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Keynotes: 1 Books: 11 Videos: 2

Dr. Robert Ballard

Deep Sea Explorer, Discovered Titanic Wreckage

“I grew up wanting to be Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Guion Bluford

First African American Astronaut

Dr. Guion “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) was the first African American to fly in space in 1983, and the first African American to return to space for a second, third, and fourth time. He logged over 688 hours and he is now president of the Aerospace Technology Group. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Peter Diamandis

Futurist; Chairman and CEO; Co-author

Futurist; Chairman and CEO, X Prize Foundation; Co-founder & Chairman, Singularity University and Co-author, Abundance: The Future Is Better than You Think.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Cindy Eckert

Serial Entrepreneur launching Female Viagra" exceeding $1.5B; Angel Investor and Founder of Pinkubator

Cindy Whitehead is a highly regarded entrepreneur, a strong advocate for female entrepreneurship, a pharmaceutical leader and one of the few selfmade woman billionaires in history. The New York Times called her pharmaceutical product the “drug of a generation” and Fortune called her a “tireless force of natur

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape.

Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He is now Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Jose Hernandez

Retired Astronaut & Business Man

Jose Hernandez's talk is an effective motivational talk where individuals leave so inspired, they re-evaluate and upgrade their personal and professional goals in life. He shares a simple yet effective recipe that serves as an effective tool in the empowerment process.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Arlie Hochschild

Sociology Professor Emerita, UC Berkley, NYT Bestseller

Arlie Hochschild grew up in a very gendered home, with her mother being the care taker and her father the breadwinner. Hochschild drew on these experiences to enable her to do research and write about care giving and having the caring relationship with your children. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 8

Mike Massimino

Astronaut, Columbia Professor, Author, Media Personality

An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and a New York Times bestselling author, Mike is currently a Columbia University professor, an Intrepid Museum advisor, a television host, and frequent guest on morning shows, news programs, and late night television.

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Keynotes: 13 Books: 6 Videos: 13

Jamie Metzl

Technology Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist

Named "Top 100 Human Resources Influencers of 2019," Jamie is a fascinating thinker and electrifying speaker. He lectures widely on technology and geopolitics, is an acclaimed scifi novelist and columnist, a regular CNN commentator, and a former white house official. Preparing for geopolitical and technology revolutions is his expertise. 

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Miles O'Brien

Emmy-Award Winning Reporter, Science & Tech Expert

Veteran journalist, news anchor and correspondent covering science, technology and aerospace. He is a speaker and a very capable host/moderator and MC.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Dan Reidenberg

Suicide Prevention & Teen Mental Health

Daniel J. Reidenberg is currently the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), a national non-profit agency working to prevent suicide and help suicide survivors and those suffering with depression.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Richard Resnick

TED Speaker on the Impact of Genomics on Absolutely Everything, Serial Entrepreneur, and CEO

The Genomic Revolution - a whirlwind journey through our deepening understanding of the genome and its dizzying applications in medicine, agriculture, society, and in defining the very nature of what it means to be human. And beyond human.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 2

Dr. David Ricketts

Innovator, Scholar and Harvard Innovation Fellow

Engaging audiences across the globe on innovation, science and technology, Dr. Ricketts guides and teaches executives, leadership teams and innovators. He helps leaders to understand the untapped value in their market and discover and solve high-impact problems, in order to outperform their competition.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 1

Leonard Sax

Author "The Collapse of Parenting", Physician, and Psychologist

In June 2008, Dr. Sax sold his practice to his associate and began a 5-year sabbatical, working with schools and community groups across the United States and around the world.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 3 Videos: 3

Carol Tavris

Author of 'Mistakes Were Made (But Not by ME)'

Carol Tavris earned her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Michigan. In her career as a writer, teacher, and lecturer, she has sought to educate the public about the important contributions of psychological science.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 5 Videos: 2

Vivek Wadhwa

Renowned Technology Entrepreneur & Academic

Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness, and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations are being developed that will change the very way in which we work and live.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 0

David R. Williams

Professor of Public Health and Profess of African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University

Dr. Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which race, racism, socioeconomic status, stress, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health.

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