Keynote Speakers

High-energy, hilarious and above all, human – this year’s presentations will inform and inspire you to push beyond your boundaries

Doors typically open 30 minutes prior to the start time—arrive early to get a good seat!

Featuring Keynotes by World Renowned Difference Makers

Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos

Inspirational storyteller able to demonstrate the power of perseverance and courage through adversity

Cam Marston

Cam Marston

Leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace

Abigail Posner

Abigail Posner

Thought Leader on Culture, Creativity and the Internet

Meeting adversity with magic

Jon Dorenbos

Jon Dorenbos, Keynote Speaker

Saturday, 6 October
10:30am – 12:00pm

Speaker Snapshot

  • Inspirational storyteller able to demonstrate the power of perseverance and courage through adversity
  • Winner of the 2008 Ed Block Courage Award for exemplifying the principles of sportsmanship and courage in the NFL (National Football League)
  • Former Long Snapper of the New Orleans Saints

Keynote Presentation: “Life is Magic”

"It was more than magic, it was inspirational" – Howie Mandel, judge on America’s Got Talent

About Jon Dorenbos

When Jon Dorenbos is on stage, through his unbelievable magic, he emphasizes the importance of choice and openly shares his childhood tragedy. Jon chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and plan and execute the necessary steps required to accomplish these goals. A two-time NFL Pro Bowler, Jon completed eleven seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before being traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2017. The Eagles nominated Jon for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for philanthropy and numerous charitable endeavors. As an entertainer for over twenty years, Jon is known as the NFL's “Magic Man" and is respectfully referred to as the "Entertainer's Entertainer". He inspires others by sharing his life experiences and NFL stories, relating them to corporate culture. He discusses the importance of discipline, teamwork, perseverance and the acceptance of failure in achieving a common goal. In his words, “Live in vision not circumstance”. 

Sharing gems on the Generations

Cam Marston

Cam Marston, Keynote Speaker

Sunday, 7 October
9:00am – 10:00am

Speaker Snapshot

  • Leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace
  • Author, columnist, blogger and lecturer

Keynote Presentation: “Five Generations in the Workplace”

“Delightful, informative, hilarious, and very useful. Not to be missed by anyone dealing with the modern workplace in any form” – John Ruark, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

About Cam Marston

Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the marketplace. An author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, as well as major professional associations, for over 20 years. Marston’s expertise has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and BusinessWeek, as well as on Good Morning America, CNN International, and more. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and is a native and resident of Mobile, Alabama.

Decoding our emotional relationship to digital

Abigail Posner

Abigail Posner, Keynote Speaker

Monday, 8 October
2:45pm – 4:00pm

Speaker Snapshot

  • Thought Leader on Culture, Creativity and the Internet
  • Head of Strategic Planning at Google’s creative think tank

Keynote Presentation: “Cracking Creativity: Re-Engaging Our Innate Creativity for Greater Productivity and Growth”

“I found your presentation so inspirational and valuable... I feel I can take a lot of your words about creativity back and use it within my role” – Tourism Tropical North Queensland

About Abigail Posner

Abigail Posner has spent her life catalyzing change and creating impact. Today, as Head of Strategic Planning at the ZOO, Google’s creative think tank for agencies and brands, Abigail’s role is to help advertisers and marketers make sense of human beings’ deep, emotional relationship to the digital space and convert those insights into strategic and creative efforts. While at Google, she launched an industry-first thought leadership series on human beings' emotional relationships with the digital space: Humanizing Digital. Prior to joining Google, Abigail was Executive Vice President, Strategy Director at Publicis New York, and Head of Strategic Planning at DDB New York.