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Jeff  Bauman
Jeff Bauman

Subject of the Movie Stronger, Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Best-Selling Author

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a national hero, Jeff Bauman shares his story in a presentation that will inspire. He is the subject of the movie Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal, based on his best-selling book of the same name.

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Temple  Grandin
Temple Grandin

Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate

The most accomplished adult with autism in the world, Grandin inspired the HBO film Temple Grandin (starring Claire Danes). Grandin shares the challenges and successes of her fascinating life.

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Ron  Suskind
Ron Suskind

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author

The author of Life, Animated (inspiration for the Academy Award nominated film of the same name) shares his journey of connecting with his son, who has autism, through Disney movies.

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Heather  Abbott
Heather Abbott

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor

Abbott’s life changed forever when she was struck by bomb shrapnel and lost her left leg. She captivates audiences with her incredible story of pain, anger, optimism and resilience.

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Albert  Manero
Albert Manero

Engineer & Founder, Limbitless Solutions

Albert Manero is the founder of Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit devoted to bringing 3-D printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost. He’s focused on making a positive impact even on the smallest scales.

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Kevin  Pearce
Kevin Pearce

Champion Snowboarder & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Pearce went from being a gold medal hopeful to suffering a brain injury that nearly took his life. Known for his contagious optimism, he delivers a powerful message of overcoming adversity.

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Lee  Woodruff
Lee Woodruff

Author & Journalist

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

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Tim  Shriver
Tim Shriver

Chairman, Special Olympics

Shriver is a social leader, educator, author, film producer and entrepreneur. As the Chairman of Special Olympics, he serves over 4.9 million athletes with intellectual disabilities from 172 countries around the world.

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