Keynote Presenters – General Sessions

Three keynote presenters will focus on business issues that are impacting your organization. Learn more about these presenters below.

Monday, April 18
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening General Session & Breakfast  – Keynote Growing Your Business – Lessons from Buzzfeed and Google by Jonathan Perelman
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Second General Session & Luncheon – Keynote Daggers Drawn by Kevin (Kal) Kallaugher, Editorial Cartoonist for the Economist 
Tuesday, April 19
10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing General Session – Keynote WhiteSpace at Work by Juliet Funt, CEO of WhiteSpace

 Monday, April 18 | 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening General Session &Breakfast

Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6
State of the Alliance – Corey Rosenbusch, GCCA President & CEO
Sponsor Recognition
IARW Treasurer’s Report
WFLO Treasurer’s Report
Nominating Committee Report
Keynote Presentation: Growing Your Business – Lessons from Buzzfeed and Google
Jonathan Perelman







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Monday, April 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Second General Session & Luncheon

Belmont 1, 2, 5, 6
Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) Report
Year in Review Video
Outgoing Chairman Remarks
Keynote Presentation: Daggers Drawn
Kevin (Kal) Kallaguher
, Editorial Cartoonist – Economist

Kevin_Kallaugher_2016_Convention_150x150Kevin Kallaugher (Kal) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Economist and the Baltimore Sun. The first resident cartoonist in the Economist’s 145-year history, his diverse portfolio includes more than 8,000 cartoons, 140 covers, and six books. The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons said, “Commanding a masterful style, Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century.” In a distinguished – and syndicated – career than spans 36 years, his work has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times, TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and the Washington Post.

Kal has garnered international honors and awards in seven countries and held exhibitions of his work in 12. He was a 2015 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning and won the 2015 Herblock Prize and the 2014 Grand Prix for Cartoon of the Year in Europe.

Kal shares his unique take on current events, politics, and the economy. He has lectured at TED, Harvard, Pixar, and Google, and his commentaries have engaged, enraged, and entertained readers and leaders around the globe. In lively and entertaining illustrated presentations, he utilizes his sharp wit and biting insight to tackle the issues of the day with well-placed humor and precision art.

Tuesday, April 19 | 10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Closing General Session

Belmont 2 & 6
Installation of Incoming IARW and WFLO Officers
Keynote Presentation:
WhiteSpace at Work
Juliet Funt
, CEO of WhiteSpace at Work

Juliet_Funt_2016_Convention_150x170Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. With thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, she has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all work.

Juliet helps attendees learn the pivotal difference between activity and productivity. She teaches them a streamlined method for personal process improvement – leading to more creativity and engagement. She helps executives, managers and teams answer the critical question “What thoughts deserve my full attention today?”

Juliet regularly wows audiences as a high-impact, high-energy speaker. Yet her deeper mission is to show organizations how WhiteSpace® can change the negative patterns and behaviors that prevent them from achieving optimum results. Her clients include a number of Fortune 100 companies and span a wide array of industries, from financial services to technology, manufacturing to the military- executive workshops to audiences as large as 7,000.