2017 Educational Forum
October 24, 2017
St. Paul RiverCentre
Featuring keynote speaker Alan Page.
BestPrep is excited to announce Alan Page as the 2017 Educational Forum keynote speaker. Alan is truly a Minnesota treasure. From a professional football player to successful lawyer to his historic election to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Alan is anything but a conventional hero. Throughout his life, he frequently found himself as an outsider going against the prevailing current: being an African American at predominantly white schools; being the only Viking to go on strike during the 1975 labor dispute and using his Hall of Fame induction to promote education rather than football.
Through the years, Alan has stayed true to his convictions and has earned the respect of almost everyone he has encountered. Whether he was fighting for the rights of NFL players or empowering thousands of deserving students through the Page Education Foundation, he is someone who generously gives of himself for the benefit of others.
In 2016 Alan was named by the Heisman Trophy Trust as the Heisman Humanitarian Award Winner, in honor of his tireless efforts in assisting students of color to achieve their dreams in furthering their education. Alan joins past speakers who have included Thomas Friedman, Fareed Zakaria, Bill Bradley, and Angelique Kidjo, to address educational issues which will impact our future generations. Alan will give the address, “Tomorrow’s Leaders… Why Character Matters”, in which he will address the critical importance of the role character plays in decision making.