Actor, director, writer, and science advocate are just a few of Alan Alda’s many job titles. When not garnering accolades for his roles in front of and behind the camera, Alda helps develop innovative programs on how scientists communicate with the public. Eleven years as host of Scientific American Frontiers on PBS put the actor up close with cutting-edge advancements in chemistry, technology, biology, and physics.
A leading physicist and professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, Professor Brian Greene brings complex ideas and concepts to audiences in exciting and compelling ways. He has been described by The Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” Dr. Greene is renowned for his bestselling books, including The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, and for his many media appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NPR, and the PBS NewsHour.
Legendary paleoanthropologist, environmentalist, and activist Richard Leakey has spent a lifetime proving that one person can make a difference. Leakey has built a career and a reputation by getting out into the field and standing on the front lines. His work in Africa and abroad, from digs in the Turkana Basin to his war on climate change and elephant and rhino poachers, has made him one of the world’s most influential champions of life on Earth.
Co-host of NPR’s Radiolab, Robert Krulwich is one of the most original and widely listened to broadcasters in the world for his boundless curiosity and ability to explain complex subjects in creative, compelling, and entertaining ways. Krulwich illustrates hard-to-see concepts in science with anything at his disposal, using drawings, cartoons, videos, and more.
Aerospace entrepreneur and Virgin Galactic spacecraft designer Burt Rutan is a bold visionary with a passion for the advancement of technology. He founded the aerospace research firm Scaled Composites and designed the legendary Voyager, the first aircraft to circle the world nonstop without refueling. He also created SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately funded spacecraft in an effort to spur the development of affordable space tourism.
Annie McKee wants you to be happy at work. She wants you to be successful too.
Based on decades of experience and extensive research, her latest book, How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship, sheds new light on the relationship between happiness and the success of individuals, teams, and organizations.
One of Inc. magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018, she is a sought-after advisor to leaders of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and NGOs around the globe. BusinessWeek called her the “high priestess of executive coaching.”
Dr. McKee is committed to helping good leaders become better and to creating vibrant workplace cultures where people and their institutions thrive.
Her engaging speeches, workshops, and seminars are designed to transform our understanding of why happiness matters in the workplace, and provide clear, practical instructions for how to achieve this.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power is best known as an advocate for the prevention of genocide, refugees, women’s rights, and U.S. engagement in the world. Forbes described her as “a powerful crusader for U.S foreign policy as well as human rights and democracy.”
Ambassador Power is featured in the 2018 documentary The Final Year, a behind-the-scenes look at the Obama Administration's foreign policy team during their last year in office. The film opens in theaters Friday and will be available to stream on Amazon and iTunes.
In her speeches, Power draws from her extensive knowledge and experience to deliver original talks related to current events. Whether speaking on leadership and foreign policy or about life in public service, Power challenges audiences to give a hard look at the state of the world and consider their role in standing up to injustice.
She has been named one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” and TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” In her speaking engagements, Power's mix of passion and clarity offers a unique perspective on the great challenges of our time.