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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.

 

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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