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Keynotes: 2 Books: 4 Videos: 2

Michael (Misha) Auslin

Best-Selling Author, Longtime Contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Frequent Fox News Commentator

Our world is getting riskier by the day, from the threat of war to economic stagnation All the things you need to know to prepare for the future is what Dr. Michael “Misha” Auslin deals with every day.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 4 Videos: 5

Carl Bernstein

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist/Author & Political Analyst

In the early 1970s, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward broke the Watergate story for The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting the standard for modern investigative reporting, for which they and The Post were awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 6 Videos: 5

Rohit Bhargava

Marketing Expert, Professor, Bestselling Author

Rohit Bhargava is a trend curator and storyteller who has dedicated his career to helping brands and leaders be more influential and believable by embracing their humanity and personality. He is the author best-selling business books on wide ranging topics including business trends to Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Likeonomics."

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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: 1 Books: 11 Videos: 1

Laura Caldwell

Former Civil Trial Attorney and Director of Life After Innocence

Lawyer-turned-Author-turned-Humanitarian; Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Law School of Loyola University Chicago, Founder & Director of Life After Innocence; Author of 13 books, including Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him (2010)

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Katherine Center

Author of multiple books including Happiness for Beginners

Katherine Center is a novelist—the author of five bittersweet comic novels about love and family, including The Bright Side of Disaster, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners.

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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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Mallika Chopra

Founder & CEO of Intent.com, Author of "Living with Intent"

Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, was published in April 2015.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Jim Comer

Author, "When Roles Reverse: A Guide to Parenting Your Parents"

Jim Comer brings enthusiasm, practical experience and a great sense of humor to help audiences take a new look at tough issues such as caregiving and speaking in public. A Canadian reporter wrote, “Jim Comer is so full of life that he would shine through a solar eclipse.”

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 2

Katrina Cravy

Emmy Award-Winning TV Personality

With more than 20 years of experience on-camera as a consumer reporter, news anchor, and talk show host, Katrina has now started her own company as a motivational speaker and media training consultant. She has great stories to tell and will help you be a better storyteller too.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 15 Videos: 1

John Feinstein

Sports Journalist, Bestselling Author

No one gets inside sports like journalist and author John Feinstein. As The Wall Street Journal says, "Mr. Feinstein has made a specialty of delving into the lives of a select group of players and drawing a portrait of a particular world. In this, he has no peer."

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Michelle Gielan

Positive Communication Expert

Michelle Gielan, a national CBS News anchor turned UPenn positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. She is partnered with Arianna Huffington to research how transformative stories fuel success.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Vicki Hitzges

Vivacious TV News Anchor, Storyteller and Author

Vicki works with organizations to create a positive work environment -- she's high energy, fun and easy to work with. Our clients tell us that after hearing her, they get stronger teams, happier customers and higher profits.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 3 Videos: 7

Katty Kay

LEAD ANCHOR, BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA INSIGHTS ON AMERICAN POLITICS, GLOBAL AFFAIRS, ISSUES FOR WOMEN

Katty Kay is the daughter of a British diplomat, Kay has worked and lived all over the world Kay’s fresh perspective on American politics and international affairs is rooted in her global background Interviews top U.S. and international newsmakers daily Author of the book, "The Confidence Code" and "Womenomics."

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Marty Klein

Sex Therapist; Psychotherapist & Couples Counselor; Policy Analyst; Award-Winning Author

Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist for over 30 years. He has done 37,000 sessions with women, men, and couples, focussing on one set of goals: telling the truth about sexuality, helping people feel sexually adequate & powerful, and supporting healthy sexual expression.  

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Elliot Kotek

Content Chief & Co-Founder of Not Impossible, Executive Director - The Not Impossible Foundation

Elliot is a social innovator with degrees in Law, Science and Storytelling. His particular obsession is collaborating on harnessing technology and science to produce low-cost solutions for our most vulnerable populations then utilizing the power of film and the strength of brands to amplify those stories for true reach.

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Keynotes: 7 Books: 5 Videos: 6

Thomas Koulopoulos

Futurist, Founder Delphi Group, Author Ten books, Speaker, Columnist

Tom Koulopoulos is a leading futurist, author of eleven books including Revealing the Invisible; The Gen Z EffectCloud Surfing; and The Innovation Zoneand founder of Delphi Group, a Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine.

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Keynotes: 6 Books: 1 Videos: 3

Janine Latus

Speaker on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Her NYT bestseller, If I Am Missing or Dead, is a heart-wrenching journey tracing the roots of her own and her sister's victimization. Both a call to break the cycle of abuse and a love letter to her sister, it is an unforgettable read and she is an unforgettable speaker.

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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: 6 Books: 6 Videos: 7

Jamie Metzl

Technology Futurist, Global Affairs Specialist, Science Fiction Novelist

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. Jamie clearly describes the how we can prepare for the political and technological revolutions changing the world.

