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TED Speakers:

Tim  Urban
Tim Urban

Creator, Wait But Why

From the most-watched TED talk of 2016, to HubSpot’s Inbound16 conference, Tim Urban is redefining the live speaking experience for the digital era.

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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, Canada addresses inner city poverty and violence. His model was featured in Waiting for Superman and has been replicated across the U.S.

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Freeman  Hrabowski
Freeman Hrabowski

President of the University of Maryland

Award-winning educator and diversity expert Hrabowski transformed UMBC with his enthusiasm for STEM. Partnering with businesses, UMBC fosters skills to ensure employability.

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Gregory  Boyle
Gregory Boyle

Founder, Homeboy Industries

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in Los Angeles County. 

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Jeffrey  Selingo
Jeffrey Selingo

Washington Post Columnist & Author

Selingo has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide. His book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, explores the college of tomorrow.

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Pasi  Sahlberg
Pasi Sahlberg

Renowned Finnish Educator & Scholar

Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish educator and scholar. Known as the international “school improvement activist,” he shares his experiences in classroom teaching, teacher education, and global educational change.

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Yong  Zhao
Yong Zhao

Globalization & Education Expert

Speaker Yong Zhao is the presidential chair and associate dean for global education at the University of Oregon. He covers everything from policy to innovation and technology.

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Bill  Deresiewicz
Bill Deresiewicz

Award-Winning Essayist & Critic

William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent college speaker, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.

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