Lock in discounted rate for your team for 2018 Leadership Summit

Lock in discounted rate for your team for 2018 Leadership Summit featuring author of “Bored and Brilliant

Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC Studios podcast, “Note to Self”, TED speaker and author of “Bored and Brilliant” will be one of the 2018 keynote speakers.

Send your team of 5 or more and receive discounted group rates for Leadership Louisville Center’s fifth annual Leadership SummitContact us for details. 


With the theme Leading in the New World of Work , the Leadership Louisville Center’s fifth annual Leadership Summit is designed to offer a fresh look at leadership in an ever-changing world.  Presented by sponsor PNC Bank, the day of learning on March 8, 2018 will feature keynote speakers and interactive workshops providing insight and actionable takeaways for leaders at all levels. The hundreds of attendees represent the top leadership from Louisville and the surrounding region, ranging from high-potential emerging leaders to C-suite executives.

Speakers include global thought leaders such as: (View Speaker Line-up)

  • Manoush Zomorodi, a podcast host, TED speaker and author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. She has helped tens of thousands reclaim their time and will share how to cut through information overload and discover the magic of clearer thinking.
  • Rob Cross, professor of global business at Babson College and expert in managing collaborative overload from the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the U.S. His research and methods for better team collaboration were featured in Harvard Business Review’s cover article, “Collaborative Overload.”
  • Marcie Merriman, a globally recognized leader in cultural anthropology and brand strategy currently leading EY’s Digital Practice and is Executive Director of EY Columbus. She is a sought-after media commentator and research contributor to the best-selling book The Myth of Excellence, which details consumer motivation and corporate strategic response.

Additional breakout session speakers are:  Busy Burr, Vice President of Innovation, Humana Inc.;  Roger Cude, Enterprise Vice President, Talent and Organization Development, Humana Inc.; Norris Hamilton, VP and Assistant General Manager, Horseshoe Southern Indiana; David Hare, Vice President of Leadership Development, Trilogy Health Services; Ryan Parker, champion of diversity, inclusion and equity strategies, most recently serving as division VP of Diversity and Inclusion for KentuckyOne Health; Yamilca Rodriquez, Entrepreneur and Founder of Louisville Bespoke; Craig Stein, Partner & Solutions Architect, Mirazon; Cynthia Knapek, President, Leadership Louisville Center; and Lisa Zangari, Director of Learning, Leadership Louisville Center.

The 2018 Leadership Summit will be hosted at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY, from 8:30am-5:30pm on March 8, 2018, and will be attended by hundreds of regional business and community leaders. See video highlights from 2017 Best of Leadership Summit.

Registration is now open at www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/leadership-summit/.  Individual tickets are $450; patron sponsorships that include tickets for five individuals are $2,000.  To learn more about special group rates and sponsorships, contact Jennifer Stevens, jstevens@leadershiplouisville.org or (502) 561-5231.  Special thanks to our event sponsors: Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank, Speaker Sponsor Humana Inc., Gold Sponsor EY, Silver Sponsors Business First, Insider Louisville, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Public Media – WFPL, and MPI Printing.

About the Leadership Louisville Center:

Created in 1979, the Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement.  Its mission is to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a world-class community through dynamic programming and strong community connections.  Over 7,000 community leaders have graduated from the Center’s programs that include Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville.  The Leadership Green Room was launched in 2015 and serves as the training and talent development arm of the Center, expanding the resources available to the region’s business community and employee base.  In 2011, the Leadership Louisville Center was recognized as one of the top seven community leadership programs in the U.S. in a benchmark study by the Center for Creative Leadership, the “gold standard” global provider of executive leadership education and research.  Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.


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