This fall, Missouri State University will welcome John Quiñones, ABC News veteran, author, and creator and host of What Would You Do?, to campus.
He will be the 2021 Public Affairs Conference keynote speaker. His speech will take place 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.
The keynote event kicks off the conference, scheduled from Sept. 28-30. The theme is Bridging the Divide.
“John has an impressive ability to connect with his audiences and leave them inspired,” said Brent Dunn, Missouri State University Foundation executive director. “His focus on believing in one’s self, maintaining high character and ethical values, and always doing the right thing will bring people together.”
Quiñones’ keynote is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The event is made possible by the Missouri State Foundation with media support from KSPR, the local ABC television affiliate.
Opportunity to meet Quiñones
The foundation will host a VIP reception with Quiñones before his speech. Guests will have a photo opportunity with Quiñones and receive an autographed copy of his book, “What Would You Do?: Words of Wisdom About Doing the Right Thing.” Cocktails, beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Guests will also have access to VIP reserved seating at the keynote. Tickets are $100 per person. Contact Stephanie Smith, senior director of donor relations and special events, at 417-836-4143 for more information.
More about Quiñones
A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime.
Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades and became a role model for many.
As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine now in its 14th season, Quiñones has become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans.
It’s a role he enthusiastically embraces off camera. His popular book and keynote presentations challenge both business and general audiences to examine the What Would You Do? moments we face every day.