Agenda

Wednesday, March 4th at the Kentucky Center

Times may change slightly, see final schedule in program.

9:00 AM OPENING KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"UPSTREAM: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen"

Dan Heath,  innovative business thought leader and New York Times Best-Selling Author


10:15 AM BREAK

Dan Heath will be signing his book, Upstream, in the lobby with Carmichael’s Bookstore 

4:45 PM Cocktail Reception

 Attendee are invited to enjoy a festive celebration with appetizers and a complimentary Brown-Forman cocktail. 

10:45 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Choose 1 of 2 sessions:


"The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation"

Jim Hemerling, Boston Consulting Group

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Leadership of Self: The Power of Personal Narrative"

Dr. OJ Oleka,  Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities 

Location: Todd Hall

11:45 AM LUNCH

Lunch is available in the Main Lobby.  


Lunchtime activity options:

  • Take a break and enjoy networking over lunch - seating is available in the Main Lobby, Scene Restaurant, and Mary Anderson room. 
  • Continue the learning with bonus Inclusive Leadership sessions (see below), and enjoy your lunch in the room where these sessions are hosted. 


12-12:30 PM

BONUS: Inclusive Leadership Talks (sponsored by PNC Bank)


Choose 1 of 2 sessions:


"Conversation with Diversity & Inclusion Leader"

Dr. Ralph de Chabert, Brown-Forman Corporation, interviewed by Kirsten Hawley, Brown-Forman

Location: North Lobby


"Find Your Voice" 

Cynthia Knapek, Leadership Louisville Center

Location: Todd Hall

12:45 PM AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Smart Fights: How to Create and Navigate Productive Tensions on Your Team"

Amy Gallo, Contributing Editor & Author, Harvard Business Review


followed by

"Music as a Metaphor for Leadership"
Teddy Abrams, Music Director, Louisville Orchestra

2:15 PM BREAK

Amy Gallo will be signing her book, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, in the lobby with Carmichael's Bookstore

2:30 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Choose 1 of 3 sessions: 


"The Business of Belonging"

 A conversation between Karyn Twaronite, EY Global Vice Chair – Diversity & Inclusiveness and Greg Pope, EY Louisville Office Managing Partner 

Location: Bomhard Theater


"OWNING IT! How to Think Like an Interpreneur"

Dr. Angelique Johnson, CEO/Founder, Vissionaireum and MEMStim

Location: North Lobby


"You @Work: Unlocking Human Potential in the Workplace"

Michele Shelton, Author and Workplace Consultant

Location: Todd Hall

3:30 PM BREAK

Michele Shelton will be signing her book, You @Work: Unlocking Human Potential in the Workplace in the  in the lobby with Carmichael’s Bookstore 

3:45 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Rules are Meant to be Broken: Secrets of the Most Creative People in Business"

Stephanie Mehta, Editor -In-Chief, Fast Company

4:45-5:30 PM RECEPTION

Featuring Brown-Forman cocktails

3:45 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE

Location: Bomhard Theater


"Rules are Meant to be Broken: Secrets of the Most Creative People in Business"

Stephanie Mehta, Editor -In-Chief, Fast Company

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