The BLUEPRINT Leadership Summit April 24-28, 2023 |12PM ET Daily

A virtual meeting of top leadership minds and luminaries from across the business space. Sign up to benefit from hundreds of years of collective leadership acumen at this week-long special event.


  • Hosted by Globally-Renowned Top 50 Leadership Innovator & Award-Winning Fortune 500 CEO, Doug Conant
  • Multiple Sessions from World-Class Leaders
  • Insights Inspired by the WSJ Bestseller, The Blueprint
  • FREE—Space Is Limited, RSVP Today
  • 5-Day Event—1 Session Per Day | 12PM – 1:15PM ET

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Hosted by Doug Conant

Douglas R. Conant is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a NYT & WSJ bestselling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World. For the past 20 years of his leadership journey, he has honed his leadership craft at the most senior levels–first as President of the Nabisco Foods Company, then as CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and then as Chairman of Avon Products.

In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century.

Session 1: The Power of Positive Leadership – A Conversation with Jon Gordon and Jade Gordon


Monday, April 24th | 12PM - 1:15 PM Eastern

Virtual Zoom

Key Takeaways from This Session:


Why an optimistic outlook and can-do message is inspiring and essential today


Practical tips for leading from in front to empower others to greatness


The true drivers of short and long-term success with a positive, people-first approach

Featuring: Jon Gordon

  • President, The Jon Gordon Companies
  • Bestselling author of 25 books including The Power of Positive Leadership and The Energy Bus

Featuring: Jade Gordon

  • Speaker and workshop facilitator, The Jon Gordon Companies
  • Expert in positive leadership principles

Session 2: True North for Emerging Leaders – A Conversation with Bill George


Tuesday, April 25th | 12 PM – 1:15 PM Eastern

Virtual Zoom

Key Takeaways from This Session:


How you can reach your full, authentic leadership potential in a challenging world


Tips for leading with passion, compassion, and moral courage by being true to your values


Why self-actualization is the full realization of your talent and potential

Featuring: Bill George

  • Former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
  • Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School
  • Bestselling Author of Emerging Leader Edition of True North, Discover Your True North, and more

Session 3: The Executive Assistant as Strategic Partner – with Bonnie Low-Kramen & Ann Hiatt in Celebration of Administrative Professionals Day


Wednesday, April 26th | 12 PM – 1:15 PM Eastern

Virtual Zoom

Key Takeaways from This Session:


How to build stronger workplaces through strategic collaboration between leaders and administrators


People-focused solutions for building thriving organizations


Why the future of work depends on inspiring commitment from people at every level of the organization

Featuring: Bonnie Low-Kramen

  • Founder, Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting Inc.
  • Author, Staff Matters: People-Focused Solutions for the Ultimate New Workplace
  • Former celebrity personal assistant turned entrepreneur

Featuring: Ann Hiatt

  • Leadership Strategist, Ann Hiatt Consulting
  • Former “Right Hand” to CEOs Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt
  • Author, Bet on Yourself: Recognize, Own, and Implement Breakthrough Opportunities

Session 4: Your Most Important Work Is Ahead of You – A Conversation with Cynthia Covey Haller


Thursday, April 27th | 12 PM – 1:15 PM Eastern

Virtual Zoom

Key Takeaways from This Session:


How to ‘live life in crescendo,’ continually growing, learning, and expanding your influence


Inspired to envision a future where the best is yet to come


Life-affirming tips for living and leading with greater meaning and impact

Featuring: Cynthia Covey Haller

  • Co-author with Stephen R. Covey, Live Life in Crescendo
  • Renowned author, teacher, and speaker
  • Leader and organizer in multiple women’s organizations and community aid groups


Session 5: The Blueprint Power Panel

Featuring recent graduates from The BLUEPRINT Boot Camp by ConantLeadership


Friday, April 28th | 12 PM – 1:15 PM Eastern

Virtual Zoom

Key Takeaways from This Session:


How following the 6-steps in the Blueprint process translates to high-impact strides in leadership effectiveness and fulfillment


Firsthand accounts of the power of a leadership Foundation – in the best of times and the worst of times


The joys of camaraderie with your leadership peers who are facing the same daily challenges as you

Featuring: Allison Neale 

  • Vice President, Public Policy, Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Managing Director, Henry Schein Cares Foundation

Featuring: Kartik Subramanian

  • VP, Operations Science & Technology Biologics, AbbVie
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering

Featuring: Jathan Janove, J.D.

  • Author, Hard-Won Wisdom: True Stories from the Management Trenches
  • Faculty Member, HR Master Series, University of California, San Diego

Who Is This Summit for?

Seasoned Executives

Leaders at the Executive and C-suite level will find inspiration here from a panel of peers. Enjoy celebrating the craft of leadership with your contemporaries.

New & Aspiring Leaders

Leaders finding their footing in the realm of managing people will discover tried-and-true insights for making a difference. Learn from the best.


Running your own business requires skills across disciplines. Find actionable advice for empowering your team and winning in the marketplace by winning in the workplace.

Teachers, Coaches, Mentors, & Parents

Whether you’re teaching leadership at a university, trying to get the best from athletes on the field, or working to raise responsible kids, you’ll need leadership skills to be effective.

ConantLeadership’s Commitment to Leaders

ConantLeadership is a community of leaders and learners who are championing leadership that works in the 21st century. We are committed to empowering today’s leaders to serve with greater impact. Our purpose is making meaning, not money. Our Founder, Doug Conant, does not take a salary and all profits after covering our operating costs are donated to organizations whose leadership is moving the world forward.

As part of our commitment to leaders, we offer free resources like this summit in service to our mission.


Still Have Questions?

Will I need to show my face/use my camera?

No. Never fear, you will not have to appear on camera for this event. Feel free to wear your PJs; we’ll be none the wiser! The summit will take place entirely using Zoom’s webinar function which means the only people who show their faces are the presenters and panelists.

Do I need to register for each session individually?
No, you only have to register for the summit once and you will gain access to all five summit sessions. Choose whichever presentations you want to attend. Whether you tune in for just one session or all five, you only have to register once.
I can't make one of the sessions. Will there be recordings available?

 Yes. We will send recordings of each day’s session to all registrants. And recordings will be available for registrants to view after the summit has ended at 

Can I share to my social media? Is there a hashtag for the event?
Yes, you are free and encouraged to share news, insights, and updates from the summit on social media. The hashtag for this event is #BLUEPRINTSummit and you can tag Doug in your posts—on twitter @DougConant; on Instagram @Doug_Conant; on Facebook @ConantLeadership; and on LinkedIn @Doug Conant.
Do I need to have read The Blueprint book prior to attending the summit?

No. You’ll get lots out of the summit sessions without having read the book, The Blueprint . But of course, the book will provide extra depth and texture to the learnings and can help you hone your leadership craft. You can pick up your copy from any of the major booksellers listed here.

Buy a signed copy of the blueprint

The BLUEPRINT: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights

Doug Conant codified over 40 years of leadership experience into his 6-step Blueprint process for reflection and model-building that he himself used to transform his own leadership trajectory and deliver top-tier results in the global food industry. Using this same 6-step process, you will embark on a practical exploration of your own values, beliefs, and competencies. Click the button below to purchase a hand signed copy!