World-renowned leaders to speak at Chamber event

Aiken Chamber members and guests will have the opportunity to discover what it means to be a leader worth following – to be someone who can leverage their influence for the sake of others.

Leadercast®, an annual leadership event designed to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership, is coming to Aiken on May 8.  The one-day program will feature distinguished leaders from around the world who will share their knowledge, experience, and the importance of being a leader worth following.

The event, broadcast live around the world from Atlanta, Georgia, will take place at the University of South Carolina Aiken from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This year’s theme - The Brave Ones - challenges leaders to lead with a sense of bravery, possessing a posture of unrelenting boldness. 

The event showcases the following speaker lineup: 

  • Andy Stanley - Leadership author and communicator
  • Peyton Manning – Super Bowl winning Quarterback
  • Malala Yousafzai - Nobel laureate; founder, The Malala Fund
  • Ed Catmull - President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
  • Seth Godin - Best-selling author
  • Rudy Giuliani - 107th mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
  • Aja Brown - Mayor, City of Compton
  • Bill McDermott - CEO of SAP AG
  • CMDR Rorke Denver - Navy SEAL commander & author
  • Bill & Giuliana Rancic - Award- winning personalities & co-hosts of Leadercast
  • And more!

 Last year, more than 130,000 leaders from 35 countries attended Leadercast®. Now, in its 16th year, this full day, experiential conference is on track to reach its largest audience to date.

“It is one of the single most consolidated resources for leadership that I know of,” said J. David Jameson, Aiken Chamber President/CEO. “But it goes beyond that. I think this conference, although very focused on leadership, transcends the topic and really shows you how to lead in life.”

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