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Katty Kay

U.S. Special Correspondent for BBC Studios, Award-winning Journalist, and Bestselling Author

As the lead anchor for BBC World News America, Katty Kay brings a fresh perspective to the reporting of American politics and global affairs. Katty’s insights reflect a global mindset that is a natural offshoot of having grown up in the Middle East and worked as a journalist in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Killer Mike

Rapper, Civic Leader & Activist

Killer Mike is a Grammy award-winning rapper and actor who is making waves in the political arena for his gripping commentary on ongoing social issues confronting America.

LaTosha Brown

Cofounder of Black Voters Matter Fund, jazz singer, and Senior Practice Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Liz Claman

Anchor/Correspondent, FOX Business Network

With nearly 25 years of experience, Liz Claman—described by Vanity Fair as "…one of television's top business reporters and anchor"'—shares insights on leadership and the global economy gleaned from her access to the most influential and powerful business leaders in the world.

Luke Williams

Disruptive Innovation Leader

At some time, someone somewhere is going to disrupt your entire industry. Shouldn’t it be you? Luke Williams, author and globally recognized authority on disruptive innovation, reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business and stay ahead of the game.

Maria Ressa

CEO of Rappler, Journalist, Author, Freedom Advocate and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Maria Ressa is the co-founder, CEO of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Maria’s courage and work on disinformation and ‘fake news’ culminated in being awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” Her numerous awards include being named Time’s 2018 Person of the Year and listed among its 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

Maria advises organizations and corporations on corporate governance, values, and strategy. Her experience as a journalist and an entrepreneur in the digital world makes her a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist.

A journalist for over 36 years, Maria has been arrested on 10 charges related to exposing the Duterte government’s corrupt practices and was convicted of cyber-libel in June. She is out on bail pending her appeal but true to form, Ressa, vows to keep fighting.

Maria was featured in the 2020 documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” which profiles her fearless reporting on the abuses of Duterte’s presidency, while also illustrating social media’s capacity to deceive and entrench political power.

Maria now travels the world speaking to organizations of all kinds on freedom of the press, democracy, and corporate governance.

Michael Steele

MSNBC Political Analyst & Former Chair of the Republican National Committee

As the former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Michael Steele was entrusted to revitalize the Republican Party. He is an expert on political strategy, fundraising, PACs, and election reform. Michael Steele delivers a stirring presentation on his personal journey from his childhood as the son of a working mother in Washington, DC, to his difficulties in college, his years in a Catholic seminary, and his election to public office and rise in the Republican Party.

Pippa Malmgren

Former Special Assistant to President George W Bush and Authority on Geopolitical, Economic and Technological Trends

Dr. Pippa Malmgren is a digital diviner: she uses years of experience at the highest levels of geopolitics and industry to identify the trends that others might miss in a turbulent landscape.

Robert J. Darling

Professional Speaker in Crisis Leadership & Decision Making, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)

Lieutenant Colonel Darling retired from the United States Marine Corps with just over twenty years of active duty service in October 2007. He flew Cobra attack helicopters in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the first Gulf War and in Somalia, Africa in support of Operation Restore Hope. In June 1998, he was selected to fly as a presidential pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron One and in October 2000, he was selected to work for The White House Military Office.

Shaniqua McClendon

Political Strategist & Senior Political Director, Crooked Media

Shaniqua McClendon has worked in politics for more than a decade and currently serves as Vice President of Political Strategy for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America. In this role, Shaniqua led the creation of their voter and volunteer engagement program, Vote Save America, that has raised more than $55 million for progressive candidates and causes, while mobilizing more than 500,000 voters, volunteers, and grassroots donors across the country to support Democratic victories in 2018, 2020, and 2022.