Get ready to get your laugh on!

Nationally acclaimed comedian and actor Jack Gallagher will perform his one-man show
exclusively for RCMA at Sacramento’s historic Memorial Auditorium to kick off Emerge 2014.  

The three-time Emmy award winner started his professional comedy career in Boston during the rise of the comedy scene, establishing such clubs as The Comedy Connection, Stitches, and the legendary Ding-Ho Comedy. After moving to Los Angeles, Jack became a regular at The Improv and hit the big screen by landing roles in “Incident at Ruby Ridge,”  “Shakes the Clown" with Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait, and “Heartbreak Ridge” with Clint Eastwood.

In addition to headlining virtually every major comedy club in the country, Jack has made numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, as well as NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Gallagher’s work on network television includes his own ABC sitcom, “Bringing Up Jack,” as well as a recurring role on the HBO original series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Jack can currently be seen as the co-host of the popular nationally syndicated public television show “MoneyTrack.”  

One thing’s for sure—those arriving on Monday, Feb. 3, won’t lack for entertainment! You can look forward to an impressive feast, networking, and great entertainment at the historic Memorial Auditorium, just across the street from the Emerge headquarters hotel.

Get Inspired at the General Sessions!

No doubt, the general sessions are a highlight of Emerge. This year will be no exception.

To start we have David Garibaldi. A Sacramento performance artist who has been featured on “America’s Got Talent,” Garibaldi will wow and entertain as he creates images with brushes while communicating through his body movement and via music. “I create images in an entertaining way, and my hope is to inspire the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others,” said Garibaldi. “That is music and color. That is rhythm and hue.”

On Wednesday, leadership catalyst Simon T. Bailey will inspire and motivate attendees with his high-energy approach to releasing your brilliance! His purpose, he says, is to inspire 10 percent of the world’s population to brilliant action by providing actionable takeaways that produce sustainable results. He's doing this by equipping emerging leaders with the tips, tools, and techniques they need to release potential in the world’s most important asset—people. Bailey is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc.