Personify announces NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino as the keynote speaker of the 21st annual PersoniFest in Colorado Springs, Colo. 


December 16, 2019 – Austin, Texas – Personify, Inc. (“Personify”), the market-leading provider of technology solutions for associationsnonprofits and corporationstoday announced that former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino will give the keynote address at the 2020 PersoniFest taking place April 5-8, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. PersoniFest is the leading conference for professionals in the association, nonprofit, YMCA, JCC and trade show organizer sectors. Massimino will share lessons he has learned throughout his career and his unique perspective on teamwork, innovation, and leadership.

Mike Massimino

An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and now a bestselling author, Massimino grew up a workingclass kid whose seemingly unreachable dream of becoming an astronaut and flying in space was realized in a journey that was accomplished with hard work and humor. After two missions to the Hubble Telescope and four spacewalks to make critical repairs to the telescope, he is now a Columbia University professor, the Senior Space Advisor for the Air & Space Museum, an author, television host and more.    

In 2020, our PersoniFest programming will focus on ascending to new heights and Mike Massimino is the perfect speaker to exemplify that theme,” said Teresa Zimmerman, Vice President of MarketingPersonify. “From his numerous spacewalking missions to his current endeavors that include teaching at Columbia and appearing on the Big Bang TheoryMike has a passion for excellence and understands the hard work that it takes to achieve your goals. We’re honored to welcome him to PersoniFest and look forward to hearing from a down-to-earth spaceman.” 

In its 21st year, Personifest will provide three days of education, thought leadership and training from leaders like Massimino. Attendees can choose from a wealth of education sessions that are tailored to executives, marketing, membership, finance and IT professionals, all while earning Certified Association Executive (CAE)Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Certified Exhibition Management (CEM) credits. 

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