2017 Keynote Speakers:


Tom Werner

Tom Werner has enjoyed a prominent career in both the entertainment and sports worlds for many decades. As Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, Werner partnered with John Henry and Larry Lucchino to deliver three World Series titles in the span of 10 seasons, ending an 86 year championship drought.


Geoffrey Zakarian

Accomplished chef, host, culinary consultant and restaurateur, Zakarian has presided over some of the country’s top kitchens, traveling the world for new inspiration to marry with his classical training and techniques in a lifelong effort to deliver paramount hospitality experiences. On Center Stage he cooked up a shrimp and pasta dish while answering questions from the audience.


2016 Keynote Speakers


Charlie Baker

Since taking office in January, 2015, Governor Charlie Baker has been making Massachusetts a great place to live, work, start a business and raise a family – while delivering a customer-service oriented state government that is as thrifty, creative and hard working as the people of Massachusetts.


Joey Kramer

As a founding member of Aerosmith, America’s “Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, Joey Kramer has paired emotional feel with technical virtuosity to become one of the world’s greatest drummers. As a coffee fanatic since his early teens, Kramer created and founded Rockin’ & Roastin’, his 100% USDA Organic Certified coffee.