Featured entertainment

Keynote Speaker

Emmitt Smith

Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back, Businessman, and Entrepreneur
 
Emmitt Smith is a professional football icon and one of the greatest to ever play the game. In his 15 seasons as a running back in the National Football League, Emmitt amassed many records that still stand today, including most career rushing yards and most career rushing touchdowns. He is also a three-time Super Bowl champion, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, and a prestigious member of the NFL 100 All-Time Team.
 
As a first-round pick in the 1990 NFL Draft, Emmitt was the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys offense for 13 seasons. The eight-time Pro Bowler was the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons, and on October 27, 2002, he surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.
 
After his playing days, Emmitt served as a football analyst and then took his television career a step further when he competed in — and won — the third season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, during which he was dubbed “the king of effortless cool.” He also added author to his list of accomplishments, publishing Game On, which outlines the principles that helped him succeed both on and off the field.
 
Emmitt has a long track record as a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He currently runs several companies that span real estate, construction, and technology. He is also active in charitable outreach in the Dallas area and on a national level, providing educational opportunities and unique experiences for underserved youth. Emmitt resides in Dallas and, among his athletic accomplishments and business endeavors, is foremost a father of five kids.
 

Closing night entertainment

Gavin DeGraw

We’re thrilled to announce that Gavin DeGraw will be closing out the independent pharmacy event of the year! Gavin is a multi-platinum-selling singer, performer, and songwriter. Since the break through release of his debut album “Chariot” in 2003, Gavin has released a total of five albums with many hit singles, including “In Love with a Girl”, “Not Over You,” and “Best I Ever Had.” In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first GRAMMY for “We Both Know,” the song he co-wrote with Colbie Calliat for the film, “Safe Haven.”   

Women in Pharmacy keynote speaker

Robyn Benincasa

When the challenges are steep, and the competition fierce, Robyn Benincasa is here to give you the tools you need to inspire your team to their greatest heights.

For the last 20 years, she and her teammates have been competing at the front of the pack in the most unique and compelling classrooms on earth: The jungles of Borneo, the Himalayan peaks of Tibet, the rivers of Fiji, the rainforests of Ecuador, and the deserts of Namibia, studying the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty of Extreme Teamwork. It is through these harrowing, life-affirming, and often hilarious experiences in the world's most grueling challenges that she has emerged with her truly unique perspective on what it takes to build the kind of world-class teams that succeed against all odds, triumph in the face of adversity, and win as one in times of great challenge and change. Robyn accepts full blame for inspiring people to do insane things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, hike across the Grand Canyon with a group of Survivors, or start their own businesses. This is, after all, who she is and what she does: Robyn Benincasa inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and create that special magic that makes all of us better together than we ever would have been alone!

Robyn has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business; her keynotes are powerful, impactful, and packed with practical, real-world takeaways that inspire peak performance and exceptional leadership. As a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a World Champion Adventure Racer, a 2014 CNN Hero, a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, a best-selling author, and founder of The Project Athena Foundation, Robyn Benincasa definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy, or as Robyn puts it, "That magic that allows groups of ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things together."

Known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance, her award-winning and game-changing keynotes have earned Robyn accolades as one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World (Real Leaders Magazine, June 2020), the #1 Female Speaker for Meetings.net, and one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review. For the past 15 years, Robyn’s keynotes have motivated countless teams and received rave reviews from user groups, associations, and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Starbucks, Walmart, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, HubSpot, Intel, and more.

Known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance, her award-winning and game-changing keynotes have earned Robyn accolades as one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World (Real Leaders Magazine, June 2020), the #1 Female Speaker for Meetings.net, and one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review. For the past 15 years, Robyn’s keynotes have motivated countless teams and received rave reviews from user groups, associations, and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Starbucks, Walmart, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, HubSpot, Intel, and more.

Grab ahold of your seats! Robyn’s incredible stories and breathtaking footage of extreme teams in action create an invigorating thrill ride that will have you leaving ThoughtSpot feeling energized and empowered to take on any challenge you could possibly face in your pharmacy.