Speakers

We hope you'll join us in Atlanta to see this wonderful lineup of speakers! General Session speakers will appear in the main hall of the conference center for all attendees. Featured Workshops are smaller break-out sessions led by the featured workshop speakers.

General Sessions

Adam Grant

Adam Grant

Thursday, March 8, 9:15-10:30 AM
General Session

Adam Grant is the co-author of Option B, the book he wrote with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg about facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. A professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, he has also written two other New York Times best-sellers. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success; it was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou

Wednesday, March 8, 3:15 - 4:15 PM
General Session

Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership adviser and best-selling author based in Silicon Valley. His most recent book, Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less, shows how companies can innovate faster, better, and more sustainably in a customer-driven global tech economy shaped by climate change. His most recent book, The Conscious Society: Reinventing How We Consume, Work, and Live, shows how to tap into your abundant inner resources—love, ingenuity, wisdom—to consciously direct human evolution toward a healthier and sustainable future.

Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

Friday, March 9, 9:15-10:30 AM
General Session

Sisonke Msimang tells stories about justice and human rights. In 2008, she became the executive director of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, responsible for making grants on human rights projects. Msimang is now the head of programs at the Centre for Stories, a new initiative that collects, preserves, and shares stories about migrants, refugees, and diverse people and places linked to the Indian Ocean Rim.

Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy

Friday, March 9, 3:15-4:15 PM
General Session
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy is a leadership teacher at Harvard University, a New York Times best-selling author, and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. She has taught thousands of people how to become more present, influential, and satisfied in their professional and personal lives. Her focus is 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, and behaviors. 

Featured Workshops

Kathy Pearson

Kathy Pearson

Thursday, March 8, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Featured Workshop
An award-winning educator, Kathy Pearson teaches topics such as complex decision making, strategic agility, the enterprise mindset, stakeholder management, operational excellence, and strategic execution. As academic director for many programs for mid- and senior-level executives, she is responsible for the design of the academic curriculum, the integration of the material, and the overall educational quality of the program.
Luma Mufleh

Luma Mufleh

Featured Workshop
Luma Mufleh is the coach of a soccer team called the Fugees—short for refugees. The players come from 28 war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Congo, Somalia, and Sudan. Most of them have endured unimaginable hardship. Now, Mufleh is building the Fugees Academy, the first school for refugee boys and girls in the United States. The Fugees Academy serves children in grades 6-12  with an intensive college-prep curriculum that meets their unique needs. 
Wendy Mogel

Wendy Mogel

Featured Workshop
Psychologist Wendy Mogel is the author of two critically acclaimed parenting books: The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, and The Blessing of a B Minus. In her work, she explores how over-protection, over-scheduling, over-indulgence and perfectionism undermine children’s intrinsic motivation, resilience, and pride in their achievements. Her forthcoming third book will be a guide to the art of conversation in an age of distraction.