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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD)



AACD General Session Speakers to Focus on Involvement, Opportunity

MADISON, Wis. (2/22/11)—Attendees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s annual scientific sessions have come to expect memorable and unique general session speakers. This year’s session, slated for May 18-21 in Boston, is no exception.

The AACD has solicited feedback from attendees and knows the three things attendees want in their keynote speakers: education, motivation, and entertainment. This year’s lineup will deliver on those three—and more.

The AACD will kick off the conference with Peter Sheahan, author of “Fl!p”. Sheahan, CEO of the Centre for Skills Development, has spent a decade teaching businesses how to flip their thinking. Real money is made in the cracks, according to Sheahan, and the opportunity for mind-blowing success is all around. The problem is that humans are conditioned by their experience, blinded by business models, and conned by popular media to believe that success is a product of economic conditions. Sheahan’s clients include Newscorp, Google, Hilton Hotels, GlaxoSmithKline, Harley Davidson, Cisco, and Goldman Sachs, many of which engage him on an ongoing basis to provoke their leaders to re-think their assumptions and challenge them to find innovative ways of doing business.

Photographer Joel Meyerowitz, creator of The World Trade Center Archive, will continue Sheahan’s momentum with his presentation, which will inspire attendees to get more involved. Meyerowitz is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in color photography and his view camera artistry. A Guggenheim Fellow and an NEA and NEH award-winner, Meyerowitz was the only photographer to gain unlimited access to Ground Zero after 9/11. In his presentations, he conveys his intense belief in the transformational power of art.

He reaches beyond photography into the fields of architecture and urban planning, political science, communications, art history, psychology and the meaning of monuments, inspiring audiences to become more involved in their communities and the world at large.

A third general session surprise performance will provide a unique twist on inspiring attendees through fun and entertainment. You’ve got to be there.

The Scientific Session will take place May 18-21, 2011, in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center. For more information, visit
About the AACD
The AACD is the world’s largest non-profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in comprehensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve dental health, esthetics, and function. Comprised of more than 6,300 cosmetic dental professionals in 70 countries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educational opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected Accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful information to the public and the profession.