Keynote Speakers

Opening Session

Saturday, October 26

4 – 6 p.m.

Martin Makary, MD

Marty Makary, MD

Transparency Revolution: The Future of Healthcare

What will healthcare look like in 10 years? How can I prepare for the new healthcare landscape? What are the best and worst aspects of the future health system?

Using entertaining stories, Dr. Makary advocates for non-partisan, common-sense ways to address these questions. He correlates the history of American medicine with its modern day conundrums. Healthcare is complex and its problems can be difficult to solve. Dr. Makary uses first-hand stories to illustrate the decisions that await policy makers and patients. He reviews the resultant scenarios and explains how consumers can prepare for upcoming changes to healthcare. He highlights both the exciting positive changes in healthcare as well and concerning trends.

About Marty Makary

Surgeon, best-selling author and health care futurist

Dr. Martin “Marty” Makary is the author of The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care And How To Fix It and is a leading health care voice writing in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. A surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Makary serves jointly as a professor of health policy & management and is frequent commentator for NBC and Fox News. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of Unaccountable, which was turned into the TV medical series The Resident, and speaks frequently on the future of health care and what it means for everyday Americans, business leaders, and health care professionals.

Member Showcase

Monday, October 28

10 a.m. – noon

Abby Wombach

Abby Wambach

Wolfpack: Leading to Win

A leader on and off the field, Abby Wambach’s life after professional soccer has not always been a smooth path. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby’s passion and perseverance have served as a model for others.

An activist and advocate in the fight for equality and inclusion for causes and people across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, to using her voice as an advocate for the LGBT community. Her messages to audiences about leading by example are enhanced by her optimism and fearless nature.

About Abby Wambach

Author, leader and activist for equality

Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. An activist for equality and inclusion, Abby is the author of the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir and the forthcoming WOLFPACK. She is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus.

Closing Session

Tuesday, October 29

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Adam Grant

Adam Grant, PhD

Givers Take All: Creating a Culture of Productive Generosity

Culture is a cornerstone of success, but many leaders struggle in managing the cultures of their teams and organizations. Based on a decade of research and consulting with Fortune 500 companies, including recent projects at JetBlue, Goldman Sachs, Teach For America and Warby Parker, Adam Grant argues that the highest-performing organizations are the ones that embrace an ethos of knowledge sharing, helping and mentoring.

In this dynamic presentation, Adam outlines the key strategies for building a culture of productive generosity. He covers how leaders and organizations can improve practices around selection and hiring, recognition and rewards, and collaboration and coordination to boost revenue, efficiency and satisfaction.

About Adam Grant

Influential thinker and leading expert on leadership and culture

Adam Grant, Wharton’s top-rated professor, specializes in making workplaces more collaborative, creative, and productive. Adam is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of four books that have sold over two million copies and been translated into 35 languages: Give and Take, Originals, Option B, and Power Moves. He hosts the TED original podcast WorkLife, which has spent two weeks as the #1 show on the Apple chart, writes for The New York Times on work and psychology, and serves on the Department of Defense Innovation Board. He has been profiled on Good Morning America, the Today Show, and in The New York Times Magazine cover story “Is giving the secret to getting ahead?”