Opening Keynote: Wednesday, Oct 4

Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be)

Speaker: Ron Tite

It's been said that these days, everyone is an artist. Everyone’s a painter. Everyone’s a comedian. Everyone’s a fashion designer. Everyone’s a chef.

Until they get to work.

Monday morning rolls around and the corporate herds put their game faces on and trudge off to do the same things, with the same tools, and the same people. For real inspiration, they read case studies of other businesses in their own category.

But, to truly make a difference, truly innovate, truly be creative, and truly compete in the new economy, your team shouldn’t be learning from other business people. They should be learning from artists.

Artists are driven by something greater.
Artists show initiative.
Artists care about their work.
Artists challenge themselves.

In this humorous and insightful presentation, Ron Tite will highlight what successful artists do, which organizations have implemented their thinking, and what individuals can do to be more artistic on a daily basis.

Put the down the pen. Pick up a paintbrush.


Morning Keynote: Thursday, Oct 5

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership

Speaker: Alison Levine

Alison Levine, a world-renowned adventurer, shares lessons learned from various extreme environments—ranging from Mt Everest to the South Poleand explains how they apply to business and beyond.

Her advice is flat-out contrarian and flies in the face of what you've been told by well-known management gurus and highly-paid executive coaches: encourage big egos, go backward—away from your goal, ignore the rules, ditch the plan, deprive yourself of sleep, and reward failure. It works for her, and it can work for you too.

She provides a roadmap to help you scale whatever big peaks you aspire to climb—be they literal or figurative—by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to reach your potential as a leader.

"Standing on top of a mountain isn't important; it's about the journey...and the lessons you learn along the way." — Alison Levine

Closing Keynote: Friday, Oct 6 

Harnessing Your Power to Create Change

Speaker: Derreck Kayongo

As Founder of the Global Soap Project, Derreck Kayongo has built a multi-million dollar venture which takes recycled soap and distributes it through global health programs to people who lack access to it around the world. He breaks down the key factors that have led to his personal success; (S.E.L.F.) Service, Education, Leadership and Faith and shares his account of life as a Ugandan refugee and the turning point which lead him to a brilliant transformation as a social entrepreneur.

He calls upon audiences to stop complaining and to start taking responsibility, to consistently seek opportunities to improve, and most importantly, to maintain faith in yourself and your team to create an environment where everyone is empowered to thrive. He will bring you on an emotional journeythere will be tears of joy; most of the time, laughter. But every time, the story is real.