The Explorers Conference
The Explorers Conference is a two-day, virtual conference comprised of four half-day “themes”. Explorer’s 2020 features a cross-disciplinary collaboration of speakers and organizations celebrating independent thinking and diversity. The Explorer’s Conference features innovative format of interview-style sessions and panel discussions where thought leaders challenge us to think in new and different ways.
*There are three ways to register by theme (sessions), one day, or the entire two-day conference.*
Session 1 - Day 1
October 8, 2020, 9:30 AM - 1:10 PM CT
4 CPE "Imagine"
9:30 - 10:20a Foresight & Futurethink: Making Intelligent Predictions by Futurist Dr. Amy Zalman & Dr. Toby Groves
10:25-11:15a Panel Discussion: Advanced Foresight Strategies for Governance, Audit, and Accounting by Dr. Amy Zalman and Special Guests
11:25-12:15p Ethics and Equality: Uncomfortable Conversations and Inconvenient Truths by Ozo Nnamadim and Dr. Toby Groves
12:20 - 1:10p Panel Discussion: Uncomfortable Conversations on Ethics, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Ozo Nnamadim and Guests
Session 2 - Day 1
October 8, 2020 1:50-5:30 PM CT
4 CPE "Expand"
1:50- 2:40p The Intersection of Technology and Wellness by Amy Vetter & Dr. Toby Groves
2:45 - 3:35p Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Technology and Wellness by Amy Vetter and Guests
3:45 - 4:35p Leveraging Change: Five Decisions that Accelerate Growth & Inspire Innovation by Nick Tasler
4:40 - 5:30p Panel Discussion: Change, Innovation & Disruption by Nick Tasler, Tammy Daughetry and Dr. Toby Groves
Session 3 - Day 2
October 9, 2020 9:30 AM - 1:10 PM CT
4 CPE "Pioneer"
9:30 -10:20a The Future is Now! by Kimberly Ellison Taylor & Dr. Toby Groves
10:25 - 11:15 Blazing a Digital Trail: Making Friends with Robots by Jody Padar & Byron Patrick
11:25 - 12:15p Panel Discussion: Engaging with Automation by Byron Patrick and Special Guests
12:20 - 1:10p Authentic Leadership: How To Be a Trailblazer by Dr. Jen Welter & Dr. Toby Groves
Session 4 - Day 2
October 9, 2020 1:50 - 5:30 PM CT
4 CPE "Scout"
1: 50 - 2:40p Fraud Reconnaissance: Exposing Hidden Threats Fraud Expert by John Hall & Dr. Toby Groves
2:45 - 3:35p Fraud Reconnaissance and Data Analytcis by Data Expert Steve Biskie and Fraud Expert John Hall
3:45 - 4: 35p Fraud Reconnaissance: Exposing Hidden Threats (Continued) by Fraud Expert John Hall & Dr. Toby Groves
4:40 - 5:30p Person of Interest: How to Read Virtual Body Language by America's Leading Body Language Expert Jan Hargrave & Dr. Toby Groves