OKC VeloCity | Three dynamic speakers to keynote Elevate on Oct. 23

Three dynamic speakers to keynote Elevate on Oct. 23

By Kaylee Terracina / Events / September 12, 2019

With 50 curated breakout sessions and three keynote speakers to inspire you, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's Elevate conference will give you the tools and motivation for taking your career from the next level. With an all-day pass to Elevate, you'll hear from:

David Epstein
No. 1 NYT Best-Selling Author of Range and The Sports Gene, Expert on the Science of High Performance

New York Times best-selling author and science writer David Epstein has made it his mission to uncover the keys to achieving high performance in any domain, and to debunk popular myths along the way. His New York Times best-seller, The Sports Gene, took readers inside the surprising science of extraordinary athletic performance. (It has been translated in 21 languages, and was read by both President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.) In his latest book, the top ten New York Times and Amazon best-seller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, Epstein examines the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and Nobel laureates. Named as one of Wharton professor Adam Grant’s “New Leadership Books to Read in 2019,” the Washington Post’s “10 Leadership Books to Watch For,” and selected for the JP Morgan Summer Reading List, Range has received rave reviews from the likes of Daniel Pink and Malcolm Gladwell, and best-selling author Susan Cain as well as praise from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and NPR.

Epstein brings bold new insights to business, education, technological innovation, healthcare and other industries on the best approach to career development. His conclusion: In most fields, especially those that are complex, unpredictable, and difficult to automate, generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.

Walter Nusbaum
President, The Nusbaum Group

Everyone loves progress. Everyone loves to achieve successful outcomes in whatever they do. There is a powerful philosophy of life that has the power to create radical transformation through one small change. Based on a true story that happened to Walter at an airport bathroom sink many years ago, the Sink philosophy was born. When we leave everything “a little better than we found it” then time will do its remarkable work of rewarding us with long sought after gains. The Sink philosophy has the power to radically transform any business or any individual’s life if it is put into consistent practice.


Amy Downs 
President and CEO, Allegiance Credit Union

This is your time! Amy Downs will set the stage for a motivating and invigorating day ahead during the morning keynote address.

Amy Downs began her career as a teller 32 years ago working for Federal Employee Credit Union located in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

In 1995, she was one of the last survivors to be pulled from the rubble following the Oklahoma City bombing in which 18 of her 33 co-workers at the credit union were killed. 

Embracing her second chance at life, Amy launched a campaign of self-improvement and empowerment, losing 200 pounds and adopting a new active lifestyle which ultimately led to her becoming an Ironman Triathlete.

Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Nazarene University.  Amy still works for the same credit union which also survived the bombing, now called Allegiance Credit Union, serving as the president and CEO.

Elevate your career! Register for the event now.

Motivating keynote sessions by Downs, Nusbaum and Epstein are only one part of the curated professional development experience of Elevate. The more than 50 breakout sessions will have applicable information for everyone, no matter your career path. The Elevate experience also includes an After-Party with bites and brews from Oklahoma City's best restaurants and caterers. 

All-day passes are available at a discounted rate of $250 for Chamber members and $350 for nonmembers. Nonprofit and group rates are also available. View more information at OKCElevate.com.

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