Savoca and Sachs to keynote Nebraska Tourism Conference


Jenn Gjerde at 402-471-3768, or jenn.gjerde@nebraska.gov
Erin Lenz at 402-471-7755, or erin.lenz@nebraska.gov

Savoca and Sachs to keynote Nebraska Tourism Conference


LINCOLN, Neb. (August 8, 2018)—The Nebraska Tourism Commission is excited to have keynote speakers Dean Savoca and Jonah Sachs at the 2018 Nebraska Tourism Conference. Savoca from Savoca Performance Group and Sachs, author of "Unsafe Thinking: How to be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most" will be speaking throughout the conference in Nebraska City on October 16-18. 

"We are excited for this year's line-up of influential and thought provoking speakers," said John Ricks, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director. "Conference attendees will take with them real life applications on how to improve tourism in their communities and ultimately improve tourism across the state." 

For the full agenda or to register for the 2018 conference, click here

Dean Savoca is the performance development partner for hospitality leaders who want highly-effective teams that are focused, aligned and inspired. Simply put, Dean helps leaders coach their people.  A 25-year veteran of the meetings and events industry, Dean combined an early career in hospitality sales, operations and leadership with Maritz and a Colorado-based DMC with a Master’s Degree in Organizational Performance and Change. He’s spent the last 15 years speaking, training and coaching on leadership and development, primarily in the hospitality and tourism industry.  Dean helps people identify the core issues they face daily that impact performance development, people management and team alignment – and rallies them to action, often right there in the roomThe result is a better bottom line – boosted by improved performance, higher productivity, and more cohesive teamwork.  Dean is a board-certified coach and has conducted 10,000 executive coaching sessions. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional™, conferred by the National Speakers Association, and actively involved in several industry associations.

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Jonah Sachs is the author of Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most, a speaker and the cofounder of Free Range Studios, a brand and innovation company, which pioneered some of the first successful internet social change campaigns. 

A master storyteller, Sachs speaks to corporate, institutional and conference audiences around the world, guiding them on how to break patterns and make new connections to create powerful, meaningful, and radical change. Channeling the wisdom of thinkers from across disciplines and drawing on cutting edge research and spellbinding anecdotes to tell a story of profound change, 

Sachs' work and opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival, NPR. Sachs also pens a column for Fast Company, which named him one of today's 50 most influential social innovators.

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The mission of the Nebraska Tourism Commission is to expand Nebraska’s dynamic and diverse travel industry making it more viable by creating awareness, attracting increased visitors which results in greater tourism revenue and economic gain throughout the state. To learn more, go to VisitNebraska.com.


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