IPC recently announced that William Shatner has received the majority of votes taken in a special keynote speaker election. The award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, horseman and philanthropist will serve as the IPC APEX EXPO 2012 Opening Keynote speaker at 8:30 a.m. on February 28, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. One of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, Shatner has cultivated a career spanning more than 50 years, with life inspirations that have taken him into myriad arenas. Perhaps best recognized for his role as Captain James T. Kirk, Shatner has numerous accomplishments in television, film, and stage, including Emmys, Golden Globes, and SAG award nods.

Shatner has authored nearly 30 best sellers in both the fiction and nonfiction genres. His autobiography,Up Till Now, was a New York Times best seller. In his latest book,Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, he presents a number of rules that, he says, like his life are, “suitably unique, strange and worthy of some measure of wonder.” While he admits that many of the rules are tongue-in-cheek, he stands by the fact that, “in their amusement, there is a truth.”

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