From a young age, Chris Bashinelli wanted to be an actor. He attended a performing arts school and was cast in a role on the HBO series “The Sopranos.” Not long after, he realized that acting wasn’t his passion. He followed his true calling to become an explorer and storyteller, filming documentaries about the hidden corners of our world and using media to bridge intercultural gaps.
“How I began was by making a decision, committing to my ultimate purpose and not looking back no matter how many hurdles I encountered,” he tells National Geographic.
As keynote presenter for ASDA’s Annual Session 2016, Bashinelli inspired our meeting theme: “Dream Bigger.”
Becoming a dentist is a more challenging dream than many people will ever pursue. But maybe you’re envisioning even more: owning a practice, becoming a community leader or activist for the profession, donating care to underserved populations in faraway places. Or maybe you’re not even sure what else is out there for you after dental school.
ASDA and the Council on Sessions have chosen topics and presenters that will challenge you to think about where you see yourself professionally and how you want to affect the world around you. Maybe you’ll attend a session or have a conversation that inspires you to make a decision and commit to your ultimate purpose, like Bashinelli did.
Come to Annual Session and get ready to Dream Bigger!
~Kasia Chalko, marketing manager
Annual Session, March 2-5, 2106 in Dallas, Texas, includes educational sessions, meetings of the House of Delegates, leadership elections, the Gold Crown Awards, a Dental Expo and more. Registration is open, and discounted rates are available through Dec. 21, 2015.
About Kasia Chalko
Kasia Chalko is the marketing manager for the American Student Dental Association. She joined ASDA in 2015 and manages ASDA's website, email marketing and social media strategy. Kasia has seven years of experience in association management. If you have questions about ASDA's marketing, contact her at Kasia@ASDAnet.org.