‘Quantum Ballerina’ Dr. Merritt Moore to Keynote ACWConnect Live!

Apr 21, 2023

Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree to Inspire Attendees at Alliance of Channel Women Networking Event at Channel Partners Conference & Expo

ORANGE, California, April 21, 2023 Alliance of Channel Women, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of female channel leaders in technology, announced today that Dr. Merritt Moore, lauded as the “Quantum Ballerina,” will deliver the keynote address at its ACWConnect Live! networking event at the  Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.

ACWConnect Live! will be held from 4-7 p.m., May 1, on the show’s main stage, Level 2, Ballroom F at The Venetian. ACW will “Celebrate Your Sparkle” with programming focused on empowerment, self-discovery and authenticity.

The event’s keynote speaker Dr. Merritt Moore defies convention, pursuing and excelling in both science and art careers. She is a quantum physicist with degrees from Harvard and Oxford and a professional ballet dancer performing with some of the most prestigious companies in the world, including Boston Ballet and English National Ballet.

During the pandemic, Moore combined her passions for computing and dance to program and dance with robots – a marriage of science and art that she has taken on tour worldwide. She is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree and also was selected as one of 12 candidates to compete on the BBC’s “Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?” reality show.

In her keynote address, Dr. Moore will share how she followed her dreams to realize her unconventional career path, how she’s risen to the top in two seemingly opposite pursuits and what lessons she can share for staying motivated and achieving peak performance.

The ACWConnect Live! event also will feature ACW’s signature networking reception and engaging programming, such as:

  • Welcoming remarks from ACW President Cassie Jeppson, Director of North America Channel Programs at Lenovo
  • Personal branding panel discussion with female channel leaders
  • Spotlight on ACW committee benefits and how to get more engaged
  • “Get real” conversations
  • Raffle prizes
  • More!

The ACWConnect Live! Networking Event is open to all genders attending the Channel Partners Conference & Expo event. Advance admission is free to all ACW members and $40 for non-members. Click here to register. Become an ACW member and attend for free; sign up at https://allianceofchannelwomen.org/join.

Tickets are limited to the space available. Advance registration is recommended. Pre-registration closes on April 28 at 5 p.m. EDT. Additional tickets, at $50 each, may be available at the door on a “first come, first served” basis.

ACWConnect Live! is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, including: Diamond: Achieve Unite, BuzzTheory, Channel Futures, ChannelVision, Comcast Business, Cox Business/RapidScale, Lenovo, Lumen, NEC Corporation of America, RingCentral, Telesystem and Vonage; Gold: Fusion Connect and Telarus; Silver: 8×8, iAgent, Intelisys, Granite, Go-To, Ooma, Sangoma, Tangoe, TPx, Windstream and Zift Solutions

To become a sponsor, visit ACW at https://allianceofchannelwomen.org/sponsor.

About the Alliance of Channel Women

Founded in 2010, the Alliance of Channel Women is a not-for-profit organization of women in the indirect sales channel of the telecom and IT industry. The Alliance of Channel Women brings us together to empower and advance women’s careers and leadership roles in the technology channel through education, community, advocacy and opportunities for personal growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit www.allianceofchannelwomen.org.

Media Contact:
Khali Henderson
Alliance of Channel Women