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Learn more about all of our remarkable and inspirational speakers representing 81 countries on six continents.

  • Jon Von Tetzchner

    Jon Von Tetzchner

    2017 Speaker - Icelandic programmer, businessman, and founder of Vivaldi Technologies.

  • Erna Solberg

    Erna Solberg

    2017 Speaker - Prime Minister of Norway.

  • Evan Mawarire

    Evan Mawarire

    2017 Speaker - Civil rights activist, pastor, and leader of the #ThisFlag movement.

  • Maria Toorpakai Wazir

    Maria Toorpakai Wazir

    2017 Speaker - Professional Pakistani squash player and women's rights advocate.

  • Mohamed Nasheed

    Mohamed Nasheed

    2017 Speaker - Former Maldivian president, democracy and environmental activist.

  • Elif Shafak

    Elif Shafak

    2017 Speaker - Award-winning Turkish novelist and political commentator.

  • Raed Al Saleh

    Raed Al Saleh

    2017 Speaker - Head of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets), a Syrian volunteer rescue group.

  • Leyla Hussein

    Leyla Hussein

    2017 Speaker - Somali psychotherapist and anti-FGM activist.

  • Luis Almagro

    Luis Almagro

    2017 Speaker - Uruguayan lawyer, diplomat, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American States.

  • Zhanna Nemtsova

    Zhanna Nemtsova

    2017 Speaker - Russian journalist, social activist, and the daughter of Boris Nemtsov.

  • Anas Aremeyaw Anas

    Anas Aremeyaw Anas

    2017 Speaker - Undercover journalist from Ghana.

  • Grace Gao

    Grace Gao

    2017 Speaker - Daughter of Gao Zhisheng, a dissident Chinese human rights lawyer.

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