New Speakers

Daniel H. Wilson

Author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, roboticist Dr. Daniel Wilson offers an entertaining look at ‘killer robots’, while offering insights into…

Michael J. Tougias

New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, and shares lessons about decision-making, goal attainment, and resilience.…

Bas Lansdorp

Visionary CEO of Mars One, Bas intends to create permanent human settlement on Mars in 2027. Gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit, Bas inspires…

Jeffery Renard Allen

Award winning American poet, essayist, short story writer, and novelist. Winner of the P.E.N. Discovery Prize and a Whiting Writer’s Award.

Toshia Shaw

Founder of Purple W.I.N.G.S., demystifying misconceptions about who is at-risk for sexual violence and transforms audiences with her harrowing journey out of sex…

Christine McKinley

STEM activist Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, host of Discovery Channel’s Decoded, and author of Physics For Rock Stars
Shola Lynch

Shola Lynch

Award-winning filmmaker, scholar, and prominent film curator known for the documentaries FREE ANGELA And All Political Prisoners, and Chisolm ’72-Unbought and Unbossed.