Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and best-selling author of the PCMA 2023 Columbus Leaders Keynote

Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and best-selling author, will speak at PCMA’s annual Convening Leaders event on January 9, 2023.

“With our phenomenal lineup of speakers like Adam Grant and our three days of immersive programming and networking, Convening Leaders 2023 will inspire and challenge attendees and prepare us to navigate the headwinds of today and tomorrow.” — Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO of PCMA, CAE

Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and best-selling author who explores the science of motivation, generosity, original thinking and redesign, will deliver a keynote address on Monday, January 9, 2023 at the annual Convening Leaders Conference of the CMAM. The theme for the association’s flagship education and networking event is Ignite Your Path, and will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, in partnership with Experience Columbus.

Grant is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the highest rated professor for seven consecutive years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, his books have sold millions of copies and been translated into 35 languages. His pioneering research has inspired people to rethink fundamental assumptions about motivation, generosity and creativity. He has been recognized as one of the World’s 10 Most Influential Management Thinkers and one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and has received Distinguished Scientific Achievement Awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Science Foundation. .

Convening Leaders 2023 is an incubation and experience where the best in content, commerce, community and experience come together to create new value for all attendees and the business events industry. Industry pioneers – the fighters, discoverers and inventors who seek to advance our industry and our society will be featured.

Grant’s keynote, “Originals: How Mavericks Move the World,” will reveal how to recognize and champion new ideas and create cultures that welcome diverse perspectives and honest feedback.

“We live in a time that presents a new set of challenges for the industry: uncharted territories, unknown opportunities and perils, and unresolved issues,” said PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE. . “This is a time for us to challenge our own thinking, embrace data and new experiences to drive value. Through our phenomenal lineup of speakers like Adam Grant and our three days of programming and networking immersive, Convening Leaders 2023 will inspire and challenge attendees and prepare us to navigate the headwinds of today and tomorrow.

Columbus is recognized as a center of innovation consistently ranked among the best cities in the United States to visit and is the 14th largest city in the United States. The destination is home to some of the world’s most recognizable brands, innovative small businesses, powerful research hubs and academic institutions. In January, Intel – the only major semiconductor maker headquartered in the United States – chose the Columbus area for a $20 billion chip production facility to open in 2025. The area is also home to 16 Fortune 1000 companies and five Fortune 500 companies and has one of the youngest and most educated populations in the country.

“Columbus is experiencing unprecedented growth and its vibe is unlike any other city,” notes Brian Ross, President and CEO of Experience Columbus. “Here, our approach is different. “The Columbus Way” is a phrase often used to describe our unique community collaborations between the city, businesses headquartered here, and our nonprofit and academic institutions. It is through this unified approach that we are able to provide an unparalleled level of service to the meetings and conventions that take place in Columbus. We look forward to rolling out the red carpet and welcoming Convening Leaders attendees to our smart, open, and forward-thinking city.

Attendees can learn more about Columbus and what to expect at Convening Leaders during a special episode of Live Forward Live, an Experience Columbus podcast. Now in its third season, the first episode of a new PCMA series features Karamat in conversation with Columbus City Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. Tune in to find out why PCMA chose Columbus, what experiences attendees expect in January, and Karamat’s prediction of where the industry is headed.

Registration is now open for members until September 11, 2022. General registration will open on September 12. Learn more about PCMA Convening Leaders at

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