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Homelessness & Poverty:

Lily  Tomlin
Lily Tomlin

Actress & Comedian

Speaker Lily Tomlin's success as a comedian and actress has spanned a range of media for decades. In her entertaining keynotes, she recalls her career with candor and charm.

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Stacey  Bess
Stacey Bess

Inspirational Educator & Author

The author of the memoir Nobody Don't Love Nobody, the story of her first teaching job at a school for homeless children, Stacey Bess shares a powerful message of mentorship and service.

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Peter  Edelman
Peter Edelman

Law Professor & Author

A lifelong antipoverty advocate, Peter Edelman is the author of So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America.

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Brenda  Combs
Brenda Combs

Inspirational Educator & Survivor

A decade ago, Brenda Combs was a homeless cocaine addict and criminal. Today, she's turned her life around and motivates others with her story of perseverance and rediscovery.

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Wes  Moore
Wes Moore

NYT Best-Selling Author & Motivational Leader

Acclaimed author Wes Moore energizes audiences with his remarkable personal story of overcoming adversity through education, embracing personal responsibility and emerging as an inspirational leader.

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Christopher  Gardner
Christopher Gardner

Entrepreneur, Author & Philanthropist

Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur whose autobiography, the Pursuit of Happyness, became a best seller and the inspiration for the movie of the same name. His talks aim to help others achieve their full potential.

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Geoffrey  Canada
Geoffrey Canada

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.

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Hugh  Evans
Hugh Evans

CEO of Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans’ breakthrough humanitarianism has mobilized millions to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world. Evans’ passion and purpose encourages his guests to become Citizens of the World.

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