The Future of Leadership: Changing the Way We Live and Work

Daniel Pink.

June 3, 2021 | International Virtual Event

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Pink
No. 1 New York Times Bestselling Author of “When,” “To Sell is Human,” “Drive” and “A Whole New Mind”

Daniel Pink is one of the bestselling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business and behavior have won multiple awards, been translated into 41 languages and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

His books include:

  • “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.” A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller. Named Amazon’s Best Business Book of 2018.
  • “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others.” A No. 1 bestseller on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post lists, and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize for the year’s best book on marketing.
  • “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.” No. 1 New York Times bestseller. 159 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists. National bestseller in Japan and the UK.

Contact Us

Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness
School of Management
University at Buffalo
UB Downtown Gateway
77 Goodell St., Suite 201
Buffalo, NY 14203

Tel:  716-645-2235
Fax: 716-645-2863

Meet our Team


All times Eastern

Workshop Topics

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

8-8:30 a.m.

Participant log in and informal networking

8:30-9 a.m.

Conference kickoff

Your New Co-Worker: Artificial Intelligence
Nate Yohannes, Microsoft


Nate Yohannes will discuss his path from the UB Law School to leading efforts around infusing artificial intelligence to advance our lives in the modern workplace. He will discuss the societal responsibilities technology providers must take when infusing AI throughout our daily journey.

9-10 a.m.

10-10:15 a.m.


10:15-11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m.-noon

Games People Play: Boosting Connections, Communication and Collaboration
Jane Fischer, MA, CAS
Creative Change Facilitator, Improv Connections

Beth Slazak, MS, CHP
Manager of Education and Events, Creative Education Foundation

Noon-12:30 p.m.


12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-1:45 p.m.


1:45-2:45 p.m.

3-3:45 p.m.

Leadership, Innovation and the Surprising Truth of Human Motivation
Daniel Pink

3:45-4 p.m.

Q&A with Daniel Pink

4-5 p.m.

Virtual meet and greet with Daniel Pink

5 p.m.

Program concludes, networking begins

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