October 21-23, 2019


Keynote Address: Phil Hansen Urges You to

'Embrace the Shake' at PDMI West


Monday, October 21
5-6:30 p.m.
Cortez Ballroom
Kimpton Solamar San Diego


Artist Phil Hansen coined the term "Embrace the Shake" to describe his personal transformation after developing what seemed to be a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand.

Today, Hansen's art career is more successful than ever, and after turning heads with a stunning TED Talk, he's become one of the most in-demand inspirational speakers in the world. We're thrilled to bring his message to our attendees at PDMI West!

Success, especially in today’s fast-changing business environment, depends on our ability to make creativity and innovation a continuous process. Leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. Whether it’s to embrace change, overcome obstacles, sustain growth, or take your success to the next level, they want to “Embrace the Shake.”
After developing a tremor, Hansen embraced his shake both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. He not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and, subsequently, with millions via appearances on PBS, the BBC, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, and more, Hansen has become a headliner in the public speaking world, addressing the Adobe MAX Creative Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table, among others.

Like his art, “Embrace the Shake” isn’t just a talk, it’s an experience! Through jaw-dropping visuals and live interactive art, get ready to break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the task at hand that will culminate with success. 

Don't miss Hansen's entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking keynote address at the Kimpton Solamar San Diego — directly across the street from Pendry San Diego — on Oct. 21.