Maya Angelou to
Inspire and Challenge Worldwide Spa Industry
Angelou will engage thousands of hearts and minds with
her celebrated wisdom
during the 2007 ISPA Conference & Expo
Ky. World-renowned author, actress and civil-rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou
will inspire attendees of the 17th annual International SPA Association Conference
& Expo, Nov. 12-15, in Kissimmee, Fla., U.S.A. The Grammy award-winning orator
will be the keynote speaker for the final General Session on Thursday, Nov. 15
at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center.
Angelous messages of courage and confidence complement ISPAs mission
to foster professionalism and growth within the spa community, said ISPA
Chairman Jim Root. She will certainly inspire attendees to prepare for the
future and imagine the possibilities.
Lynne Walker McNees added, With Jim Collins taking us from good to great
on the opening day of the ISPA Conference, and Dr. Angelou wrapping up the week
with inspiration and wisdom, attendees can look forward to a well-rounded and
Dr. Angelou has authored 12 best-selling
books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book
Award nominations. In 1993, Angelou became the second poet in U.S. history to
write and recite an original work at the Presidential Inauguration. "On the
Pulse of Morning," at Bill Clinton's Presidential Inauguration, was an occasion
that gave her wide recognition for which she was awarded a Grammy award for best
spoken word. Dr. Angelou was among the first African-American women to hit the
bestsellers lists with "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," a chronicle
of her life up to age 16.
If you are interested in learning
more about the 2007 ISPA Conference & Expo, please visit the ISPA Web site.
Registration is open, and the easiest way to register is online.
the International SPA Association
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading
professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPAs
membership is comprised of nearly 3,000 health and wellness facilities and providers
from 75 countries. ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational
and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking
as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.