• Founder, Pencils of Promise, non-profit that has built over 400 schools worldwide 
  • New York Times & #1 National Bestselling Author, The Promise of a Pencil
  • Entrepreneur & leader in the for-purpose industry
  • Business Insider's "40 Under 40"

"A leader amongst an emerging generation of change makers who are proving that every person can be a force for positive change."

News from Adam Braun
These speakers' alternative perspectives and on-the-ground experiences enliven the national conversation. 
MARTIN LUTHER KING III: Civil rights activist; President & Co-Founder, Drum Major Institute, non-profit think tank
— Recently met with President Trump and wrote a widely shared Washington Post Op-Ed on voting rights 

Texas State Senator (2009-15); Founder, Deeds not Words, non-profit for women's equality 
— Women's rights icon for her 11-hour filibuster, recently vindicated by the Supreme Court
— Wrote widely-shared letter on maintaining optimism in 2017 for Bustle
NBC Reporter & Host of #Undercovered; Award-Winning Voice for the Millennial Generation
— Featured in NPRs "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever" and Huffington Post's "Top 10 Speeches of the Year"

JOSH EARNEST: White House Press Secretary (2014-17) I

— Uniquely qualified to talk Trump, Twitter, and freedom of speech 
— Fresh perspective on Capitol Hill, policy debates, and relationship between the White House and press corps
LIZA DONNELLY: Award-Winning New Yorker Cartoonist and Writer; resident cartoonist, CBS News 
— Live drew the Women's March in DC and Presidential Inauguration 
— TedTalk on how humor can empower has over 1,200,000 views

LARA LOGAN: Correspondent, 60 Minutes; Award-Winning Foreign Affairs Journalist 
— On-the-ground, candid insight on current events and challenges of reporting abroad 
— Recently covered the fighting in Mosul, Iraq as well as Colombia's peace process