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Afdhel Aziz

● Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love. ● A leading B Corp ‘Best for the World’ Business. ● AAPI-owned Minority Business. ● Best-selling author + Forbes Contributor. ● Internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. ● Award-winning poet, novelist and documentary filmmaker.

Afdhel Aziz, a former Fortune 500 executive, founded Conspiracy of Love, a Purpose consultancy advising global giants like Adidas, Coca Cola and Sephora on how to unlock business growth through positive societal impact . His journey began after surviving a tsunami in his native Sri Lanka, pushing him to seek a deeper purpose beyond climbing the corporate ladder. His best-selling book, "The Principles of Purpose," co-authored with Bobby Jones, earned acclaim for showcasing purpose as the 21st century's growth story. Aziz's speaking impact extends globally, with his insights shared at leading corporations like Disney, Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, and The Gap, as well as at the United Nations, Cannes Lions and the Fast Company Innovation Festival. Aziz's prowess as an award-winning poet, writer, and documentary filmmaker underscores his fascination with the art and craft of creativity and storytelling.

Alex Sheen

Founder of because I said I would.

Alex Sheen demonstrates the importance of honoring your word by sharing his quest to better humanity and improve the lives of others through promises made and kept.

Amy Trask

Former CEO of the Oakland Raiders

Amy Trask has had many titles during her career: chief executive, analyst, and author. The former CEO of the Oakland Raiders, and current football analyst for CBS Sports Network, now serves as Chairman of the Board of Ice Cube’s BIG3.

Angela Davis

Legendary Human Rights Activist

Angela Davis is internationally known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Her work as an educator has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality.

Angelica Ross

Founder & CEO of TransTech, Actress, Singer Songwriter & Human Rights Advocate

From the board room, to film and TV sets to Capitol Hill to the music studio, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength, in the movement for human rights advocacy focused on Transgender and racial equality.

April Hernandez Castillo

Actor | Speaker | 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.
From growing up in the tough streets of the Bronx during the Crack Epidemic Era to being in an abusive relationship as a teenager, to nearly taking her own life; April’s future looked bleak.

Embracing Me is April’s inspirational story of resilience, forgiveness, and overcoming adversity. This heartfelt yet witty memoir explores April’s story of standing up against life’s many challenges with strength, perseverance, and faith. Journey with April as she takes you on behind-the-scenes to some of the most intimate parts of her life, and learn from the wisdom she obtained along the way.

Ben O'Keefe

Social Change Activist, Film Executive, Host of “Anti-Racism at Work”

Ben O'Keefe is a social change activist, political commentator, and Head of Diversity & Impact Production at Creator+, a film studio and streaming platform for digital-first storytellers.

Celeste Headlee

Communication & Human Nature Expert

As an NPR host and journalist, Celeste Headlee has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life. Through her work, she has learned the true power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps or deepen wounds.

Chike Ukaegbu

CEO at Startup52, Former Candidate for President of Nigeria

Chike is a dynamic speaker and inspiring storyteller with a unique and extensive background that captivates diverse audiences. He believes in the untapped potential of each audience as he engages them to unlock new ideas through experiential storytelling.

Chip Wade

Chief Executive Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group

As Chief Executive Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group, Chip is responsible for further enhancing and evolving the company’s culture, driving an even greater guest experience, and bolstering the excellence and growth of its businesses. Chip joined the USHG executive team as President, in 2019, following a rich 30-year career in operational leadership in the hospitality industry. In 2022, he was named Chief Executive Officer.