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Monday, November 15, 2021

  • 4:30 PM to 6:30 PMGeneral Session-Main Stage Keynote (All Registered Attendees)

NEW: EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT Please join us for TWO special Main Stage sessions to welcome attendees and celebrate a return to in-person events. 

  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Executive Spotlight #1 Keynote 

DAYMOND JOHN: THE BRAND WITHIN (Sponsored by Pacific Life)
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Our keynote speaker is an award-winning of a multi-billion company and a New York Times  best-selling author of five acclaimed books. Attendees will hear hard-won, real-world lessons on leadership, innovation, entrepreneurialism and overcoming obstacles in life and business from a consummate 21st-century renaissance business executive.  

  • 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM: Executive Spotlight #2 Keynote 

SIMON T. BAILEY: CREATING CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE (Sponsored by Integrity Marketing)
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Relationships are the currency of our industry. In this service-driven economy, where automation and algorithms have replaced personal interaction, every moment is an opportunity to create a memory in the hearts and lives of your clients and team members. Success magazine calls this speaker one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals through practical advice and specific tactics. He joins a list that includes Oprah Winfrey and Tony Robbins. His expertise focuses on change, leadership, and customer experience. He’s worked with over 1,500 organizations in 45 different countries. 


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    • 8:15 AM to 8:30 AM: OPENING GENERAL SESSION

MIKE PHILLIPS: NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCE
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This legendary, award-winning musician has performed with musical giants such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince. His past performances have taken him to a mixture of sporting events that not even the greatest athletes can claim, from NBA courts and postseason baseball fields to the NFL Playoffs and NASCAR. 


    • 8:50 AM to 9:30 AM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

ROSS BERNSTEIN: LEADERSHIP (Sponsored by John Hancock)
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The best-selling author of nearly 50 books, this individual is an inspirational business speaker who helps companies and organizations think and act more like champions. His performances and publications have been featured on thousands of television and radio programs over his career, including CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, ESPN, TSN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and the CBC, as well as in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today.

    • 9:40 AM to 10:15 AM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: SANDRA STOSZ (Sponsored by Retirement Genius)
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Now more than ever, our nation needs leaders of character—those anchored with the moral courage to stand strong and steady against the battering waves that threaten to erode our core values. Join this former Admiral of the US Coast Guard and the first female to oversee the US Coast Guard Academy as she shares leadership lessons gleaned while breaking ice AND breaking glass.


    • 10:55 AM to 11:30 AM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
SALES & PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS: TERRI SJODIN (Sponsored by North American)
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One of America’s most highly sought-after speakers who has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world, this individual's unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. This keynote speaker is also an author of a national bestselling book, which hit the New York Times Hardcover Advice & Misc. bestseller list, Wall Street Journal Hardcover Business bestseller list, and USA Today Money bestseller list. 


    • 11:40 AM to 12:25 PM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: MICHAEL SMERCONISH (Sponsored by AIG)
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Independent Political Analyst and centralist, author of six books including the two New York Times best-sellers and n
ationally recognized TV & Radio Host, this individual is a long-time media presence who has been analyzing politics for three decades. This session will feature a lively discussion on America's political divide and how it can improve. 

    • 12:35 PM to 1:20 PM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER

HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM BUILDING: JIM CRAIG (Sponsored by Transamerica)
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Drawing upon experiences as both a world-class athlete, Olympian and as an accomplished businessman ($50 million in annual sales over a 10-year period), Craig is in-demand motivational speaker, spokesperson, marketing and sales strategist, and master storyteller who has inspired, instructed, and provided strategic and winning direction for employees and associates from more than 500 organizations and some of the world's most recognized brands, including Coca-Cola, Coors, Walt Disney, Fidelity, Dunkin' Donuts, KPMG, NBC, Ocean Spray, Evergreen Financial, Sun Life Financial. 

    • 8:55 PM to 9:30 PM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DOUGLAS MOOERS AWARD ENTERTAINMENT: ANDY BUCKLEY (Sponsored by Allianz)
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This individual is an actor, screenwriter and stockbroker best know for his role on a major network comedy series.