2020 Keynote Speakers


BJ Novak

Monday, August 31 | 8:00am

B.J. Novak is a writer, actor, and comedian best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award winning comedy The Office. In addition to starring as Ryan, Novak was a Co-Executive Producer for the series and wrote many of the show’s most memorable episodes, including "Diversity Day," "Sexual Harassment,"
"The Fire," "Initiation," "Safety Training," "Local Ad," and "Happy Hour."

Tyler Shultz

Tuesday, September 1 | 8:15am

Tyler Shultz is an entrepreneur fostering innovation in healthcare. He graduated from Stanford with a Biology degree and entered the national scene when he courageously blew the whistle at Theranos. Tyler complained to the public health regulators in New York and was a source for a series of Wall Street Journal articles exposing Theranos’ dubious blood-testing practices. Owing to his role in exposing the fraud, Shultz was featured in Bad Blood, the book about the scandal penned by John Carreyrou, the original author of the Wall Street Journal articles, as well as in Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary The Inventor.

Ellen Latham

Wednesday, September 2 | 10:45am

Ellen Latham co-founded Orangetheory Fitness, an international franchise licensed in 20 countries. Forbes named Orangetheory one of “The Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses” in 2017, and it has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., Bloomberg, and the New York Times for its disruptive science-backed exercise concept. Ellen’s no-nonsense approach whips devoted fans into shape, both in life and the fitness studio. Within the pages of her inaugural book, PUSH, Ellen shares three keys to living an ‘All Out’ life; her mantra is to “look at what you have, not at what you don’t have.”


Concurrent Sessions

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  • HR Development
  • Compliance
  • Compensation & Benefits
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