- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has agreed to speak at a leadership forum being put on by University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.

The second annual Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference is scheduled for October at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.

The conference is designed to bring together leaders from business and other fields to share strategies for becoming successful.

Organizers say Gen. Martin Dempsey will give the keynote address.

Auriemma, who led the women’s team to a record ninth NCAA title this year, also plans to speak. The focus of this year’s conference is innovation and change.

Proceeds from the conference go to the UConn Foundation to benefit leadership education at the UConn School of Business, which is co-hosting the event.

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