Influence and Impact

2024 AESC Global Conference - New York

May 14, 2024 to May 15, 2024
New York (Roosevelt Island)
Strengthening Leadership Together: Influence & Impact
May 14, 2024 to May 15, 2024
08:00 to 17:00

Take a fresh look at leadership with AESC. Explore the power of influence—for organizations and individuals. Make a lasting impact and drive personal, organizational, and societal change through an inspirational day of thought-provoking speakers, exclusive research, and networking with colleagues.

Join AESC in New York to hear from experts on future trends:

  • Conversations in a time of rapid social change
  • Human intelligence supported by artificial intelligence - shaping the world of work
  • Business expansion and transformation – new drivers for economic growth
  • The impact and opportunities of the multigenerational workforce on innovation and competition


  • May 14 - Boutique Independent Firm Forum & Networking Drinks Reception
  • May 15 - Global Conference

Who Should Attend:

  • Board Directors, C-level Executives, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Advisors, Venture Capitalists and Private Equity
  • AESC Members | Executive Search & Leadership Consulting Professionals

New Venue:
AESC’s 2024 Conference will take place at the Cornell Tech Center in Roosevelt Island, New York. Featuring high-design with ample space, human-centered technology, and breathtaking views, the venue is the ideal setting for visionary thinkers.
Address: 2 W Loop Road, New York, NY 10044

Don't miss this opportunity to gain fresh intelligence to thrive today and tomorrow.


Navigating Conversations in a Time of Rapid Social Change: Kenji Yoshino

Bestselling author and lauded TED speaker Kenji Yoshino speaks about allyship, the power of authenticity, and the progress of civil rights. With practical guidance on how to talk about identity, Yoshino makes allyship accessible, explores the power unleashed when people can stop “covering” who they are, and finally, addresses how companies can mitigate the backlash against DEI. The Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and the director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Yoshino is the author of Say The Right Thing, a practical approach to talking about identity; Speak Now, the story of marriage equality in the courts; A Thousand Times More Fair, what Shakespeare’s plays teach us about justice; and Covering, part memoir and new way to think about civil rights.

Kenji Yoshino
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law; Director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Leading a Multigenerational Team: Turn Differences Into Advantages

What if generational change is not a problem to overcome, but an opportunity to optimize? For the first time in history, five generations now share the workplace, and leaders must balance a generation gap of multiple decades between the oldest and youngest employees. New York Times bestselling author and workplace expert Lindsey Pollak — often called a translator among generations — shares her insights into how leaders can better understand and leverage the unique perspective of each generation.

Lindsey Pollak
NYTimes Bestselling Author and Career and Workplace Expert
The Future Reimagined: New Rules for a New Era

In this historic time of unprecedented challenge and simultaneous local, national and global division, the need for resilience, innovation and fresh perspectives has never been more critical. This TED-style session, "The Future Reimagined: New Rules for a New Era" is designed to share transformative insights and strategies to navigate and shape our rapidly evolving world. Bradley Schurman and Marcia Stepanek, the visionary minds behind the new and influential media company, #NewRules, will introduce the genesis of their groundbreaking initiative. They also will share some new insights about the changing nature of work that is catalyzing new forms of resilience and innovation for professionals in these complex times.

Bradley Schurman
#NewRules Media
Marcia Stepanek
#NewRules Media
From AI to Analog: A Balanced Approach to the New Digital Landscape

This session delves into the nuanced interplay between advanced AI technologies and traditional, "analog" approaches in driving meaningful organizational change. Caitlin explores effective strategies for integrating AI into various business processes, emphasizing the synergy between cutting-edge digital tools and human-centric methods. She will discuss how AI can act as a catalyst for organizational transformation, fostering adaptability and innovation in an increasingly digital world. The talk will also cover practical methods for enhancing digital communication efficiency, leveraging AI to streamline operations while ensuring that these digital advancements complement rather than replace the rich value of human interaction and conversation.

Caitlin Begg
Authentic Social & Sociological Researcher
The State of the Profession

AESC CEO Karen Greenbaum presents findings from AESC’s State of the Profession report--the only research of its kind, combining financial performance and outlook, trends in the profession, and unique, members-only insights including the use of AI, shifting business models, and what clients are asking of their service providers. The presentation includes revenue for the profession year-over year; revenue distribution among lines of business; expected hiring in 2024; and additional client insights on DEI, sustainability, and artificial intelligence, and more. Among the most highly anticipated presentations of the year, Greenbaum’s “State of the Profession” presentation is not to be missed.

Karen Greenbaum


For group rates or sponsorship, please contact Lynne Murphy-Rivera at

Cornell Tech Conference Center
2 W Loop Road, New York, NY 10044


Thank you to our AESC Global Partners