Jessica Simpson, Operation Smile’s International Youth Ambassador, will speak on opening night at Operation Smile’s 18th annual International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC). Almost 400 college and high school students from 12 countries around the world will gather from August 1-5 at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. Jessica Simpson’s keynote address will focus on the conference’s theme – Be the Change! – empowering students to make a difference and change lives in their communities and around the world.
Since 2003, Jessica Simpson has helped to spread awareness for children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate and the work of Operation Smile. In 2006, she visited Capitol Hill to speak on behalf of the organization. She has participated on international medical missions to Kenya and India, where she donned scrubs and witnessed the work of the surgical team in the operating room. Recently, Jessica launched a new initiative called A Beautiful Me in collaboration with Operation Smile, to help inspire self-esteem in young people who can then use their confidence and personal strength to change the world. Note: Jessica Simpson will be available for select pre-arranged interviews prior to the ISLC.