Ben Nemtin

The Buried Life

Ben Nemtin is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest rated show on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Mr. Nemtin’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX and NBC News. President Barack Obama called Mr. Nemtin and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation,” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Mr. Nemtin has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon and more. He is recognized as one of the “world’s top organizational culture thought leaders” and was ranked third best motivational speaker in the world by Global Gurus in 2022. In his first year of university, Mr. Nemtin was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old recreational vehicle and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And, most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama and having a beer with Prince Harry, to reuniting a father and son after 17 years and surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm, Mr. Nemtin’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.


Wednesday, March 22
12:00–1:45 p.m.
Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Address: Passion to Purpose: The Ripple Effect of Authentic Leadership
Wednesday, March 22
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Fellow-Exclusive Session With Ben Nemtin