Each year, Emerald Data Solutions hosts its Annual Conference to provide a common arena for local governing bodies to gather and learn how to increase board effectiveness, save money, increase transparency and reduce the time needed to support public meetings. We held our first event in 2003 and, since then, our growing list of attendees agree that we continue to improve on a good thing.
With record attendance in 2013, we dialed up the content with an expanded 3-day agenda
, more expert presenters and triple the number of sessions. Thanks to everyone who joined us last year in Park City, UT, the conference was our most successful yet!
We are excited to announce that the eGovLIVE 2014 conference will take place Sept. 3-5 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
! Please save the date and stay tuned for more details!
Sir Ken Robinson Selected as eGovLIVE! 2013 Featured Speaker
The most watched and discussed speaker in the history of the prestigious TED Conference, Sir Ken Robinson pushes people to rethink outdated assumptions about intelligence and creativity—and to unleash the real potential of people and organizations. The very embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson’s now famous 2006 and 2010 TED Talks are brilliant examples of his extraordinary speaking style; a perfect balance of content, anecdotes and humor. The most watched in TED history, his 2006 talk has been seen by an estimated 200 million people in 150 countries.
Recently called “among the world's elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine and named to the 2011 Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thinkers, Sir Ken works with governments, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to jump-start innovation by unlocking the creative energy of people and organizations. He led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the U.K. government called All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education, also known as The Robinson Report. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore government for its strategy to become the creative hub of Southeast Asia.
A former professor of education, Robinson knows first-hand how the education system and organizational culture can stifle creativity by not tapping into people’s natural talents and passions. The resulting disengagement represents an enormous opportunity lost. Robinson urges leaders, managers and educators to upend the status quo and launch a creative revolution to reap the rewards. His book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking, 2009) is a New York Times Best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. His next book Finding Your Element: How To Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life (Viking, May 2013) is the long-awaited companion to The Element which will provide readers with a practical guide to finding—and developing—talent and skills.