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Opening Keynote: Tuesday, March 10th

Priya Parker

Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, and the acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters. Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India. She is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Values Council and the New Models of Leadership Council, and a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership. 

Priya studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia. Parker’s work has been featured in numerous outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, TED.com, Forbes.com, Real Simple Magazine, Oprah.com, Bloomberg, Glamour, the Today Show and Morning Joe. The Art of Gathering was named one of the best business books of the year by Amazon, Esquire, NPR, The Next Big Idea Club and 1-800-CEO-READS. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.

 

Closing Keynote: Thursday, March 12th

Carli Lloyd

Carli Lloyd is an American professional soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Sky Blue FC in NJ. A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012), Carli holds the unique distinction of scoring the game-winning goals in the finals at both the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London. She also represented the United States at the past four Women’s World Cup tournaments (2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019) and is a two-time World Cup Champion (2015 and 2019). She has been awarded the most prestigious and highest award in soccer being named two-time FIFA World Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), only four other Americans receiving the award. She became the only American to score multiple goals in three separate Olympic Games (2008, 2012, 2016). Currently she has scored over 115 + goals, in almost 300 games played.

In July 2019, the USWNT claimed its record fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup title, making Carli a two-time World Cup champion and she became the first player to score in six straight Women's World Cup games. 

Off the field, Carli is a role model who empowers fans to never give up on achieving their goals. She almost gave up on her own soccer dream, but with the help and motivation from her coach/mentor James Galanis, Carli continued her journey and has never looked back!

Carli was raised in Delran, NJ and attended nearby Rutgers University, where she set records as the Scarlet Knights all-time leader in points, goals and shots. In 2013, Lloyd was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. In 2017 she was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. She published a best-selling memoir in the fall of 2016 titled “When Nobody Was Watching.” Carli serves as mentor and mental toughness coach for her former youth club, the Medford Strikers. She married her High School sweetheart, Brian in 2016 and still lives in NJ.

Past Keynotes

2019
Sir Ken Robinson
Karamo Brown
2018
Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Billie Jean King

2017
Susan Cain

Brandon Stanton, Creator of Humans of NY

2016
John Jacobs,
Life is Good

Dr. Angela Duckworth

2015
Marc Kielburger, Me to We

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton 

2014
Po Bronson,
The Un-Wild of Childhood

Dr. Tim Elmore,
Solving the Joshua Problem

2013
Jonathan Kozol

Molly Barker

2012
Kevin Jennings

Rosalind Wiseman

2011
Seth Godin

Jean Kilbourne


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