Keynotes

Keynotes


Opening Keynote

Sunday, August 19
8:30 a.m. –10:00 a.m.

Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

Making a Difference While Making a Profit

Yancey Strickler
@ystrickler
Former CEO and Cofounder, Kickstarter
Cofounder, The Creative Independent

Kickstarter has not only changed the landscape—our very lexicon—around funding, patronage, and entrepreneurship, but it’s also remained as a steadfastly ethical company: an organization with a true moral compass that blends artistic vision with street-cred cool. Hear how three creative people built a business that would define a generation by being passionately idealistic, deeply generous, and never, ever selling out. Rediscover the enormous benefits doing good for the community, and your own employees. Yancey offers sage advice for association leaders on executing on your own terms, hiring people with the same values, creating a vibrant and diverse corporate culture, and scaling growth while ensuring sustainability.

Speaker presented by:

The Lavin Agency


Closing Keynote

Tuesday, August 21
12:30–2:30 p.m.

Siri Lindley

Siri Lindley

Focus on Potential

Siri Lindley
world champion triathlete, coach and author
@SELTS

Great leaders focus on potential, to insure the associations they lead do everything in their power to live their mission and bring their organizations’ vision to life. Strategy decisions are about potential. Tactical decisions are about potential. Financial decisions are about potential. But the best leaders know that the real potential is locked up in their people. What do you need to do now to unlock the potential in the people you lead? What can you do now to realize the potential of the members of the team that report to you? It’s all about choice, inclusion and results. Instead of thinking of all the things that could go wrong, train your mind to think what will be if everything goes right. Instead of thinking about the one or two things you didn’t do, train your team to hone in on the hundreds of other things you did successfully. Instead of thinking about your weaknesses, how about focusing mainly on your strengths? As a world champion triathlete, high-performance coach and author, Siri Lindley offers inspiring lessons on cultivating the mindset of a champion with a candid account of her journey to personal growth, self-belief, and self-discovery. Potential is the engine for growth and where focus goes, energy flows.

Speaker presented by:

The Lavin Agency