Keynotes Deliver Moving Insights
When looking for inspiration, it’s always smart to look not just within our field, but also outside it. Outside voices can help us see our challenges in new ways and find unexpected solutions. That’s why we’re bringing you classical violinist and entrepreneur Kai Kight and world-renowned, award-winning photographer Platon. Join them for a journey of reflection and inspiration.
Classical Violinist Turned Innovator, Composer & Entrepreneur
Why do some people just play notes they are handed while others write new music in the world? In this captivating presentation, violinist Kai Kight will tackle this question, perform original music, and share the inspiring story of how he became an innovative composer in a field of conformity. This session will leave you feeling inspired to explore beyond what learning and development typically looks like, to find out what is truly possible when you take your future into your own hands and bring your unique ideas forward. Read more →
World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer, The New Yorker and Master Storyteller
During this keynote, you will explore the world of storytelling through the eyes of a photographer. Learn from portrait photographer Platon as he shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, members of the civil rights movement, and human rights champions. You’ll be on a roller coaster of emotions—from laughter to tears—while hearing the most poignant and mesmerizing stories behind the photos. Platon answers the question “Who is this person?” behind each iconic photo, which will help you answer similar critical questions within the stories you need to tell in your work. Read more →
Strategic Futurist and Corporate Strategist
Technology isn’t only shaping how we learn; it’s also shaping how we live and work. And the changes are just getting started. Artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, drones, and other technologies are increasingly making certain job functions obsolete. Behaviors and attitudes are changing what we want to do for work, and how we want to learn to do our jobs. In this thought-provoking closing keynote, Nancy Giordano will examine how technology is changing the nature of work, how companies will need to adapt for this future, and what this means for learning and development professionals. You will explore both the advancing technologies and the critical shifts that organizations (and the training departments that support them) must confront to stay relevant in the future. Read more →