2020 Featured Speakers (2022 Speakers To Be Announced Soon) 

We are thrilled to present our keynote speaker for the fourth conference on Meaningful Living and Learning in a Digital World.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Brad Prince
Highly Effective Habits of Distance Education

The "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has long stood as a cornerstone of professional development and leadership literature.  However, this was written in the 1970s!  Does it still apply today?  Are there applications to Distance Education?

This presentation will explore the relevancy of the 7 Habits in today's highly evolved technical society.  Habits 1-3 (the personal victory) are more important than ever important in creating and maintaining work-life balance to truly be effective as an online educator.  Habits 4-6 are crucial for a successful online environment.  

Dr. Prince serves as the Associate Dean of the Richards College of Business at the University of West Georgia.  He is a Professor of Management Information Systems teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses.  He is also a co-author of an MIS textbook.  Recently, he has become certified to teach FranklinCovey leadership material (specifically the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity) on campus at UWG to colleagues and students.  He has taught in the online environment since 2004 at UWG and for 12 years in the Georgia WebMBA program.  In this program, he has won multiple "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" awards voted on by the students. 

Dr. Prince lives in Carrollton, GA with his beautiful wife, Nikole and their four children, Hannah, Harrison, Hayden, and Halle.   

Closing Lunch Panel

Thriving in Times of Information Overload in a Bad News World

Dr. Jason Huett, Associate Dean of University System of Georgia eCampus

Dr. Brad Prince, Professor of Management Information Systems and Associate Dean, University of West Georgia

Ms. Ann Carroll, 500-Level Certified Yoga Teacher, and former corporate Vice-President

Moderator: Dr. Micheal Crafton, Professor of English, University of West Georgia