Thought Leader Speaker Series


Thought Leader Speaker Series is an opportunity for top-of-the-line professional development from world-renowned authors.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber has presented notable authors, such as Jim Collins, author of Good to Great; Marcus Buckingham, author of many best-sellers including Now, Discover Your Strengths; Dr. John C. Maxwell, author of many books including, Talent Is Never Enough and Failing Forward; Dan Heath, author of Made to Stick;  Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, and most recently Mark Lautman, author of When Boomers Bail

The 2016 Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Thought Leader Speaker Series featured Charles Duhigg, best-selling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better.

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times investigative reporter, graduate of Yale College and Harvard Business School and a frequent contributor or guest on The Colbert Report, NPR’s This American Life, Frontline and other programs.  Duhigg has spoken to audiences as varied as MIT, the SC Johnson Company, the Aspen Institute and the Pasadena Art and Science Festival.

In Smarter Faster Better, Duhigg applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber expects more than 1,000 people at the September 21 event. Duhigg joins previous Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Thought Leader speakers Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great,; Dr. John Maxwell, author of more than 30 leadership books; Dan Heath, the author of Made to Stick; and Marcus Buckingham, author of Now, Discover Your Strengths.

The Thought Leadership Speaker Series is sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Woodward, Gold Sponsors UCHealth and Banner Health;  Silver Sponsors Chrisland Commercial, Otter Products and Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professional Consultants LLP; Bronze Sponsors Kaiser Permanente, Guaranty Bank, Brinkman Partners and EKS&H and Event Sponsors Advance Tank, Brock & Company, Flood & Peterson, RE/MAX Alliance, Community Banks of Colorado, Liley Law, Everitt Companies, Poudre River Public Library District, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Stay tuned for more information about our 2017 Thought Leadership Speaker Series event!

To find out more about registration details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Chamber at or (970) 482-3746.


2014 Thought Leader Speaker Series