Keynote Speakers

Bruce Tulgan - Monday, May 23, 2016

Bruce TulganBruce Tulgan founded RainmakerThinking, a research, training, and consulting firm. He is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts on leadership and performance management in the workplace. Bruce has written 20 books, including It’s Okay to Be the Boss, Managing Generation X, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: How to Manage the Millennials, and The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems. His most recent book is Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: How to Teach the Missing Basics to Today’s Young Talent. Bruce’s work has been the subject of thousands of news stories worldwide and he has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Training Magazine, HR Magazine, and the Harvard Business Review.


Richard Florida - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 

Richard FloridaRichard Florida is the world’s leading urbanist. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, global research professor at New York University, and co-founder and senior editor of the Atlantic City Lab. He is a writer and journalist, having written several global best sellers, including the award winning The Rise of the Creative Class, and served as senior editor for the Atlantic. Florida is also an entrepreneur, founding the Creative Class Group, which works closely with governments and companies worldwide. A 2013 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology named him the world’s most influential thought leader, and Time magazine recognized Florida’s Twitter feed as one of the 140 most influential in the world. (Photo by Lorne Bridgman)