GS01 KEYNOTE: Composing Your World
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 27
Why do some people just play notes they are handed while others write new music in the world? In this captivating presentation, violinist Kai Kight will tackle this question, perform original music, and share the inspiring story of how he became an innovative composer in a field of conformity. This session will leave you feeling inspired to explore beyond what learning and development typically looks like, to find out what is truly possible when you take your future into your own hands and bring your unique ideas forward.
Composer and Entrepreneur
As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai Kight uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations across the world to compose paths of imagination and fulfillment. Inspired by his own mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, revealed regrets of not bringing her ideas to the world, Mr. Kight is on a mission to spark a global mindset shift in which ingenuity is the norm, not the exception. He is a graduate of Stanford University’s design and engineering program, a Mayfield Fellow, and a Kleiner Perkins Design Fellow. As a musician, Mr. Kight has performed his original music for thousands in venues across the world, from the White House to the Great Wall of China. As a speaker, he has created impactful experiences for audiences at conferences, companies, and universities internationally. Some of his clients include The Walt Disney Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Super Bowl–winning Seattle Seahawks.