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.

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Peter Zeihan, "The Scramble for Power"

Geopolitical expert Peter Zeihan explains the massive global power shifts underway—and how to adapt

Wednesday, June 10
8:30am-9:30am
Esplanade Ballroom

Most countries and companies are not prepared for the world Peter Zeihan says we’re already living in. As a new age of American isolationism dawns, the results will have massive—and surprising—implications for global power structures and economies. And, he projects, it will usher in the greatest expansion in American power and security in the history of the Republic. Combining expertise in demography, economics, energy, politics, technology and security, Zeihan helps clients—corporations, policy makers, government agencies—make sense of a complicated world. In this fascinating and eye-opening keynote address, he’ll help you understand why our world is changing so fast, who will emerge as winners and losers, and how you can position your company now to get ahead of it all.


The Keynote Speaker for Thursday, June 11 will be announced in early March 2020.


Previous Keynote Speakers Include:

Sekou Andrews
Two-time national poetry slam champion
Poetic Voice (2019)

Shawn Achor
Author, Educator, CEO, Good Think, Inc.
The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance (2015)

Chip Conley
Airbnb, Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy
Wired to Share: The Sharing Economy and the Disruption of Everything (2016)

Sheryl Connelly
Global Trends & Futuring, Ford Motor Company
How Generational Cohorts are Reshaping the Way We Live, Work and Play (2014)

Steven Kotler
New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the Co-founder & Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project
Stealing Fire (2017)

Patrick Lencioni
Founder and President, The Table Group
The Untapped Advantage of Organizational Health (2018)

Alison Levine
First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain & Author
On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest (2019)

Matthew Luhn
One of the original story creators at Pixar
The Best Story Wins! (2017)

Platon
Award-winning Photographer
Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership (2018)

Joshua Cooper Ramo
Kissinger Associates, Vice Chairman and Co-CEO
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks (2015)

Jay Rogers
Founder and CEO, Local Motors
Manufacturing Renaissance? … or … Revolution? (2018)

Simon Sinek
Author, Ethnographer, Leadership Expert
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Come Together and Others Don’t (2015)

Adam Steltzner
Team Leader & Chief Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Right Kind of Crazy (2017)

Gary Vaynerchuk
Best-selling author, Social Media expert, VaynerMedia
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook (2014)

Benjamin Zander
Conductor, The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
The Art of Possibility (2014)