Learn & Play
with purpose



Opening Keynote
Sunday, August 11
8:30–10:00 a.m.

timms and heimans

The Future of New Power

Jeremy Heimans, Co-founder and CEO, Purpose
Henry Timms, President and CEO, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans are co-authors of the bestselling book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You. Their thinking on “new power” was featured as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review, as one of 2014’s top TED talks with over 1.25 million views, and by CNN as one of the Top Ten Ideas to Change the World in 2015.

Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and crowd-based social and economic models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Jeremy and his team launched All Out, a 1.9 million-strong LGBT rights group, built the world’s first open-source global activism platform, and advise institutions like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ACLU, and Google. In 2012, Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business.

Henry Timms is credited with modernizing 92nd Street Y, a cultural and community center that creates programs and movements that foster learning and civic engagement, during his tenure there as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the 144-year-old institution was named to Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" list. He is the co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages people in close to 100 countries that has generated over a billion dollars for good causes. Henry is a Hauser Visiting Leader at Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University. Taking the helm in May 2019, Henry currently serves as the President and CEO of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.


Closing Keynote
Tuesday, August 13
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.


Align Your Passion with Your Purpose

Alton Fitzgerald White
singer, actor, dancer

Alton Fitzgerald White, a triple talented singer, actor, and dancer, has starred in six smash Broadway hits, the only African-American ever to do so! He made his Broadway starring debut as John in Miss Saigon with his powerful heart-rending performance of the anthem “Bui Doi” bringing nightly ovations. He went on to star in The Who’s Tommy, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ragtime: The Musical, The Color Purple and—most relevant—has given a record breaking 4,308 performances as King Mufasa in The Lion King. Along the way, he's appeared on TV, Movies, released a hit CD, Disney My Way, and authored his autobiography MY PRIDE: Mastering Life's Daily Performance. Alton shares his secrets on how to consistently give your best performance each and every day, and yes he does sing during his keynote, bringing a taste of Broadway right onto the ASAE Annual Meeting stage!

Speaker presented by:

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