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1 Apr, 2008 By: Thomas Haire, Jacqueline Renfrow Response


Boston Philharmonic's Zander to Keynote Response Expo on May 6


By Thomas Haire ( )

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Response Expo 2008 is thrilled to announce its keynote speaker — Benjamin Zander, head conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. Zander will kick off the Expo on Tuesday afternoon, May 6, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The event is scheduled to run through Thursday, May 8.

Benjamin Zander, head conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, will open Response Expo in San Diego.
Benjamin Zander, head conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, will open Response Expo in San Diego.

Zander, who has led the Boston Phil since its formation nearly 30 years ago, has gained international notoriety as one of the most enthralling and inspirational public speakers of his generation. He travels the world, lecturing to organizations and groups on leadership.

Earlier this year, he once again delivered the final keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, perhaps the world's foremost event for leaders in politics, business, entertainment and philanthropy. It was his fourth appearance as a keynote speaker in Davos and, this year, he was presented with the Crystal Award for "outstanding contributions in the arts and international relations."

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Zander also recently served as a speaker at the buzzworthy annual TED conference in Monterey, Calif. According to well-known media columnist and blogger Jack Myers, who was at TED, "It's impossible to describe the energy Zander infused the audience with at 7 p.m. on Friday after three very long days and nearly 100 presentations."

He's also the co-author of the bestselling book, "The Art of Possibility," with his partner, leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, which has been translated into 16 languages.




Proving author Wendi Cooper's point perfectly, the Guest Opinion column in the March issue contained an error near its conclusion. "Boom-Shaka-Laka-Boom" were not the words of Red Skelton, but rather of a popular song during the same time frame. Responseregrets the error.— Ed.

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