This year’s conference includes an exciting lineup of general session speakers. We welcome each person and appreciate their heart and passion for North Carolina’s greatest commodity – our children!

Beth Chapman

Opening General Session
Thursday, November 11

Beth Chapman has worked in executive positions in four of the seven Constitutional Offices, being elected statewide to two of them – Secretary of State and State Auditor. She has worked as a Cabinet Member for a Governor, a Press Secretary for a Lt. Governor, working closely with the Alabama Legislature and multiple state agencies.

Roy Williams

Second General Session
Thursday, November 11

Roy Williams retired as head coach of the UNC Men’s Basketball Team on April 1, 2021, with the third-most wins by a Division I head coach and the sixth-highest winning percentage in college basketball history. The Asheville native is one of 11 Tar Heels enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, joining a group that includes Dean Smith, Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Larry Brown, Billy Cunningham, Bob McAdoo, Charlie Scott, and Bobby Jones.

Dr. Larry Coble

Third General Session
Friday, November 12

Dr. Larry D. Coble is former long-time Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, former Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium, and former Senior Program Associate at the Center for Creative Leadership. He has served as superintendent of schools in four school districts and has taught at the university level. In addition, during his career, Dr. Coble has held adjunct faculty appointments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.

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