Keynote Speakers

Opening Session

Saturday, October 17

4 – 6 p.m.

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Amy Cuddy

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, the delicate balance of trustworthiness and strength, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, feelings, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, Amy Cuddy writes and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives. Her most recent work and writing focuses on the social forces behind bullying, bystanding, and bravery.

About Amy Cuddy

Social psychologist, bestselling author, and award-winning teacher

Dr. Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cuddy’s book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Little, Brown, & Co., 2015), is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Globe & Mail bestseller and has been published in 35 languages, with over half a million copies sold.

Member Showcase

Monday, October 19

10 a.m. – noon

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Neil Pasricha

Building Trust In Distrustful Times

About Neil Pasricha

Author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker

After graduating from Harvard Business School, Neil Pasricha spent a decade as Director of Leadership at Walmart, the world’s largest company. While there he wrote the 50-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things and the New York Times bestsellers The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation which have been on international bestseller lists for over 200 weeks and sold over a million copies.

Neil’s research and books on happiness, mindset, and human potential have received attention from Harvard Business Review, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, CNN, and BBC<e/m>.

Closing Session

Tuesday, October 20

2 – 3:30 p.m.

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Daniel Pink

The Puzzle of Motivation

About Daniel Pink

Bestselling author

Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have won multiple awards, been translated into 39 languages, and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications.

For the last six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.