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Stretch Leadership
and Management
Conference

Budapest
December 6-7, 2018

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The CFP is now closed. Exciting speaker announcements coming soon.

Lead, inspire, and change the game.

Stretch is a leadership and management conference to learn from the best and stretch yourself. Join us in Budapest, Hungary this December and get inspired by stories from leaders in great organizations as they talk about the challenges of leadership and management.

speakers

Carmen Simon
Memzy

The Science of Stories That Spark Action

There has been so much hype lately on the impact of storytelling in business communication. We keep hearing the buzz about the brain being wired for stories. We know the importance of setting, character, and action. This is why we devour news, novels, and movies. We know all this. But there is so much more. For example, not all stories are created equal. While we tout the "memorability" factor of stories, it is possible for the human brain to forget them. How many stories do you really remember from the past week?

To influence others' action, we must ask: what makes a story memorable? And what is the optimal amount of narrative we can use when you communicate dry or technical information? After all, we want to be memorable and credible. Join this keynote to find out the latest brain science research on storytelling and how to best apply it to influence others in business settings. Specifically, you learn how to:

  1. Explain, from a brain science perspective, what makes a story forgettable.
  2. Use three science-based techniques that are mandatory to making any story memorable; and
  3. Provide the brain with elements it needs to encode a story so it is memorable long-term and actionable.

About Carmen
Robert Byssz
Philips

Robert has been leading the digital sales transformation of Philips Healthcare globally for over 3 years. In this transformation the company prepares more than 8000 commercial experts in over 100 countries for an agile and truly customer focused approach to collaborate with its Customers.

Philips started their large transformation in 2011, thus became a successful leader of digital transformation beyond its own industry.
By now results are not only visible in the financial performance of the company, but impacted the culture of the company in such scale that it is recognized by their Customers.

Robert’s favorite topics are the future of organizations and the future of sales. He is a great promoter of SMarketing as the only way how current sales and marketing organizations can be successful in the future in serving their customers’ needs. He is a dedicated researcher of corporate and individual resilience as he believes this is the true secret to successful digital transformation and to a happy and successful life in such a fast paced world, where we live today.

About Robert
Anjuan Simmons

Lending privilege

Privilege is access to societal and economic benefits based on a characteristic you possess. The most well understood forms of privilege are the ones most people don't choose for themselves like parental, racial, gendered, and physical privilege. However, there are also selected privileges like religion, gender identity, and education.

This session will teach you how to lend your privilege. You’ll learn three types of privilege lending including credibility lending (where you attach your name to a project being undertaken by someone without privilege), access lending (where you provide access to a position, location or event), and expertise lending (where you give the opportunity to be recognized as an expert). These different types of privilege lending will be illustrated through well known examples and concrete examples of how they can play out in the technology industry.

About Anjuan

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Location

Budapest is closer than you think

only a short flight away

Conference venue

Uránia Film Theather See it on a map

Uránia Film Theather is located in the centre of Budapest. It was built in the 1880s as a music and dance hall. The building is a combination of Eastern Moorish and Venetian Gothic styles. It was first used as a movie theatre in 1899, when the Uránia Scientific Society hosted a presentation here, illustrated with moving pictures. The name Uránia has been used ever since.

Uránia is not only a beautiful building but an important landmark too - this is where the first independent Hungarian feature film was shot in 1901, and where the first film screening was held after World War II. Today, Uránia is a showcase for Hungarian film, hosting several film festivals and cultural events.

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Sponsors

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Stretch is a non-profit conference. We are looking for sponsors who want to help us make this conference happen.
Take a look at last year's sponsor packages and contact us at hello@stretchcon.com

contact

Contact us if you have a question at hello@stretchcon.com

Stretch Conference is organized by

Kinga Fekete
Kinga Fekete
Program committee
Prezi
Gergely Hodicska
Gergely Hodicska
Program committee
IBM Budapest Lab
Gizella Érsek
Gizella Érsek
Program committee
Ericsson
Bálint Farkas
Bálint Farkas
Program committee
LogMeIn
László Csereklei
László Csereklei
Program committee
IBM Budapest Lab
Bálint Köves
Bálint Köves
Program committee, SPoC
Ericsson
Medea Baccifava
Medea Baccifava
Event organizer
Prezi
Attila Balogi
Attila Balogi
Event organizer
Prezi
Dorina Szabadi
Dorina Szabadi
Event organizer
Prezi
Tádé Arató
Tádé Arató
Event organizer
Prezi

Code of Conduct

TL;DR: Be excellent with each other

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), color, national origin or genetic information. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, color, national origin, genetic information, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.