Topic: Activism / Philanthropy / Civic Engagement

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Chris Bashinelli

Actor & Activist

Actor/Humanitarian whose TV career spans MTV to The Sopranos; celebrated Emcee and Guest Speaker for TedX and the United Nations, at Jane Goodall’s National Leadership Retreat; Published Writer for Huffington Post and Lonely Planet; travels across the world hosting the TV Series Bridge the Gap on PBS TV.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 0 Videos: 1

Greg Bennick

Change Management Expert, Humorist

Greg offers new ideas about serving people more effectively, managing the unexpected, dealing with change, and how to handle a life in constant motion. And the best part, he grabs the attention of his audiences by using juggling as a metaphor in his keynote speaking.

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Deborah Bial

President and Founder, The Posse Foundation

Debbie is the president and founder of The Posse Foundation, a youth leadership development and college access organization that sends teams (Posses) of students from diverse backgrounds to selective colleges and universities.

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Hydeia Broadbent

International HIV/AIDS Activist & Humanitarian

National television programs include Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, and “A Conversation with Magic Johnson”. Publications include; New York Times, People, Essence, Ebony. The OWN Network featured Hydeia on “Oprah’s Where Are They Now”, to date Hydeia is one of thee most requested updates.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Dan Buettner

Best Selling Author of The Blue Zones

Dan Buettner is ready to wow audiences with secrets from around the world to live longer, better, healthier and happier lives.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 7

Peter Buffett

Emmy Award-winning Musician, Philanthropist and Author

As Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation, with his wife Jennifer, they seek to empower girls and women as the primary agents of change. Buffett’s inspiring New York Times Best-Seller, Life Is What You Make It, has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 4 Videos: 11

Kathryn Childers

One of first women agents in the United States Secret Service

Kathryn Childers was one of the first five women hired into the Secret Service in 1970 protecting Presidents, dignitaries, as well as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children. Journalist, philanthropist, and author/publisher followed. Through it all, she became an expert at doing it scared ... and shares that courageous journey.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 3 Videos: 4

Randy Cohen

Original writer of "The Ethicist" for the New York Times

A talk on ethics can be a somber affair, but Cohen delivers his remarks with humor and insight, whether discussing the ethics of business, sports, education, or the dilemmas we each face in our daily life.

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Stephanie Decker

Inspiring Mom: Lost Both Legs Saving Children From Tornado, Founder of the Stephanie Decker Foundation

Stephanie Decker is the inspiring mother who lost both legs saving her children during a tornado. She also founded the Stephanie Decker Foundation which helps children with missing limbs take part in sports camps.

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Jon Dorenbos

Magician  Motivational & Keynote Speaker  NFL Player

Jon shares his inspiring story from losing his parents at the age of 12, working through the foster system to making it to the NFL Pro Bowl. It's an amazing story of overcoming adversity, heart, and perseverance.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Amelia Rose Earhart

Around the World Pilot, TV Personality, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation

Single-Engine Aircraft Pilot Who Flew Around the World, President of Fly With Amelia Foundation, Namesake of the Original Amelia Mary Earhart

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Abi Ferrin

Fashion Designer and Philanthropist

Abi Ferrin has a passion for empowering women and has been doing so through her eponymous clothing line for 14 years. As a fashion designer, she has had a perfect platform to inspire women, and as a philanthropist she created her company to support women while dressing them.

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Keynotes: 9 Books: 3 Videos: 2

Antwone Fisher

Best-Selling Author & Screenwriter

Antwone Fisher is an award-winning film and literary writer. Born in an Ohio prison to a teenage mother, Antwone became a ward of the state. He spent two years in a loving foster home, but was subsequently moved and suffered twelve years of abuse at his new foster family.

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Keynotes: 8 Books: 2 Videos: 0

Bob Goff

New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does

Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Restore International, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India and Somalia. Bob is a sought after speaker for leadership, church and university events, inspiring influencers to get to the ”do” part of life.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Katie Goodman

comic, actress, author, and speaker

Katie Goodman is an award-winning comedian, author and speaker. She has been seen on Showtime, Current TV, and TruTV, as well as touring internationally. She is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, has contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine and is the author of Improvisation For The Spirit.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 3 Videos: 5

Erin Gruwell

Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation

Erin Gruwell is a teacher, an author, and the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation. By fostering an educational philosophy that values and promotes diversity, Erin transformed her students’ lives.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 13

Michaela Guzy

Executive Producer, On Air Talent, Writer, Storyteller, Speaker, Travel, Sustainability, Millennial Mindset, Social Impact Advocate

Michaela Guzy, a former publishing exec who is fearless beyond reason, left her career behind to begin a journey that has since changed her life and touched others. OhThePeopleYouMeet speaks to the wanderlust in us all and ignites a passion for global connections and sustainable and immersive travel.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 2 Videos: 5

Doc Hendley

Founder of Wine To Water & One of the Top 10 CNN 2009 Heroes

The W|W story and a Filter Build provide a tangible experience at corporate events for participants to connect to the world water crisis, make a significant impact, and be part of the solution.  

