Angela Duckworth and Marcus Buckingham Named as Keynote Speakers for Workfront Leap 2018 User Conference

by Shelbi Gomez
, 2 min read

Event also to feature expert panel discussing the Future of Work

SILICON SLOPES, UT ­­—February 27, 2018 — Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced that psychologist and best selling author Angela Duckworth and global researcher and best selling author Marcus Buckingham will be keynote speakers for the  Workfront Leap 2018 User Conference.

Duckworth is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a co-founder of the Character Lab. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, was an immediate New York Times bestseller. An expert in non-I.Q. competencies like grit and self-control, she was awarded a 2013 MacArthur Genius Grant and has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Her TED talk on grit has garnered over ten million views, and she has been profiled in The New York Times MagazinePsychology Today, and National Geographic. She will be speaking to attendees on her influential work on grit and the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion.

Buckingham is a global researcher and thought leader focused on unlocking strengths, increasing performance and pioneering the future of how people work.  His book, First, Break all the Rules, instantly became a New York Times bestseller and has over a million copies in print. He background includes two decades of experience as a senior researcher at Gallup Organization and he currently guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as co- head and talent expert. He will be speaking to attendees about how to find your edge and how to win at work.

Leap is four days of intensive best practices-sharing and forward-thinking discussions of how companies can improve work efficiencies—and how attendees can have a greater impact on the success of their businesses. The conference will be held at the legendary Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 30 to May 3, 2018.

In addition to Angela Duckworth and Marcus Buckingham, Leap will also feature a distinguished panel that will be discussing the ‘Future of Work’ consisting of: James Wallman, work futurist and author of The Future is Here; Sophie Wade, work futurist, and founder and workforce innovation specialist, Flexcel Network; Margo Visitacion, vice president, principal analyst, Forrester; and Erica Gunn, senior director, marketing operations & technology, Nordstrom.

“We bring together some of the best and brightest to discuss modern work management,” said Alex Shootman, CEO of Workfront. “We have over 100 unique breakout sessions to help our customers improve the way they work and make their teams more efficient. We feature presentations led by the best modern work leaders and are excited to have customer presenters from companies like Marriott International, Walt Disney Co., WhirlPool, FDA, GM Financial, and Capital Group.”

Workfront will also be announcing the winners of the fourth annual Lion Awards.

Sponsors for the event include Accenture Interactive, Put it Forward, Hive9, LeapPoint, Cella, Moventus, Booz Allen Hamilton, Milestone Management, ProSymmetry, CapabilitySource, and Agency 415.

For additional information the Workfront Leap 2018 Conference, visit

About Workfront

Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric, and Trek. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @Workfront.