“Living Legend” Dr. Ben Carson to speak at 2015 LABI Annual Meeting
Tickets go on sale Oct. 15 for the Jan. 27 event.
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry will begin accepting reservations Oct. 15 for its premier event of the year, the 2015 Annual Meeting featuring Dr. Ben Carson. The event will take place Jan. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Baton Rouge.
In 2001, CNN and Time Magazine named Carson as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists, and The Library of Congress selected him as one of 89 “Living Legends.”
In 2006, the NAACP awarded Carson with its highest honor, the Spingarn Medal.
President George W. Bush recognized his groundbreaking contributions to medicine two years later and named him as the 2008 recipient of the Ford’s Theater Lincoln Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honors.
TNT brought Carson’s life to the big screen in 2009 in the TV movie, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed Carson.
Carson is the author of five books. In his first three books – Gifted Hands, The Big Picture and THINK Big – Carson shares his personal philosophies on success, hard work, and faith in God. In his newest book, One Nation, he calls on America to toss aside party parlance and concentrate on civil dialogue for real problem solving.
To make your reservation and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit labi.org or call 225-928-5388.