September 18-20, 2019 | Andaz Savannah | Savannah, Georgia

Keynotes

Phil Hansen

Internationally-recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, Innovator
Represented by Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau

Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

Referred to by his fans as “the Artist for the People”, Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator -- at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his metaart, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. Hansen's work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.

For the tens of millions who have seen Phil’s art on TV and online, it’s hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Phil discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity.

Phil’s ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table.

Besides speaking and doing art, Phil is an advocate for advancing art education. He’s the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. And he’s the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.


Shane Meeker

Proctor & Gamble Company Historian & Corporate Storyteller
Represented by Goodman Speakers

A Movie Guide to Better Business Stories

Shane Meeker is a nationally recognized storyteller, story trainer and keynote speaker. For over 10 years now he has been sharing his powerful and engaging story principles at companies like Walt Disney, Exxon Mobil, Columbia Sportswear, American Express and Ford.

His fascination with the power of story started early in his childhood with an epic and influential pair of superheroes - Batman and Luke Skywalker. Both imparted valuable life lessons such as a desire for adventure, the importance of hard work and learning from failure.

Upon graduation from The Ohio State University, he started his career as an Industrial Design Manager at Procter & Gamble. Over his 22 year career there, he has helped lead the design strategy for billion dollar brands like Tide, Gain, Crest, Olay and Pampers.

After several years of research in screen writing, film making and mythology, Shane discovered that the art and science behind his favorite movies could be used as a problem solving tool in ANY industry. He then developed StoryMythos, a keynote presentation and set of tools that brings to life the principles that he gathered during his studies. He now helps teams understand the relationship between their brand and Glinda the Good Witch, how to solve almost any business problem with what works in Star Wars or how movie sequel strategy can change initiative planning.

Just like when he was a kid, he still finds most of his inspiration from the fantastic stories of stage, page and screen. Today Shane is the P&G Company Historian & Corporate Storyteller and he continues to deliver his StoryMythos keynotes and workshops to hundreds of companies around the world.

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