John Quiñones

ABC News Veteran, Host of “What Would You Do?”

Combining a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights and a powerful presence, John Quiñones has emerged as one of the most inspiring keynotes in the speaking world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream, and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

A lifetime of never taking no for an answer took John from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News, and the anchor desk at “20/20” and “Primetime.” Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades, and became a role model for many.

Known for truly connecting with audiences and leaving them uplifted and inspired, John delivers a powerful message of believing in oneself, never giving up, and always, always doing the right thing. As host and creator of “What Would You Do?,” the highly-rated, hidden-camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine, John has literally become the face of doing the right thing to millions of fans. It’s a role he has enthusiastically embraced off camera, with a popular book and keynote presentations that challenge both business and general audiences to examine the “what would you do?” moments we face every day. This work and his many achievements were recently recognized with honorary doctorate degrees from Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia and Utah Valley University.



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Conference on Volunteering and Service
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600 Means Street, Suite 210
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

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The emphasis on cross-sector collaboration was eye-opening, and everyone I met walked away with fresh perspectives and ideas. It broke down the silos of inward-facing sectors and showed us how much more powerful our work can be when we come together. An unbeatable experience!

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The conference proved to be one of the most engaging and exciting professional gatherings of like-minded people I've ever attended. Although the topics, content, and presentations all appropriately centered around volunteering and service in some way, the sheer range of them was simply astounding.

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