2020 Seminar Annual Forum


The Seminar 2020 is Cancelled


Dear Seminarians,

The Seminar, May 31-June 3 in Nashville, Tennessee is cancelled. This is very disappointing for all of us, because the Program Committee created a stellar program. This is the first time in the Seminar’s 60-plus years to cancel the meeting – unprecedented like so many other things at this time.

We remind you The Seminar 2021 will be held at the Washington Duke Inn, Durham, North Carolina, June 6-9. Please put the dates on your calendars.
We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we adapt to the unpredictable nature of the coronavirus and its impact.

Thank you for your support, and please stay safe and healthy.

Karen van Bergen
2020 Chair, The Seminar

2020 Seminar Annual Forum

The Seminar Program and Experience Committees are planning a memorable Seminar for 2020.  With Nashville as the canvas, we will experience program content and activities unique to the Music City. We convene May 31-June 3 with sessions at the Omni Hotel Nashville and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Our program will be as provocative, entertaining and memorable as the colleagues who will join you in Nashville. The eclectic program will feature renowned speakers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of ideas to enhance our contributions in the C-suite.

If you are an invited 2020 Seminarian, you should have received your electronic evite by now.

Remember, spouses/partners are welcome and eligible for a special guest rate. You can access registration and hotel reservation information through a series of your personal evites beginning in November. If you have not received it, please contact Yvette Dominguez.

Outstanding speakers confirmed are:

  • James Curleigh, CEO, Gibson Brands, Inc. with CEO Perspectives
  • Dale Ho, Director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project on issues regarding voter suppression and rights
  • Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power & Passion of Perseverance
  • John Friedman, Brown University Professor on economic research and public policy
  • Lt. Col. Dan Rooney on veterans issues
  • Kate Bowler, historian at Duke Divinity School and author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
  • Edie Weiner, President and CEO of The Future Hunters, one of the world's leading futurist consulting firms on future trends
  • Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, author and speaker on body language and adult bullying
  • Neil Pasricha, an author, entrepreneur, podcaster on positivity and simple pleasures which he shares in his book, The Happiness Equation
  • Tim Roemer, former U.S. Member of Congress and former Ambassador to India
  • Alastair Campbell, a British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and an advocate for mental health awareness
  • Sharb Farjami and Maria Barsallo Lynch on deep fakes, disinformation and the dark web
  • Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin, former U.S. Surgeon General 

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