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John Lithgow: Storytelling at Learning 2017

John Lithgow will present a one-man theatrical memoir, STORIES BY HEART, and be interviewed on the “Power of Storytelling” at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017 on October 24, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

The Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor will offer a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity.  “We are thrilled to have John Lithgow, who will illustrate the role and power of Storytelling”, said Elliott Masie, Host and Curator of Learning 2017, which also features Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Social Leadership expert Julian Stodd as Keynoters.

John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, singer, comedian, voice actor, and author. He has received two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards.  Lithgow has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Lithgow is well known for his television roles as Dick Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Arthur Mitchell in Dexter and Sir Winston Churchill in The Crown as well as for his roles in films Blow Out, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, Raising Cain, Shrek, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Interstellar. His performances in The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment each earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.

“I have always loved the agile storytelling skills of John Lithgow. I was mesmerized by his performance in The Crown, scared by his role in Dexter and laughing deeply at 3rd Rock from the Sun.  John will perform a powerful and enthralling one man, one act play, with simple scenery and amazing impact in front of our global learning colleagues”, said Elliott Masie.

Learning 2017 will be held in Orlando, Florida from October 22 to October 25 at Walt Disney World.

Learning 2017 is produced by a collaborative of 200 global corporations, focused on improving workplace learning and training. Hosted and curated by Elliott Masie, Learning 2017 brings together several thousand learning professionals as they focus on the changing nature of workplace education and development. In previous years, keynotes have included General Colin Powell, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, President Bill Clinton, Apolo Ohno, Captain Sully Sullenberger, ABC’s Robin Roberts, and business authors Marshall Goldsmith, Ken Blanchard and Tom Peters. Learning 2017 is co-hosted by ATD, The Learning CONSORTIUM and the newly organized LearningTown.

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