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Don't miss this year's exciting Annual Conference & Explosition's keynote speakers! 

Condoleezza Rice

June 24, 2012 | 2:30-4:00 P.M. 

A pioneer. A trailblazer. A fascinating study in the power of determination. Sometimes controversial but always newsworthy, Dr. Rice has been a powerful part of the American political landscape for many years.   Rice is Professor of Political Economy in the Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.  From January 2005 to 2009, she served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States.

Malcom Gladwell

June 25, 2012 | 8:30-9:45 A.M. 

Gladwell is the author of three New York Times #1 bestsellers, The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers: The Story of Success, and is currently a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine. In 2005, Time Magazine named Gladwell one of its 100 Most Influential People. He was chosen for Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers 2010 and 2009 list and is ranked number ten on The Thinkers 50 2011. And Newsweek chose him for the "Top 10 New Thought Leaders of the Decade." 

Jim Collins

June 26, 2012 | 8:30-9:45 A.M. 

An innovator. A leader. The voice of modern business success. Jim Collins is a student and teacher of great companies. Collins has authored or co-authored four books, including the Built To Last, and Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... And Others Don’t, which has been on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week best seller lists and has sold 3 million copies.

Tom Brokaw 

June 27, 2012 | 8:30-9:45 A.M. 

One of the most well-respected journalists in the world, Brokaw has lent his voice to the biggest stories of the last two decades. His insight and ability have earned him a dozen Emmys and two Peabody and duPont awards for his journalistic achievements. A trailblazer known for his journalistic integrity, Brokaw brings a powerful and distinguished perspective to the Annual Conference. 

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