Keynotes

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Sunday, October 7 | 5:00-6:15 p.m. | White River Ballroom E-J

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to America’s first African American female combat pilot in just three years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying over the deserts of Iraq supporting the men and women on the ground. Upon returning home after serving two tours, she realized that many people wanted to create breakthroughs in their own lives, they just didn’t know how.

As featured on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, NPR and other programs, Armour’s fresh style and presentation methods have inspired hundreds of organizations and individuals, helping them understand the passion and leadership required to excel.

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Dan Gilbert

Monday, October 8 | 8:30-10:15 a.m. | White River Ballroom E-J

Daniel Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology. In 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2013, he teamed up with Prudential to do a series of television commercials meant to help Americans overcome the psychological obstacles to saving for retirement. This advertising campaign has been one of the most successful in the history of the financial services industry. He is a contributor to Time, The New York Times, and NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been a guest on numerous television shows including The Today Show, Charlie Rose, 20/20, The Colbert Report and The Late Show. In 2014, Science magazine named him one of the world’s 50 most-followed scientists on social media and, in 2017, he was ranked as one of the 50 Most Influential Psychologists in the World.