John O'Leary

Keynote - The Power Of One

Time -  8:15 - 9:15

Room - Banquet Room

John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. Surprisingly, this “survivor” story isn’t focused on John – rather, it is a celebration of heroes who intimately served him and his family. From a dedicated Hall of Fame sports announcer to a visionary burn nurse (and countless others), every individual involved in this 1987 fire teaches us this truth: one person can make a profound difference in the lives of others. With emotional storytelling and unexpected humor, John reminds audiences of the significance of daily attitudes, the power of gratitude, the impact of serving others with courage, and the truth that one attitude, one action and one person can absolutely change the world.

Live Inspired
The Life Altering Power of Expectancy

Tim Clue

Keynote - Motivation: A Funny Thing

Time - 1:15 - 2:15

Room - Banquet Room

Tim Clue sees motivation as more of an experience than an idea. He is a Team Builder who creates motivational experiences through shared humor. Using laughter as a super connector, Tim’s work behind the lectern is out in front—dynamic, inspirational, highly interactive and purposefully funny. Tim builds up the collective energy, breaking through cliché and jump-starting key issues, making words such as “synergy”, “team-building” and “morale” not just a good play on Boardroom Bingo, but lasting, personalized tools an organization can put into play long after he leaves the room.

Bringing “social” back into the meeting space, Tim uses his expertise in improv and comedy, coupled with his award-winning teaching practices, to increase the rate of familiarity and fun in any event. By designing unique, intimate and powerful exchanges, Tim gets people out of their seats and into his presentation, connecting them in engaging and entertaining yet thoughtful—and sometimes surprising—conversations, opening new channels of connection and communication.

Educational 3 C's
Improv 101 For Everyone

Noelle Akins


Dean Cox


Jack Maher


Brian Watson


Dennis Baldwin


Mary Kaufmann


Erica Mohre


Lauren Wilson


Jennifer Bleen


Lee R. Lambert


Ken Sudol

Agile vs. Waterfall Panel Discussion

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 Room A123

Engage in a fun, informative conversation with some of Columbus's leaders in Agile. Our goal is to help the local PMI community answer questions about agile and why agile vs. waterfall project planning & execution. Many employers across central Ohio have started to send their workforce thru Scrum training or other methods built to create a more agile workforce and improve processes. Our Panelists have experience across both Waterfall and Agile frameworks to help you understand the terminology and what it all means to you personally. We feel it is important and relevant to have this discussion with our community of practice to help everyone understand what/when to apply various planning and execution techniques.


Mary Kaufmann


Naila (Ni) Chauncey


Daren Tucker


Stacy Martin

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