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Admired, Inspired & Wired: The 2021 Keynotes

By October 14, 2021October 21st, 2021Focus On Training



Admired, Inspired & Wired: The 2021 Keynotes

Lively presentations on leadership, engagement and innovation

Attendees of the 50th LTEN Annual Conference – either in person or virtually – are in for three memorable experiences with this year’s keynote speakers. With presentations focusing on leadership, engagement and innovation, the speakers will educate, inspire and entertain.

The three presenters will open each morning of the conference with sessions taking place live from the conference at the Gaylord Rockies. The interactive sessions will also be broadcast to virtual attendees.

Let’s meet the 50th LTEN Annual Conference keynote speakers.

DeDe Halfhill – Leadership Expert Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Col. DeDe Halfhill (USAF, Ret.) is a proven leader and communications executive who draws on her 25-year accomplished military career to provide a transparent, real-world perspective on the power of embracing humanness and vulnerability in leadership.

You’ll enjoy and learn from this presentation from a unique speaker described by Dr. Brené Brown as one of her “leadership heroes and a total badass.”

Halfhill will speak at 8 a.m. MT on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Shola Richards – Founder, Go Together Global Author, Making Work Work

Shola Richards is an authority on workplace happiness and engagement. He’s the CEO and founder of Go Together Global, the bestselling author of Making Work Work and Go Together and a positivity writer with a passionate worldwide following. His articles and popular “Go Together Movement” email series have been enjoyed by readers in more than 160 countries.

Be sure to join us for this inspiring session, starting at 8 a.m. MT on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Shawn Kanungo – Innovation Strategist Digital Transformation Expert

Shawn Kanungo is an innovation strategist who has worked with hundreds of organizations on their journey to digital transformation. He has been on the ground floor leading complex projects incorporating artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, cloud technologies, behavioral economics, human-centered design and film. In 2021, he was named in Forbes as the “Best Virtual Keynote Speaker I’ve Ever Seen,” a talent he aptly displayed hosting the 2021 LTEN Excellence Awards. You won’t want to miss this presentation, kicking off at 8 a.m. MT on Thursday, Nov. 11.



About LTEN

The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 3,200 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.

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