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Theme: Bringing People Together

This event occurred on
April 22, 2018
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
United States

The theme of this year’s conference is “Bringing People Together.” Let’s celebrate an exchange of ideas in the spirit of having a positive impact on those inside and outside our own communities.

Fulton Hall, Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467
United States
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Connie Anne Phillips

Publisher and CRO of Glamour Magazine & Self Magazine
Phillips’ career in the media business spans 30 years, and she is widely recognized for her extensive brand and team-building achievements. In 2014, she was named Condé Nast’s first Chief Revenue Officer of the Year for outstanding business performance. She was also included in Adweek’s annual Hot List as Hottest Publisher of the Year.

David Feng

David is a magician currently based in New York City who specializes in mentalism, stage, and close-up magic. He has performed magic for a variety of audiences including celebrities, hospital patients, jai inmates, and homeless travelers. Magic truly allows David to interact with all walks of life.

David Healey

Director of the Boston College Marching Band and the Boston College Symphonic Band
Under David's leadership, the Boston College Marching Band has revitalized the college game day experience. They have been invited to perform for the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, ESPN College GameDay, and the Heisman Trophy Dinner in New York City.

Juan Montes

Lawyer & Assistant Professor at the Carroll School of Management
Dr. Montes currently teaches Business Strategy, Strategic Thinking, and Managing People and Organizations at Boston College. He was a CEO of a salmon company and also worked in the Chilean Government for 3 years as a Governor. He is an experienced mountaineer and has climbed to the top of Mt. Everest. His route was only repeated successfully once in more than 25 years.

Kofi Nimo

Freshman at Boston College
Kofi is an undergraduate student in the Carroll School of Management. He won the inaugural TEDxBostonCollege Student Speaker Competition back in February with his speech focusing on the masks people put up. At our conference he will be speaking about "The Role of Acceptance in Bringing People Together."

Lesly Goh

Chief Technology Officer at The World Bank
Lesly was previously the Financial Services Industry Lead for Microsoft Asia Pacific. She is thought of as a leader in the industry, especially in FinTech and the use of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies as a new frontier for disrupting the traditional business model in Financial Services.

Matthew Weiss

Entrepreneurial lawyer and filmmaker
Matt co-founded his private law practice, Weiss & Associates PC, that has grown to represent more than 6,000 clients annually. His most recent venture was making the documentary film, "Man in the Red Bandana," which depicts the story of the 9/11 hero Welles Remy Crowther.

Natasha Babul

Child and Adolescent Therapist
‘It takes a village to raise a child’ proved true in the life of Natasha and her years of turmoil and survival. Landing with a small team of dedicated teachers, her life took a sudden turn and she entered the world of ‘foster care’. In her talk, Natasha reflects on how this team of teachers & strangers became a village of supportive strength allowing her to become a dedicated and passionate clinician.

Organizing team


Chestnut Hill, MA, United States
  • Alex Karacaoglu
  • Francisco Ruela
  • Jacob Kozhipatt
  • Joelle Resnik
  • Joseph Tripodoro
  • Meghan Boyer
    Team member
  • Michelle Castro
  • Seamus Ruiz-Earle