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First Time Attendee Orientation

Sunday, April 10 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Debra Fine | Fine Art of Small Talk

Join former engineer, now nationally recognized keynote speaker, business networking guru, and bestselling author Debra Fine for her fast paced, informative and interactive program The Fine Art of Small Talk. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with the tools to develop and cultivate outstanding conversation skills and business networking techniques that will result in engaging new and current clients, building rapport and increasing visibility. Learn how to ​turn every conversation into an opportunity for success.


General Session & Opening Keynotes

Monday, April 11 | 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Vinh Giang | The Psychology of Illusion - Misdirection

Misdirection is one of the most important aspects of the art of magic.Through a visual demonstration, Vinh will take you through a series of magic effects to show them how easily one can be misled. Vinh then takes you deep inside the psychology behind the art of magic to show and prove that your negative beliefs, no matter what​​ they are, do not exist. Vinh will show you how to overcome misdirection in life and business. With this mindset audiences will realize that there are no limits to what they can achieve. It is only with this mindset that magicians are able to create magic; let Vinh help you and your team create magic with what you do in business!

Scott Klososky | 3D Innovation: Changing the World One Piece at a Time

For all of the history of humanity to this point, we have not had the ability to deliver a physical item instantly over great distances. Now we can.  We have not had the ability to construct certain types of intricate parts and pieces. Now we can. We have not been able to rapidly scan a physical item and replicate it minutes later. Now we can. 3D printing and additive manufacturing are providing new options for innovating the construction of physical objects made ​of metal, plastics, glass or even organic matter. The implications of this burgeoning area of technology are staggering. Scott Klososky will paint the picture as to what is going in the world of 3D printing, and share his thoughts on how this is changing our lives.

Pam Meyer | Lie Spotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

Conference Finale and Closing Keynote: Martin Short

Wednesday, April 13 | 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Martin Short began his career on Canada’s “SCTV Comedy Network,” where his work garnered an Emmy Award. Short’s proven ability as a comedic chameleon and his host of hilarious impressions brought him to the attention of Saturday Night Live. With the tremendous exposure he gained on Saturday Night Live, he was on the Hollywood fast track and quickly crossed over into feature film work. Short made his big screen debut in Three Amigos, where he worked alongside former Saturday Night Live colleagues Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Over the years he has continued to land plum comedic roles in theatrical releases such as Inner SpaceThree FugitivesClifford, Tim Burton’s Mars AttacksJungle 2 Jungle and The Big Picture, among others. Perhaps his most memorable role was that of the scene-stealing Franck, the wedding planner in Father of the Bride. He later reprised the hilarious portrayal for Father of the Bride II.

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