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Abigail Posner

Director, Creative Works at Google | Blogger | Recipient of the UN's Media Impact Award | Agent of Change on Culture, Creativity, & Disruption

Abigail Posner shines a humanistic lens on business and technology, bringing a fresh perspective to marketing, digital advertising, and corporate culture. As the Director of Google’s US Creative Works, Abigail and her team work closely with the advertising and marketing communities to help develop the most effective ads and content for YouTube. She hosts the podcast Human Code, has published her thought pieces in publications around the world from Fast Company to Advertising Age and is the recipient of the prestigious Media Impact Award from the UN.

Alex Sheen

Founder of because I said I would

Alex Sheen is the Founder of because I said I would, the international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex began sending promise cards to anyone who requested them at no cost. Since his father’s passing in 2012, because I said I would has sent over 6.64M promise cards to over 150 countries. Alex’s commitment to the betterment of humanity has inspired millions around the world. The story of his promises have been shared virally throughout social media and international news.

Amy Trask

Former CEO of the Oakland Raiders

Respected sports executive Amy Trask worked with the Oakland Raiders for almost 30 years, serving as CEO from 1997 to 2013. In her role, she was involved in all non-football business matters and operations for the team, including team representation at league meetings. She joined the Raiders as an intern while she was still a law school student in 1983, and worked her way up to become the NFL’s first female front-office executive. Since 2013, Trask’s now serves as a panelist on WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever nationally televised all-female sports show and contributes to THE NFL TODAY on CBS.

Angela Davis

Legendary Human Rights Activist & Author

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. Professor Davis is especially concerned with the tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges audiences to think seriously about the future and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.

April Hernandez Castillo

Actor, Speaker, and Author

April is best known for her performance as “Eva” in Freedom Writers. Her inspirational story of resilience, overcoming adversity, and choosing to move forward is a message that resonates with audiences across the globe. In her keynote entitled, Moving Forward, April intimately describes how she was able to take all her tragedies and turn them into triumphs by choosing to never give up. Form growing up in the tough streets of the Bronx during the Crack Epidemic Era, to being in an abusive relationship as a teenager, to almost taking her own life, April truly understands what it feels like when the odds are up against you.

Ben Nemtin

1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Top 30 Motivational Speaker & Co-Founder The Buried Life

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die, the star of the MTV show The Buried Life, and an internationally renowned keynote speaker. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured in major media including The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC News, and more. Oprah Winfrey called Ben’s life work “truly inspiring.”

Ben O'Keefe

Diversity & Social Change Activist, Political Commentator

Ben O’Keefe is a social change activist, political commentator, and Head of Diversity & Impact Production at Creator+, a next-generation content studio and distribution platform for digital-first storytellers and creators. His work finds him at the intersection of entertainment and politics, having worked with top organizations, brands, politicians, celebrities, and showrunners to build campaigns, make content, and execute strategies that make a bold impact on the world.

Bill Benjamin

Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Leadership Expert

Bill Benjamin is a top emotional intelligence keynote speaker and a thought leader on the subjects of leadership and peak performance. Bill spends time working with senior leaders and their teams at Fortune 500 companies helping them overcome the barriers that often hold them back from reaching their full potential.

Bree Groff

Change Expert & Principal at SYPartners

Change expert, Bree Groff, has helped teams and companies embrace change in all its aspects for over a decade. Bring her into your organization today to inform, enlighten, and inspire employees to face change with enthusiasm and purpose. There’s an old saying that if a company doesn’t like change, they won’t have to worry about it for long. Bree Groff is a change expert and Principal at SYPartners – and she’s on a mission to help companies not just like change, but get good at it.

Carla Harris

Managing Director of Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. The breadth of her industry experience enables her to move effortlessly from topics of technology, retail, or media sectors to healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation. With audiences, Carla is applauded for her grace and humor, as well as what she calls “Carla’s Pearls,” delightful bits of evergreen wisdom. Carla’s belief is that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” As a result, she remains actively involved in her community and carries the energy of that empowering spirit to each presentation