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

Michael Rogers is a best-selling author, technology pioneer and futurist, who most recently served as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times.

He has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways

Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He co-founded Outside magazine and then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division, leading both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century and earning patents for multimedia 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 - To be Announced!