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The Leveraging Genius Conference 2020

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, California
Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2020

Why Attend

Event Overview:

Something special and brilliant happens when people bring their best thinking together, what we call their “Genius.” Every year, leaders and teams from around the world immerse themselves in this extraordinary process to discover, share, and maximize their Genius.

At our week-long conference, executives and senior leaders pinpoint the exact thinking behind their most successful outcomes - their unique Genius, their personal source code for producing remarkable accomplishments. They learn to idenfity and harness the power of their own and others’ Genius in a way that can be used over and over. Applying Genius to their greatest business challenges sets them up for immediate and long term benefits for years to come.

Research Foundations

The research underpinning The Leveraging Genius Conference began with the establishment of a team of linguists who were charged with exploring the linguistic phenomenon that resulted in high performance of individuals and teams.

Today, Gap International employs a team of researchers with advanced degrees in linguistics, business, and a variety of other disciplines. The team publishes thought leadership pieces, conducts ongoing research programs and is always finding new ways to access and leverage Genius.

The History of Our Conferences

The Leveraging Genius Conference is an expression of a commitment to bring Genius to everyone in the world. We have found that everyone has Genius - the thinking that gives top performance. At the same time, no one knows what their Genius is before they go looking for it.

Our team of researchers and consultants wondered: What would happen if you had executives from all over the world come together to discover their Genius and leverage it to address their biggest challenges?

The first Leveraging Genius Conference was launched in 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland, with 40 global executives in attendance. Since then participation has grown to nearly 200 executives every year and is now held in Scottsdale, Arizona. As of 2014, people from over 150 companies have participated, many returning to the conference year after year.

Participants include CEOs and their teams, entrepreneurs, and leaders from a variety of industries. Our annual conference has become known as the place for business leaders to discover, share, and maximize Genius as the hidden competitive advantage for their business.

How it Works

Executives discover, share, and maximize Genius in ways that have a lasting, transformational impact.


  • Discover your Genius through in-depth study of the conditions and themes behind your greatest performance
  • Harness the power of your best thinking and apply it to growing your organization and leadership
  • Distinguish the type of thinking that can inhibit your Genius from naturally coming through


  • Work closely with each other to solve your most challenging issues
  • Sharpen your ability to listen for and capitalize on the Genius of everyone around you
  • Learn to express your own Genius with others in a way that inspires consistent, exceptional performance


  • Engage in a process to activate Genius on demand, in order to be at your best everywhere, all the time
  • Explore areas of the business and your leadership where Genius is not active, and learn how to bring it to those areas
  • Practice reliably bringing new and innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems
  • Leverage Genius to engage in leading larger initiatives and outcomes for your business

About GAP:

This is Gap International’s purpose and our only work. For more than 30 years we have built expertise and a track record of results in transforming the performance of executives and their organizations from the expected to the extraordinary.

Our breakthrough methodologies, tools, and programs are continuously at work inside many leading global organizations, government agencies, businesses and non-profits of all shapes and sizes across dozens of industries. We are earning a worldwide reputation for partnering with executives and their organizations to deliver breakthrough results, for developing executives and their teams into powerful, effective and dynamic leaders, and for engaging leaders and teams at all levels to deliver outstanding results for their organizations.

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