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Keynote Speaker


John Ratzenberger to Headline Opening Session

John Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter, director, producer, and Emmy-nominated actor. He is best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom Cheers and for voicing iconic characters in every Pixar film, but he is also a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and American trades and manufacturing advocate. Since climbing off the barstool at Cheers over 20 years ago, John has become a voice for American manufacturing and skilled labor, producing and starring in the Travel Channel series, John Ratzenberger’s Made in America, which led the way for other shows that celebrate the American work ethic, such as Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch, and Ice Road Truckers.  He is passionate about the importance of producing skilled US laborers and providing training opportunities for students, returning veterans, and out-of-work Americans.

Learn more about John Ratzenberger here.