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Keynote: The Power of Connection

Nick Adkins, Co-Founder of Pinksocks Life
Running Time:60 minutes
Event Date(s)
4:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 14
BAC Main

Everyone craves connection. It’s hardwired in our DNA as humans. Nick explores the power of connection. Explore the positive benefits of being open, willing, and present – to saying “Yes!” to the possibilities. Let’s discover the magic of truly seeing each other.


Nick Adkins is the Co-Founder of Pinksocks Life, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting human connection around the world. The pinksocks movement empowers people from all walks of life to connect with anyone, anywhere, by creating a global tribe of pinksocks-wearing people who are focused on empathy, caring and love. The movement has been decommoditized from its beginning in 2015 – all pinksocks are gifts. Every connection made between the gift giver and recipient is based on an authentic connection, not a transaction.

In a former life, Nick was a suit-wearing MBA for the Vanderbilt Health Plans in Nashville, Tennessee and was the COO at two Nashville-based healthcare companies. In 2012 he traded the suit for a kilt and set out on a journey that took him to Portland, Oregon, where he co-founded a health tech startup. He currently serves on the advisory board at Cloudbreak Health, one of the leading telemedicine platforms in the U.S., and is on the advisory board at doc.ai, an AI company with the mission to decentralize precision medicine onto the blockchain.