Monday’s Breakfast Keynote, Josh Linkner, is on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

Josh Linkner—who started his career as a jazz guitarist—has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, and author of four books, the New York Times bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention, as well as his latest book, Hacking Innovation. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.


We’re kicking off this year’s Opening Lunch with Emmy award-winning actor, author, director, and producer, Henry Winkler!

Audiences always leave Henry Winkler’s presentations inspired and entertained. Through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment, groups of all ages can learn from Henry’s speeches. His passion for supporting others is the result of a lifetime struggle with undiagnosed dyslexia. Henry has worked tirelessly to bring awareness and support to children who learn differently by advocating for changes in the educational system and informing parents and teachers about learning challenges.


Conclave’s Closing Keynote will take you on an inspirational journey with Amelia Rose Earhart, one of the youngest women to fly a single-engine plane around the world.

Amelia Rose Earhart strives to push her own limits while inspiring others to do the same. Although being named Amelia Earhart influenced her desire to start flying over 10 years ago, she now knows that flying is a much bigger part of who she is. Amelia is a passionate aviatrix, a television news anchor, and accomplished public speaker who teaches her audience how to create a flight plan for success, define their “True North,” and achieve their goals.

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