Keynote Speakers

2018 Conference Keynote and Featured Speakers

Hear from some of the brightest minds in talent development as you connect with peers and other professionals. We have three days of thought-provoking keynotes, sessions and networking opportunities planned.

Opening Session Keynote

Michael Rogers // @rogersma

The Radical New World of Education

We’re all educators--either as professional teachers, or as managers, team leaders, mentors, or parents. In the future, we will be permanent students as well. The online world represents a powerful opportunity for education to reach a wider, more diverse audience.  But it’s also a challenge to the future of both teachers and campuses.

And there’s a second issue: what do we teach? Now that young people live with one foot in the virtual world, how does that impact education and employment?  What skills will our students initially bring (or not bring) to campus, and what skills will they need to make their way in an increasingly automated world? 

Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer and futurist who has spoken to educators worldwide ranging from K-12 to college, law and medicine. He recently completed two years as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and is a columnist for Michael is also a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology.



Lunch Session Keynote

Judson Laipply // @judsonlaipply

Don't Change - Evolve

The most successful companies, individuals and organizations don't change - they evolve. Change and change management have become common speech.  Change isn't an anomaly; change is constant.  Everything changes but not everything evolves.

Join Inspirational Comedian Judson Laipply as he helps you shift your perspective about struggle, teaches you about the power of choice, and evokes you to lead your personal and organizational evolution….oh and he’ll be dancing.

Judson Laipply is an anomaly wrapped in an enigma contained inside a quandary – that is he’s hard to describe. Being a professional speaker for over 18 years and presenting over 2500 programs to a diverse range of audiences has given him opportunities to see a variety of organizations, industries, and rental cars.  He’s the world first YouTube celebrity after his video “The Evolution of Dance” spent 4 years as the most watched video and has over garnered over 1 billion impressions. 


Closing Session Keynote - Details coming soon!