Organizers of the 2014 Leadercast have announced speakers who will be headlining the national component of the event that will be simulcast in at least two locations in the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Former First Lady Laura Bush and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu will be among the speakers at the event.
The business leadership symposium features national speakers through satellite technology, as well as local speakers on-site. Leadercast, a day-long event, is scheduled for May 9.
Other speakers on the national simulcast include:
• Malcolm Gladwell, award-winning journalist and the author of "The Tipping Point."
• Laura Schroff, former executive at Time magazine.
• Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.
• Andy Stanley, leadership author and communicator.
• Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and business consultant.
• Simon Sinek, author and speaker.
• Randall Wallace, Oscar-nominated director, producer and screenwriter known best for his work on the movies "Braveheart" and "Secretariat."
Local speakers for one of the Lehigh Valley events has not been named for 2014, said Kayte Connelly, president of the Greater Lehigh Valley Leadership consortium, which is hosting the Leadercast. The venue has not been named.
Walton Consulting of Allentown, which also hosted the Leadercast this year, plans to again host the 2014 event at Faith Church of Allentown.