Steve Uzzell
Photographer Speaker
Open Roads Open Minds
Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure. In any project he undertakes, Steve's preparation lays the foundation for magic to happen; "Chance favors the prepared mind," said Louis Pasteur. After all, our eyes will only ever see what our mind is prepared to comprehend. He spends six months of the year traveling the world for his clients; the remainder teaching and delivering his presentation "Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving".

Open Roads Open Minds

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"Our crowd of 750 mostly middle-aged men would typically wait to be wowed by a keynote - sitting back in their chairs, arms crossed, territory marked, daring a speaker to impress them. In moments, our reps were open, eager (leaning forward!), smiling and taking notes in the dark. They were captivated by your pictures, alert to your words and responding to the way you were guiding them, considering how they could accomplish even more in their lives through preparation, asking the important questions and recognizing the moment when spontaneity collides with preparation. You made us each think we were finding something new on our own - not being "lectured" by the typical "motivational" speaker sourced for so many of these types of events. You and your message were the highlight of the conference!"

Stacy Baehman
Assistant Director, Marketing Communications
Woodbury Financial

"In ISA's 26 year history of conducting annual meetings, we have never had a 100% excellent rating until Steve Uzzell. Steve's message, "preparation leads to magic," and his delivery were exceptional. His presentation exceeded our expectations and sent us on an open road to enjoy life."

Pamela J. Schmidt
Executive Director, ISA - The Association of Learning Providers


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Speaking Clients/Partial List

Achieve Global
Addison Avenue
Adventist Medical in Portland, OR
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Alabama Digital Government Summit
Alabama Hospital Association
Allegiance Benefit Plan Management
Alexander Key Investments
Alpha Omicron Pi
Ambling Management Company (2X)
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Amer. Assoc. of Airport Executives, SEC
American Association of Orthodontists
Amer. Assoc. Homes & Services for the Aging
American Dietetic Association
American Hospital Association
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Institute of CPAs
American Medical Association Foundation (2X)
American Nursery and Landscape Assoc.
American Org. of Nurse Executives
American Payroll Association
American Society of Landscape Architects
American Society of Media Photographers
American Society for Training & Development
ARMA International
Arizona Digital Government Summit
Arizona CIO/CTO Forum
Arkansas Hospital Association
Arkansas SHRM
ASAE/Ritz-Carlton Hotels
Association for Managers of Innovation
Association of College Unions International (2X)
Association of Fraternity Advisors
Association of Legal Administrators
Assoc. Ohio Philanthropic Housing (AOPHA)
Association of Youth Museums
Avantha Group (Goa, India)
Bank of Oklahoma Financial
Beckman Coulter
Buffalo Rheumatology
Brisa (Lisbon, Portugal)
California Community College Economic and   Workforce Development
California Police Chiefs Association
California Society of Association Executives
Campbell Soup
Campus Safety Health and Environmental   Management Association
Catholic Charities
Canadian Real Estate Association
CA Community College Association
  for Occupational Education
CA Health Information Association
CA Assoc. Of School Business Officials
Castleton College
Center for Association Leadership
CGI Technologies and Solutions, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems
CHG Healthcare
Chick-fil-A Leadercast
Citrus College
College of the Canyons:
   "Dream & Discover" (2X)
Colorado Hospital Association
Color Marketing Group
Committee of 100
Community Association Institute
Consumer Bankers Association
Council for Resource Development
Cybershift, Inc.
Dallas County Workforce
Dain Rauscher
Direct Employers
Disney Consumer Products
Development Dimensions International
Donaldson Company
Edwards & Kelcey
EPS Molders
Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association
Equator Technologies
Empire State Society of Assoc. Execs
Fayetteville (NC) Community College
Florida Digital Government Summit

