Wharton Professor and Author Adam Grant Will Be Second-Day Keynote Speaker at ISPA 2020

[Adam Grant, Courtesy ISPA][Adam Grant, Courtesy ISPA]The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced Wharton professor and best-selling author Adam Grant as the second-day keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo. As an organizational psychologist, Grant studies how we can find motivation and meaning to lead more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years, and named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers.

In 2016, Grant’s TED talk on original thinkers and givers received a standing ovation and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project. Since then, this talk has been viewed more than 16 million times worldwide. He is also the author of three New York Times best-selling books: Give and Take, Originals and Option B. His books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 35 languages and received praise from J.J. Abrams, Richard Branson, Bill and Melinda Gates and Malcolm Gladwell. In addition to consulting for clients such as Google, the NBA, and the Gates Foundation, Grant also hosts a TED talk original podcast titled “WorkLife”.

Immediately following his keynote speech, Grant will host a book signing for ISPA attendees. “Adam’s message on creating a culture of productive generosity will encourage us as leaders to rethink how we help others succeed, and is the perfect addition to ISPA’s 30th anniversary celebration,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo will take place October 14 to 16, 2020, at Gaylord National Harbor in Fort Washington, Maryland. Registration is now open at attendispa.com.

About ISPA: ISPA, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, and managed by Associations International, is a leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA works to advance the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience, and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth.

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