CastExpo'16 Keynote Presentations
Sticking Points: How to Get the 4 Generations
Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart
Saturday, April 16, 2016 • 10:30 a.m.
For the first time in history, you have four generations in your workplace and five generations as customers. Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials think differently, vote differently, buy differently, and dress differently. Not understanding these differences creates conflicts and loses sales.
Haydn Shaw is a leading expert on the multiple generations, leadership, change management, personal productivity, and trust. You will learn what the differences are among the generations; what sticking points the differences create for organizations and teams; how marketing approaches must change to reach the younger generations; what attracts and keeps younger employees; how these differences will complicate the mass exodus of the Boomers from the full time workforce over the next decade. Walk away with practical ideas and plans for increasing your ability to get things done across the generations.
Solve It! Don’t Just Talk About It
Sunday, April 17, 2016 • 10:30 a.m.
Christine Cashen delivers a fast-paced, entertaining program with useful content, a down-to-earth attitude and a colorful artistic streak. For more than 15 years, she has thrilled a variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. You will learn how to spark innovative ideas, better handle conflict, reduce stress and energize employees. We are all forced to do more with less–fewer staff, declining resources, and 40 hours of stuff to do in a 24-hour day. This can wear us down! What to do? Sure you can waste energy complaining, but how productive is that!? Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Christine is the author of THE GOOD STUFF: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness, which was named motivational book of the year by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She has also been featured as a creativity expert in HOW Designs at Work magazine. Her learning resources also include: Get What You Want With What You’ve Got DVD, The Fun Factor DVD, The Good Stuff CD Audio Book and Why Can’t Everybody Just Get Along CD.
The Future of Work
Monday, April 18, 2016 • 10:30 a.m.
Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.
Named one of the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers for 2013 by MeetingsNet, Seth’s presentations bring an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of work, talent, innovation, and the power of relationships. With a passion for helping to create greater understanding and collaboration in today’s workplace, Seth offers participants actionable content that can immediately impact business performance. With his finger on the pulse of today’s changing workforce, Seth blends storytelling from his own personal experience working with category leading brands while leveraging cutting edge research to develop fresh perspectives on the key strategic issues most relevant for today’s leaders.
Over the past 5 years Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Prudential Real Estate, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, Disney, and Deloitte.
Hoyt Memorial Lecture: Observations on Advances in Casting Technology
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • 9:15 a.m.
We are entering a new era of metalcasting. The tremendous freedom of design with castings can overcome any deficiencies in cast products. Controlling the various types of flaws in castings can improve quality. Heat treatments can be applied to refine the grain structure and further improve the mechanical properties in castings, causing cast components to approach properties of wrought metals. Come hear a top metalcasting researcher discuss the benefits of casting and share his experience in cast metal metallurgy and testing.