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MHA’s 99th Annual Virtual Convention

Date | Nov. 3-5, 2021               Location | Online
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This virtual event is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon.
Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member CEOs in December 2020.

SPEAKERS

Kai Kight

Classical Violinist Turned Innovator, Composer & Entrepreneur

As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, revealed regrets of not bringing her ideas to the world, Kight is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. In his emotionally powerful presentations, Kight performs mesmerizing original music and vulnerably shares stories from his own transformation as an artist. He translates these insights into takeaways that audiences can easily infuse into their own lives and work environments.

A product of Stanford University’s design and engineering program, the d. School, Kight remains fascinated by the leaders, artists and companies who dare to be different. As both a Mayfield Fellow and Kleiner Perkins Design Fellow, Kight has proven himself as a leader of the next generation of innovative and entrepreneurial talent. As a musician, Kight has performed his original music for thousands in venues across the world, from the White House to the Great Wall of China.

FEATURED EVENT

Composing Your World
Thursday, Nov. 4 | 8:10 – 9 a.m.

 

Ben Hammersley

International Strategic Forecaster, Contributing Editor to WIRED Magazine, Host of Netflix and BBC Television Series

Ben Hammersley is one of the most thought-provoking futurists of our time and has been addressing audiences around the globe for more than 10 years. He brings a practical, proactive approach to future technologies, inspiring audiences to be PRESENT now to be PREPARED for the future.

Hammersley’s latest book, “64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then,” gives readers the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century. He is the writer, host and narrator of Netflix and BBC television series, “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley,” which was filmed in more than six countries across the globe. As the first specialist correspondent on the internet for The Times [of London] and the Guardian, he became the inventor of the popular term, ‘podcast.’

With his current position as the Editor-at-Large of UK’s WIRED magazine, Hammersley has been called upon to advise three governments and countless organizations on technology and media, including a seat on the European Commission High-Level Group on Media Freedom of the European Union. His personal experiences from the fields of aviation, emergency medicine, genomic science, disaster response and war reporting has enabled Hammersley to deliver insightful, practice-changing messages to corporate and governmental clients on five continents for more than two decades.

FEATURED EVENT

Ben Hammersley

 

Sara Ross

Sara Ross is the chief vitality officer at BrainAMPED, a research and strategy firm dedicated to redefining how we succeed at work and thrive in life by sharing brain-based, vitality-enhancing strategies to create healthier, happier, high-performing leaders and workplaces. Ross is a contributor at Thrive Global, and her work is earning her a reputation as a fresh and thought-provoking voice in the discussions of leadership, work-life balance, emotional intelligence and organizational health.

Balancing relevance and practicality with a contagious energy, Ross integrates cutting-edge science with real-life stories of success and failures. Her approach is guaranteed to challenge the status quo, provide new insights and inspiration, and most importantly, leave audiences with a blueprint of actionable strategies.

Ross has a Master of Science, and outside of work, she is a coffee-loving meditation rookie who can’t help but slip in the occasional Canadian “eh” at the end of a sentence.

FEATURED EVENT

Sara Ross

 

Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins

A two-time award-winning national journalist, health disparities activist and dynamic speaker, Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins is one of the most electrifying voices in America dedicated to eliminating racial health disparities. Enlightening the masses on how racism negatively influences health, he leverages innovative data-driven strategies to improve the quality of health and the standards of health care services of racial and ethnic minorities.

Dr. Jenkins keenly delivers evidence-based solutions to dismantle the effects of racism from health, health care, and health care decision-making. He articulates his real-life experiences and enduring knowledge through powerful presentations, lasting empathy and straight-talks to lead strategies focused on diversity, equity and inclusion-to-action. Dr. Jenkins has successfully navigated academics, health care and corporate arenas as both a thought-leader and consultant. He presently serves as the lecturer and visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and is appointed within the School of Nursing, the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Annenberg School of Communications.

FEATURED EVENT

Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins

 

Dr. Thom Mayer, M.D., FACEP, FAAP, FACHE

Dr. Thom Mayer is the founder of BestPractices, Inc., the medical director for the NFL Players Association, and clinical professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University. He was named the 2018 winner of the James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award, which is the highest honor of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He recently was nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. USA Today named him one of the “100 Most Important People in the NFL.” Tom Peters, the internationally acclaimed leadership guru, referred to his work as “gaspworthy.” When asked about these awards, Dr. Mayer simply says, “I have only one talent. I know how to hire people who are not only better than me, but much better than me. They won the awards, not me.”

Dr. Mayer is one of the most widely sought speakers on health care patient experience, leadership and management, hardwiring flow, trauma and emergency care, pediatric emergency care, EMS/disaster medicine, and sports medicine. His work in each of these areas has resulted in changing the very fabric of patient care.

FEATURED EVENT

Dr. Thom Mayer, M.D., FACEP, FAAP, FACHE

 

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