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New! Lunch and Learn
Not sure what to do during lunch time at the Annual Meeting? Hear from dynamic and innovative speakers while enjoying lunch. Separate registration and payment is required to attend these Lunch & Learn Sessions, so book your spot today!

Fee: US $55
The registration fee includes Lunch. Pre-registration is encouraged. CLE will not be provided. Registration is nonrefundable and limited.


Monday, May 22
1:15 pm–3:15 pm

Gerd Leonhard 

Gerd Leonhard is a widely-known and top-rated futurist, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries since 2004 and a combined audience of over 1 million people. Gerd focusses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. Gerd is also an influential author, a sought-after executive ‘future trainer’ and a trusted strategic advisor. He is the co-author of the best-selling book The Future of Music and the author of 5 other books including ‘The Humanity Challenge’ (June 2016). Gerd is also the host of the web-TV series TheFutureShow and the CEO of TheFuturesAgency, a global network of over 30 leading futurists.
Gerd's keynotes, speeches and presentations are renowned for their hard-hitting and provocative yet inspiring, often humorous and always personal motivational style. Gerd is highly regarded as a global influencer and has advised many business leaders and government officials around the globe. 

Tuesday, May 23
1:35 pm–3:15 pm

Paul Birch

From baggage handling to market tactics and strategies, from mergers and acquisitions to Head of Business Planning. Paul Birch possesses a deep working knowledge of the complexities of corporate management at all levels and a passion for creating both organisational innovation and business cost effectiveness.

Paul was instrumental in the 1990s turnaround of British Airways' (BA) culture. He helped develop the BA brand when at its very best, as well as taking a billion pounds out of the five billion cost base – astonishingly without incurring any industrial action.
His most innovative role, created in conjunction with the Chief Executive, was that of Corporate Jester – no joke, but a bold step that allowed him to challenge the complacency and out-of-touch world that can exist at the top of any large organisation. The role was a great success, with the side-effect of generating hugely positive media coverage for BA, leading to job applications which said that any company that employed a jester sounded like a great place to work!

Whether co-ordinating a team of consultants and merchant bankers to secure an investment in USAir, forecasting fuel pricing for the airline, helping to develop Club World, or negotiating rosters with union officials, his approach at BA was led by his belief in the innate capacity for people to think innovatively and creatively together, and find winning solutions.

Paul’s engaging speech will share practical tips on how to foster creativity and innovation in you work, life and beyond.

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