Keynote Speaker: Peyton Manning

March 4, 2016 — 01:15PM - 02:30PM PT
Palazzo Ballroom at the Venetian
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Enjoy Peyton Manning’s keynote presentation, which will be a fireside chat with Manning and Robert A. Heyer, M.D., president of the NFL Physicians Society and team physician for the Carolina Panthers. Listen to this discussion on topics including leadership, football, philanthropy, healthcare and more!

Peyton Manning


14-Time Pro
Bowl Selection

14 Post-Season Appearances

7-Time First-Team All-Pro Selection

Peyton Manning’s Biography
Denver Broncos Quarterback

Peyton Manning, National Football League’s (NFL) only five-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the league's greatest quarterbacks. Since entering the NFL in 1998 as the Indianapolis Colts’ first overall draft pick, Manning has been named a First-Team All-Pro Selection by the Associated Press (AP) on seven occasions. In 2014, Manning was named No. 1 on Louisiana's list of all-time greatest athletes by The Times-Picayune.

Manning has thrown the most touchdown passes in league history and owns the second-most wins in passing yards and completions, by a quarterback in NFL history. Manning owns more postseason berths (14) and 300-yard passing games (91) than any quarterback in NFL history.

His 14 post-season appearances rank first by a quarterback in league annals, along with his 91 career 300-yard passing games.

In each of his three seasons with Denver, Manning has led the Broncos to an AFC West Division title and a first-round playoff bye. During that time, he ranks first in the NFL in regular-season wins, passing touchdowns and completion percentage.


Peyton Manning in Action

Manning helped the Broncos become the most prolific offense in NFL history, setting a league single-season record for points scored, while extending his NFL record as the Associated Press’ fifth MVP Award. He was also named 2013 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.

His 2013 season ended with a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, making him the third quarterback in NFL history to lead multiple teams to a Super Bowl!

In his first year with the Broncos in 2012—and after missing the entire 2011 campaign due to a neck injury—Manning finished as the 2012 Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year and runner-up for the league's MVP.

He compiled the best statistical season by a quarterback in NFL history during the 2013 campaign, setting single-season records for passing yards and touchdown passes.

During his first 14 NFL seasons with Indianapolis, he set club records in nearly every career passing category and led the franchise to its first World Championship in 36 years, earning MVP honors in the Colts' 29-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

He attended Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, where he was named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player of the Year as a senior.

The recipient of the Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award and the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2005, as well as the Bart Starr Award in 2015. Manning serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. He formed the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote future success of disadvantaged youth through various programs.