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Jaz Ampaw-Farr

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

As a teacher, speaker, and “resilience ninja”, Jaz Ampaw-Farr is a catalyst for change. Hailed as “the British Oprah” for her contagious empowering energy, Jaz was born into a despairing environment of poverty, abuse, and… Full Profile


Linda Cliatt-Wayman

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Pennsylvania, USA

Principal, Linda Cliatt-Wayman turned three of the country’s most dangerous and impoverished schools into successful centers of learning and development. The dedicated educator’s inspirational tale has been featured on TED, ABC’s World News Tonight and… Full Profile


Michelle Rhee

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

As a third grade teacher in Baltimore, a member of Teach for America and the founder of StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee has spent the last 18 years working to provide children with the skills and knowledge… Full Profile


Heather E McGowan

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Globally-known futurist Heather McGowan helps business and academic leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sought-out speaker, writer, and consultant specializes in learning agility, a skill-set that’s indispensable for success… Full Profile


Nicholas Negroponte

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

MIT Media Lab Founder, Nicholas Negroponte is one of the world's credible authorities on what the future holds. Since the 1970s, he has been researching, developing, and speaking on disruptive technologies, many of which became… Full Profile


Susan Cain

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Bestselling author of the ground breaking book Quiet: The Power of Introverts, Susan started a new conversation worldwide about the unique contributions of introverts and how they are undervalued in a society that caters to… Full Profile


AnnMarie Thomas

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Minnesota, USA

Dr. AnnMarie Thomas works (and plays) to empower, support, and inspire today's innovators, engineers, and inventors, as well as those of tomorrow. A seasoned maker, tinkerer, and educator, Dr. Thomas heads the Playful Learning Lab… Full Profile


Kimberly Bryant

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Kimberly Bryant is engineering a solution to the lack of diversity in the tech industry through her non-profit organization Black Girls CODE. A seasoned leader in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, she has already… Full Profile


Harold Ford, Jr.

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Harold Ford, Jr. started his political career at age 26 when he went from being the underdog to winning Tennessee's 9th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a position he would be re-elected… Full Profile


Marian Wright Edelman

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Marian Wright Edelman has been a pivotal force of justice within the last half century. As founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, she has been one of the nation’s foremost advocates for disadvantaged children, working… Full Profile


Charles Best

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Living proof that one man can, if he is passionate enough, make a difference, Charles Best combines education, philanthropy and technology in all that he does; how many speakers do you know who allow the… Full Profile


John Wood

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Few individuals choose to walk away at the height of their corporate career to dedicate their life to a social cause. At age 35, John Wood did just that—quitting his position as Microsoft's Director of… Full Profile


John McKernan

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Maine, USA

Two-time governor of Maine, John McKernan has dedicated over 30 years to boosting the U.S.’s competitive advantage through his work in educational and economic policy. The experienced public servant and former CEO currently serves as… Full Profile


James McLurkin

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

One of the world’s most respected robot engineers, James McLurkin is at the forefront of artificial intelligence’s growing role in everyday life. With over 20 years experience in the field, the AI thought leader has… Full Profile


Debra Peppers

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Missouri, USA

Motivational speaker, Debra Peppers went from high school dropout to Hall of Fame teacher. Peppers built a nationwide platform hosting the inspirational radio show Talk from the Heart and has traveled to 60 countries and… Full Profile


Marc Prensky

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Dedicated to designing a new pedagogy and curriculum for the digital generation, Marc Prensky is a world leader in the application of new technology and the Internet to the future of education. He is a… Full Profile


Rudy Ruettiger

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Nevada, USA

Rudy Ruettiger's life story was immortalized in the eponymous 1993 film, Rudy. An internationally-known celebrity, acclaimed motivational speaker, distinguished author and humanitarian, Rudy rose to fame from meager beginnings. Against all odds, he achieved his… Full Profile


C.J. Huff

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Missouri, USA

After a late spring tornado flattened a third of Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people, and damaging or destroying 12 out of its 16 schools, Superintendent C.J. Huff led his team of educators to start the… Full Profile


Paul Vitale

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Arkansas, USA

Paul Vitale began his career with the largest marketing firm in Arkansas, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, where he worked with a team responsible for all of the Natural State’s tourism promotion. He went on to… Full Profile


Duane Elgin

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

For more than three decades, social visionary Duane Elgin has defined the cutting edge in consciousness research regarding the ecology movement and future studies. He is one of the greatest living experts on how humanity… Full Profile


Ronald Culberson

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Virginia, USA

“Do it well. Make it fun.” Ronald Culberson has lived by this motto and people have noticed as he’s brightened dark situations that most other people might find hopeless. Ron began his career as a… Full Profile


John Izzo

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM British Columbia, Canada

Leading business expert and adviser, Dr. John Izzo is driving a purpose revolution, helping organizations boost their performance when it comes to sustainability, social responsibility, and employee engagement. With more than 25 years of experience… Full Profile


Sean Covey

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Utah, USA

Sean Covey is an advocate and consultant in educational tranformation, focusing on the need to put less emphasis on academics and more emphasis on finding and developing the unique talents of each student. Sean collaborates… Full Profile


Clayton Christensen

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Kim B.Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, in 2011 Clayton Christensen was chosen in a poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors as the most influential business thinker in… Full Profile


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