Special Guest Keynote Speaker

David LaMotte


David LaMotte is an award-winning singer, songwriter, speaker, and author. Having produced 11 albums and performed 2500 concerts on 5 continents, he suspended his successful music career in 2008 to accept a Rotary World Peace fellowship, earning a master's degree in International Studies, Peace and conflict resolution from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  As part of that program, he also spent three months in rural Andhra Pradesh, India, working with a Gandhian development organization.


David maintains a full calendar of speaking engagements and concerts and works with PEG Partners, the non-profit organization he co-founded to support school and libraries in Guatemala.  He is also a consultant on peace and justice issues for the North Carolina Council of Churches, and he serves as the Clerk (chair) of the Nobel Peace Prize Nominating Task Group for the AFSC (Quakers).

He has published two illustrated children's books, S.S. Bathtub, a rhyming book for small children based on his award-winning song of the same name, and White Flour, a whimsical introduction to nonviolence, based on true events.  David’s most recent projects include this book and PickOne.org, a website that nourishes positive change by inspiring and empowering people to take action on issues they care about.


He lives in Black Mountain, NC, with his wife Deanna and son Mason.  To learn more about David’s work or hear his music, please visit www.DavidLaMotte.com, or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

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Katie Hall, Sarah Hasty, Deanna Griffin, Jeff Rogers, Judith Rogers, Leslie Helms, Holly Young,

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