Keynote: Ben Nemtin

Community of Service

Wednesday, May 10 | 10:45 - 11:45 am

ben nemtin

“It is the power of giving, compassion and hope that will get us through hard times.” Ben has experienced this firsthand. He has helped hundreds of people accomplish their dreams over the past 15 years and this feeling of connectedness and purpose has fueled him through feelings of uncertainty.

Ben shares touching stories of helping others to inspire and offer insight that can improve our daily life and work environment. A service culture can unlock potential and align team members in the workplace and their communities. And contrary to popular belief, helping others doesn’t always have to be selfless. Giving can actually help us in more ways than we think.


  • • Five reasons why helping others actually helps yourself.
  • • We can’t take care of others, unless we care for ourselves.
  • • Harness the power of the Ripple Effect by making kindness contagious.
  • • Transform your understanding of what is possible.



About Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest rated show on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Ben is recognized as one of the World’s Top Organizational Culture Thought Leaders and was ranked 3rd Best Motivational Speaker in the world by Global Gurus in 2022.

In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.