Keynote Speakers

General Session

Simon Sinek
Optimist and Author, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

A trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns of how they think, act and communicate. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.

Conference Finale

Howie Mandel
Comedian and Author, Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me

While Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years, he has been thrust back in the spotlight as the host of what has become a national phenomenon "Deal or No Deal." The show has become an instant hit and is consistently one of the most watched programs each week. He has recently added “Howie Do It,” to his list of television accomplishments. A Canadian comedian, listed on Comedy Central's list of the top 100 comedians of all time, Howie has had roles in comedy and dramatic TV and movies. His versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning “St. Elsewhere,” to the international (and also Emmy nominated) “Bobbyʼs World,” Howie Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.