NeoCon, held June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, has announced its keynote speaker lineup.
Todd Bracher, designer, strategist, and founder of Todd Bracher Studio, will present the first keynote address at 8 a.m., Monday, June 9. Bratcher (top left) is based in New York and has collaborated with some of the most prestigious brands around the world, has headed Tom Dixon's Design studio, and been appointed creative director of the Scandinavian luxury brand George Jensen.
Scott Barry Kaufman, author and cognitive psychologist, will speak at 8 a.m., Tuesday, June 10. Kaufman (top right) wrote the book "Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined," which challenges conventional ideas of human potential.
Adrian D. Smith, architect and co-founder of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) will speak at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 11. A practicing architect for more than 40 years, Smith (bottom right) is an expert in super-tall towers, and his work includes the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the world's tallest structure, Burk Khalifa in Dubai.
Tom Eich, Business Leader and Partner at IDEO will speak at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday June 11. Eich (bottom right) has served as a portfolio leader, project manager, and lead engineer in the design of consumer electronics, technology product and service concepts, furniture and furniture systems, office and airline seating products, and home appliances.
To learn more, visit neocon.com.