Wednesday, September 18 — 9:45 AM
For nearly a decade, Rainn Wilson endeared himself to millions on the hit American edition of The Office, earning three Emmy nominations with his portrayal of Dwight Schrute, an eccentric paper salesman whose ego and dreams of being “#2” knew no bounds. As a speaker, Wilson draws on the offbeat genius behind his on-screen characterizations, showing audiences how creativity isn’t simply for artists. It’s for everyone.
In his warm, anecdote-filled talks, Wilson touches on subjects he is well-versed in—like creativity, and of course, office culture. How is a boss supposed to behave, react, and lead? How do you inspire employees with differing levels of talent and ambition? What will stoke their creativity? What will suppress it? Wilson serves as an amiable guide through the corporate struggles, teamwork challenges, human triumphs, and very real “personalities” that define your workplace. Funny, relatable, and illuminating, Wilson’s talks find universal lessons in the specifics of his fascinating, empathy-filled, and often fictional life.