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.

Ken Armstrong

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and co-author of Unbelievable

Adam Davidson

Co-founder of Planet Money, award-winning journalist, and author of The Passion Economy

Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York magazine

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David Ewing Duncan

Award-winning science and technology journalist and bestselling author of Talking to Robots

Matt de la Peña

New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults

Bren Smith

Restorative ocean farmer and co-founder of GreenWave

Sabaa Tahir

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

David Treuer

Author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee and Rez Life

Bina Venkataraman

Author of The Optimist's Telescope and Editorial Page Editor at The Boston Globe

Ocean Vuong

Poet and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous