In Chapter 13 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Phil McKenzie answers "What Steps Do You Take to Source Conference Speakers and Curate Conference Panels?" McKenzie finds he and his team are able to find speakers and curate panels and keynote ideas first through curiosity. By identifying what is important across different communities they are able to find inspirational sources and then look for previously unseen connections between these sources.
Philip L. McKenzie is the Founder and Global Curator of Influencer Conference, a global content platform that brings together tastemakers in the arts, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and technology to discuss the current and future state of influencer culture. Prior to that, he was Managing Partner of influencer marketing agency FREE DMC and an equities trader at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He earned an MBA from Duke University and a BBA from Howard University.