Leadership UA will be host to a live broadcast May 4 for a national Leadercast conference centered on developing leaders worldwide.

The 18th annual Leadership Live conference, a one-day event in Atlanta, will feature nine speakers, including a U.S. Navy pilot, a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member, authors and business executives, who will discuss topics ranging from how to be a more effective leader to leadership networking.

For those who can't make it to Georgia for the conference itself, there will be 700 host locations in 20 countries, including the one hosted by Leadership UA at The Past Foundation Innovation Lab, 1003 Kinnear Road.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration, followed by a broadcast of the conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The theme of this year's conference is "Lead Yourself." It will feature discussions about how current and prospective community, business, organization and household leaders can develop their skills and styles, as well as what qualities leaders hope to embody.

"We are really pleased we are able to bring this event to the Upper Arlington area," said Thad Boggs, president of the Leadership UA board of directors.

"Whether you are a resident, have a business and work here or are near or distant neighbor to UA, we welcome everyone who is interested in participating in this inspiring event."

Leadership UA Executive Director Mary Beth Cowardin said Leadercast Live will allow attendees and viewers to improve their own personal leadership journeys with tips for self-evaluation and self-growth.

Speakers for the event will be:

* Tripp Crosby, event host

* Michael Hyatt, author, speaker and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company

* Carrie Lohrenz, U.S. Navy pilot, speaker and trainer

* Jim Loehr, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Human Performance Institute

* Andy Stanley, leadership communicator and best-selling author

* Ian Cron, best-selling author, teacher, speaker

* Mae Jemison, engineer, physician and NASA astronaut

* Jen Bricker, acrobat, aerialist, author and speaker

* Kat Cole, COO and president, North America of FOCUS Brands

* Joe Torre, baseball Hall of Fame inductee, chief baseball officer for the MLB, chairman of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation

"This is the first time Leadership UA has been a host site of this event," Cowardin said. "It's a day-long event of world-class leaders speaking on leadership.

"It's a great day of personal development, of inspiration."

The city of Upper Arlington and the Tri-Village Chamber Partnership are joining Leadership UA in providing the opportunity to access the conference locally.

Information about Leadercast Live is available at Leadership UA's website, www.leadershipua.org. tickets to take part in the local event can be purchased for $149 per person through that website or by visiting bit.ly/LUALCAST18.

"The speakers will share their experiences and stories to help others improve their leadership skills," Cowardin said. "We're so happy to bring it to our community, and its open to anyone, whether you live or work in UA or not."

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