Featured Keynote Speakers

Francesca Gino - Tuesday Opening Session

Francesca Gino is a professor of business administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan. She is also formally affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and with the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard. In October and November 2016, she spearheads and writes “Rebel Talent,” the new “Big Idea” (and cover story) for Harvard Business Review: a two-week series of articles, videos, tools, and events devoted to exploring the power of constructive non-conformity at work.

Robb Willer- Thursday General Session

Robb Willer is a professor of sociology, psychology, and organizational behavior at Stanford University. His research studies social forces that bring people together such as morality and altruism, and forces that divide them such as fear and prejudice, as well as the domains of social life that feature the complex interplay of the two. Specifically, he has been focused on the social and psychological forces that shape American political attitudes. Through that research he has identified techniques for overcoming polarization to build political consensus.