CRN announces Now, New, Next conference speaker lineup

Among the speakers for the October event are former executives from Pfizer and Google, as well as political analysts and economists. 
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With the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Now, New, Next conference slated for Oct. 20 to 22, the organization has announced the featured speakers who will address attendees about the challenges facing the supplement industry. Among them are former executives from Pfizer and Google, as well as political analysts and economists. 


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“It’s time for a reset,” said CRN president and CEO Steve Mister. “After nearly two years apart, the supplement community’s executives are ready to experience big ideas, bolstered by fellowship.”

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Speakers include:

  • Suneel Gupta, an author and Harvard instructor who teaches entrepreneurial thinking, who will explore how leaders manage burnout while encouraging innovation and performing at their peak;
  • Ginny Clarke, a former Google executive in charge of diversity and executive recruiting who co-founded research firm Spencer Stuart’s diversity practice, who will talk about how to solve the root causes of a lack of diversity in organizations;
  • Ronald Brownstein, a CNN senior political analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic and contributing editor for the National Journal, who will discuss consensus building in a polarized era;
  • Marci Rossell, formerly CNBC’s chief economist and co-host of “Squawk Box,” who will examine the big shifts impacting business, including the pandemic, cyberterrorism, environmental disasters, regulatory changes and more; and
  • Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, a life science leader who was Pfizer’s chief medical officer and chief patient officer, who will take a look at health and nutrition disparities in the country and how the supplement industry can help. 

The event is set to take place in Dana Point, Calif. at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, with virtual attendance options available as well. 

The Now, New, Next event immediately follows CRN’s daylong Science in Session Event, held in the same location on Oct. 19. That event, which also has virtual attendance options, will see Dr. Tierona Low Dog deliver a keynote address about the micronutrient needs of women across age groups. It will also feature presentations from experts on women’s health topics, including optimizing sleep health and weight management; supporting eye and brain health; reducing disease risk in post-menopausal women; nutrition for active, pregnant, and lactating women; and sex differences in clinical trials.

Details for both events can be found here.