April 2–4, 2020
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Greater Dallas Area, TX
Early Bird Registration Ends February 6, 2020
Globally acclaimed speakers. Innovative workshops. Leadership lessons.
PTK Catalyst is unlike any other conference you’ve ever attended.
Meet thousands of members, advisors, alumni, partners, and friends from all over the world. Talk with hundreds of university and career recruiters about your future. Have your success celebrated on a national stage.
The energy and excitement of PTK Catalyst are unmatched. Experience it for yourself April 2-4, 2020, in the greater Dallas area in Texas.
Be inspired by renowned speakers, hone your leadership skills, and explore a variety of topics in educational forums.
Network with students from around the world, mingle with university transfer reps, and introduce yourself to top employers.
Deliver your message to 4,000 of the top college students in the country and help our members realize a future brighter than they'd ever imagined.
The Power of Connectional Intelligence
General Session 1, Thursday, April 2, 8:00 pm
Join us as Erica Dhawan, today’s leading authority on Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) and the Founder & CEO of Cotential, shares with PTK Catalyst attendees how CxQ is leaving no industry untouched—from healthcare and sports to education and politics. The author of Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence will share how CxQ raises the intersection of knowledge, ambition, and human capital on a global scale. Prepare to learn how to capitalize on CxQ to achieve personal and professional goals and walk away with innovative strategies to increase value, deliver results, and ensure competitiveness. Named “The Oprah of Management Ideas” by Thinkers50, Dhawan is a PTK Catalyst speaker sure to prepare Phi Theta Kappans for the future ahead.
Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity
General Session 2, Friday, April 3, 10:45 am
Get ready to have your way of thinking disrupted when acclaimed graffiti artist Erik Wahl brings his message of embracing innovation and risk to the PTK Catalyst stage. Hear from this author of The Spark and the Grind and Unthink how disruption is the new normal and how businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Don’t miss a minute as Wahl’s passion for business growth and art converge on the convention stage into a fascinating performance.
Memory Techniques and AI
General Session 3, April 3, 4:00 pm
Boost your memory and train your brain with neuroscientist, author, and memory expert Dr. Boris Konrad. You’ll marvel at his incredible memory, for which he is the four-time Guinness World Record Holder, and then you’ll learn his best secrets. The brain researcher will also touch on whether humans are staying smarter than artificial intelligence by showing what roles AI already plays in our everyday lives. Will robots eventually take over the world? Come to PTK Catalyst and find out.
General Session 4, April 4, 10:45 am
You’ve heard of Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Millennials — but who is Generation PTK? Find out when PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner takes the stage. Tincher-Ladner spends her time connecting many of the nation’s hardest-working college students to life-changing scholarships and family-sustaining employment, “the best job on the planet.” On most days, you’ll find the self-described “steminist” championing both community colleges and their students, using data collected from her innovative research to tell their stories and to advocate for the support of these remarkable students and quality institutions of higher learning.
General Session 1, Thursday, April 2, 8:00 pm
Be inspired and empowered to tackle the barriers standing in your way as International President James Elliott shares his own story of overcoming adversity. When James was 19 years old, he was incarcerated for his part in an armed robbery and spent the next six years behind bars. It was a wake-up call, one he answered with service to others and in-prison education. Today, James is pursuing a double degree in Human Services and Drug & Alcohol Counseling and expects to graduate in May 2020. He is the first PTK International Officer to have been incarcerated, and he is a passionate advocate for higher education in prison.
Get everything you need to soar to success as an advisor with topics like PTK A-Z, member recruitment, and member motivation.
Stand out as a leader in PTK, your career, and even life with forums on team building, effective meetings, project management, and more.
Learn how to conduct high-level research through PTK's Honors in Action program.
Be transfer ready with topics like application essay tips, scholarship opportunities, and navigating the transfer process.
Get ready for success in the working world by learning how to improve your soft skills, decode job offers, interview effectively, and much more.
Get ready to build your skills, share ideas, and learn essentials to success. Join our experts for engaging sessions on over 100 topics, all under one roof!
When you support PTK Catalyst 2020, you’re not only delivering your message to 4,000 of the top college students in the country; you’re also helping them realize a brighter future than they’d ever imagined.