Keynote Speakers

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam, a Philadelphia-area journalist, in an expert on time management who shares her techniques for getting the most out of each day to audiences of busy people everywhere. She’s written numerous books on the subject of productivity, including 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010), and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Portfolio, 2013). She is also the author of I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time (Portfolio, 2015), which is a time diary study of 1000 days in the lives of professional women and their families.

Her latest book, Off the Clock, provides strategies for shifting one’s mindset when confronted with an overwhelming schedule to maximize productivity. Laura’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, City Journal, Fortune, and Fast Company.

She has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show and Fox & Friends, hundreds of radio segments, and has spoken about time and productivity to audiences of all sizes. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times. She is the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds.

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