MEETINGS & EVENTS

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 13

4:30PM
5:30PM
The Power of Purpose

Mildenhall believes that we all have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the world today, and he compels individuals to dig deep into their own experiences and explore new ways of looking at what’s possible. He’ll discuss how a brand can become a beacon of hope and shine a light of optimism and happiness by taking a social stand and defying stereotypes. Leave feeling encouraged and energized to find your passion and purpose in what you do and to not shy away from challenges.

Speakers

Name: 
Jonathan Mildenhall
Job Title: 
Former Chief Marketing Officer of Airbnb & an AdAge Top 10 Influential Marketer

Thursday, June 14

8:45AM
9:45AM
Being Awesome: Self, Creativity, Community

What does it mean to be awesome? These days, it doesn’t just mean awe-inspiring, and the idea resonates with us, but we don’t necessarily want to stoke fires of awe in everyone we meet. Explore the origins and importance of being awesome and develop strategies for being more awesome, more often. Being awesome is a matter of cultivating our individuality in a way that creates and sustains community. Awesome people are able to be themselves without alienating others or pressuring them to conform, and they are creative community builders whose generosity, social curiosity and cooperativeness make them inspiring leaders, team players and unfailing friends.

Riggle received his Ph.D. in philosophy from New York University and BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of San Diego.

Speakers

Name: 
Nick Riggle
Job Title: 
Author and Philosopher
10:00AM
11:00AM
Thriving in the Age of Distraction

For the first time in history, we live in a world without any barriers to connection or communication, which has fundamentally altered the way people work, engage, communicate and relate to one another. The same technology both simplifies processes and compromises our focus and makes it even more difficult to reach increasingly distracted customers. We are asked to process four times the information that Americans dealt with in 1986, but with less space and time to actually think. Advertisements, alerts, emails, constant notifications—no wonder the average American struggles to make it three minutes without being interrupted!

Steinhorst will discuss the great challenges we face in a constantly-connected world, revealing: How did we get here? How deep does this distraction issue go? And where do we go from here?

Speakers

Name: 
Curt Steinhorst
Job Title: 
Entrepreneur & Founder of FocusWise
11:15AM
12:15PM
Win as One: The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy

What do the world's most successful teams have in common? The ability to upgrade their "teamwork" to Human Synergy! If your goal is to increase performance by inspiring your team to adapt, overcome and win as ONE, learn the Eight Essential Elements of Human Synergy to impart the attitude and mindset that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish truly extraordinary feats together, especially when the stakes are high, the goals are audacious, and constant change is the only thing your team can count on. Leave with tangible ideas about how to raise your team to the next level against all odds, both personally and professionally. Benincasa will share her most epic and meaningful moments in Adventure Racing to showcase how Human Synergy pushed them farther and faster in pursuit of their goals. 

Speakers

Name: 
Robyn Benincasa
Job Title: 
World Champion Adventure Racer, 2014 CNN Hero, Full Time Firefighter, New York Times Bestselling Author, 3x Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker

Friday, June 15

9:00AM
10:00AM
Unleashing the Potential of People

There’s only one thing that allows a company to sustain success over a long period of time and that’s the quality of people that you have. It’s all about the environment that you create and the people you attract because talent isn’t at the top of the organization – it’s company-wide. Imagine the possibilities when empowering people to think differently, be disruptive, and find new ways to do things. If we can inspire more people to own the future, we’re unleashing the potential of people – the potential to think and create and find the path to greatness.

Speakers

Name: 
Mark King
Job Title: 
President, adidas North America; Innovation Expert
12:45PM
1:45PM
Digital & Social Mega Trends

Shivvy demystifies some of the most complex technological concepts that will radically reshape sectors, industries and ultimately our day-to-day lives. She champions the notion of “tech-for-good” and the role of digital as a catalyst and driver of meaningful value.

Voted one of the “most creative thinkers in tech” and a thought leader “making digital Britain tick,” Jervis is a futurist and video series creator uncovering the groundbreaking advances that need to be on your radar.

Speakers

Name: 
Shivvy Jervis
Job Title: 
Multi-award Winning Tech Series Creator & Presenter; Futurist and Former Reuters Journalist; Top 100 Digital Power Player
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