Speakers

KEYNOTES

Hon. Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

Hon. Julia Gillard AC

27th Prime Minister of Australia
Megan Rapinoe, Olympic Gold Medalist & Two-Time Women's World Cup Champion

Megan Rapinoe

Olympic Gold Medalist & Two-Time Women's World Cup Champion
Sue Bird, Olympic Gold Medalist & Four-Time WNBA Champion

Sue Bird

Olympic Gold Medalist & Four-Time WNBA Champion
Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist and Bestselling Author

Thomas Friedman

Foreign Affairs Columnist and Bestselling Author
Dr. Ayesha Khanna, CEO and Co-Founder of ADDO AI

Dr. Ayesha Khanna

CEO and Co-Founder of ADDO AI
Peter Hinssen, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of nexxworks

Peter Hinssen

Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of nexxworks

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Torin Perez, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Torin Perez

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant
Kate Vitasek, Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education, University of Tennessee

Kate Vitasek

Faculty, Graduate & Executive Education, University of Tennessee
Cian McLoughlin, CEO, Trinity Perspectives

Cian McLoughlin

CEO, Trinity Perspectives
Ben Hindman, CEO, Splash

Ben Hindman

CEO, Splash
Ronni Kimm, Innovation and Design Strategist

Ronni Kimm

Innovation and Design Strategist
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, M.D., Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Lineman & Medical Professional

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, M.D.

Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Lineman & Graduate in Medicine
Annabelle Gawer, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

Annabelle Gawer

Visiting Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland

Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead

Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the Founding Director of The Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Social Justice
Pascal Finette, Co-Founder @ be radical. Singularity University‘s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. Venture Partner @ BOLD.

Pascal Finette

Co-Founder @ be radical. Singularity University‘s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. Venture Partner @ BOLD.
Amy Downs, OKC Bombing Survivor, Credit Union CEO and Motivational Speaker 

Amy Downs

OKC Bombing Survivor, Credit Union CEO and Motivational Speaker 
Neil Pasricha, Leadership and Happiness Expert

Neil Pasricha

Leadership and Happiness Expert

Hon. Julia Gillard AC, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

Hon. Julia Gillard AC

27th Prime Minister of Australia
Asa Ace, International DJ

Asa Ace

International DJ
Aloysius Arlando, President, SACEOS

Aloysius Arlando

President, SACEOS
Lisa Astorga, CMP, DES, Director of Meetings, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

Lisa Astorga

Director of Meetings, International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)
Marianne M. Auld, Managing Partner of Kelly Hart

Marianne M. Auld

Managing Partner of Kelly Hart
Cameron Bailey, Co-Head and Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival ®

Cameron Bailey

Co-Head and Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival®
Karen Baker

Karen Baker

Influential Marketing Strategist
Isabel Bardinet, CEO, European society of Cardiology

Isabel Bardinet

CEO, European society of Cardiology
Afton Battle, General Director of Fort Worth Opera

Afton Battle

General Director of Fort Worth Opera
Sue Bird, Olympic Gold Medalist & Four-Time WNBA Champion

Sue Bird

Olympic Gold Medalist & Four-Time WNBA Champion
Amy Blackman, Founder/Principal, Fruition Co.

Amy Blackman

Founder/Principal, Fruition Co.
David Blansfield, Executive Vice President/Group Publisher, Northstar Travel Group

David Blansfield

Executive Vice President/Group Publisher, Northstar Travel Group
Charlotte Blank, Chief Behavioral Officer, Maritz

Charlotte Blank

Chief Behavioral Officer, Maritz
Greg Bogue, Chief Experience Architect, Maritz Global Events

Greg Bogue

Chief Experience Architect, Maritz Global Events
Karen Bolinger AICD, Managing Director, PCMA APAC

Karen Bolinger AICD

Managing Director, PCMA APAC
Justin Boone, Founder, Untitled Future

Justin Boone

Founder, Untitled Future
Karen Calder, Founder and CEO of Karen Calder Coaching & Consulting

Karen Calder

Founder and CEO of Karen Calder Coaching & Consulting
Barbara Calderwood, Divisional Director, Associations, MCI United Kingdom

