AuDacity 2018 Convention

October 22-24, 2018
Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, Florida

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Bold Keynote Presentations Scheduled for AuDacity 2018

Bold Keynote 1: Lt. General Mark P. Hertling, U.S. Army (Retired)

Leaving his beloved US Army in January 2013, Lieutenant General (retired) Mark Hertling is a senior vice president at the innovative Florida Hospital in Orlando. 

Prior to joining Florida Hospital, Mark served for almost four decades in the US Army. At the time of his retirement, he was Commanding General of US Army Europe, where he led over 60,000 soldiers, cared for over 100,000 family members, and partnered with the armies of 50 countries in the European theater. During his military career, LTG Hertling commanded training organizations at the Army’s National Training Center (Ft Irwin, California) and the Joint Multi-National Training Center (Grafenwoehr, Germany). He was an assistant Division Commander in Baghdad in 2003-4, and later commanded the Army’s 1st Armored Division (1AD) in Germany and in Northern Iraq during the surge. Hertling spent over 36 months in combat. 

Receiving a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy in 1975, LTG Hertling is a graduate of the Army's Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. He also holds Masters Degrees in History and International Relations from these institutions, and he also earned a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University. He is currently pursuing an Executive Doctorate in Business Administration from the Crummer School at Rollins College.

During his time in the Army, Mark received many military honors including three awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, six awards of the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. He also received the Gold Cross of Honor of the German Army, the Romanian Land Forces Emblem of Honor, and the Polish Soldier’s Medal of Honor. He is a life member of the Purple Heart Association, Phi Kappa Phi, and he is a Distinguished Eagle Scout. In 2015, he received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the US Sports Academy.

In addition to working with Florida Hospital, Mark was appointed by President Obama to be one of 25 members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. He serves as an advisor to the non-profit organizations “Mission: Readiness” and “Operation Gratitude. He is an adjunct scholar at West Point’s Modern War Institute, and he also serves as a military analyst for CNN. Mark speaks and acts passionately on the subjects of leadership, national security, and health trends. His book, Growing Physician Leaders, was published in May 2016.

Bold Keynote 2: Dan Price, Founder & CEO of Gravity Payments

Dan Price is the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, a credit card processing and payment technology company leveling the playing field for independent businesses by saving them millions of dollars in fees and hours of frustration. He's widely known for setting a $70k minimum wage at Gravity, a small step in his goal to be a speck in a revolution where business is about purpose, not profit.

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Hotel Information

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

The AuDacity 2018 room rate is $189 per night plus tax and resort fee.
Click here to reserve a room under the ADA group rate.

Uncover one-of-a-kind surroundings at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. The resort near Orlando, Florida features a premier location just minutes from Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando Resort™. You'll love the convenience of having everything in one place. Start your stay in our soaring glass atrium showcasing the landscape of the Everglades, the cobblestone streets and rich history of St. Augustine, and the picturesque scenery and vibrant colors of Key West. Enjoy a day at the water park, or savor some time to yourself at the adult-only pool. The resort also offers a full-service spa, perfect for pursuing a pampering session. Continue the fun as you delight your taste buds with the finest cuisine from nine restaurants. Unfold extraordinary moments at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Air: Orlando International Airport (19 miles from hotel)
Orlando Sanford International Airport (50 miles from hotel)

Ground Transportation: Gaylord Palms partners with Mears Transportation, a company providing Orlando transport service for over 60 years, to ensure you have a top-notch experience. A member of Mears Transportation can bring you from Orlando International Airport to the hotel as part of their 24-hour airport shuttle service. There is a charge for the service.

To secure your shuttle reservation, call Mears Transportation's 24-hour reservations line at (407) 423-5566.