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Keynotes

Patricia Arquette
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Patricia Arquette

PATRICIA ARQUETTE recently starred in “Boyhood,” the critically acclaimed 12-year project from Richard Linklater, for which she has won the... Read Full Bio
Chang, Candysm

Candy Chang

CANDY CHANG is an artist, designer and urban planner who makes cities more comfortable for people. A Senior TED Fellow, Chang is passionate abo... Read Full Bio

Breakout Session Speakers

Ardakani, Azitasm

Azita Ardakani

AZITA ARDAKANI has always applied the lens of social anthropology to her view of the world of marketing, using an extensive background in so... Read Full Bio
Banks, Gloria Mayfieldsm

Gloria Mayfield Banks

GLORIA MAYFIELD BANKSis an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and trainer, who has consistently beaten the odds to achie... Read Full Bio
Bazarko, Dawnsm

Dr. Dawn Bazarko

DR. DAWN BAZARKO is the founder and senior vice president of Moment Health, an innovative new UnitedHealth Group business focused on bringing m... Read Full Bio
Bruce, Jansm

Jan Bruce

JAN BRUCE is a seasoned media entrepreneur with a proven track record in high-growth, emerging businesses and turnarounds. She has consistently... Read Full Bio
Carls, stephaniesm

Stephanie Carls

STEPHANIE CARLS was named a "Twitter Powerhouse" by The Huffington Post. Through engaging video content, she enjoys showing how to mak... Read Full Bio
Feldt, Gloriasm

Gloria Feldt

GLORIA FELDT is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, leadership expert and co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a multi-faceted initi... Read Full Bio
Hannon, Kerrysm

Kerry Hannon

KERRY HANNON is an award-winning, bestselling author and Washington, DC-based career, retirement and personal finance expert and a popular moti... Read Full Bio
Hegar, MJsm

Major MJ Hegar

MAJOR MARY JENNINGS HEGAR was commissioned into the Air Force through ROTC at The University of Texas in 1999.  She served on active duty as a... Read Full Bio
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Lisa Kueng

LISA KUENG is co-author of the New York Times best-selling book “Picture Your Prosperity- Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into... Read Full Bio
Licht, Alizasm

Aliza Licht

ALIZA LICHT is the fashion PR executive and Twitter phenom, DKNY PR GIRL®. Featured on the front page of the New York Times style sec... Read Full Bio
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Patty McCord

PATTY McCORD coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the principal of Patty McCord Consul... Read Full Bio
Neff, Kristinsm

Kristin Neff

KRISTIN NEFF is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field ... Read Full Bio
Rogin, Ellensm

Ellen Rogin

ELLEN ROGIN is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book "Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision i... Read Full Bio
Simms, Laurasm

Laura Simms

LAURA SIMMS is an expert on meaningful work who challenges conventional wisdom by asking people to ditch their passions and start with purpose... Read Full Bio
Solomon, Cindysm

Cindy Solomon

CINDY SOLOMON is a world-renowned leadership expert, author and speaker who helps Fortune 500 companies build Courageous Leaders®, better enab... Read Full Bio
Spio, Marysm

Mary Spio

MARY SPIO is author of “It’s Not Rocket Science: 7 Game- Changing Traits for Uncommon Success.” She is best known for creating and holdin... Read Full Bio
Tate, Carsonsm

Carson Tate

CARSON TATE is a productivity consultant and the founder of Working Simply, Inc. She is the author of “Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Yo... Read Full Bio
Thornton, Elizabethsm

Elizabeth R. Thornton

ELIZABETH R. THORNTON is an author, speaker, professor of management practice, Babson Executive Education and adjunct lecturer in entrepreneurs... Read Full Bio
Trudeau, Reneesm

Renée Peterson Trudeau

RENÉE PETERSON TRUDEAU is an award-winning life coach, speaker and author of three books on balanced living, including the internationally-acc... Read Full Bio
Vanderveldt, Ingridsm

Ingrid Vanderveldt

INGRID VANDERVELDT is the founder and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020). Previously, she was the first entrepreneur-in-reside... Read Full Bio
Wallbridge, Wendysm

Wendy Wallbridge

WENDY WALLBRIDGE is a strategic and intuitive advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and teams across industries and pioneer in the coaching field. She... Read Full Bio
Winkler, Yasminesm

Yasmine Winkler

YASMINE WINKLER is the community and state CEO for the central region and chief consumer cfficer with UnitedHealthcare. Formerly she was the ch... Read Full Bio

Local Leader

Connolly, Mary Annesm

Mary Anne Connolly

MARY ANNE CONNOLLY has spent nearly 20 years in journalism. She worked for 10 years in New York as a production associate for ABC News’ “20... Read Full Bio

Social Media Roundtable

Carls, stephaniesm

Stephanie Carls

STEPHANIE CARLS was named a "Twitter Powerhouse" by The Huffington Post. Through engaging video content, she enjoys showing how to mak... Read Full Bio
Connolly, Mary Annesm

Mary Anne Connolly

MARY ANNE CONNOLLY has spent nearly 20 years in journalism. She worked for 10 years in New York as a production associate for ABC News’ “20... Read Full Bio
Gollub, Heidism

Heidi Gollub

HEIDI GOLLUB started Free Fun in Austin in 2010 as a way to get out of doing housework. Her theory was that running five kids all over town o... Read Full Bio
Ko, Janesm

Jane Ko

JANE KO is the editor of “A Taste of Koko,” the premier food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Ko lov... Read Full Bio
Saukam, Deanasm

Deana Saukam

DEANA SAUKAM has been an Austinite since 2000. She is a partner and director of media and events at qui and East Side King. She is known for he... Read Full Bio
Scott, Karynsm

Karyn Scott

KARYN SCOTT is the founder of Kids in a New Groove (KING), a non-profit that provides free weekly music mentorship exclusively for youth in fos... Read Full Bio

Small Business Roundtable

Gorsuch, Kimsm

Kim Gorsuch

KIM GORSUCH is a growth-oriented executive as comfortable starting things from scratch as she is with managing a multi-million dollar P&L. ... Read Full Bio
Koltz, Dianasm

Dianna Koltz

DIANNA KOLTZ is VP of sales and services at Rivet. Having been publicly acknowledged by Direct Marketing News as a “30 under 30” f... Read Full Bio
Pincoffs, Marthasm

Martha Pincoffs

MARTHA PINCOFFS is partner to Jo, mom to River and Townes, founder of Hot Dang, Inc., challenge taker, cook, reader, hiker and biker. She found... Read Full Bio