Saratoga Springs, NY (USA), April 2017 - Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017 conference in Orlando, Florida, 23 October. As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members, and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.
Before becoming First Lady, Michelle Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. She started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm, Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor’s office, the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service.
Mrs. Obama was born 17 January 1964. She married Barack Obama in 1992. They currently live in Washington, DC and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.
"Mrs. Obama’s presentation will set the stage for rich dialogues at Learning 2017", says Elliott Masie, Host and Chair of the event.
Learning 2017 will be held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, 22-25 October.