MAE JEMISONFirst African American Woman in Space; Inductee National Women's Hall of Fame & International Space Hall of Fame

"Last night Dr. Jemison hit a Home Run. Everyone with whom I have spoken was delighted with every aspect of her visit. She combined charm, substance and inspiration with a few sides of social criticism. And she's really funny."

-University of Texas-Dallas
 

"The lecture was packed with folks in the hallway who couldn’t get in. Mae Jemison was fantastically wonderful. It was a substantive lecture...and the Q & A could have gone on for much longer..."

-Ohio State University

MICHAEL NUTTER98th Mayor of Philadelphia; CNN Contributor; Urban Policy Innovation Advocate 

“As mayor of one of our nation’s largest cities, he has earned a national reputation as a leader in urban public policy – addressing key challenges in economic development, public safety, environmental innovation and many others.”

- Columbia University's SIPA Dean, Merit E. Janow

"Mayor Nutter... has translated theory into practice and leadership into action." 

- University of Pennsylvania IUR Co-Director, Eugene Birch 

RONAN FARROWNBC Investigative Reporter & Host of Undercovered; U.S. Special Advisor on Global Youth Issues (2011-2012)
Ronan Farrow Delivers Commencement Address at Dominican University of California on May 12, 2012

"He sure did knock it out of the park...My goal with our meeting was that every attendee leave feeling hopeful, energized and inspired, and [his] keynote truly made that impact."

- Blackbaud

"That was the best speech we’ve had at our luncheon. Everyone was enthralled, you could have heard a pin drop..." 

- The Family Place 

  • Included in a Huffington Post list of the "Top 10 Speeches of the Year" and NPR's "Greatest Commencement Speeches Ever."
  • Dives into the world’s most compelling, under-reported stories as the founder and front man of the Today Show’s “Undercovered.” A fascinating series that combines traditional journalism with innovative crowd-sourced story selection.
ADAM BRAUNNew York Times  & Wall Street Journal  Bestselling Author, The Promise of a Pencil; Founder, Pencils of Promise; Founder & CEO, MissionU
LIZA DONNELLY: Award-Winning Cartoonist, The New Yorker; Resident Cartoonist, CBS News; TEDTalk Speaker with over 1 million views 
BRET STEPHENSOp-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Pulitzer Prize Winner for Distinguished Commentary at The Wall Street Journal; On-Air Contributor, NBC & MSNBC
ALEX BANAYAN: Forbes "30 Under 30"; Named “World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist” by Fortune Magazine
ELIZABETH SHERWOOD-RANDALLDeputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017); Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center
CODY KEENAN: White House Director of Speechwriting for President Barack Obama (2013-2017)
TINA TCHENFormer Assistant to President Barack Obama; Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama; Advocate for Gender Equality and Children's Issues
ERTHARIN COUSIN: Executive Director, World Food Programme (2009-2017); Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture
When you bring one of these speakers to your campus, you're guaranteed to draw a packed house. Able to delve into a wide range of top issues, these speakers are heralded for both their hard-hitting analysis and inspirational advice. With a proven track record of keeping young audiences engaged and thinking differently, these speakers are exceptional choices for your next event.