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Plenary Session II

Tuesday, May 1 - 9:35 am - 1:00 pm

Moderator(s): Frederick G. Barker II, MD, FAANS; Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS

9:48 am - 10:18 am

Rhoton Family Lecture

Daniel H. Pink, JD



Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. He has published 5 books on work, business and behavior. Before venturing out on his own nearly 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore.

Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR’s Hidden Brain, the PBS NewsHour and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. In 2015, London-based Thinkers50 named him as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 19 million views.