Speakers

Drew Magary

Author of The Postmortal, The Hike, and Someone Could Get Hurt

Aaron Mahnke

Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore

Howard Markel, M.D.

Medical historian, M.D., journalist, and award-winning author of An Anatomy of Addiction

Yann Martel

Author of the Man Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi and New York Times bestseller Beatrice and Virgil

Robert K. Massie

Internationally renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

Angie McArthur

Co-author of Collaborative Intelligence and speaker on intellectual diversity

Eimear McBride

Author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Sarah McBride

LGBTQ activist and National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

Carine McCandless

Author of New York Times bestseller The Wild Truth and consultant and contributor to Jon Krakauer's book and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild

Colum McCann

Author of the National Book Award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin

Jerry McGill

Writer, artist, activist and inspirational speaker

Jay McInerney

Bestselling author of the Gen X classic Bright Lights, Big City and a passionate oenophile

Greg McKeown

Author of the New York Times bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, CEO of THIS Inc., and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum

Paula McLain

New York Times-bestselling author of The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun, and Love and Ruin.

Bethany McLean

Vanity Fair contributing editor and co-author of All the Devils are Here and the national bestseller The Smartest Guys in the Room

Rebecca Mead

Author of literary memoir My Life In Middlemarch, New Yorker staff writer

Barry Meier

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of Pain Killer

Dinaw Mengestu

Named one of The New Yorker '20 Under 40' writers to watch and author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air

Candice Millard

New York Times-bestselling author and former National Geographic journalist

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Tara Mohr

Founder of the acclaimed global Playing Big leadership program and expert on women's leadership and well-being