Aug 6, 2012
Acceler8 in Anaheim Keynote Speaker, Spencer West
Inspirational and charismatic, Spencer West speaks candidly about the struggles he overcame after losing his legs at the age of five. He speaks about overcoming stereotyping and bullying, about finding meaning and happiness in a material world and how he never lost the hope or courage needed to surmount personal obstacles. Infused with humor and humility, his thought-provoking message inspires people to find opportunity in every challenge. With every speech, Spencer leaves an indelible mark on his audiences, instilling hope and strong leadership so that they can inspire others to create positive change.
And, at Acceler8 in Anaheim, you’ll have the chance to be personally inspired by Spencer’s message!
Since 2008, Spencer has captivated millions with his keynote addresses at We Day events, sharing the stage with such influential figures as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Jane Goodall, Rick Hansen, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Mia Farrow, Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Betty Williams and Elie Wiesel, and musicians such as Jason Mraz, Hedley, K’naan, Sarah McLachlan, The Jonas Brothers, and Justin Bieber.
Spencer has served as an international leadership facilitator in Kenya, India, the Arizona–Mexico border, and Saudi Arabia, and is a recipient of the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal of Bravery from Taiwan’s Chou Ta Kuan Foundation.
As an author, Spencer shared his incredible story with the world in his memoir, Standing Tall: My Journey. In June 2012, Spencer tackled his greatest challenge yet by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro—in his wheelchair—to raise $500,000 to bring sustainable clean water programming to 12,500 people in East Africa.
Learn more about Spencer West.