April 21 Opening Keynote
Crisis as the Catalyst for Change
Our morning keynote presentation will be led by Amelia Franck Meyer, CEO of Alia Innovations.
We are all going through a very challenging, unchartered time right now, but this time can also lead to enhanced creativity and innovation. During uncertain times, new conditions and opportunities arise that make things possible now—and in the future—that were not possible with the conditions that existed in the past. Seeing this possibility for positive change is a way we can care for wellbeing now.
While we must content with the current realities, how might we continue to plan for a new normal; knowing that what was (and who we were) before the crisis will be forever changed. Maybe there are some parts of our old “normal” that we are not in a rush to return to, even if we could, so let’s take this time to plan how to rebuild a better world on the other side of this crisis.
As systemic inequities and inadequacies are exposed, let’s consider how we can come together now, and when the dust settles, to build a better way forward for all of us.
During this stimulating keynote, Amelia will explore how we prepare to use this current crisis to bring about change for good.