Eric Chester, CSP, CPAE, Award Winning Speaker & Business Author


Opening Keynote
Nov. 30th, 5:00 p.m.

On Fire at Work - How Great Leaders Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out

After interviewing highly acclaimed C-level leaders across all industries, Eric Chester has uncovered the practices and principles that Best Places to Work award-winning companies and great leaders are using to go beyond merely engaging today’s rapidly changing workforce, but to ignite what he terms “On Fire performance.”  Through a highly entertaining multi-media presentation, Eric will share the best practice ideas, tactics, and strategies these esteemed employers use to consistently attract and retain top talent, encourage innovation and collaborative thinking, and instill the desire to out-perform yesterday’s best. Leaders, managers, and supervisors will walk away with actionable ideas for building an invincible army of entrepreneurs who take pride and ownership in their work. Inspire the Fire!


Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Expert and National Speakers Association Hall of Famer

Morning Keynote
Dec 1st, 8:30 AM

Personality Poker: The Playing Card Tool for Driving High-Performance Teamwork & Innovation

Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. As a result, in business, we tend to surround ourselves with people who are similar to us. Although this is great for efficiency, this lack of diversity can kill innovation. How can you increase your innovation potential? Play Personality Poker® with Stephen Shapiro on Thursday morning at ACCESS! This fast-paced, highly interactive game will help you discover your primary innovation style, your innovation blind spots, why the person you like the least is the person you need the most, what is missing from your team that is limiting innovative success and finally, how to create a high-performing innovation team that leverages divergent points of view.

Be ready for the most interactive keynote you will ever experience, one that has been done with audiences of more than 1,000 people in a Vegas casino!