February 20th & 21st
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Keynote Speaker - Zach Anner
Zach Anner is an award-winning comedian, author, show host, TV writer, viral YouTube sensation, disability advocate, and public speaker. In 2011, he won his own travel show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Rollin’ With Zach. He went on to create & host shows for Rainn Wilson’s media company SoulPancake, exploring world religions in "Have A Little Faith," changing the conversation on climate change with "Earth Your While," and sharing good news stories with "Top of the Monday." He's also encouraged viewers to be "good sports at the sports you're not good at" on his popular YouTube series "Workout Wednesdays" and journeyed across the country in the Reddit-backed travel series, "Riding Shotgun." His videos have over 100 million views over social media platforms.
Zach’s work combines warmth, authenticity, irreverence, and infectious optimism to create “meaningful silliness” – humorous content that delivers substantive messages with the laughs. His ability to connect with audiences and knack for creating viral content has garnered his videos over a hundred million views across social media platforms and helped change the conversation around disability. He is an ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and has worked with United Cerebral Palsy’s Wheels for Humanity program to distribute wheelchairs to disadvantaged communities in Nicaragua.
Zach’s candid and hilarious memoir, If At Birth You Don’t Succeed, was published in 2016 to rave reviews. In 2017 he was invited to guest star opposite Minnie Driver on an episode of “Speechless” – a comedic sitcom about a special needs family. ABC hired him as a full-time writer for Seasons 2 & 3.
A native of Buffalo, NY, Zach now lives in Los Angeles and spends most of his spare time in his underwear, thinking about how he can change the world.
Website: If At Birth, You Don't Succeed
YouTube Channel: Zach Anner
Facebook: Zach Anner