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MRPA Annual Conference


April 21 - 23, 2020


Princess Royale Hotel


Ocean City, MD


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Tuesday Night Keynote Speaker - Adam Zuckerman


As an entrepreneur, attorney, and MBA, Adam is a subject matter expert focused on the impact and implementation of future-facing technologies and the fourth industrial revolution, often at the intersection of enterprise growth and startups. 

Formerly, Adam was Director, Ventures & Innovation at the world's leader in real life entertainment, Discovery, Inc. His role was often described as the company’s global intrapreneur and futurist, responsible for identifying new technologies for implementation, investing in startups, and serving as the primary contact for startups. He created and maintained the company's Consumer Experience Lab, led strategic investments in startups returning 1,500%+ gain (unexited) in three years, and was responsible for the company's first Alexa and Google skills (in 2015).

Adam is also a 2018 Zhi-Xing Eisenhower Fellow (spending a month in China studying blockchain, AI, and the future of work), an adjunct professor teaching innovation strategy at the University of Maryland, and the founder of Fosterly, an organization that connects innovators and entrepreneurs as they start and scale their endeavors in the greater Washington, DC region.

With a diverse background that spans many industry verticals of various scope and size (including finance, non-profits, startups, and Fortune 500 companies) Adam serves as advisor to several organizations, keynotes events around the world, has been hired to present on the future of marketing and technology to leading global agencies (Carat, Havas, Mindshare, Ogilvy, Publicis, Zenith, etc...), and has been is a guest analyst on the topic of business and technology on nearly two dozen times.

Adam received his BA in Political Science, JD, and MBA from Washington, University in St. Louis. He's climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, biked the "death road" in Bolivia, built homes in rural Peru, assembled bicycles to help improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity in Zambia, and completed multiple marathons, triathlons, and 100+ mile bike rides.


Closing Keynote - Milton Hunt


As President of Hunt International for more than 20 years, Milton Hunt has lived all that he teaches and speaks in his Employee Training, Motivational Speaking, and Employee Coaching services and programs.  Hunt is a Native American, a member of the Lumbee tribe, the ninth largest in the United States.  Having embraced his heritage, the principles, methods, and messages he utilizes and shares with clients and audiences are a blend of both professional expertise and personal experience.  Hunt possesses a unique perspective and remarkable ability to recognize vulnerabilities among populations and unify cultural and generational differences among individuals and groups of all ages.  Those who engage with Hunt easily identify with him and they sense, “He understands me.”  And he does.  In combination, these qualities are distinctions that position Hunt at the forefront of industry leaders.

Hunt has trained and coached in the corporate, government and private sectors.  He also is a keynote and motivational speaker, an “edu-tainer,” known for delivering powerful and proven ideas in informative, captivating, and exciting ways.  In all endeavors, Hunt performs with high energy and immense dedication.







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