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 4 Videos: 3

Kevin Mitnick

World's Top Cyber Security Speaker

Kevin Mitnick is the world's most famous hacker, bestselling author, and the top cyber security speaker. Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments worldwide. 

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Heather Monahan

Bestselling Author, Former Sales Executive

My mission is to empower women to run the world by showing them how to own their unique strengths to achieve success. From getting a first job, to getting THE job,

THE MONAHAN METHOD

shines light on steps women need to 
take to elevate themselves in business
and life.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 3 Videos: 15

Leslie Morgan Steiner

New York Times Bestselling Author

Leslie Morgan Steiner is a master of engaging men and women in today's most important women's leadership issues -- parenthood, relationships, and work/family balance.

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Keynotes: 5 Books: 5 Videos: 8

Mildred D Muhammad

Awarded Global Keynote Speaker, Consultant w/Office on Victims of Crime, Certified DV Advocate, Author

Mildred speaks on a national & international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache, as the ex-wife of the DC Sniper, all while promoting Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.

 

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Keynotes: 4 Books: 1 Videos: 1

Partha Nandi

TV Show Host, Bestselling Author, Practicing Physician

The host of the EMMY Award Winning TV show Ask Dr. Nandi, Dr. Partha Nandi is a globally recognized physician, bestselling author, and dynamic keynote speaker. His approach blends traditional and unorthodox health principles from the East and West, delivering stunning results for both patients and organizations.

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Ana Navarro

CNN Political Contributor & Republican Strategist

Ms. Navarro is a graduate of the University of Miami. In 1993, she obtained her Bachelor in Arts with Majors in Latin American Studies and Political Science. She obtained a Juris Doctorate in 1997. She has expertise on Latin American and Hispanic issues.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 1 Videos: 4

Sonia Nazario

Social Journalist, Author, Humanitarian

Sonia Nazario is an award-winning journalist and humanitarian. Her personal story is the story of migration and of ganas (determination). Her articles and speeches move people to tears and end in standing ovations.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 5 Videos: 5

Peggy Orenstein

New York Times Bestselling Author

Orenstein journeys through the new sexual landscape girls face from high school through college, revealing hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities. Addressing the impact of porn, social media, “hook-up culture,” and even the silence surrounding pleasure, Orenstein understands what needs to be said and why parents must say it.

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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: 4 Books: 2 Videos: 3

Christine Porath

Author of "Mastering Civility", a Manifesto for the Workplace

Christine Porath is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She is also a consultant working with leading organizations to help them create a thriving workplace.

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Keynotes: 2 Books: 6 Videos: 2

Mike Riera

Educator and One of the Country's Foremost Authorities on Understanding Children and Teenagers

Mike Riera, Ph.D., is one of the country's foremost authorities on understanding children and teenagers. The cornerstone of his philosophy is the essential shift for parents, from managers in their teenagers' lives to consultants.

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Keynotes: 10 Books: 0 Videos: 6

Michael Rogers

The Practical Futurist

There are lots of futurists. Michael is a practical futurist with deep business and technology skills who is also a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

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Robert Safian

Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company

Robert Safian is editor-in-chief and managing director of the influential, award-winning business magazine Fast Company and its digital and live-event affiliates. He oversees all editorial operations and plays a key role in guiding the enterprise’s advertising, marketing and consumer-engagement efforts.

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Keynotes: 3 Books: 2 Videos: 6

Greg Schwem

Business Humorist/Corporate Host

Greg Schwem is more than a comedian. He is a motivational business humorist. That means he will make your audience laugh at themselves while also delivering business tips and insights guaranteed to send an audience away motivated and feeling good about themselves and their profession.

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Keynotes: 1 Books: 9 Videos: 1

Samuel Shem

Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, and Activist

A world renowned speaker, Shem is known for his humor and gift for inspiring audiences.

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Brad Snyder

U.S. Paralympic Athlete; Retired U.S. Navy Officer

Brad is blind. As a part of his rehabilitation process Brad returned to the pool, and after a few months of training earned a spot on the US Paralympic National Team for swimming. At the 2012 Paralympics, he competed in seven events, earning two Gold medals and one Silver medal.

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Jonathan Sposato

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, and Woman-Entrepreneur Advocate

A successful serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is Chairman and co-founder of Geekwire.com, one of the tech sector’s top news sites, and Chairman and Founder of PicMonkey, the world’s most fun and popular photo-editor.

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Rand Stagen

Board Member of Conscious Capitalism Inc

Managing Director of the Stagen Leadership Academy. Speaking on from scrambling to scaling.

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Mark Steyn

Author, Writer, and Conservative Political Commentator

Mark Steyn is a Canadian author, writer, and conservative political commentator. He has written five books, including America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller.

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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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Steve Uzzell

Photographer and Illustration Guru

Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure.

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Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, and authored or coauthored 19 books, all of which have been national non-fiction best sellers.

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