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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: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Charlie Rocket Jabaley

Influencer, Hip-Hop Mogul, Motivational Speaker, Athlete and Dreamer

Charlie Rocket inspires those around him. He’s lost 135 pounds. Became vegan. Ran 3 marathons. Reversed the growth of his brain tumor. Became an Ironman. Recently finished his nationally-known Dream Machine bike tour across America. Is currently on the cover of Runner’s World and secured partnership with Nike.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 4

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Businessman; Philanthropist; NBA Hall of Famer

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become one of the most succesul African-American businessmen in the world. He is a Major League Baseball owner, an NBA Legend, a 2-Time Hall of Famer, an Entrepreneur, a Philanthropist and a Motivational Speaker.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 0 Videos: 5

Jeff Kirschner

Litterati, Founder & CEO

Litterati is a community that's "crowdsource-cleaning" the planet - one piece at a time.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 0 Videos: 4

Monica Lewinsky

Social activist

Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, a global public speaker, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a consultant. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience + reputation, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame and equality. 

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Amanda Lindhout

New York Times Bestselling Author Expert on Resilience, Survival & Optimal Mindset

An award winning humanitarian, journalist and NY Times bestselling author, Amanda Lindhout was abducted and held hostage by teenage criminals in 2008 while researching a story on the millions of people ravaged by two decades of war, drought, and famine. She endured 460 days of unimaginable hardships during her captivity.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Jim Morris, The Rookie

The Inspiration for the Movie “The Rookie”

Jim Morris is the subject of Disney's film "The Rookie." He's the science teacher/coach who made a bet with his baseball team; if they won district he would try out for an MLB team. They did, he did and made it to the major leagues in three months!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Justin Osmond

Speaker | Author | Producer | Humanitarian

Justin, born into a world-renowned musical family with a 90% hearing loss has the unique ability to capture and captivate his audience with stories calling on reserves of courage, determination and self-belief in order to succeed and sometimes to simply survive.

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Marlon Peterson

#BePrecedential

Marlon went from facing life in prison at 19-years old to being one of the preeminent voices in social and criminal justice. Just seven years since his release, he was named one of America's 100 most influential and inspiring leaders in the Black community by Ebony Magazine.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Chad Pregracke

CNN Hero; Social Entrepreneur

Chad Pregracke embodies how one person can make a difference. Since the age 17, Chad has lead a movement for cleaner water through hard work and by mobilizing thousands of volunteers and corporations to join his cause. His presentation style is authentic, humorous, spontaneous, and inspires people to take action!

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 1

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

New York Times Best Selling Author of Three Little Words

NYT & International Bestselling author of her memoir Three Little Words (2008), currently being made into a major motion picture; ran for the Florida State Senate, featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, Nancy Grace, ABC Primetime

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Oscar Robertson

Former NBA Player; NBA Free Agent Activist; Player of the Century

Oscar Robertson forever changed the game of basketball -- on the court and in the courtroom. Generally considered one of the greatest all-around players in the history of the game, he was voted Player of the Century by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Nick Sarillo

"Purpose-Driven Culture," Entrepreneur, and Author

CEO Nick Sarillo shares real-life ideas, strategies and processes that can turn any small business into a successful, high-performance organization. Nick’s restaurants serve as a great example of how living your company’s purpose and values creates a world-class culture achieving award-winning customer service, higher margins and an engaged, productive workforce.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 2 Videos: 2

Timothy Shriver

Social Leader, an Educator, Author, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur

Chairman, Special Olympics. As part of his passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized, Shriver has harnessed the power of Hollywood to share stories of inspiration and change. Shriver and his team created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education, and family support.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 1 Videos: 5

Dr. Natalie Stavas

Harvard Doctor, Boston Marathon Hero, Mentor, Runner, International Humanitarian, Speaker

Attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; Marathoner whose heroic acts saved multiple lives in the Boston Marathon bombing; Named 2013 Bostonian of the Year; Featured in Runners World, The New York Times, LA Times, The Boston Globe

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Brittany Underwood

International Trade Entrepreneur; Local Social Entrepreneur

The Akola Project is a social business within a non-profit framework that empowers marginalized women to generate income to uplift the lives of their families and communities by employing them to make high-fashion jewelry, handbags and home goods.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 0 Videos: 3

Troy Vincent

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations; Co-Founder of A Call To Men

Troy Vincent informs the business of the NFL through the unique lens of his previous roles as a player, a player’s union president, and the Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. Vincent is considered a national leader as an advocate against domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 9

Bill Walton

Basketball Legend, Broadcaster, Humanitarian

NBA/college basketball icon . . . ESPN announcer . . . humanitarian . . . played for UCLA/legendary John Wooden (88 straight victories) . . . tailors inspiring message . . . most-injured player in NBA history . . . 37 surgeries . . . in Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Jimmy Wayne

Inspirational New York Times Bestselling Author & Award-Winning Musician

Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs and story highlight his mission to bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Janne Willems

Founder and Executive Director, Seize Your Moments

Janne's  unexpected method and style refreshes audiences worldwide and gets them out their comfort zone. She provides an unique combination of theory and her live changing story. How to use trust to change the world.

 

 

 

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Darren Woodson

Former NFL Football Player, Analyst

Three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowl selection Darren Woodson joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2005. He appears on NFL Live and SportsCenter, as well as other ESPN platforms throughout the year.

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