Inspirational Educator & Author
Erin Gruwell helped students "written off" by the system harness the power of education to graduate high school. Her dedication to her students resulted in the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author
Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, founder of Sidekicks, teacher, essayist and speaker whose impassioned presentations mix monologue with reportage, and pathos with humor.
Jewish Comedian & Best-Selling Author
Sharing tales from his stint in the Israeli Army to being on the road as Jon Stewart's warm-up act, stand-up comic Joel Chasnoff regales audiences with his hilarious take on Jewish life.
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers. His newest book is The House of Secrets.
Journalist & Commentator
Described by The New York Times as being "known for her smarts and feminist bona fides," Irin Carmon is a journalist specializing in gender, politics and the law and the author of <i>Notorious RGB <i/>.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chief Speechwriter
Drafting some of the most memorable speeches of the past decade, Sarah Hurwitz shares experiences from her time as Michelle Obama’s chief speechwriter and reveals the secrets of powerful, persuasive storytelling.
Business speaker Sheldon Yellen has built a robust reputation for his unconventional management style, which prizes people above meetings, committees, and corporate hierarchy.
Executive Editor, ESPN
An award-winning media executive and brand architect, speaker Amy DuBois Barnett is of one of our nation's premier curators of American popular culture.