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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Jeremy Rifkin is the author of the Eclipse of Capitalism and The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. Mr. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union, the People’s Republic of China and to heads of state around the world.


Book Signing and Meet and Greet with Jeremy Rifkin

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Convention Center, 3rd Level, Ballroom Foyer


Closing Keynote Speakers

Kelly MS - Digital PhotoCaptains Mark and Scott Kelly

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

To Infinity and Beyond! Extraordinary Life Lessons From the Kelly Brothers

Highly decorated NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy captains Mark and Scott Kelly offer insights drawing from their experiences leading teams in dynamic environments, in combat and as space mission commanders. They’ll reveal powerful lessons on leadership, teamwork and sacrifice.

In this session, the Kelly brothers candidly reflect on the experiences and lessons that shaped their views on teamwork and leadership, how they learned to face and overcome adversities, and their personal strategies for adapting to change. From NASA’s Twin Study and Scott’s Year in Space, to flying in combat and personal reflections on dealing with tragedy, to entertaining stories only a sibling could (or would) reveal, the Kelly brothers’ perspective and lessons leave audiences doubly inspired and motivated.


Book Signing and Meet and Greet with The Kelly Brothers

3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Immediately following the closing keynote session in the ballroom foyer.

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