2011 Keynote Speaker

This year the President's Keynote speaker will be David Rees, author, satirist, cartoonist, and entrepreneur.

Image descriptionDavid Rees

Title: Fun: Pro and Con

David Rees is the creator of Get Your War On, a post-9/11 political cartoon that appeared in Rolling Stone and alt. newsweeklies from 2001 to 2008. His other cartoons include My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable, My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable, Adventures of Confessions of St. Augustine Bear, and Relationshapes. His work has appeared in Harper's, GQ, The Nation, The Village Voice, New York Magazine,, and other publications. In 2010, David launched, the nation's most popular artisanal pencil sharpening business. His pencils can be found in the homes of Neil Gaiman, Liz Gilbert, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Matt Taibbi, and many other writers. His book, How to Sharpen Pencils, will be published by Melville House in Spring 2012.

Meredith Heuer, Photographer