Featured Speakers


    A variety of well-known and distinguished speakers include:


    Martin Simon
    Director of NGA Economic Opportunity, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices


    Ann Patchett
    Best-selling author and 2012 Time magazine selection as one of the 100 most influential people in the world


    Scott Page
    Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and author of The Diversity Bonus


    Paul LeBlanc
    President of Southern New Hampshire University


    Linda DeAngelo
    Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Administrative and Policy Studies Department at the University of Pittsburgh




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