University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Joseph Deitch


Medici Circle at the College of Fine Arts

Philanthropist and author Joseph Deitch is the founder and chairman of Commonwealth Financial Network, with assets under management of over 170 billion dollars and 40 Best Place to Work awards, as well as top honors from JD Power for client satisfaction every year it has been bestowed. He is also chairman of Southworth Development, a golf and resort real estate company with award-winning properties in the US, the Bahamas and Scotland.

Joe has dedicated his professional career to the goals of quality and community, constantly trying to make a profound difference in our world. He established the Deitch Leadership Institute at the Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the United States, as well as Commonwealth Cares and the Elevate Prize Foundation. Joe has also been a Broadway producer and won a Tony Award as co-producer of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

In 2010, the editors of Investment Advisor magazine selected Joe as one of the 30 most influential leaders in and around the financial planning profession over the previous three decades.

In 2018, Joe published his book, "Elevate: An Essential Guide to Life," which has been honored with numerous awards, including a #1 Amazon Best Seller ranking, and universal praise for which he is enormously grateful.

Joe is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

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Scheduled events:
Mysteries of the Human Spirit
Award winning authors Lisa Genova, Ingrid Lee and Joseph Deitch discuss their latest ground-breaking books and the experiences that shaped them. Genova and Lee are acclaimed TED Talk presenters. Deitch will share his pursuit of wisdom and growth.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joseph Deitch, Lisa Genova, Ingrid Lee
Moderator: Beth Viner
Finding Your Joy
Acclaimed authors discuss "Lift yourself up and feel good."

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joseph Deitch, Ross Gay, Ingrid Lee
Moderator: John Dore
Build Your Own Stairway of Success
Wisdom for the Digital Age, when too much information is just too much.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joseph Deitch, Dan Lyons
Moderator: Stephen Buchmann

Book:
Elevate - An Essential Guide to Life
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Greenleaf Book Group Press
March 2018
ISBN 9781626344693
$17.95, INSTOCK
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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