2017 Speakers

Governor of Illinois

Television Explorer and Host of the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum

Harvard Millennials Expert & Leading Generational Consultant

Brand Expert, Entrepreneur and founder of Johnny Cupcakes, World’s First T-Shirt Bakery

Professor at Harvard & MiT’s edX labs, and former Head of Marketing at Travelzoo

Founding Partner of Destination Better, and former Director of Global Corporate Responsibility at Sabre

Director, Illinois Office of Tourism

Founding Partner of Destination Better, and former team member for Apple and Xerox

Senior Vice President, Public Communications Inc.

Managing Director of Cellet Marketing & Public Relations

Sales Director, Tourism at Sojern

Director of Partnerships, Saffire

CEO and CoFounder of CrowdRiff

Founder of one of America’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies and leader of the Cycle of Success Institute (COSi)

Executive Director of the Illinois Bicentennial

Head of Mandala Research

General Manager of Destinations at Travelzoo

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