Sunday, August 19
Empowering Radical Creativity
Author, Juliet Takes a Breath and Marvel Comic Series America
To Gabby Rivera, it’s vital to encourage people of all backgrounds to create, daydream, and tell their own stories—and in so doing, open a radical space for creativity. Now, in this affecting talk, Rivera unpacks how she navigates the world as a queer, Latinx, millennial woman; how she incorporates her heritage into her writing; how she strives to be a thoughtful ally for others, and how she celebrates the healing power of community. This is a talk about privilege and power.
Monday, August 20
Megatrends and Best Practices Will Shape Your Future
Publisher & Columnist, Forbes
Author, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success
Predicting the future is easy…getting it right is the hard part. Don’t make the mistake of overestimating change in the short run and badly underestimating it in the long run. Forbes publisher and global futurist, Rich Karlgaard, uniquely positioned at the intersection of business, economic, innovation, and technological trends, cuts through the clutter and shares a futurist outlook on the trends driving and disrupting the 21st century global marketplace.
Monday, August 20
Build a Next Gen Association for a Next Gen Workforce
Cofounder and Chief Movement Officer, Luminate Labs
Co-author, The War at Work
For future focused associations to succeed in the age of the networks, a bold approach to leadership is needed. An approach where freedom, trust, and experimentation are not only embraced but encouraged. Unfortunately, while our advancement in technology has equipped us to navigate the disruptive waters of change, our leadership ethos has not. Seth will provide a road map for anticipating the strategic challenges that demand fundamentally new thinking, inspire leaders to break free from obsolete mental models that limit success, and help leaders build tomorrow’s best practices today to compete and win in the new networked world of work.
Monday, August 20
Times Up–Eradicating Abuse of Power, Leadership Imbalances, and Inequality
Partner, Buckley Sandler
Former Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady
As head of law firm Buckley Sandler’s Chicago office and leader of their Workplace Cultural Compliance Practice, Tina draws on more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels of private practice and government service. Cofounder of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund, Tina spent 8 years in the White House where she served as an Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.
Tuesday, August 21
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Finding Happiness by Focusing on What Matters
Author, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Ready to cut to the core of what it means to be happy and fulfilled in our era of feel-good, sugar-coated sentiments? Mark Manson believes constant positive thinking and attempts to avoid pain aren’t only impossible, but these pursuits actually push us away from real happiness. Explore how getting to know our fears and faults—and ultimately confronting and accepting them—is the first step to finding courage, responsibility, and forgiveness. Learn to discover what you truly care about and start spending your time and attention on what really matters. So, if you’re looking for a coddling self-help talk, look elsewhere—Mark offers an in-your-face, ruthlessly honest, bracingly funny, and refreshingly stirring wake-up call for anyone looking for real talk.