Florida Homes and Services for the Aging
Financial Concept Group
Franciscan LifeFest
Frederick (MD) Community College
Georgia Digital Government Summit
Graduate School of Banking at
University of Wisconsin Madison
Goodrich Corporation
Hallmark Cards
Hawaii Digital Government Summit
Health Care Administrators Assoc.
Healthcare Trustees of New York State
Heating & Air Conditioning Institute
of Canada
Higher Education User's Group
HSBC Premier
Hospice of Chattanooga
Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facities
Illinois Digital Government Summit
Illinois Hospital Association
Independent Bankers Assoc. of New York
Independent Jewelers Organization
Indiana State Medical Association
ISA– The Association of
Learning Providers (2X)
Int'l Alliance of Avaya Users
Int'l. Assoc. of Refrigerated Warehouses
Int'l. Assoc. of Plastics Distributors
Int'l. Bridge, Tunnel, & Turnpike Assoc.
International Right of Way Association
Iowa Communications Alliance
Iowa Governor's Safety Conference
Iowa Hospital Association
Jones County (MS) Junior College
José de Mello Saúde (Lisbon, Portugal)
Johnson & Wales University
Jacksonville Acquisition Excellence Conf.
JP Morgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
Kansas Hospital Association
Kentucky Digital Government Summit
Kiawah Development Partners
Kiawah's Brightest and Best
Law School Admission Council
Los Angeles Digital Government Summit
Lonza Scientific Advisory Board
League of California Cities
Maine Hospital Association
Maine Digital Government Summit
Massachusetts Digital Government Summit
Marriott Association Masters
Maryland Digital Government Summit
Marquette Financial / Pohlad Companies
Marriott (7X)
MDA Leadership
Merrill Lynch (5X)
Mesquite, TX Independent School District
Michigan Digital Government Summit
Minnesota Hospital Association
Minnesota SHRM

Missouri Digital Government Summit
Missouri Municipal League
Montana Digital Government Summit
Montana Healthcare Providers

Nat'l. Assoc. of Colleges & Employers
Nat'l Assoc. Of College Auxiliary Services (2X)
Nat'l Assoc. of College Stores
Nat'l Assoc. of State CIOs
Nat'l Council State Boards of Nursing
Nat'l. Paint & Coatings Association
Naval Post Graduate School (3X)

Nelnet Business Solutions
Nebraska Digital Government Summit
Nebraska Hospital Association
Nevada Digital Government Summit
New Hope Natural Media

New Jersey Digital Government Summit  
New York Association of Homes &
Services for the Aging
New York CIO Academy
New York City Technology Forum
New York State County Highway
Superintendents Association

North Carolina Digital Government Summit
North Carolina Workforce Development
North Carolina Local Government
North Dakota Society of CPAs
Information Systems Association
Northern CA Human Resource Assoc.
Northrop Grumman (3X)
NOVA Chemicals
Ohio Council 
of Behavioral Healthcare Providers
Ohio Assisted Living Association (2X)
Oklahoma Hospital Association
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Ontario Real Estate Association

Ontario Library Association
Oregon Digital Government Summit
Pacific Northwest Digital Government Summit
Pennsylvania Executive Leadership Forum
Piedmont Plastics (2X)
Poudre Valley Hospital
Pratt Institute
Process Industry Practices

Pueblo, CO Chamber of Commerce
Quick and Reilly
Radiology Business Mgmnt. Assoc.
Red Wing Shoe Company
Regulatory Affairs Professional Society
Root Learning
Royal Alliance
Richards, Layton & Finger
Risk Management Association
SCC Soft Computer (2X)
Sierra Heart Association
Society for Healthcare Strategy &
Market Development

Society for Human Resource Management
Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals
Society of Incentive & Travel Executives
Society of Louisiana CPAs
SITE – China Chapter (Beijing)
South Carolina Aviation Association
South Dakota Association
of Healthcare Providers
Southern New Hampshire University
Special Districts Assoc. of Oregon
St. Dominic's Hospital
Tennessee SHRM
Tennessee Bankers Association
Tennessee Digital Government Summit
Texas Digital Government Summit
Texas Medical Association
Texas Bankers Association
The Madow Group
Training Industry, Inc.
T. Rowe Price (2X)
United States Probation Office (2X)
University of Maryland
University of Waterloo, Ontario
University of Western Ontario
Utah Digital Government Summit
Vassar College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Wachovia Bank
Washington State Hospital Association
Wisconsin Digital Government Summit
Wisconsin REALTORS Association
Wisconsin Bankers Association
Wisconsin SHRM
Western Fairs Association
Western Independent Bankers (2X)
Western Wyoming Community College
Workforce Innovations 2006 - USDOL
Woodbury Financial
Vermont SHRM
Virginia Bankers Association
VA Innovative Technology Symposium
Virginia Society of Assoc. Executives
  Washington Bankers Association
Wisconsin SHRM
Wyoming Governor's Summit
Xplor International
Young President's Organization (2x)

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