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.

Rosa Brooks

American law professor and author of Tangled Up in Blue

Dr. Matt McCarthy

Bestselling author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic and Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine

C Pam Zhang

Debut novelist of How Much of These Hills is Gold and National Book Foundation 2020 5 Under 35 Honoree

More New Speakers

Evette Dionne

Editor-in-chief of Bitch Media and author of the National Book Award longlisted title: Lifting as We Climb

Dr. Michele Harper

Emergency room physician and author of the New York Times-bestselling The Beauty in Breaking

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Robert Kolker

Award-winning journalist and instant #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road

Ian Manuel

Advocate for criminal justice reform, poet, and motivational speaker

Latasha Morrison

Founder of Be the Bridge and certified trainer in cultural intelligence and unconscious bias

Sigrid Nunez

Author of the 2018 National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller, The Friend

Eduardo Porter

Economics reporter at The New York Times and author of American Poison

Kiley Reid

Debut novelist of instant New York Times-bestselling Such a Fun Age

Eve Rodsky

New York Times-bestselling author of Fair Play

Marjane Satrapi

Academy Award-nominated director, cartoonist, and author of Persepolis

Suzanne Simard

Leader of The Mother Tree Project and Professor of Forest Ecology

Dr. W. Lee Warren

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

Holly Whitaker

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

Charles Yu

National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown