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Ryan Estis

Ryan Estis understands the challenges business leaders and top performers face, because he’s been in their shoes. He spent 15 years helping companies connect with employees and customers as an ad agency executive. His work spans a wide range of industries and clients. Eight years ago, he decided to put that experience into practice as a speaker and consultant. He travels all over the world, getting an inside look at what the world’s best companies do differently. Ryan shares that insight with leaders and top performers, helping them initiate change, improve performance and deliver growth.Ryan has been recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine. His ideas have recently been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company and Entrepreneur Magazines. His clients include AT&T, Motorola, MasterCard, Adobe, MassMutual, the National Basketball Association, the Mayo Clinic and Prudential.

 

Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch in 2017. For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the worlds best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

 

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Emcee


Scott Bloom

Scott is a veteran comedian and television personality who has built a reputation as the "go-to" choice for business humor, having hosted hundreds of events for companies such as FedEx, IBM, MetLife, Pfizer and Sprint. As emcee, he’s the master performer and the common denominator who can cultivate an engaging environment in which everyone is transfixed on the message and meeting purpose. Scott has hosted his own weekly VH1 series and recently co-hosted a national simulcast of the Grammy Awards from the Palace Theater. 

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Keynotes


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Keith Ferrazzi

Since Keith Ferrazzi released his first best-selling book, Never Eat Alone, networking has transformed into a way to generously work toward mutual success by building relationships.  In Who’s Got Your Back?, Keith further developed the importance of relationships, including “lifeline relationships” that drive success and keep you from failing. With the release of his next book in late 2018, Keith will once again change the game, inspiring leaders to build radically inter-dependent teams that go higher together through his concept of “Co-Elevation.” Keith is the Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting firm that specializes in shifting the engagement and performance of people and teams by increasing their openness to change. Teaming up with Zappos’ Tony Hsieh and Groupon’s Brad Keywell, Keith launched Yoi, a digital onboarding tool that drives transparency, improved coaching, and real-time feedback. On stage, Keith energizes audiences to adopt bold, new behaviors that spur exponential growth within their organizations.

 

 

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward is a journalistic legend. He gained international attention when, with Carl Bernstein, he broke the news of the Watergate scandal. Their book, All the President’s Men, won the Pulitzer Prize. Woodward has written 18 national bestsellers – 12 went to #1 – more than any other contemporary non-fiction author. He’s known personally and written about 20% of American presidents. No one else in political investigative journalism has his sources, respect and reputation for fairness. Woodward is associate editor at the Washington Post. His next book on the inner workings Trump administration will be released shortly.

 

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IASBtalks


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Chester Elton & Adrian Gostick


Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are considered the world’s leading authorities on corporate culture and employee engagement. In their inspiring and always entertaining talks, they provide real solutions for leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and motivate their teams. Their work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind today’s highest performing cultures. They are authors of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. Their books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

 

Yossi Ghinsberg


Yossi Ghinsberg’s business adventures include a tech entrepreneur in the heart of Silicon Valley, VP of a groundbreaking medical corporation and the visionary behind Chalalan the most celebrated eco-resort in the Bolivian Amazon. A world explorer and epic storyteller, he is a graduate of philosophy and business administration from Tel Aviv University. His book, Jungle has sold millions of copies globally, aired as a docudrama on Discovery Channel and has been produced as a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, entitled Jungle. Yossi has met with world leaders, bringing his Amazon survival skills to institutes and organizations worldwide. He knows survival like no one else, and he knows why it is important for businesses to learn and embed these survival principles. Yossi advises leaders and teams worldwide on how to awaken their ‘Day to Day Hero,’ following a set of natural survival skills we have all forgotten that we possess.

