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    SHANE BITNEY CRONE - Bridegroom - A Love Story. Unequaled.
    In 2011 a devastating accident which took Tom’s life and turned Shane’s world upside down. To cope with the pain of loss, Shane created a YouTube video about the experience to honor and mourn Tom, and highlight the impact of marriage inequality. Since its release on May 6, 2012, the video, titled “It Could Happen To You,” has earned over four million views from people around the world and been translated into over a dozen languages. The clip was also listed as one of GLAAD’s “Most Inspiring Videos that Helped Push Equality Forward in 2012.”
    NYLE FORT - Black In America: Race, Protest & Democracy
    An activist committed to global transformative justice, Nyle brings his national experience and international lens to his local work. He recently travelled to Ferguson, Missouri to help build the Movement for Black Lives. Upon his return home, Nyle created 7 Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks, a liturgy commemorating the last words of black people killed by police and vigilantes. In addition, he established Newark Books and Breakfast, a monthly program providing free books and breakfast to local youth and families. Most recently, Nyle travelled to Amsterdam as part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation’s multinational effort to challenge racialized violence.
    JACY GOOD - Hang Up and Drive
    Their powerful talk “HANG UP AND DRIVE!” was created to facilitate face-to-face discussion about the reality of the irreparable damage caused by distracted driving. It is designed for groups of people of all ages, and shows us all, that as individuals, we wield the power to eliminate distracted driving and ultimately to save lives.
    Rachel-Griffin-smlRACHEL GRIFFIN - A Passionate Voice for Advocacy
    Dr. Rachel Alicia Griffin has been advocating against sexual violence for well over a decade. Having delivered more than 100 highly memorable workshops and keynotes on campuses, at conferences, and for events, Rachel is a sought-after national and international speaker.
    KevinHinesSMLKEVIN HINES - Cracked, Not Broken
    On September 24, 2000, the paranoid and hallucinating nineteen-year-old flung himself off the bridge in a suicide attempt. He fell 220 feet straight down into the San Francisco Bay, shattering his T12, L1, and L2 vertebrae. He lacerated most of his lower organs. A Coast Guard boat pulled Hines from the frigid waters. Today, Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, Amazon best-selling author of “Cracked Not Broken,” and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.
    JAYNE A. HITCHCOCK - Virtual Villains: The Dangers of Blogs, IM's and Predators
    Jayne A. Hitchcock is an author and an internationally recognized cyber crime expert. She volunteers with numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide. Jayne is a valued resource to these agencies in the solving of Internet related crimes. Additionally, she has worked tirelessly with our legislators in the drafting and passing of many of this country's Internet laws.
    LARRY KAHANER - FISCAL FITNESS BOOT CAMP - A Workout to Trim, Tighten, and Target your Money-Managing Skills.
    Best selling business author, stock trader, and former Business Week reporter Larry Kahaner knows how to survive in down markets and thrive when the markets are good because he's done it himself. How? By becoming fiscally fit.
    RobMorrisMenu-smlROB MORRIS - THE MODERN DAY ABOLITIONIST - What it Takes for Everyday People to Fight Injustice
    Human trafficking, modern day slavery, is estimated to impact over 20 million people around the world, including millions of children. But Rob Morris wants us to consider the plight of individual children, rather than statistics. Morris is the president and co-founder of Love146, an organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through prevention education and survivor care. Morris has lectured and taught in over 30 countries on issues of justice, compassion, and human rights, and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Fox News, the CNN Freedom Project and more.
    JENNIFER L. POZNER - Why Reality TV is Bad for Women
    In her eye-opening lecture -- Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and Men, People of Color, The Economy, Love, Sex and Sheer Common Sense!) -- Jennifer L. Pozner reveals who is creating this pop cultural backlash against women’s rights and social progress, who is profiting from it, and why. Pozner takes a fierce, funny, and in-depth look at how reality TV affects our beliefs, our behavior, and our culture.

    JOE QUIRK - "It's Not You It's Biology" THE SCIENCE OF LOVE, SEX & RELATIONSHIPS
    a PIXAR-illustrated Presentation. Sex feels good. So why don't women offer it indiscriminately to every guy who hits on them? Committed intimacy is the deepest human need. So why are men so terrified of it? It's not the way we're raised. It's biology. Sperm-spreaders and egg-protectors have inherited different emotions from evolution. The scientific evidence is in. