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ALTO 20 Year Anniversary Conference NYC 2018

Join us at our 20 Year Anniversary Conference packed full of professional development sessions, networking, interactive roundtables, speed dating meetings, and more.

With such a big milestone to celebrate, you won’t want to miss this one!


Fantastic Midtown location – New York Marriott East Side

Tried and tested venue with great conference facilities and a superb location within easy reach to Grand Central as well as Rockefeller Center, the shops of Fifth Avenue and much more!


Tentative Programme

28 April 2018

Optional networking: Broadway show.

Vote now for the show you’d like to see!

29 April 2018

6:30 pm Conference officially begins

Networking reception

30 April 2018

Dynamic keynote speakers – see below

Networking lunch

Roundtable discussions

Making memories – see below

Speed dating with potential business partners

Networking dinner

1 May 2018

Keynote speaker

Industry panel discussion

Networking lunch

5:00 pm Event ends

ALTO Memories

Our 20-year conference is the perfect time to reflect back on “the good ole days” and reminisce of times gone by.

Have you been an ALTO member for 15+ years? Share your memories and help us celebrate!

Send us an email and reply to any of these questions:

  1. What’s the ONE thing you remember most about ‘the old days’ of ALTO?
  2. What has been your favourite ALTO event so far and why?
  3. Tell us about an aspect of ALTO that doesn’t exist anymore, but you wish it did.
  4. Use 3 words to describe ALTO then, and 3 words to describe ALTO now.

Email us your memories now!

Keynote Speakers

Elise Foster – The Multiplier Effect: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Elise Foster is a leadership coach who enables education and business executives
to unlock their potential to become even more successful. She has conducted significant
research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence within education systems and is
co-author, with Liz Wiseman, of The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside our Schools
(Corwin, March 2013). As the Education Practice Lead for the Wiseman Group in Silicon Valley,

Elise guides senior leaders on using their intelligence to make everyone around them smarter
and more capable. Her clients include leading educational institutions and corporations such as
the Chicago Public Schools and Abbott Labs. Elise is also president of Leadership Potential
Consulting where she delivers impactful workshops and coaching to early career and seasoned

Are you a genius or a genius maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves and get more from other people. These are the Multipliers.

Elise talking about the Multipliers:


Nick Tasler – Ricochet: What to Do When Change Happens to You

Nick is an organisational psychologist and author of the new book, RICOCHET: What To Do When CHANGE Happens To You, which is an excellent follow-up to his last book, DOMINO: The Simplest Way To Inspire Change.

During nearly every discussion about organisational change, someone makes the obvious assertion that “change is hard.” On the surface, this is true: change requires effort.

But the problem with this attitude, which permeates all levels of our organisations, is that it equates “hard” with “failure”. Change is hard in the same way that it’s hard to finish a marathon. Yes, it requires significant effort. But the fact that it requires effort doesn’t negate the fact that most people who commit to a change initiative will eventually succeed.  It’s all about “ADAPTION”. In his talks and workshops, Nick teaches intact teams and cross-functional leaders how to respond to constant change with focus, speed, and agility every day.

Watch Nick’s short clip: The Power of Decisions


Motivational Speaker

Larry Smith: Can you tell your story in six words?

Larry is the founder and editor of SMITH Magazine and is best known for launching the Six-Word Memoir project, which is a series of bestselling books and a global phenomenon online (his new book is The Best Advice in Six Words).

In the world of Twitter and texting, Larry looks to engage the audience to think creatively and recognize the power of storytelling in building a stronger culture and connection with colleagues and customers.

Video Preview: Six Word Crash Course by Larry Smith


Register now and stay tuned to find out about the rest of our speakers and guests!


Feeling nostalgic?

Check out our 2015 NYC event highlights.

ALTO Conference NYC 2015 Event Highlights from ALTO on Vimeo.