In these divisive times, consider a courageous conversation with a speaker who can unite and shine a light on what brings us together.

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist LISA LING shares how important issues can be overlooked in today's news culture. In her presentations, complete with a lively Q&A session, Lisa shares a collection of stories from her 20+ year career in media that have profoundly affected her outlook on life. Her hope is that through her experiences, people may be provoked to think about things differently and allow themselves to expand their horizons.

Multi Award-Winning National and International CNN Correspondent SARA SIDNER has led CNN's reporting on George Floyd's murder, the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, and more of the most intense and important news stories of our time. With candid and compelling insight, Sara shares her personal experiences as a journalist, a woman, and oftentimes a citizen searching to expose injustices and uncover truth in the most extreme environments.

One of America's most honored and experienced broadcast journalists, LESLEY STAHL offers a historical look at politics over a career that has spanned over fifty years. From her coverage of the nation's top political stories including Watergate to her interviews with today's top power players in Washington, Stahl provides context for the moment we're living in.

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist ANN CURRY has a passion to share someone else’s truth so that she can better inform the world. She comes from a deep understanding of the importance of service and it continues to be the driving force of her work. Ann will connect with every member of an audience and share a message that will leave each person forever changed.

12th President of the World Bank Group JIM YONG KIM has been on the front lines of fighting illness - and the next pandemic - for decades, and understands the best practices for containment, testing and safely re-opening. He also explains that in order to fully recover, long-term investments in human capital, education, infrastructure and healthcare systems are required. Dr. Kim understands the human and economic impacts of the pandemic and helps audiences understand the path ahead.

ELIZABETH NYAMAYARO, former Senior Advisor at the United Nations on Gender Equality, invites us to be critical allies in the movement for social justice and equality. Nyamayaro founded HeForShe, the United Nations global solidarity movement for gender equality, based on a simple idea: that what we share is much more powerful than what divides us. In this talk, Nyamayaro uses this truth to inspire and teach us how we can be allies to those seeking justice.

Seasoned and award-winning journalist ISHA SESAY has covered global events and major breaking news of the past decade, with a focus on stories of social injustice and their impact on women and girls. In her programs, Sesay touches on gender inequality, race and religion, and being a Black woman on a major network. Sesay is also the Founder and President of W.E. (Women Everywhere) Can Lead, a non-profit organization working in her native country of Sierra Leone, to nurture and empower teenage girls to become Africa’s next generation of dynamic female leaders. 

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and film maker AFUA HIRSCH is known for her work on black culture, history, identity and culture in the African diaspora and worldwide. In her programs, Hirsch discusses race equality, social justice, human rights, identity and belonging, international current affairs, and more. She is currently presenting African Renaissance, a 3 part documentary series for the BBC on African art; Enslaved, a 6 part series for Epix about the history of the transatlantic slave trade with Samuel L Jackson; and a podcast series for Audible. 

In this program, sociopolitical comedian, political satirist & host of CNN's United Shades of America, W. KAMAU BELL offers friendly conversation, challenging quizzes, and facts to those who want to leverage their privilege for good. Bell knows that many well intentioned people have read the books, donated and marched, but are stuck with what to do next. This talk is funny, smart, serious, and - most importantly - approachable.

ANDREW ZIMMERN is a chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate who has devoted his life to exploring and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. Zimmern knows how to engage your virtual audience and create magical events from his professional cooking studio. While he cooks, he chats about these insights and the many projects he is working on to bring us closer together - in meaningful ways - through food.

Emmy-nominated PADMA LAKSHMI serves as host and executive producer of Top Chef. She is also the host and producer of Taste the Nation, which explores the rich and diverse food culture of various immigrant groups- ultimately revealing stories that challenge notions of identity, belonging, and what it means to be American. Lakshmi is a veteran of digital content, and consistently impresses virtual audiences, from light-hearted virtual cooking demonstrations to important conversations about the intersection of food and culture.

Award-winning Chef and Owner of the restaurant Red Rooster, MARCUS SAMUELSSON tells his story of creating a restaurant where someone living his journey - an orphan from Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, living in America, can feel at home. The audience experiences a tale of personal discovery, unshakable determination, and the passionate, playful pursuit of flavors - one man’s struggle to find a place for himself in the kitchen, and in the world.

Correspondent for 60 Minutes and best selling author JOHN DICKERSON recently published The Hardest Job In The World: The American Presidency. This book comes after moderating CBS News' two presidential debates and hosting Face the Nation during the 2016 election, where he interviewed each of the major candidates multiple times. He was Time magazine's White House correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush and has covered six presidential campaigns. He has more than 2.22 million Twitter followers. 

Award-Winning journalist and author of the highly acclaimed The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote ELAINE WEISS shares virtual presentations that incorporate both visuals and a deep dive into her work, which sheds illuminating light on politics and women's rights today. In remarks that are empowering and eye-opening, Weiss inspires audiences with conversations about what it takes to change the Constitution, the power of civic engagement, how change is made, and the story of past and present voting rights.

ALEXIS COE is the author of You Never Forget Your First, Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 and the New York Times bestselling biography of George Washington that combines Coe’s rigorous research with her signature lively, humorous storytelling. She uses this same informative and charismatic delivery in speaking engagements, making political history digestible and entertaining for any audience.

Yale University historian and #1 New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny and Our Malady TIMOTHY SNYDER was described by the New York Times as a "public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between the past and present." A masterful presenter, Snyder is sought out by groups around the world to understand the direct line between big ideas of the past and our lives today.