New Speakers

From bestselling authors and award-winning journalists to world-changing activists and business mavens, these new speakers are a who’s who of important voices, offering fresh perspectives on a wide range of topics.

Sara Hendren

Design researcher and author of What Can A Body Do?

Dr. Thomas Insel

Neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and national leader in mental health research, policy, and technology

Leila Mottley

2018 Oakland Youth Poet Laureate and author of Nightcrawling

Alora Young

Spoken word poet and author of Walking Gentry Home

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Hernan Diaz

Author of finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award In the Distance

Kristin Henning

Professor of Law at Georgetown University and author of The Rage of Innocence

Eric Holder

Former U.S. attorney general and esteemed civil rights leader

Emily Ladau

Disability rights activist, writer, and speaker

Paco de Leon

Personal finance expert and author of Finance for the People

Huey Lewis

Songwriter, actor, and lead singer for Huey Lewis and the News

Amy McGrath

U.S. Marine Corps veteran and founder of Honor Bound, Inc.

Chanel Miller

Artist, activist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Know My Name

Daniel Sherrell

Environmental advocate and author of Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World

Suzanne Simard

Leader of The Mother Tree Project and author of Finding the Mother Tree

Jeff Tweedy

Grammy Award-winning musician and frontman of Wilco

D.J. Vanas

Member of the Ottawa Tribe, author of The Tiny Warrior and host of the PBS special Discovering Your Warrior Spirit

Charlie Warzel

Award-winning technology reporter and co-author of Out of Office

Ed Yong

Pulitzer Prize winning science staff writer for The Atlantic

Nicola Yoon

#1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist