ICMA EXPO Speakers and Topics

See Call for Speakers information below!

David Burkus to Present Keynote at ICMA’s EXPO

ICMA is pleased to announce David Burkus, a best-selling author, sought after speaker and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University who challenges many of the long-established principles of management and leadership, will present the keynote speech “Under New Management: Full Transparency, Less Email, No Cubicles and Where the Future of Work is Headed” at our EXPO.

Drawing on decades of research, Burkus has found that many of our fundamental management practices are wrong and misguided and can be downright counterproductive. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear why he thinks today’s best companies are those breaking old rules.

From sharing salaries openly to abandoning performance reviews to putting management in the hands of the whole company, Burkus’ revolutionary insights may convince you to leave behind decades-old practices and implement new ones to enhance productivity and morale at your company. His presentation will offer evidence-based strategies and real-world examples to build stronger teams and drive performance.

Burkus has delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed more than 1.7 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. His book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice.

ICMA is thrilled to be able to feature Burkus as the 2022 EXPO keynote speaker. He will also lead one of the break-out sessions at the event.


Will ICMA’s EXPO Go Down in History? Of course it will!

We’re celebrating ICMA’s 30th Anniversary in a BIG WAY at the EXPO and this is YOUR INVITATION to play a major role in our historic event!

Over the years, ICMA has tapped numerous industry pioneers and trendsetters to provide dynamic educational presentations and panel discussions.

This year, we want YOU to submit an abstract for a presentation you would like to give at this milestone event. We are seeking speakers with technology expertise, new ideas and fresh perspectives for the card industry.

You’re already going to be there, so why not showcase your company’s thought leadership to hundreds of card industry professionals from across the globe?

We’re seeking presentations on topics including but not limited to:

  • Card Industry & Market Trends
  • Issuer Perspectives
  • Contactless/Dual Interface
  • Going Green
  • New & Advanced Technologies
  • Design/Creativity
  • Loyalty Cards
  • Inks
  • Fintech
  • Personalization & Fulfillment
  • Security ID/Access Control
  • Biometrics
  • Gift Cards
  • Innovative Materials
  • Printing/Card Equipment

Click here to submit your abstract or email jkohlhepp@icma.com with your presentation topic for consideration for the EXPO agenda today! Please include your name, company, suggested session title and short paragraph describing the topic.

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