Certified Fraud Examiner | Bestselling Author of LieSpotting.
Pamela Meyer’s mission is to help people get to the truth. Extensively trained in the use of visual cues and psychology to detect deception, Meyer teaches audiences how to advance from lie-spotting to truth-seeking to trust-building.
Studies show that people encounter an average of 10-200 lies per day. As a result, Meyer believes that everything a CIA operative knows about deception, everyone else should know, too. Delving into detailed scientific findings on which personality types lie, how deception is expressed in e-mail, on the phone, and in person, and how to detect deception through body language, Meyer also explains statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation and negotiation strategy, using rich, entertaining real-life examples. She is known for keeping her audience laughing while they learn, and presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, and honesty.
She holds an MBA from Harvard, an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was previously a media executive with over 20 years in management at Prodigy, National Geographic Television, Vestron, and Electronic Arts. She has also started several successful Internet ventures, under the Simpatico Networks banner.
Meyer was recently top-ranked on Business Insider‘s list of “Smart thinkers everyone should Follow on Twitter”. She has been featured in publications such as The Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Forbes.
Emcee & Host
President and CEO
The American Alliance of Museums
Laura L. Lott began her tenure as president and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums in June 2015. A results-oriented, entrepreneurial, strategic leader with a track record of setting and achieving aggressive programmatic and financial goals, Laura served as the Alliance’s chief operating officer since 2010. Representing more than 30,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance is the only organization representing the entire scope of the broad museum community.
Laura led the 2012 re-launch of the Alliance, including rebranding the organization and rebuilding its technical infrastructure and web/mobile presence, and redesigning its membership and excellence programs – leading to a 52% growth in membership and the organization’s first three profitable years in a decade.
Prior to her work at the Alliance, Laura guided the evolution and growth of several nonprofit education organizations. Most recently, Laura served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of The JASON Project, an international nonprofit education program at the National Geographic Society with a mission to inspire and motivate students to learn science through great explorers and events.
Prior to joining National Geographic, Laura helped launch the MarcoPolo: Internet Content for the Classroom program at the former MCI Foundation and managed its partnerships with 50 state departments of education, as well as MCI’s community relations programs. After graduating from American University in Washington, D.C., Laura gained public accounting experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with a focus on nonprofit clients. Laura is a Virginia-licensed CPA and a private pilot. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and daughter.
schedule of events
VIP Reception (Invitation only): 11:00 am
Registration Opens: 11:30 am
Luncheon & Awards: 12:00 - 2:00 pm