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Bill Clinton | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Founder, Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea 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; Chairman, Generation Investment Management; Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

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

Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation; Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 2001; Secretary-General of the United Nations, 1997-2006; Chair of The Elders and of the Africa Progress Panel

As the world’s most prominent diplomat, Kofi Annan continues to be a powerful voice on issues of sustainable development, peace and security, and human rights and the rule of law. A skilled leader during a difficult era, whether as Secretary-General ... More >

Phil Angelides

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

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 CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute; Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO of Human Longevity, 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

Jeremy Rifkin is an economist and bestselling author of twenty books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. He has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade and ... 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

Discoverer of Titanic ; Founder and President, Ocean Exploration Trust; Director, Center of Ocean Exploration

Robert Ballard is Founder and President of the Ocean Exploration Trust; Director of the Center for Ocean Exploration and Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. He is an Explorer-In-Residence at the ... 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 >

April Rinne | HWA Exclusive Speaker

Global Authority on the Sharing Economy ; Expert on Global, Trust-Based Innovation; Expert on New Marketplace Creation and Disruptive Innovation; Globetrotter and Adventurer

It’s a new world and Sharing Economy expert April Rinne can help you see it in a new way. Uber, Airbnb and other “share” services have transformed industries. Anyone with a spare room, or a car or even a little free time can become ... More >

Yossi Ghinsberg

Survivor of the Amazon Forest; Bestselling Author, Jungle and Laws of the Jungle; Founder and Director, EthnoBios S.A., a Bolivian Bio-Diversity Prospecting Company ; CEO of an Israeli/Arab Reconciliation Festival

A philosopher of life, Yossi Ghinsberg is a man of passion, fixed resolve and a connector of people. He believes that nothing promotes growth more than an unexpected experience and unconventional thinking. In these times of great challenge and change, ... More >

Bob Graham

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

One of the most accomplished politicians in Florida's history, Bob Graham never lost an election for office in more than four decades of public service at the local, state and national level. As first a state legislator, then governor and finally a three-term ... 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 >

Erika Karp

Expert on Sustainable Finance and Corporate Strategy; Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Inc.; Former Managing Director and Head of Global Sector Research, UBS Investment Bank

Erika Karp is the founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc., which applies the principles of sustainable finance across the capital markets enhancing transparency and collaboration. She is an expert on topics including: sustainable investing and finance, ... More >

Daniel Poneman

Deputy Secretary of Energy (2009-2014); Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School; President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corp

From 2009 to 2014, Daniel Poneman served as Deputy Secretary of Energy, in which capacity he also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Department. Between April 23, 2013, and May 21, 2013, Poneman served as Acting Secretary of Energy. He is ... 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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