Indre Blauzdziunaite has organized a number of new-wave conferences and events. She has transformed LOGIN, the largest tech conference in the Baltics, into an educational festival; she ran a think-tank of the tech influencers in the church; and helped to turn a 3-day virtual conference into an experience.
In this session, Indre will share examples of what’s meaningful to her generation and draw her framework for making conferences more human.
Alan Stevens is a reputation specialist and speaker coach based in London.
He has been speaking professionally for over 40 years, and is the founder of a large Facebook community devoted to remote speaking, which provides advice and support for over two thousand speakers delivering virtually.
He is the author of a number of books on communication, most recently The Exceptional Speaker, co-authored with Paul du Toit, which was published in a revised and expanded edition in March 2021.
Away from the stage and screen, he spends his time involved in music, running and enjoying fine food and wine, but not all at the same time.
Karin Burger gained experience in PR, marketing and sales in various companies. Since 2002, she is the owner of her successful speaker agency “team karin burger”, servicing companies, all kind of institutions and schools with brilliant events.
She is also a devoted speakers coach and through her intense and very effective coaching-sessions many keynote speakers around the world found their place in the speaker-market.
After the “arrival of the virus” in Feb 2020, she ate a ton of chocolate - and then turned her speaker-bureau into a Full-Service-Hybrid-Event-Agency. Since then, she has realized about 40 different formats in S, M, L and XL and has become the architect of very emotional hybrid- and #pureonline-formats.
Her Motto: #managementBylove helped to achieve that.
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Hans Janssen is the founder of DenkProducties, Holland’s leading seminar producer on Leadership, Influence and Personal Productivity.
Hans and his team are responsible for Holland’s number one leadership event of all times: MBA in one day.
And he did exclusive leadership seminars with Simon Sinek and President Barack Obama.
Hans has worked with a great diversity of speakers and will share his experiences.
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As an ambitious MC, Suyin dares to look at things from a different angle and is able to take a virtual or real live event to a higher level.
During IIS21 Suyin is guiding the audience through the convention, giving direction and elevating what has been said.
Suyin saw many people on stage and is convinced that what we want in front of a camera are not 'speakers' any longer. We want human beings with captivating personalities, sharing their feelings, thoughts and inspiring ideas. In a way that ignites a spark insight the audience to do things differently.
Chris Baldwin is fully committed to enabling you to build your influence & business through powerful speaking, presentations and pitching As the founder of 10xSpeaker.com, Chris is on a mission to awake your speaker and 10x your results.
Holding a PhD in Virology, he is a seasoned International keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur.
For 23 years Maria Franzoni has been booking thousands of speakers for corporate and business clients. Globally.
She has worked with the good and the great of the speaking world, including first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, Body shop founder and environmentalist Anita Roddick and business magnate Richard Branson.
In June 2020, having stabilised the business after the first 3 pandemic months, Maria split the bureau in two; with half the team supporting clients while she and the remaining half focused full time on helping speakers rebuild their speaking businesses.
Christina Boutrup is a leading China analyst, thought leader and keynote speaker.
As a journalist she travelled extensively in The Middle Kingdom and covered areas such as business, economy, environment and social issues for more than 15 years, hosting radio- and TV shows about China.
She interviewed Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma and closely followed the global expansion of Chinese companies authoring several books about business in China.
She has also been appointed to the China expert panel of the Danish government and is a widely used international keynote speaker.
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is the author of What’s Your Problem? (Harvard Business Press, 2020), a book on how to solve the right problems. He is also the co-author (with Paddy Miller) of Innovation as Usual, a Harvard Business Review Press book on the art of driving innovation in regular organizations.
As an executive advisor and keynote speaker, Thomas has addressed organizations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Citigroup, Time Warner, AbbVie, Caterpillar, Amgen, Prudential, Union Pacific, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, the Wall Street Journal, and the United Nations.
Graeme Codrington is an expert on the future of work. And has a particular interest in disruptive forces changing how people live, work, interact and connect with each other.
Graeme is the co-founder and international director of TomorrowToday, a global firm of futurists and business strategists and also a guest lecturer at five top business schools. His breadth of knowledge and expertise make him highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving business world.
Christoph Kanzler is financial strategic visionary through and through. He was one of the first in Europe to deal with ETFs and evidence-based investment strategies as early as 2007. As a strategic visionary, he has created a new understanding of the topics of investing, saving and capital markets. He enables people & businesses to prosper. He is an advocate of business models in which people and customers are the focus. Profit must not be everything, but without profit everything is nothing. Der Kanzler is showing people their chances of profiting from their own investments speaks a language that emphasizes general comprehensibility and urgency. His goal is not only to impart knowledge, but above all to change the lives of his audience.
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Innovation from the inside: strengthen your senses to convey your message more inclusively
Attorney Cynthia Bryant earned her LLM in International Legal Studies in 2002.
This certified mediator, negotiator and Gallup Strengths Coach is driven to discover similarities among diverse groups. She, along with her third Seeing Eye dog, Summer, negotiate their days and bring life stories of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the innovation narrative.
Former Blacks in Government chapter president, board member of National Industries
for the Blind, and executive committee member of the Seeing Eye, Cynthia offers a
unique perspective on how to innovate through internal awareness and understanding of others using sensory mindfulness.
Dr. John B. Molidor, CSP comes to us from a family of 10 children where he says he learned first-hand about how brains work from sitting around the dining room table!
He has a long-standing interest in the brain, how it impacts our behaviors, why people think the way they do, and what you can change about your emotions. He is a cognitive psychologist by training, an extrovert, a big-picture person, and a semi-structured kind of guy.
When he is not trying to figure out the universe, he can be found as the current President of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF). Being fully vaccinated, he is ready to travel remotely to the Netherlands and share some of the ideas he has researched over the years, especially now as an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.
Nick turns people’s insecurities into their skills and live a life in abundance by leveraging exponential technologies. During the pandemic shifted his whole business to hosting in-person hackathons, startup festivals and innovation games - all XR powered. From in-person to Digital twin, he now performs as an avatar on various events and helps develop you and your organization into a digital twin. Nick helped launch and spoke on the first complete VR TEDx edition. Now he coaches and supports international companies and organizations and event organizers into leveraging XR to become Future Proof and time and place independent.
Dr. Monika Hein has been dedicated to the matter of voice since her teenage years: the functional training of her voice has made her curious about how the voice works, as far as writing a doctoral thesis about breathing in musical theater singers. But over the years, a second field has come up in her work: The voice as a part of empathy and self care. She is constantly asking: How can we make the world a better sounding place? In her talk, she will pick up on self care and voice in the online world.
As a voice expert, Laura has been working with speakers on the development of their voice since 1985.
She has served on the voice faculty at Duke University in the USA, and the Friedrich-Alexander-University since 1999. In addition, as classical singer and speaker, she is constantly looking for ways to improve vocal training which will lead to faster and healthier results for her clients and students. She has been researching the use of AI in voice training and development and will be presenting her findings.