2018 Summer Conference Plenary Session



Opening Plenary Session
Friday, July 27
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Featured Speakers:
Daniel Lurie
CEO + Founder, Tipping Point Community
“I like the idea that a few passionate people with a good idea can spark great change.” Before founding Tipping Point in 2005, Daniel worked for the Bill Bradley Presidential Campaign and the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City. Daniel's fourth day at Robin Hood was September 11th, 2001. Over the course of the next two years, he witnessed the organization's ability to lift up the city through its focused philanthropic work. In 2003, Daniel returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to complete graduate school. While there, he worked to adapt Robin Hood's model to fit his home region and Tipping Point Community was born.
Steve Pemberton
Chief Human Resources Officer, Globoforce & Best Selling Author
Steve Pemberton’s triumphant life journey, now a major motion picture, is about defying the seemingly insurmountable odds of the path of the unchosen. A Chance in the World, drawn from his critically acclaimed memoir of the same title, recounts how Steve was orphaned into foster care, then abandoned and betrayed by the very individuals entrusted with his care. Yet these challenges only fueled his desire to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Steve went on to find success as a trail-blazing corporate executive, enlightened people leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker devoted to inspiring and helping others.