening News.

A featured national speaker and consultant, Kauffman will share her experience on a range of topics including personal growth, women and leadership, television and social media, and career advancement. 

“We are thrilled to host Hattie Kauffman and other inspiring speakers at this year’s conference in celebration of AISES 40th Anniversary,” said Sarah EchoHawk, AISES’ Chief Executive Officer. “We are celebrating AISES’ accomplishments including the collective wisdom from friends like Hattie who use their talents and influence to support Native education.”

In 2013, Kauffman published an autobiography titled, Falling into Place:  A Memoir of Overcoming.  It looks inside her remarkable life that started with her broadcast career on college radio at the University of Minnesota.  A member of the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho, Kauffman is the first Native American journalist to file a report on a national network evening news broadcast.  She is a gifted reporter and storyteller who changed the course of her life in meeting personal and professional challenges.  In changing the course of her life, she became a source of inspiration, personal empowerment, and force for change for others.    

The AISES National Conference will take place September 21-23, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  Registration is now open for the Conference, which will be held at the Colorado Convention Center.  AISES’ National Conference is one of the largest gatherings for American Indian, Alaska Natives, First Nations, Native Hawai’ians, Pacific Islanders, and other North American indigenous people who are involved in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). This year’s conference will attract over 2,000 attendees comprised of students, teachers, counselors, scholars, and professionals, who come together for career development, networking, and academic growth opportunities. 

Conference registration is available prior to and throughout the conference with various rates for members and non-members.  To register or to learn more about the AISES 2017 National Conference, explore our website at aises.org or like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/aises.org. To apply for media credentials contact Montoya Whiteman at mwhiteman@aises.org.