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Thursday, June 27

Game Changer: Heather McGhee
What Does It Mean To Be An American Today, And What Are We To One Another?

Heather McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy, racial healing, and transformative organizational change. More than that, McGhee is a storyteller. Her talks ask audiences to consider—at a time of increasing diversity, who is an American, and what are we to one another?


Heather McGhee
Job Title: 
Senior Fellow and Former President
Game Changer: David Rendall

The Freak Factor: Making Employees Better by Helping them Get Worse

During the past fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every continent. His clients include the U.S. Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae and State Farm.

Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed non-profit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. In between presentations, Rendall competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons.


David Rendall
Job Title: 
Author of FREAK, Leadership Professor, Standup Comedian
Game Changer: Judi Holler
Fear is My Homeboy: How to Get Brave and Start Taking Action

Judi Holler is a professionally trained improviser and alumni of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago. She started working in the hospitality industry at the age of 13 and spent 15 years working in the convention and meetings industry, specializing in sales and marketing for companies like Marriott, Omni and Starwood Hotels before starting her company, HOLLA! Productions, in 2013.

Holler is a past president of Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter and was named one of the 40 under 40 in the meetings industry by Connect magazine in 2015.


Judi Holler
Job Title: 
Personal Brand Expert
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