Connect17’s highly anticipated main stage speaker Abigail Disney has won an Emmy Award for her directorial debut “The Armor of Light” at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmys. The directorial debut of Ms. Disney follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the moral strength to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. The armor of light tracks Reverend Rob Schneck, a firm fixture on the political far right, who breaks with orthodoxy by questioning whether being pro-gun is consistent with being pro-life.

Ms. Disney is part of an extraordinary line up of thought leaders, internationally recognised experts and specialists in the world of communication, meetings and events who will be speaking and sharing their experience only at Connect17. This is a unique opportunity for any individual involved in the planning, organising or running of meetings and events to gain exclusive access to an incredible educational experience. Whether you’re a CEO, a marketer, a PA or an events industry professional, Connect17 has something for you.

Other speakers include:

Gina London – An internationally recognized expert at helping professionals reach their greatest potential as dynamic and effective communicators.

David Adler – C.E.O. and founder of BizBash, the leading trade media for the Meetings and Events industry.

Clare Dillon – Developer Experience and Evangelism Group Lead at Microsoft Ireland.

ConnectTALKS will be a hub of knowledge sharing, education and inspiration. Whether the goal is to improve lead generation, drive stronger consumer engagement or simply enhance personal and professional development, ConnectTALKS will help transform your organisation, your business and yourself.