Keynotes

A PCBC hallmark, our keynote sessions feature engaging and thought-provoking speakers – legendary thinkers and doers in the fields of business, entertainment, media and literature. PCBC Keynotes feature some of the brightest talents in business, journalism, sports and entertainment.

Don't miss these thought-provoking speakers discussing best practices and sharing new, unexpected industry perspectives.

Sekou Andrews: Poetic Voice

Sekou

Thursday, May 30
8:15am-9:30am
Esplanade Ballroom

What is Poetic Voice, and what does it have to do with leading an organization? Actor, musician and two-time national poetry slam champion Sekou Andrews would love to show you. Described by Forbes as “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America,” Sekou has inspired some of the world’s most influential brands, including Google, Viacom, Microsoft, Nike, Time Warner and the NBA. Weaving together storytelling, spoken-word poetry, theater and comedy, Sekou helps businesses and individuals find and give voice to their most powerful stories. A fearless entrepreneur and innovator, he is reinventing what poetry can be and do for people—transforming audiences of informed receivers into enrolled responders.

Open to all Passport and Exhibits Plus Pass attendees)


Alison Levine: On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest

Alison Levine

Friday, May 31
8:30am-9:30am
Esplanade Ballroom

Polar explorer and mountaineer Alison Levine is no stranger to extreme environments. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches…and a career on Wall Street. Alison served as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent, and skied to the North and South Poles. With stunning imagery from her expeditions, Alison will deliver a resounding leadership message on how progress can be made going backward, why egos are a good thing, how complacency can kill you, and how to make crucial decisions on the spot when the conditions around you are far from perfect.

Open to all Passport and Exhibits Plus Pass attendees)

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