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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power

Lisa Gardner

#1 New York Times-bestselling crime thriller novelist

Robert B. Reich

Former Secretary of Labor, economist, and New York Times-bestselling author

Tara Westover

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Educated

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Ayse Birsel

Award-winning designer, co-founder of Birsel + Seck and author of Design the Life You Love

Allen Gannett

Big data entrepreneur and author of The Creative Curve

Joshua Green

Political journalist and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Devil’s Bargain

James Hatch

Retired member of the Naval Special Warfare Development group, author of Touching the Dragon, and founder of Spike’s K9 Fund

Ariel Levy

Author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir The Rules Do Not Apply

Amanda Lucidon

Obama White House photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times-bestselling author

Sarah McBride

LGBTQ activist and National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

Barry Meier

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of Pain Killer

Suze Orman

America’s most recognized expert on personal finance

Ben Reiter

Award-winning Sports IIlustrated writer and author of Astroball

Protected: Timothy Snyder

Historian, professor at Yale University and author of Bloodlands, On Tyranny, and The Road to Unfreedom

Erika L. Sánchez

National Book Award-nominated author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Chris Whipple

Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.

Zachary R. Wood

Editor at The Atlantic and former President of Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College and free speech advocate