Speakers

New SpeakerEd Catmull

Co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios, president of Walt Disney Animation Studios, author of Creativity, Inc.

New SpeakerBryan Stevenson

Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy

New SpeakerColson Whitehead

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

New SpeakerCheryl Strayed

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and "Dear Sugar" columnist

Omar El Akkad

Award-winning journalist and author of the debut novel American War

Joanna Barsh

McKinsey Director Emeritus, bestselling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership and Grow Wherever You Work.

Shane Bauer

Investigative reporter and author of American Prison

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Author of A Question of Freedom, PEN New England Award winner, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice

Rick Bragg

Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist and author of All Over But the Shoutin', Ava's Man, and The Prince of Frogtown

Porter Braswell

CEO and co-founder of Jopwell and author of Let Them See You

Geraldine Brooks

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning March and the international bestselling People of the Book

Marc Brown

Award-winning and bestselling author of the popular Arthur series

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Ken Burns

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker

Protected: John Carreyrou

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Bad Blood
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