The following is a list of my appearances.

April 8, 2011
Kelly to speak on monetization and in-stadium passive revenue streams at PULSE conference at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

September 29, 2010
Charity Poker Event to Help Disabled Vets
Kelly will be participating in a fundraiser poker tournament to raise awareness for the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation. This foundation helps prepare disabled veterans for securities licensing exams and helps place veteran students into internships for eventual employment with Wall Street firms. Many nonprofit organizations have emerged from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but WSWF tries to help these vets find jobs afterward. In this, the foundation plays a vital role for returning disabled service men and women.
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September 23, 2010
The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
Kelly will be the judge at the California Regional Competition in Los Angeles, California. The event will provide top collegiate student entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their business to a panel of highly esteemed entrepreneur judges, with the top accumulated scorer advancing to the 2010 GSEA Global Finals in November to compete for the Global Championship Title.

April 23, 2007
Native American Business Alliance
Kelly will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of NABA in Galveston Island, Texas. Kelly will discuss his experience on “The Apprentice” and as an entrepreneur. He will enlighten and educate the audience with his principles of leadership and success, and share inspirational messages from his book “Take Command.”

February 27, 2007
USO – Kelly Visits with the Troops!
Kelly Perdew volunteers for a USO visit to Bethesda Naval Hospital to meet with injured troops.

February 25, 2007
HIMMS – Kelly Provides Leadership Guidance
Kelly speaks to the top 100 CIOs for US Hospitals on the topics of Leadership and Networking.

February 15, 2007
Enterprise Network – Phoenix, AZ
Kelly is the keynote speaker on the topics of Leadership and Investing for the Enterprise Network’s monthly event.

Feb. 3, 2007
National Conference on Military Recruiting
Kelly is the keynote speaker for National Conference’s event training military recruiters in San Diego, CA. Kelly went to West Point, served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the US Army and currently serves on the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

November 3rd, 2006
Tug McGraw Foundation Texas Hold‘em Fundraiser
Kelly is playing and presenting at the celebrity charity poker tournament for the Tug McGraw Foundation

October 18, 2006
Kelly to Speak at the Volunteer Center of Rhode Island
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September 8, 2006
Heartbeat of America
AmericanLife Television Network - 9:00AM
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August 23, 2006
The BIG Mix benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada
Kelly will be appearing at this event taking place at the ultra-exclusive Chameleon Studios in Las Vegas. This is a private, invitation-only event.

August 10, 2006
Speaking Engagement - Aerospace Data Facility
Kelly speaks to senior officers at the Aerospace Data Facility at Buckley Air Force base outside of Denver, CO on the topics of leadership and motivation.

July 22, 2006
Speaking engagement
Kelly speaks to the Reserve Officer’s Association in San Antonio, TX about the importance of serving the country.

July 22, 2006
Speaking engagement
Kelly is the keynote speaker for the “dining-out” for over 1,000 military personnel and family members of the 2-12 CAV, 4th BCT, 1st CAVDIV (Armored Cavalry Battalion) in El Paso, TX. The unit will deploy to Iraq later this year and Kelly will speak on Passion, Perseverance and Planning from his book, TAKE COMMAND.

July 21, 2006
Speaking engagement
Kelly speaks at USAA headquarters to a group of 800 employees live (several thousand on close circuit) about the leadership principles in his book, TAKECOMMAND. USAA provides financial solutions to 5.2 million existing and former military personnel, has 21,000 employees and over $80 billion in assets.

June 8, 2006
Kelly gives keynote to San Diego Rotary Club
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May 20, 2006
Speaking engagement
Kelly Perdew to deliver commencement speech at Plymouth State University
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April 24, 2006
Speaking engagement
Kelly is the guest speaker for Nationwide Insurance’s quarterly meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

April 23, 2006
Speaking engagement
Kelly is the keynote speaker for DECA’s 2006 College Entrepreneurship Academy and Challenge sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
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March 7, 2006, Woodland, Texas
Speaking engagement
Kelly visits Woodland for a speaking gig with MIT

March 7, 2006, Stafford, Texas
Speaking engagement
Kelly visits Marina Del Rey for a speaking gig with MIT

March 3, 2006, Marina Del Rey, California
Speaking engagement
Kelly visits Marina Del Rey for a speaking gig with MIT

March 2, 2006, Ontario, California
Speaking engagement
Kelly visits Ontario for a speaking gig with MIT

GI Factory, Military Channel
Kelly will be hitting screens on the military channel’s new series, GI Factory. The show offers an inside look at the fascinating and secretive world of military equipment – where and how military hardware is made and the people who make it. The show premiers Friday, March 24, at 8 PM, (ET/PT), GI FACTORY with the second and third episodes airing on consecutive Fridays, March 31 and April 7, at 8 PM (ET/PT).
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February 28, 2006, Washington DC
Charity gala
Kelly attends the annual National Guard Youth Challenge Program charity gala. Kelly also gave a speech on the benefits of the program and his news book ‘Take Command’

