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Bill Clinton | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Founder, Clinton Foundation; 42nd President of the United States

William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. More >

Al Gore | HWA Exclusive Speaker

45th Vice President of the United States; Nobel Peace Laureate; Board of Directors, Apple; Chairman, Generation Investment Management; Chairman, The Climate Reality Project ; Bestselling Author

A political, business, and environmental visionary recognized around the world as one of humanity’s leading minds, Vice President Al Gore offers a unique perspective on national and international affairs. Referred by TIME Magazine as “a businessman ... More >

Kofi Annan | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1997-2006; Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 2001; Board of Directors, United Nations Foundation; Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Li Ka Shing Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

As the world’s most prominent diplomat, Kofi Annan has been a powerful voice on issues of human rights, international cooperation, and in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A skilled leader during a difficult era, Secretary-General Annan provides powerful ... More >

Richard M. Daley | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Chairman of JP Morgan/Brookings Institution Global Cities Initiative ; Director, The Coca Cola Company ; Mayor of Chicago, 1989-2011 ; “Widely Viewed as the Nation’s Top Urban Executive” - TIME; Of Counsel to the International law firm, Katten Muchin Rosenman

As one of the world’s most celebrated mayors, Richard M. Daley has found ways to spread his message of global commerce through urban innovation since leaving his Chicago post. Named Senior Advisor to JP Morgan Chase and Chairman of the Global Cities ... More >

Phil Angelides

Current President, Riverview Capital Investments ; Chairman, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 2009-2011; Democratic Nominee, Governor of California 2006 ; California State Treasurer, 1999-2007; Chairman, Apollo Alliance Advisory Board 2007-2011

Phil Angelides is a nationally recognized authority on financial reform and corporate responsibility. Leading the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission created by the Obama administration in 2009, Angelides’ proven expertise and lauded reputation ... More >

Her Majesty Queen Noor | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; Founder & Chair, King Hussein Foundation; Founding Member, Global Zero (international initiative working towards the elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide)

Her Majesty Queen Noor is an international humanitarian, activist and an outspoken voice on issues of global peace-building, nuclear non-proliferation, women's empowerment, and cross-cultural understanding. She is actively involved in a number of international ... More >

Kenneth Cole | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc; Chairman, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS

Kenneth Cole has built a 150 store-strong retail empire, uniting his fashion instincts and business acumen with his philanthropic convictions. Mr. Cole’s influence reaches far beyond the world of fashion – he has been a dynamic advocate for ... More >

Dov Seidman

Author, HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything; Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LRN

Named one of the “Top 60 Global Thinkers of the Last Decade” by The Economic Times, “the hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” by Fortune Magazine and a “Game Changer” by Time Magazine, CEO, author and thought ... More >

J. Craig Venter | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Pioneering Scientific Researcher; Founder, Chairman and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute; Founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics Inc.

J. Craig Venter, PhD, is regarded as one of the leading scientists of the 21st century for his numerous invaluable contributions to genomic research. Dr. Venter is one of the most frequently cited scientists, and the author of more than 280 research ... More >

Arnold Schwarzenegger | HWA Co-Exclusive Speaker

California’s 38th Governor ; Cultural Icon ; Environmental Crusader

The world knows Arnold Schwarzenegger as a famous bodybuilder and a Hollywood action hero, but he is also a successful businessman, generous philanthropist and California's 38th Governor. During his tenure as CEO and Governor of the eighth largest economy ... More >

Mark Plotkin | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Award Winning Thought Leader on Social Entrepreneurship; The Skoll Foundation's 2008 "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" ; Time Magazine “Hero for the Planet”; Bestselling Author, The Shaman’s Apprentice

World-renowned explorer and spell-binding storyteller, Mark Plotkin is a Time magazine “Hero for the Planet,” and star of the Academy Award nominated IMAX documentary, Amazon. Respected and revered for his work in the Amazon Rainforests, ... More >

Ed Begley, Jr.

