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Shankar Vedantam to Deliver Everlaw Summit ‘24 Keynote

The Mind Behind ‘Hidden Brain’ Speaks on the Unconscious Patterns that Drive Human Behavior

by Casey Sullivan

If you’ve attended Everlaw Summit in the past, you know this is a legal conference like few others. It is a place to dive deep into the latest developments in law and technology, connect with leaders throughout the profession, and leave with new perspectives and strategies to shape your practice of law for years to come. 

This commitment to deep learning and growth is a major reason 97% of participants say they’ll return year after year. 

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Summit ‘24 promises to deliver some of the most impactful experiences and sessions to date. Don’t miss out on in-person certification, hands-on user education, inspiring presentations, meaningful networking – and most excitingly, our just-announced keynote speaker, Shankar Vedantam.

Join Shankar Vedantam for Everlaw Summit ‘24

Shankar Vedantam is the host and executive editor of the Hidden Brain podcast, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, with over 2 million downloads a week. On the Hidden Brain, Vedantam explores “the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.” 

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Founder of Hidden Brain Media and host the 'Hidden Brain' podcast, Shankar Vedantam.

A master storyteller, able to shed light on the unseen influences that shape our world, Vedantam’s Hidden Brain podcast combines science, data, and psychology to cover topics as diverse as the detrimental effects of perfectionism, the intersection of psychology and crime, and how the human psyche works when deciding what is right and what is wrong.

It’s an approach he refined over nearly two decades in journalism, as a social science correspondent for NPR and a reporter for The Washington Post, and perfected in his 2009 book The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives.

Join Vedantam at Summit as he dives into the invisible forces that influence everything around us, from the dynamics of a courtroom argument to our ability to adapt to new and changing environments – and leave seeing the world, and the legal profession, in a whole new way.

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Throughout his career, Vedantam has been recognized with many journalism honors, including awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Asian American Journalists Association, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, and the American Public Health Association.

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From 2009 to 2010, Vedantam served as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He participated in the 2005 Templeton-Cambridge Fellowship on Science and Religion, the 2003 to 2004 World Health Organization Journalism Fellowship, and the 2002 to 2003 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship.

In addition to The Hidden Brain, he is also the co-author, along with Bill Mesler, of Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain. Outside of journalism, Vedantam has written fiction and plays. His short story collection, The Ghosts of Kashmir, was published in 2005. The previous year, the Brick Playhouse in Philadelphia produced his full-length comedy, Tom, Dick and Harriet.

Vedantam has served as a lecturer at many academic institutions, including Harvard University and Columbia University.

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