Keynote Speakers

A PCBC hallmark, our keynote sessions feature engaging and thought-provoking speakers – legendary thinkers and doers in the fields of business, entertainment, storytelling, media and literature.

2023 keynote speakers will be announced soon.

Open to all registered attendees


Past years' keynote speakers include:

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

Shawn Achor (2015)
Author, The Happiness Advantage

Chip Conley (2016)
Head of Global Hospitality, Airbnb

Sheryl Connelly (2014)
Global Trends & Futuring, Ford Motor Company

Steven Kotler (2017)
Co-founder, Flow Genome Project

Patrick Lencioni (2018)
Renowned bestselling author

Alison Levine (2019)
First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain

Matthew Luhn (2017, 2022)
One of the original story creators at Pixar

Platon (2018)
Award-winning Photographer

Joshua Cooper Ramo (2015)
Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates

Benjamin Zander (2014)
Conductor, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Jade Simmons (2022)
Rockstar Concert Pianist & Activational Speaker

Simon Sinek (2015)
Bestselling author, leadership expert

Adam Steltzner (2017)
Chief Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Gary Vaynerchuk (2012, 2014)
Bestselling author, social media expert