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Adam Braun - New York Times Best Seller


Sat 22 Aug 2015, 9:15am–10:30am

Where: Pullman Auckland Hotel, Corner Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $47.50 ($45.00 + $2.50 fees)
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Apex 2015 is delighted to present Adam Braun from New York.

Adam Braun is a New York Times best-selling author and the founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organisation that has broken ground on more than 250 schools and delivered over 20 million education hours to children in poverty around the world. In recent years he has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, Wired‘s “50 People Who Are Changing the World,” and was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s first ten Global Shapers. He has also been a featured speaker at the White House, Google Zeitgeist and Clinton Global Initiative.

In January 2015 Adam was appointed as the Director of the Global Education Platform, an initiative conceived by the United Nations Special Envoy to leverage technology in service of educating the world’s most marginalised youth.

Adam began working summers at hedge funds when he was just 16 years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. He started his college career as a Division 1 basketball player, but while traveling abroad he met a young boy begging on the streets of India.

When Adam asked him what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, “a pencil.” This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organisation for which he would leave Bain & Company several years later to launch.

We look forward to hearing from Adam as he makes is first visit to New Zealand.

Adam will speak at 930am Saturday 22 August 2015. Seating from 915am
For more details visit www.apexconference or contact Jo Purdie 021 361 822

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