Game Changers

Learn & Play
with purpose

Game Changers

Gamechangers are hosted by ASAE Strategic Partner:

Business Events Canada

 

Sunday, August 11
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Purpose Takes Over
 

Joe DeLoss

Joe DeLoss

Joe DeLoss
Founder, Hot Chicken Takeover

"I believe HR is the single most efficient tool we have to tackle the cycle of poverty."

Joe DeLoss has become one of the most talked-about social-cause entrepreneurs in Columbus. And he did it by selling really, really good Nashville-style fried Chicken. Joe is founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a shop and food truck that’s a favorite of hungry downtown Columbus lunch crowds thanks to a delicious product—and a business model that provides good paying jobs for men and women who badly needed supportive employment. That’s right, this hot chicken-fueled social enterprise is changing lives by employing people who are formerly incarcerated or those living in poverty.

 

Sunday, August 11
4:00–5:00 p.m.

Let’s Talk about Movements. Period.

Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto

Nadya Okamoto
founder and executive director, PERIOD. The Menstrual Movement

Nadya Okamoto, who grew up in Portland, is a 20-years-old Harvard student. She is also the head of an organization she founded at the age of 16. Nadya is a leading authority about “the menstrual movement”, the power of Generation Z and youth activism, and overcoming adversity through advocacy. In 2017, Nadya ran for office in Cambridge, MA and while she did not win, her campaign team made historic waves in mobilizing young people on the ground and at polls. Nadya is the author of the newly released Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement.

 

Monday, August 12
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Become Unbreakable

Brant Menswar

Brant Menswar

Brant Menswar
CEO, Rock Star Impact
author, Rock ’N’ Roll With It

Brant Menswar, with his authentic rock star swagger, challenges us to become values-based leaders, empowers us to choose our purpose, and inspires us to change what’s possible with his incredible story of hope, creativity, and determination. A critically-acclaimed author of Rock ’N’ Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change, award-winning musician, and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, Brant teaches association leaders how to cultivate values-based leadership and activate organizational values to help connect the head and heart. His unique and compelling approach of using music to build bridges across generational, gender, and competency-based gaps has changed what’s possible for industry-leading organizations like Netflix, Verizon, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Microsoft, Hilton and more.

Speaker presented by:

Keppler Speakers

 

Monday, August 12
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Unleash Your Connectional Intelligence

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan
founder and CEO, Cotential

Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on “connectional intelligence” and co-author of the bestselling book Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Erica was named by Thinkers50 as “The Oprah of Management Ideas” and featured as one of the emerging management thinkers most likely to shape the future of business. She hosts the award-winning podcast Masters of Leadership.

Speaker presented by:

The Lavin Agency