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

  • Zhanna Nemtsova

    Zhanna Nemtsova

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

  • Arkady Babchenko

    Arkady Babchenko

    2017 Speaker - Russian writer, journalist, and former soldier.

  • Chris Turner

    Chris Turner

    2017 Performer - British stand-up comedian.

  • Carah Faye

    Carah Faye

    2017 Performer - American singer and songwriter.

  • Memory Banda

    Memory Banda

    2017 Speaker - Malawian girls’ rights activist.

  • Grace Gao

    Grace Gao

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

  • Raed Al Saleh

    Raed Al Saleh

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

  • Antonietta Ledezma

    Antonietta Ledezma

    2017 Speaker - Venezuelan human rights activist and daughter of political prisoner Antonio Ledezma.

  • Luis Almagro

    Luis Almagro

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

  • Anas Aremeyaw Anas

    Anas Aremeyaw Anas

    2017 Speaker - Undercover journalist from Ghana.

  • Raed Fares

    Raed Fares

    2017 Speaker - Syrian pro-democracy and civil society activist.

  • Mohamed Nasheed

    Mohamed Nasheed

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

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