Grand Rapids, Mich. – BIFMA has announced that Sir Kenneth Robinson will be the keynote speaker at its annual leadership conference, the 360°.

Sir Ken is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity, and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. More people have seen videos of Sir Ken’s famous 2006 and 2010 conference talks than any other speaker in the prestigious TED Conference’s history.

This year’s 360° speakers are inventors and designers, thinkers and teachers, TED fellows and best-selling authors. They are world-renowned, award winning, and enthusiastic about what they do.

The full speaker line-up for 2014 includes:

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, FORTUNE Magazine

Anchor of "Wall Street Week” with FORTUNE on PBS

Roman Mars

Host of 99% Invisible and PRX Remix

Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People 2013

Primo Orpilla

Principal, Studio O + A

Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year 2011

Mark Strauss

President of Interior Design Magazine, the Prestigious Design Brand and Source for Design Excellence

Skylar Tibbits

Director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT

TED Fellow

About the Conference

The 360° Leadership Conference is an annual intellectual feast for leaders in the contract furniture industry. For those who want to improve the products that create the workplace and influence the way work is done, the 360° provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration.

"As exciting as the speakers are, it is the opportunity to collaborate with peers at the event that really makes the 360° rewarding,” says Chuck Saylor, BIFMA President and Founder & CEO of izzy+. "The conference not only highlights the collegial nature of our industry, but also reflects a desire by our members to learn and to be challenged. We motivate each other to do our best work.”

The conference will take place Jan. 27-29, 2014 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Registration is now available at or by calling 616-285-3963.

Sponsorships are still available. Information can be found on the conference website.

Platinum sponsors: HNI Corporation • Knoll • MMPI/NeoCon® • OFS Brands • UL

Source: BIFMA

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