Laura Schwartz

Former White House Director of Events

As the White House Director of Events during the Clinton Administration, Laura created events that represented a nation and inspired the world. At just 19, she arrived at the White House with no political connections and volunteered answering phones in the press office, quickly climbing her way up the ranks as a Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television and ultimately the White House Director of Events. Today, Laura shares the secrets to building powerful, effective partnerships in our companies, communities and beyond.


2. 40pm | Friday 8th February 2019

Creating an innovative culture of Engagement

Laura will chronicle the positive and challenging influential moments of engagement that shaped her life from growing up in a small Midwestern town to The White House, throughout its powerful events in times of celebration, gravity and scandal, to her life today as a speaker, television host, author. She will demonstrate that these are the very same forces of engagement that exist in your lives and those of which you influence every day through your powerful events no matter their size, budget, goal or purpose.