We’re having a blast in Buffalo at NACA Mid Atlantic!

Stop by our booth 514-415 and join us for a #nofilter “Be Your Best Self(ie)”!

Here’s a look at our Lineup!

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Spotlight #1

Performance Time: 7:17 PM

Kid Ace is an international illusionist who is recognized as one of magic’s rising stars. He is currently featured on an episode of Netflix’ hit show, Bill Nye Save The World along with several other national TV appearances.

Whether it’s his award winning bird act or making goldfish appear from his bare hands, it is surely a show to connect with this generation. After touring around the country performing at  universities and theaters, Kid Ace headlined his new one man show “Underground Magic” at the Elektra Theatre in the heart of Times Square NYC which for one year. You can now catch him on tour around the world at the top universities cruise ships and theaters.

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Friday, October 12, 2018


Spotlight #3

Performance Time: 8:50 PM

Jinahie (“my wings” in Arabic) is an Egyptian-American performance artist, educator, and social justice activist. Now in the fifth year of her national tour, Jinahie performs at colleges and universities across the country. In the process, she has collected hundreds of Potluck Poems, a collaboration among strangers in which a poem is completed during live performances by the contribution of a line from each audience member. Jinahie has performed at TEDxFoggyBottom, Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. Department of Education, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center, and was a featured performer during a showing of the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, Ruined, during which she had the honor of performing for Michelle Obama. Jinahie has shared the stage with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Smokey Robinson, Russell Simmons, and Angela Davis. In Jinahie’s spare time, she enjoys learning useless facts, feeding her carnivorous plants, and people watching people who people watch other people.

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ALTERNATE SHOWCASE – Added Color Spotlight High 18th alternate



Friday, October 12, 2018

Matthew Shapiro

Disability, Sensitivity and Inclusivity Training 101

Ed Session Start: 10:00 AM

Matthew Shapiro is a spirited and charismatic speaker and consultant, born with cerebral palsy. He entertains and enlightens his audiences as to how they can become “their own wrecking ball.” While sharing basic disability etiquette and an engaging story about his life, Matthew empowers his audiences to break free of their comfort zones by encouraging them to exceed their goals and minimizing their limitations. Matthew’s wheelchair was his safety net. Leaving it caused him tremendous trepidation, as he was not fully experiencing life. Through the persuasion of a friend, he attended an event that changed his life FOREVER! He overcame his fears while placing his life in the hands of others. His messages have won him the accolades of many. He was named Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 in Richmond, VA, profiled in Virginia Business Magazine and even served the Obama Administration in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Matthew Shapiro

Be Your Own Wrecking Ball! What will get you out of your “chair?”

Ed Session Start: 9:00 AM

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Joshua Fredenburg


Ed Session Start: 10:00 AM

Joshua Fredenburg is a Nationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Leadership Expert, and Television/Radio Commentator that is on a mission to empower at least 1 BILLION LEADERS WORLDWIDE with effective leadership, career, relationship, and success strategies that will enable them to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world. During the past seven years, Joshua has appeared as a television guest on BET, the Wayne Brady Show, the KTLA Morning Show in Los Angeles, the Daily Buzz Nation Morning Show, and many other familiar radio and television programs throughout the country. He has also served as a dynamic speaker in 44 different states for non-profit organizations, lectures, leadership conferences, retreats, and trainings at high schools, colleges, and various corporate events.

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