February 24, 2006, Tampa, Florida
Charity gala
Kelly visits Tampa to attend the DeBartolo Family Foundation gala

February 15, 2006, Washington DC
Hospital visits and charity event
Kelly was in DC to visit Veteran’s hospitals and attend a charity gala for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program

February 7, 2006 San Diego
Book signing, 12pm PT
Kelly signed books and answered questions at the UCSD book store in La Jolla

February 2, 2006, Los Angeles
Book signing 7:30pm PT
Kelly signed books and held a Q&A about his new book ‘Take Command’ at Dutton’s book store in Beverly Hills.

January 25, 2006, New York
Trump Tower, 11.30am -1.30pm
Kelly was in Trump Tower for a book signing and Q&A to launch his new book ‘Take Command’. Donald Trump and George Ross Executive VP, Senior Counsel, Trump Organization both made appearances.

January 24, 2006
Your World with Neil Cavuto, 4pm ET
Kelly appeared on Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox to discuss his new book and business ventures

January 24, 2006
On the Money, 7pm ET
Kelly appeared on CNBC’s On the Money show to talk about his new book and business ventures

January 23, 2006
Washington Post Online (, 10am EST
Kelly conducted an online chat with the Washington Post to talk about his new book and business ventures

December 3, 2005 Philadelphia
Army/Navy Game
Kelly was interviewed live by Discovery’s Military Channel before the annual Army/Navy football game in Philadelphia. Kelly answered questions on his experience of the Army/Navy game and his thoughts on the Army/Navy exchange program, in which he participated. The first Army/Navy game was held in 1899. With both teams having claimed 49 wins in the history of the rivalry, this year the rivalry is especially intense due to the competition being the “First to 50.”

November 17, 2005 Portland
Kelly addressed 1,400 high school attendees at DECA’s 2005 Western Regional Conference during the opening session. Almost 200,000 students form DECA, the association for students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

November 2nd
USMA National Conference on Ethics in America
United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
The conference is a national forum for undergraduate students to discuss ethical issues relevant to the collegiate community. Kelly will participate in the event’s capstone, Senior Leader Day, where the top leaders in business, government, and education lead participants in examining various ethical scenarios.

October 10-11th
Softsummit 2005
Santa Clara, CA
Kelly was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Softsummit Conference, one of the leading software and technology conferences in the world. Over 700 executives from leading software publishers and purchasing companies, as well as key industry press and analysts, gathered at SoftSummit 2005 to discuss key trends and best practices in software pricing, purchasing and licensing.

October 7th
MasterCard Small Business Challenge
New York, NY
Kelly coached three small business owners through a series of competitions as they rushed to complete the Mastercard ‘Challenge’ course ahead of the clock. The ‘Challenge’ was part of the Mastercard ‘Get Wired’ campaign for small businesses, which gives business owners the chance to win one of three $50,000 full technology makeovers for their business.
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September 22nd
MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street
New York, NY
Kelly attended and donated a prize package to be auctioned at the Wings Over Wall Street event. This is the most successful Muscular Dystrophy Association benefit to fund research to find a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

August 25th
Veteran Owned Business Expo
Annapolis, MD
Kelly was the Keynote Speaker for the Veteran Owned Business Expo. The VOBE is a conference focused on providing a different, education and fun alternative to the traditional small business event. The event focuses on assisting veteran business owners on the road to success.
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August 13th
Teach for America and New York Magazine’s “Clambake and Cocktails”
Indian Wells Beach, NY
Kelly addressed more than 400 young professionals at the “Teach for America” fundraiser event sponsored by New York Magazine.

August 9th
The ESPN Zone
New York, NY
Kelly played in ESPN’s Charity Fundraising Poker event, besting Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly in addition to roasting The Restaurant’s Rocco and Richard Jefferson of the NJ Nets. Kelly will be splitting the $10,000 prize between two of his favorite charities – The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America

July 22nd-24th
Frontier Days
Cheyenne, WY

July 6th
Kenai River Classic
Soldotna, AK
Kelly participated in this year’s Kenai River Classic
The Kenai River Classic is a fundraising event for Kenai River Sportfishing Association’s (KRSA) many programs. KRSA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational and conservation association.

June 10th
Big Brothers Big Sisters 2005 National Banquet

Washington, DC
Kelly took part in the 2005 BBBSA Banquet as a speaker along with NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann.
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June 8th
Press Conference for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Washington, DC
Kelly addressed national media to launch their expanded programs for students and children of prisoners along with U.S. Sen. Ensign, Rep. Schiff (R-Nev.)
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