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.

Bent Flyvbjerg

Oxford professor, economist, global megaproject expert, author of How Big Things Get Done

Tess Gunty

National Book Award-winning author of The Rabbit Hutch

Liz Tran

Executive Coach and Founder of Reset

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Andrea Bartz

Journalist and New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers

Dr. Uché Blackstock

Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, Emergency Physician, and author Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine (Jan. 2024)

Cat Bohannon

Researcher and Author of Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

Eduardo Briceño

Growth mindset expert, CEO of, and author of The Performance Paradox

Dr. Thomas Fisher

Emergency room physician and author of The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

Dr. Marisa G. Franco

Psychologist, professor, friendship expert, and New York Times-bestselling author of Platonic

Seth Goldenberg

Entrepreneur, design visionary, and author of Radical Curiosity

Valerie June

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

Emily Ladau

Disability rights activist, writer, and speaker

Jason De León

Anthropologist, professor, and author of The Land of Open Graves and Soldiers and Kings

Barry Meier

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter behind the Netflix hit, “Painkiller”

Emi Nietfeld

Software engineer, writer, and author of Acceptance

Jenny Odell

New York Times-bestselling author of How to Do Nothing and Saving Time

Chris Smalls

Labor organizer and president and co-founder of the Amazon Labor Union

Melissa Urban

"The Boundary Lady," New York Times-bestselling author, and Whole30 co-founder

Javier Zamora

Memoirist, poet, and author of Solito, and a winner of the 2023 American Book Award.

Michelle Zauner

Frontwoman of Japanese Breakfast and author of New York Times bestselling Crying in H Mart

Gabrielle Zevin

New York Times-bestselling author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow