Charles Best to Keynote Annual eGovLIVE Conference

National Leader in Innovative Education Named Feature Speaker for Premier Governance Event

ATLANTA (April 15, 2014) — John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award recipient Charles Best will be the featured speaker at the 12th Annual eGovLIVE Conference, September 3-5, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. eGovLIVE is the premier conference for governing bodies that want to leverage technology to maximize board effectiveness.

Best launched DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that provides a simple way to address educational inequity, in 2000 out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history. At DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers create classroom project requests and donors can choose the projects they want to support. Today, half of all the public schools in America participate and more than one million people have donated $200 million, reaching 10 million students.

DonorsChoose.org is one of Oprah Winfrey's "Ultimate Favorite Things" and was named by Fast Company as one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies in the World," the first time a charity has received this recognition. For three years, FORTUNE magazine has named Best to its "40 under 40 hottest rising stars in business."

At eGovLIVE, governance representatives from organizations across the country will gather for sessions packed with thought leadership, best practices and real-world applications of eGovernance. The three-day program includes opportunities to share successes with other governance executives and administrators in a relaxed and informative atmosphere. Customized learning tracks ensure that all attendees enjoy a curriculum that empowers them to make a true difference in their organizations.

eGovLIVE 2014 will be held at the Marriott Marquis located in vibrant downtown Atlanta. There is no charge to attend for BoardDocs subscribers; all other guests are welcome for a nominal fee of just $250. To register or for more information CLICK HERE.

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