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2018 Keynote Speakers






President's Keynote: Steve Wozniak Wednesday, 11/14/18, 1:00PM

CETPA is proud to announce our President's keynote! Steve Wozniak has been a Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years. He has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.  He is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing.  In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame. 


Mr. Wozniak will be interviewed by local newscaster Edie Lambert.

Edie Lambert anchors the 5, 6:30 and 11 p.m. newscasts on KCRA-TV. She is a very familiar and well respected journalist in Northern California.

Highlights of her career include interviews with former President Barack Obama and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  She has also provided people with critical information during many major natural disasters including flooding across our region, wildfires across our state, and earthquakes along the West Coast.  Her work has aired on NBC stations around the nation, and it's earned her two Emmy Awards and seven Emmy nominations.

Edie holds a degree in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was raised by teachers.   Her parents are marine biologists, and their research and teaching took the family to many parts of the world including Japan, Bermuda, Hawaii, Sweden and France. She volunteers her time for many causes and non-profit organizations including promoting literacy.  She also enjoys volunteering in her daughter's classroom every week.

At home, Edie and her husband love to read to their daughters who are four and seven years old.  She's currently in the middle of the Harry Potter series with her older daughter.


Opening Keynote: Mike Rayburn Tuesday, 11/13/2018, 1:00PM

Join us for the triumphant return of Mike Rayburn to the CETPA Conference with his presentation of “The What IF? Keynote Experience.” Mike is a two-time TED Talk Presenter, an innovative entrepreneur and Hall of Fame speaker who uses world-class guitar and comedy to teach change and innovation to corporations worldwide. He has headlined Carnegie Hall, headlined in Las Vegas and performed more than 5,000 presentations in 20 countries on five continents. Rayburn is a regular on Sirius/XM and morning radio nationwide. He has performed as guitarist with The Beach Boys and John Oates. With Rayburn’s “The What IF? Keynote Experience” you will learn three simple tools for harnessing your unrealized potential, creating and leading change, and becoming a virtuoso performer. You’ll hear amazing music including a solo guitar version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Oh, and you laugh a LOT! No one does what Mike Rayburn does. 


 Closing Keynote | Sarita Maybin Friday 11/16/18, 10:00AM

Maybin headshotSarita Maybin will be doing a high-energy presentation based on her book, "If You Can't Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?" which will provide practical approaches and positive phrases for those times when you need to say something NOT so nice. Learn how to constructively clue someone in, deflect the negative comment of a well-meaning friend, or let a campus colleague know what he or she is doing drives you crazy -- without destroying the relationship. Sarita is an international speaker, communication expert and author whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations and work together better.  Since 1993, Sarita has spoken in ALL 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, Canada, England, Asia, Iceland…and on the prestigious TEDx stage.  She is a former University Dean of Students with a Master’s degree in Counseling, a Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest winner and a Past President of the National Speakers Association, San Diego Chapter.