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

Sam Walker

Award-winning sports writer and editor, author of The Captain Class

Alice Waters

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

Chris Whipple

Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.

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 bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns

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

Editor at The Guardian and former President of Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College and free speech advocate

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, and bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming

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