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    Keynotes with:
    Dex Torricke-Barton Dex Torricke-Barton, manager of executive communications, Facebook
    Justina Chen Justina Chen, award-winning novelist and former executive communications manager, Microsoft
    Robbie Bach Robbie Bach, former president of Microsoft Entertainment & Devices
    Mary Kate Cary Mary Kate Cary, writer, filmmaker and former White House Speechwriter for President George H. W. Bush
    Stephen Krupin Stephen Krupin, former director of speechwriting for Obama for America 2012 Campaign
    Lindsay Hayes Lindsay Hayes, former director of speechwriting for Romney for President 2012 Campaign
    Megan Rooney Megan Rooney, deputy director of speechwriting for Hillary for America 2016 Campaign
    Fraser P. SeitelFraser P. Seitel, managing partner of Emerald Partners
    Breakout sessions with:
    Gregory Bell U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    GREGORY BELL, director of speechwriting
    Chart your career path: Job advice from successful speechwriters
    Lizzie CostelloCHILDREN'S HOSPITAL COLORADO
    LIZZIE COSTELLO, senior writer and video producer
    How to launch a unique speaker series with a TED-like talk
    Matthew YoungABB
    MATTHEW YOUNG, U.S. director of internal communications
    Build an executive communications plan that actually works—and gets you a seat at the table
    Nate OsburnASTM INTERNATIONAL
    NATE OSBURN
    Shifting gears: Tips for the occasional speechwriter
    Rob FriedmanELI LILLY AND COMPANY
    
ROB FRIEDMAN, retired senior director of executive communications

    Stalking the elusive executive:  how to get access to your clients—and what to do when you get it
    Tom RosshirtFORMER PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHWRITER & CONSULTANT
    TOM ROSSHIRT
    Let your speaker be seen: Coach clients to "soften the script, be yourself and build trust"
    Joel SchwartzberAMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA)
    JOEL SCHWARTZBERG, senior director of strategic and executive communications
    30 ideas in 30 minutes
    Dr. Rosemary KingINDEPENDENT SPEECHWRITER
    DR. ROSEMARY KING
    From wordsmith to speaking coach: How to make yourself more valuable
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    Keynotes with:
    David Litt David Litt, former speechwriter for President Obama and current head writer for Funny or Die
    Lessons learned from Between Two Ferns: Use humor to make your point
    Michael Flynn Michael Flynn, former deputy director of speechwriting for Vice President Biden and current principal at West Wing Writers
    Your story is your strategy: How to capture attention and inspire action
    Breakout sessions with:
    Rachel Wallace U.S. State Department
    Rachel Wallace, speechwriter and press advisor for Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues
    The power of the pen: 3 ways speechwriters can lead
    William Smith THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    William Smith, leadership communications director
    Leadership communications: How to build a powerful platform that makes your boss (and you) wildly successful
    Judith Narang GENENTECH/ROCHE
    Judith Narang, senior director of communications
    A tale of two CEOs: Match your speech to the personality
    Jeff Opperman PACE UNIVERSITY
    Jeff Opperman, director of executive communications
    Why executive communication strategies differ from all other strategies
    Nina Anand U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    Nina Anand, speechwriter
    Panel: How to overcome the two perennial dilemmas of (1) access to your leader and (2) the dreaded approval process
    Daniel Ginsburg KPMG LLP
    Daniel Ginsburg, executive director of corporate and functional communications
    Panel: How to overcome the two perennial dilemmas of (1) access to your leader and (2) the dreaded approval process
    Daron Christopher U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    Daron Christopher, speechwriter
    Panel: How to overcome the two perennial dilemmas of (1) access to your leader and (2) the dreaded approval process
    Christian Nwachukwu U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    Christian Nwachukwu Jr., deputy director of speechwriting
    Panel: Unlikely sources of inspiration for your speeches process
    Eric Kleiman Biotechnology Innovation Organization
    Eric Kleiman, executive speechwriter to the president and CEO
    Panel: Unlikely sources of inspiration for your speeches process
    Pre-conference workshops with:
    Douglass Hatcher MASTERCARD
    Douglass Hatcher, vice president of executive communications
    Guide to really good storytelling: The art & science of making things matter
    Rob Friedman ELI LILLY AND COMPANY (FORMERLY)
    Rob Friedman, retired senior director of executive communications
    How to create a compelling TED Talk
    Tom Mucciolo MEDIANET, INC.
    Tom Mucciolo, president
    Visually speaking: How to make your speech shine when it's delivered the way you wrote it