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Leading Shark on ABC's Shark Tank
Robert Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur and a leading Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family.
World Champion Adventure Racer
Robyn Benincasa inspires people to grab life with one hand, grab their teammates with the other, and to create that special magic that makes all of us better together than we ever would have been alone!
Owner & Chef, Kogi Truck
Roy Choi is best known as the godfather of the Food Truck Movement, as co-owner, co-founder and chef of the celebrated Kogi Truck.
Ruth E. Carter
Award-Winning Costume Designer
Ruth E. Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today.
Keynote Speaker, Youngest Solo Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe, One of Australia's 50 Great Explorers, Plane Crash Survivor, and Best-Selling Author
Futurist, Award-Winning Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Technology Pioneer
Samantha Radocchia, or “Sam Rad,” is a futurist, best-selling author, multimedia storyteller, and frontier tech pioneer who combines the mindsets of an anthropologist and technologist. Sam is the founder of Radical Next, a meta-media studio and strategic consultancy creating transformative stories, experiences, and media productions that shape the future. Her upcoming book by the same name, Radical Next: Thriving in Times of Radical Change explores how “radical next ideas” and technologies will transform societies in the decades to come.
Sergeant Major Keith Craig (Ret.)
International Best Selling Author, Thought Leader, Hollywood Entertainment Executive & Philanthropist
Sergeant Major is an entertainment executive at Walt Disney Studios managing Central Division theatrical sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in 20 theatrical demographic market areas, and is part of the team who worked on the execution of the distribution strategy for all titles including Marvel, Lucas films, Pixar, etc. It was that overall strategy that led Disney to an industry domestic record of $3.7 billion in 2019, propelled by Avengers: Endgame ($858.3M), The Lion King ($543.6M), Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($515.2M) among many other franchise titles, as well as setting previous $3 billion annual domestic B.O. records two previous times including 2018.Craig's theatrical distribution career at Disney also includes him booking the Oscar-winning movie COCO, as well as Black Panther who was nominated for seven Academy Awards winning three.
Entrepreneur, Entertainment Executive & Author
Shabnam Mogharabi is an entertainment entrepreneur, author, and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in media and storytelling. She is a lifelong student of positive psychology and an expert on how to create socially impactful and entertaining content.
Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Entrepreneur
Shane helps leaders build better relationships and create engaged communities. He's traveled the world, researching universal strategies that allow companies to attract, empower and retain high performing teams and loyal customers. Shane’s high-energy, customized keynotes are a compilation of unforgettable travel stories and tangible takeaways participants can immediately apply.
CEO, Clean Slate Initiative
Sheena Meade is a walking barrier breaker and one of America’s leading experts on legal system reform. As CEO of The Clean Slate Initiative (CSI), Sheena leads a national bipartisan organization to advance policy that automatically clears all eligible arrest and conviction records across the US. In April of 2023, CSI received a landmark financial commitment through The Audacious Project, a donor collaborative housed at TED. The award supports the organization’s strategy to unlock opportunities for up to 14 million people in America and is an unprecedented investment in second chances. As part of the announcement from The Audacious Project, Sheena presented a TED talk at the TED2023 Conference in Vancouver, BC.