Barbara Calderwood

Divisional Director, Associations, MCI United Kingdom
Oscar Cerezales, Global Executive Vice President, MCI Group

Oscar Cerezales

Global Executive Vice President, MCI Group
Laura Citron, CEO, London & Partners

Laura Citron

CEO, London & Partners
Michael Clarke, Director, B2B Marketing & Events – U.S. & Canada Global Sales Organization, Marriott International

Michael Clarke

Director, B2B Marketing & Events – U.S. & Canada Global Sales Organization, Marriott International
Julie Coker, President & CEO, San Diego Tourism Authority

Julie Coker

President & CEO, San Diego Tourism Authority
Gennaro Cuofano, Founder of FourWeekMBA

Gennaro Cuofano

Founder of FourWeekMBA
Catharina van Delden, Co-Founder and CEO, innosabi GmbH

Catharina van Delden

Co-Founder and CEO, innosabi GmbH
Dr. Peter Doherty, Nobel Laureate Professor, Patron of the Doherty Institute

Prof. Peter Doherty

Nobel Laureate Professor, Patron of the Doherty Institute
Dede Gish-Panjada, MBA, Chief Consultant, Bostrum

Dede Gish-Panjada, MBA

Chief Consultant, Bostrum
Gary Gonzalez, Managing Partner, Catchy

Gary Gonzalez

Managing Partner, Catchy
Prof. Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large and Chair, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities

Prof. Chan Heng Chee

Ambassador-at-Large and Chair, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities
Jennifer Haisten, Vice President GlobauxSource

Jennifer Haisten

Vice President GlobauxSource
Tara Higgins, SVP Commercial, Encore and President, Hargrove

Tara Higgins

SVP Commercial, Encore and President, Hargrove
Eric Holdener, CEO, Kinestry

Eric Holdener

CEO, Kinestry
Daphne Hoppenot, Founder, The Vendry

Daphne Hoppenot

Founder, The Vendry
Ray Hoyt, President, Tulsa Regional Tourism

Ray Hoyt

President, Tulsa Regional Tourism
Jim Huss, Director of Employee Events, Intel

Jim Huss

Director of Employee Events, Intel
Al Hutchinson, President & CEO Visit Baltimore

Al Hutchinson

President & CEO Visit Baltimore
Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO, Discover Long Island

Kristen Jarnagin

President & CEO, Discover Long Island
Kristin Jaworski, Trail Boss of the Fort Worth Herd

Kristin Jaworski

Trail Boss of the Fort Worth Herd
Jack Johnson, Chief Advocacy Officer, Destinations International

Jack Johnson

Chief Advocacy Officer, Destinations International
Whitney Johnson, Founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors

Whitney Johnson

Founder and CEO, WLJ Advisors
Sherrif Karamat, President and Chief Executive Officer, PCMA

Sherrif Karamat

President and Chief Executive Officer, PCMA
Markus Keller, Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution, Accor

Markus Keller

Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution, Accor
YeYoon Kim

YeYoon Kim

Chapter Development Specialist, Project Management Institute
Leah M. King, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County

Leah M. King

President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County
Ori Lahav, President, IAPCO. Vice President Clients & Operations, Kenes Group

Ori Lahav

President, IAPCO |Vice President Clients & Operations, Kenes Group
Liz Lathan, CEO of Haute Dokimazo

Liz Lathan

CEO of Haute Dokimazo
Dave Lim, TEDx Pioneer and Founder, Ideas Worth Doing

Dave Lim

TEDx Pioneer and Founder, Ideas Worth Doing
Executive Vice President of Creative, Opus

Caryn Mambro

Executive Vice President of Creative, Opus
Megan Martin, Manager Partner Events, RingCentral

Megan Martin, CMP

Manager Partner Events, RingCentral
Heather Mason, Founder & CEO, Caspian Agency

Heather Mason

Founder & CEO, Caspian Agency
Amanda Meecham, Director of Event Planning, Gaylord Rockies

Amanda Meecham

Director of Event Planning, Gaylord Rockies
Shamira Miller

Shamira Miller

Consultant & Coach, Founder, SM Consulting
Matthew Moss, Regional Director of Operations, Levy Restaurants

