Please check back in 2019 for our 23rd Annual Conference schedule.

Below is the 2018 schedule.

Leading in a World of Seismic Shifts
2018 Schedule

7:30-8:00 a.m.


Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall – 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources
Michael Useem, Faculty Director, McNulty Leadership Program at Wharton
Eva Sage-Gavin
, Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture

8:15-9:05 a.m.

Permission to Change
Lessons on Learning, Growth and Leadership from a Serial Non-Conformist

Kat Cole, Chief Operating Officer and President, Focus Brands

9:05-9:55 a.m.

New Power
Henry Timms, President and Chief Executive Officer of 92nd Street Y; Founder of Giving Tuesday; Author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World-and How to Make It Work for You

Jeremy Heimans, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Purpose; Co-Author of New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World-and How to Make It Work for You

9:55-10:10 a.m.


10:10-11:00 a.m.

Leading Change at the Department of Defense
Peter Levine,
Former Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses

11:00-11:50 a.m.

A Conversation with Jeffrey Bolton, Vice President, Administration and Chief Administrative Officer, Mayo Clinic
Led by Dr. J. Larry Jameson, Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine

11:50-12:05 p.m.

Leading in the Age of AI
Eva Sage-Gavin, Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture

12:05-12:50 p.m.


12:50-1:40 p.m.

Polar and Expedition Leadership: Doing What You Can with What You’ve Got (and Normally More with Less)
Graham Charles, Adventurer; President and Founder of the Polar Tourism Guides Association

1:40-2:30 p.m.

Banking 2025 – Laying the Foundation for the Next Era in Financial Services
Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

2:30-2:45 p.m.


2:45-3:35 p.m.

Stop Picking the Wrong Leaders: How Unheralded Captains Build Extraordinary Sports Teams
Sam Walker, Editor, The Wall Street Journal and Author of The Captain Class

3:35-4:25 p.m.

How Speaking Up Can Become the Turning Point for Culture Change
Kelly Martin, Chief of Fire and Aviation Management, Department of Interior, National Park
Named by TIME magazine as a “Silence Breaker,” 2017 Person of the Year

4:25-5:00 p.m.

Summing Up
Peter Cappelli and Michael Useem

5:00-6:00 p.m.