Get Smart 2022 Cultivate Curiosity


October 21, 2022
at KMFA Classical 89.5

Registration Open Now Through October 17th!
Get the Early Bird Rate Until October 8th!


Optional Pre-conference Coffee and Networking – Program Sessions and Interactive Activities – Lunch, Snacks and Swag – Door Prizes – Optional After-Party

WCA Get Smart Conference 2021


Event Agenda At-A-Glance

  • 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Check-in, Networking Over Coffee
  • 9:00 AM – Kick Off and Welcome
  • Presenter Laura Bond-Williams: Get Curious
  • Session 1 Breakouts
  • Interactive Group Activity
  • Session 2
  • Lunch with Keynote and Reflection Panel
  • 1:00 PM – Closing & Door Prizes
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – After-party (optional event at secondary venue)



WCA Get Smart Conference 2021


WCA Get Smart Conference 2021


Morning Coffee & Networking

Come early to check-in and network with fellow WCA members, peers and community leaders! Check-in table opens at 8:00AM with coffee and light breakfast. Programming starts at 9:00AM.

Laura Bond Williams


Get Curious: Learn where curiosity comes from and how to create more of it in your life and work.

With Laura Bond Williams, M.A.

Laura owns Laura BW Coaching & Consulting. As a certified Pilates instructor and life coach, she empowers clients to pursue their most ambitious personal and professional goals. She is a four-time board member of WCA and past recipient of the Gladys Whitley Hearst Outstanding Member Award.

Monica Talan, Speaker, Get Smart


Introduction to the Decentralized World: Blockchain, Crypto, Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse

Mónica Talán, Founder & Contributor, CryptoConexión

Are you curious about the future of technology? Monica Talan, founder and contributor to CryptoConexión, will help us understand how to navigate the decentralized world and what it will mean to us as communicators. We will learn how communicators should think about decentralization and the best channels to connect and learn about the decentralized world.

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Mónica Talán is the founder of CryptoConexión, a Spanish-language platform to drive awareness and engagement in the decentralized economy. Today her platform is attracting users in Latin America who are new to blockchain, crypto, Web3, NFTs and the Metaverse. Her team is located in Argentina, Mexico, Spain and the United States.

Crypto Conexion

Virginia Lacayo, Speaker, Get Smart


Decolonizing Your Mind

Virginia Lacayo, PhD

Are you curious about where your thoughts and beliefs come from? Or from where the stories we tell about ourselves and others arise? Systemic change expert and mindset coach, Virginia Lacayo, Ph.D., will unlock how much of what we think we think comes from social conditioning or what she refers to as “colonization of the mind.” Participants will learn to recognize limiting and/or unconscious beliefs, how they influence our leadership and communication style, and ways to become more creative, authentic and more confident.

About Virginia

Inspired by the belief that it is easy to colonize an unchallenged mind, Virginia Lacayo, Ph.D. is a mindset coach who works with conscious leaders to develop an “Indomable” mindset, equipping them to use their status to spark systemic change.  Besides coaching, Virginia is also a social entrepreneur and feminist activist.

Virginia Lacayo Logo

More speakers in store! Stay tuned for the big reveal.

WCA Hat Swag

Get ready for goodies!

We have some swag and door prizes in store for our guests.

Stay tuned for fun items from our sponsors and the WCA crew. Notebooks will also be provided to all attendees, so you can take great notes during the conference sessions!


Civiltude Sponsor
Laura Bond Williams Coaching
Zilker Media
Matthew Lemke Productions
Lace & Ashes