Emmy-Nominated Actor; Television Host; Environmental Activist

When it comes to taking personal responsibility for the environment, few individuals can match the record of actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. Known for turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle, Mr. Begley Jr. sits on the board of countless environmental ... More >

Andrew Winston

Founder of Winston Eco-Strategies; Author, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage and The Pivot Point; Director of the Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale’s Environment School

Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is a globally recognized expert on green business strategy, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, BusinessWeek, New York Times, and CNBC. He has advised some of the ... More >

Jeremy Rifkin

Economist ; Principal Advisor to the European Union on Economic Development, Energy Security and Climate Change Policy ; President, Foundation on Economic Trends; Bestselling Author, The End of Work and The Age of Access; Fellow, Wharton School’s Executive Education Program

Jeremy Rifkin and his ideas are not without controversy. The author of seventeen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society and the environment, Mr. Rifkin advocates a new type of economic thinking. ... More >

Joseph MacInnis

Deep-Sea Explorer; Leader of Titanic Expeditions

Dr. Joe MacInnis is a medical doctor who studies leadership and teamwork in life-threatening environments from the deep ocean to outer space. He’s led thirty expeditions under the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans including the first team of ... More >

Robert Ballard

President, Institute for Exploration Mystic; Professor of Oceanography, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of R.I.; Director, Institute for Archeological Oceanography, University of R.I.; Founding Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientist, JASON Foundation for Education Waltham, MA

The man who made some of the most startling undersea discoveries in recent years, Robert Ballard, describes what it was like to locate the Titanic and other significant shipwrecks. World-famous for his discovery of the Titanic and the German battleship ... More >

Carol Moseley Braun

Founder and President, Good Food Organics; Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Nomination, 2004; United States Ambassador, 1999 – 2001; United States Senator, 1992 – 1998

A woman of extensive achievements and a pioneering entrepreneur, Carol Moseley Braun has established herself as an agent for change passionate about preserving the American Dream for the next generation. Carol Moseley Braun combines philosophy, history, ... More >

Andrew Savitz

Former head of PricewaterhouseCooper's Sustainability Business Services practice; Author, The Triple Bottom Line - How Today's Best-Run Companies are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success

In a survey of 900 global corporations released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 80 percent of CEOs said they believe "sustainability" is or soon will be vital to the profitability of their company, and 71 percent said they would consider sacrificing ... More >

James Canton

Futurist ; Author; Visionary Business Advisor

Recognized as “one of the top presenters in the 21st century” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Dr. Canton is a highly sought-after keynote presenter. He has spoken to thousands of organizations on five continents. He is noted for his fascinating, ... More >

Carol Browner | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Director, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy (2009 to 2011); Former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group

For over a quarter of a century, Carol Browner has been at the forefront of the United States’ environmental and energy polices. As President Clinton’s EPA Administrator and as President Obama’s "Energy Czar," Browner has ... More >

Antonio Villaraigosa | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013)

Los Angeles’ larger-than-life Mayor from 2005 – 2013, Antonio Villaraigosa created a grand vision for his city and delivered, creating America’s “greenest big city,” attracting significant investment in public transit, dramatically ... More >

Bob Graham

Three-Time U.S. Senator; 2004 Presidential Candidate; Two-Time Governor of Florida

Senator Bob Graham is the former two–term governor of Florida and served for 18 years in the United States Senate. This is combined with 12 years in the Florida legislature for a total of 38 years of public service. Bob Graham retired from public ... More >

Jennifer Granholm

47th Governor of Michigan (2002-2011); Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at the UC Berkeley; Author

Jennifer M. Granholm is a former two-term governor and former attorney general of Michigan. She currently serves as the co-chair of Priorities USA Action and is the Director of The American Jobs Project at UC Berkeley, where she also teaches courses ... More >

Mark Johnson

Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Innosight ; Author, Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal

Mark Johnson is Chairman of Innosight, a strategic innovation consulting and investing company. He has consulted to the Global 1000 and start-up companies in a wide range of industries—including health care, aerospace/defense, enterprise IT, energy, ... More >

Tim Sanders

CEO, Net Minds ; Founder, Deeper Media Incorporated ; Former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer & Leadership Coach; New York Times Bestselling Author

Internet pioneer and bestselling author, Tim Sanders consults with Fortune 500 companies on leadership, marketing and new media strategies to grow their business. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban's broadcast.com and later became Yahoo’s ... More >

Jack Uldrich

Global Futurist; Bestselling Author

As a renowned global futurist and bestselling author, Jack Uldrich is an accomplished business speaker, addressing hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, and more. Jack presents ... More >

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