Matthew Moss

Regional Director of Operations, Levy Restaurants
Vivek Neb, Managing Director, Grail Insights

Vivek Neb

Managing Director, Grail Insights
Alexis Niki, Story Strategist & Narrative Coach

Alexis Niki

Story Strategist & Narrative Coach
Kirsten Olean, Director of Meetings, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Kirsten Olean

Director of Meetings, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Nicole Osibodu, President, Haute Dokimazo

Nicole Osibodu

President, Haute Dokimazo
Dale Parmenter, CEO, drpg

Dale Parmenter

CEO, drpg
Annalisa Ponchia, CMP, CMM, Director of Innovation & Customer Experience, Director of International Congress Development, AIM Group International

Annalisa Ponchia

Director of Innovation & Customer Experience, Director of International Congress Development, AIM Group International
Dan Porterfield, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Dan Porterfield

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas

Betsy Price

Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas
Ali Randel, Organizational Designer and Transformation Coach

Ali Randel

Organizational Designer and Transformation Coach
Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent

Holly Ransom

CEO, Emergent
Matt Roach, Regional Chef, Levy Convention Centers

Matt Roach

Regional Chef, Levy Convention Centers
Daron K. Roberts, Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, University of Texas

Daron K. Roberts

Founding Director, Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation, University of Texas
Henry Rosales, Vice President, Strategic Events, CoreNet Global

Henry Rosales

Vice President, Strategic Events, CoreNet Global
Stephen Rose, Head of Global Communications Services, Siemens AG

Stephen Rose

Head of Global Communications Services, Siemens AG
Jenny Sauer-Klein, Founder and Executive director of The Culture Conference

Jenny Sauer-Klein

Founder and Executive director of The Culture Conference
Jonas Scharf, Managing Director, Venues, MCH Group

Jonas Scharf

Managing Director, Venues, MCH Group
Matthias Schultze, Managing Director, GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.

Matthias Schultze

Managing Director, GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.
Tim Simpson, Brand & Engagement Chief Strategist, Design Studio by Maritz Global Events

Tim Simpson

Brand & Engagement Chief Strategist, Design Studio by Maritz Global Events
Selina Sinclair, CEO, REALM

Selina Sinclair

CEO, REALM
Martin Sirk, Owner, Sirk Serendipity

Martin Sirk

Owner, Sirk Serendipity
Dr Shirlena Soh, President, Association of Biomedical Laboratory Professionals, Singapore (ABMLPS)

Dr Shirlena Soh

President, Association of Biomedical Laboratory Professionals, Singapore (ABMLPS)
Andreas Klaus Span, Director & Business Unit Executive, Cognitive Solution Sales & SAP HANA on Power at IBM Corporation

Klaus Andreas Span

Director & Business Unit Executive, Cognitive Solution Sales & SAP HANA on Power at IBM Corporation
Dan Stones, Chief Community Officer, Coalesced Events

Dan Stones

Chief Community Officer, Coalesced Events
Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer, Chair of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Dr. Rakesh Suri

Chief Executive Officer, Chair of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Jodi Talia, Chief Development Officer, American College of Emergency Physicians

Jodi Talia

Chief Development Officer, American College of Emergency Physicians
Dr. Paul Tambyah, President-Elect, International Society of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Paul Tambyah

President-Elect, International Society of Infectious Diseases
Keith Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Tourism Board

Keith Tan

Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Tourism Board
Ulrike Tondorf, Head of Live Communication & Experience Branding, Bayer AG

Ulrike Tondorf

Head of Live Communication & Experience Branding, Bayer AG
Kristin Torres, Executive Director, Meetings & Events, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Kristin Torres

Executive Director, Meetings & Events, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Robb Trost, Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, Freeman

Robb Trost

Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, Freeman
Rob Venus, CEM, General Manager – Denver, Freeman

Rob Venus, CEM

General Manager – Denver, Freeman
Kristin Waters, Executive Vice President, Global Accounts

Kristin Waters

Executive Vice President, Global Accounts, Opus
Camilla Webster Headshot

Camilla Webster

Fine Artist and Bestselling Author