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.

Dr. Michele Harper

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

Therese Huston

Cognitive scientist, gender strategist, and dynamic speaker

Ian Manuel

Advocate for criminal justice reform, poet, and motivational speaker

Kiley Reid

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

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Ken Armstrong

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

Rachel Cargle

Activist, speaker, and author of I Don't Want Your Love and Light

Adam Davidson

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

Ariel Lawhon

Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and cofounder of

Mike Lupica

Prominent sportswriter and New York Times bestselling novelist of Travel Team and Heat

Sigrid Nunez

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

Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-winning Chef and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Eduardo Porter

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

Eve Rodsky

New York Times-bestselling author of Fair Play

Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York magazine

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

Screenwriter and author of Interior Chinatown