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Annie Duke

2019 Speaker

ANNIE DUKE is an author and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. In 2018, her first book for general audiences, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, was released by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It quickly became a national best-seller. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4M in tournament poker. During her career, Duke won a World Series of Poker bracelet, and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. A mom of four, she has written five books and raised more than $18M for charities. Duke is a co-founder of, a member of the National board of After-School All-Stars, and a member of the NationSwell Council. In 2016 she joined the board of directors of the Franklin Institute. @annieduke