 

Jia Jiang


As the founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, Jia Jiang is at the helm of a company that trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. Jiang’s blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy documents and analyzes his journey to discover and conquer the fear of rejection. Jiang is a newly minted TED speaker and the author of the bestselling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection. He is also known as the Rejection Guy. Jia holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

 

Nataly Kogan


Nataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple scientifically-backed practices part of their daily life. Her book, Happier Now, will be published in May of 2018. Nataly emigrated to the United States as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was thirteen. Starting her journey in the projects outside of Detroit, Nataly reached the highest level of corporate success, including careers at McKinsey and Microsoft, and became a venture capitalist at the age of 26. But she found herself unfulfilled and was inspired to learn how to live a truly fulfilling life. Her discoveries and explorations of scientific research led her to create Happier. Since then, Happier’s award winning mobile application, online courses, and Happier At Work™ training programs have helped more than a million people to optimize their emotional health through research-backed practices.

 

Kelly McDonald


Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in marketing, customer service and consumer trends. Her client experience includes brands such as Toyota, Subaru, Kimberly-Clark, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Miller-Coors, and Sherwin-Williams. Kelly was named one of the “10 Most Booked Speakers in the U.S.” and she was also #1 on the list of “26 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine. She has been featured on CNBC, in Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, on CNNMoney.com and on The Focus Group show! She is the author of three bestselling books: How to Market to People Not Like YouCrafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You and her latest is: How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You. Kelly lives in Denver and when she’s not on the road speaking, she enjoys hiking – and shopping for high heels.

 

Chris Riddell


Chris Riddell
is an award winning global futurist and industry recognized inspirational keynote speaker on emerging trends in our hyper connected world. He is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.

A global trailblazer, Chris Riddell has worked for some of the largest and most defining businesses and brands in our modern world. Having lived and worked in countries such as the UK, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, China, New Zealand and lately Australia, his understanding of our new world is compelling and thought provoking to say the least. Notably, Chris Riddell was the first ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for MARS Incorporated, architecting the corporate digital strategy behind brands including Whiskas, Pedigree, Wrigley, Starburst, Masterfoods, Snickers and Maltesers.

 

Concurrent Sessions

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Jay Baer


Jay Baer has published five best-selling books, started five multi-million dollar companies, and consults for many of the world’s largest brands. He puts this experience to work for every audience, delivering massively relevant (and highly customized) programs that help attendees grow their businesses by exceeding customer expectations at every turn. Jay shows audiences how to create marketing, customer service, and customer experience that customers love enough to talk about…and when current customers talk, new customers follow.

 

 

Chester Elton & Adrian Gostick


Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are considered the world’s leading authorities on corporate culture and employee engagement. In their inspiring and always entertaining talks, they provide real solutions for leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and motivate their teams. Their work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind today’s highest performing cultures. They are authors of the #1 New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All InThe Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. Their books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.

 

 

Jia Jiang


As the founder and CEO of Wuju Learning, Jia Jiang is at the helm of a company that trains organizations to become fearless through rejection training. Jiang’s blog, 100 Days of Rejection Therapy documents and analyzes his journey to discover and conquer the fear of rejection. Jiang is a newly minted TED speaker and the author of the bestselling book, Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection. He is also known as the Rejection Guy. Jia holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

 

 

Nataly Kogan


Nataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple scientifically-backed practices part of their daily life. Her book, Happier Now, will be published in May of 2018. Nataly emigrated to the United States as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was thirteen. Starting her journey in the projects outside of Detroit, Nataly reached the highest level of corporate success, including careers at McKinsey and Microsoft, and became a venture capitalist at the age of 26. But she found herself unfulfilled and was inspired to learn how to live a truly fulfilling life. Her discoveries and explorations of scientific research led her to create Happier. Since then, Happier’s award winning mobile application, online courses, and Happier At Work™ training programs have helped more than a million people to optimize their emotional health through research-backed practices.

 

 

Kelly McDonald


Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in marketing, customer service and consumer trends. Her client experience includes brands such as Toyota, Subaru, Kimberly-Clark, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Miller-Coors, and Sherwin-Williams. Kelly was named one of the “10 Most Booked Speakers in the U.S.” and she was also #1 on the list of “26 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine. She has been featured on CNBC, in ForbesBloomberg BusinessWeekFast Company, on CNNMoney.com and on The Focus Group show! She is the author of three bestselling books: How to Market to People Not Like You,  Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You and her latest is: How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You. Kelly lives in Denver and when she’s not on the road speaking, she enjoys hiking – and shopping for high heels.

 

 

 

 

 

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