Speakers

Nicholas Wade

Freelance writer and former science reporter for The New York Times

Ayelet Waldman

Acclaimed memoirist and author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure

Rob Walker

Journalist and author of The Art of Noticing

Peter Walsh

Organizational design expert, television and radio personality, and New York Times bestselling author

Dr. W. Lee Warren

Neurosurgeon, Iraq War veteran, and author of I've Seen the End of You

Alice Waters

Chef, author, activist, and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project

Holly Whitaker

Bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman and Founder of Tempest, Inc.

Colson Whitehead

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

John Wood

Founder and board co-chairman of Room to Read and author of Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

Zachary R. Wood

Former President of Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, author of Uncensored, and free speech advocate

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, MacArthur Fellow, and bestselling author of Red at the Bone

Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower and staff writer for The New Yorker

Tim Wu

Columbia law professor, originator of the term "net neutrality," and contributing writer for The New York Times