March 23 - 26, 2020
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
Cathy O’Dowd, 1st woman to climb Mt Everest from both sides at And author of Just For The Love Of It.
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Cathy O’Dowd


1st woman to climb Mt Everest from both sides
And author of Just For The Love Of It.

Day Three: Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Thursday, March 14th, 2019


8:15 AM Keynote: Think Like an Explorer: Doing What Has Never Been Done Before

One of last great mountaineering challenges was the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat. Over three decades international climbing teams had tried 10 times over and all failed. When Cathy O'Dowd's team set out to concur this mountain, many thought that the team wouldn't be any different, but it turns out they were. They were able to adapt when their plan came up against complicated unexpected reality. This keynote will explore the challenges of trying to do what has never been done before, examine the pitfalls of operating in an unpredictable and high-risk environment, identify the key challenges of building high performing teams amid a stressful project, actively engage the audience in expedition decision making processes, and help the audience concur their own challenges.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Cathy .

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