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

Daniel Pink.

June 3, 2021 

Keynote Speaker

Daniel Pink
Author of the million-copy international bestseller “Drive.”


Daniel Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business and behavior have won multiple awards, been translated into 39 languages, and have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also frequently appears on NPR, PBS and other TV and radio networks in the U.S. and abroad.

He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry.

For the last six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.

His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 22 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 17 million views.

Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore from 1995 to 1997.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from several colleges and universities, including Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute.

Pink and his wife live in Washington, D.C. They have three children—a college senior, a college sophomore, and a 10th grader

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