Elevate Knowledge is all about sharing ideas and strategies for bringing knowledge to the center of your organization. If your team is growing quickly, looking to foster innovation, or trying to improve knowledge sharing, Elevate Knowledge is for you. You may even see our mascot Bernie the owl flying through the halls.Get Tickets
“The tribal knowledge that’s in this room is amazing. There is so much you can learn here whether you’re a long-term community or a new community. It’s a really amazing conference.”
“We love how each company can come in and talk about their successes and lessons learned, and we’re able to take it back and incorporate those best practices.”
“The events outside the presentations are really engaging. They do a lot to allow you to connect and network.”
Art Markman, PhD is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology, HDO, and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin an Executive Director of the IC2 Institute. He has written over 150 scholarly papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. Art brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company as well as his radio show/podcast Two guys on Your Head. He has written several books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, Brain Briefs, and Bring Your Brain to Work. When Art isn’t working or spending time with his family, he can be found playing saxophone in the ska band Phineas Gage.
Christiane Michaelis is an expert on the subject of creativity and innovation. She studies the subject, speaks publicly about its benefits in the working world, and demonstrates it through her company, The Dirty Easel.
Through interactive and hands-on presentations, Christiane helps people and organizations develop their unused creative potential to drive innovation. In her recent TEDx talk she speaks about human creativity becoming a striking competitive advantage in the age of artificial intelligence.
Christiane founded her company, The Dirty Easel, to help organizations use their creative muscle to innovate and drive growth. She conducts team building workshops in which she uses experiential painting as a tool to stimulate the creative process. The painting experience helps people understand how to work creativity — both alone and in teams.
Alistair has been presenting since 1992, upon graduating law school from Emory University. Alistair has an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Emory University. He has worked in consulting and business operations his entire career, with a focus on organizations with a social mission. He actively consults on strategy and leadership with leading behavioral health organizations. Alistair has also served as Chairman of the boards of nonprofits, including Fresh Chefs, which helps youths aging out of foster care with job training and cooking skills. He has personally led the turnaround of six different organizations. Since 2000, Alistair worked primarily with technology companies serving social service agencies. His companies have helped implement enterprise electronic record systems in over 100 customer organizations. He led KaleidaCare as CEO from 2007 to 2019, and now leads Omnicare Institute. He is also active in leading edge Artificial Intelligence companies supporting behavioral health and foster care through a new company he is founding called Aibly Corporation.
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Do you have a great knowledge sharing or productivity story? We’re looking for speakers from a diverse range of industries and company sizes to share perspectives on collaboration, change management, productivity, and what it means to have a culture focused around knowledge.
We’re returning to the Austin Central Library! Situated in the heart of downtown Austin with views of Lady Bird Lake and Shoal Creek, the Central Library is one of the newest additions to the Austin skyline and was named one of the World’s 100 Greatest Places by Time Magazine. What better place to hold a knowledge conference?