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Featured Speakers

headshot of Cassandra ChandlerCassandra "Cassi" Chandler

FBI's First African American Female Special Agent Assistant Director

Keynote Plenary
Sunday, October 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Cassandra “Cassi” Chandler is an innovator, strategist, investigator, and leader who has broken barriers, led diverse teams, and built cultures of motivational leadership and inclusivity at some of the world’s most important organizations, including Bank of America and the FBI.

headshot of Timm CunninghamTim Cunningham

Co-Chief Well-Being Officer of the Emory Healthcare and Woodruff Health Sciences Center

Monday, October 30 | 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Dr. Tim Cunningham is Co-Chief Well-Being Officer at Emory Healthcare and the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. He collaborates with interprofessional teams to support structural and systemic well-being change for healthcare professionals, university staff and faculty, researchers, learners, and community members. His publications, including two books on self-care and a children’s book on resilience, center around ideas of well-being, compassion, and fostering creativity.

headshot of Peter BuerhausPeter Buerhaus

American Nurse, Public Health Scientist, Senior Scholar, and Professor

John P. McGovern Lectureship Award Plenary
Sunday, October 29 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Dr. Peter Buerhaus is a nurse and a healthcare economist who is well known for his studies on the nursing and physician workforces in the United States. He is a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at the College of Nursing, Montana State University.

AACN 2023 John P. McGovern Lectureship Award Recipient:

This award honors John P. McGovern for his noted clinical practice and research, and distinguished record of scholarship, skill, and service. Award recipients are chosen by the AACN Board of Directors on the basis of their scholarship and the notability of their contributions to nursing, health care, or higher education.

headshot of David WeinbergerDavid Weinberger

Philosopher and Artificial Intelligence Expert

Sunday, October 29 | 3:00-4:00 p.m.
David Weinberger, PhD explores the effect of the Internet and AI on knowledge, on how we organize our ideas, on the disruptive architecture of the web, and on the core concepts by which we think about our world. He has long focused on the Internet, but since the mid 2000 teens he has turned his attention to the philosophical implications of AI. He has been a senior researcher and member of the Fellows Advisory Board at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University since the early 2000s and was co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and a journalism fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center.

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