Three Inspiring Speakers to Keynote 2020 LTEN Conference

Sept. 25, 2019 (Roanoke, VA) – The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN) team has selected its keynote speakers for the 49th LTEN Annual Conference, which will be held June 8-11, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL .

This year’s global gathering of life sciences training professionals will feature John O’Leary, bestselling author and speaker, Carla Harris, vice chairman and managing director of Morgan Stanley and Brant Menswar, critically-acclaimed musician and author. 

“We are beyond excited to have these three incredible thought leaders on stage at the LTEN Annual Conference,” said LTEN Executive Director Dawn Brehm. “The variety and scope of their experience is certain to inspire each of us to live deeper, maximize success and become transformative ‘value-based leaders.’ ”

O’Leary will take the stage on Tuesday, June 9, as the opening keynote. O’Leary’s life is proof of the power of the human spirit. As a 9-year-old boy, he was burned on 100 percent of his body and given less than 1 percent chance of surviving the first night. He endured months in the hospital, years in therapy, dozens of surgeries and lost all of his fingers to amputation. His career as an international speaker began with his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, which helped O’Leary embrace his past, rise above his fears and share his message with others.

Harris, who is also a gospel recording artist and author of the book Expect To Win and Strategize To Win, will speak about positioning yourself to maximize success as a leader in your current career environment or in the environment that you want. She will explore performance currency vs. relationship currency, managing through and creating change and how to be an impactful and influential leader. Harris will take the stage on Wednesday, June 10.

Menwar will give the closing keynote on Thursday, June 11. Menswar is also CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact, which teaches people and organizations how to cultivate values-based leadership and bring organizational values to life. With his authentic rock star swagger and his incredible story of hope, creativity and determination, Menswar will challenge LTEN members to become values-based leaders, empowered to choose their purpose and inspired to change what’s possible.

The 49th LTEN Annual Conference will feature something for everyone, at all levels of life sciences training and in all expertise areas, including noncommercial trainers, commercial sales trainers, learning designers, developers, managers and leaders.  In addition to the three keynotes, the 2020 event will feature 14 different content tracks, including Instructional Design & Delivery, Field Trainers, Global Training, Medical Device & Diagnostic Training and Emerging Learning Technology. Attendees will also participate in Learning Lab micro-learning sessions and meet with nearly 80 training partners in the Learning Village Exhibit Hall.

To learn more about the conference and take advantage of early bird pricing, visit

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The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 2,100 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.


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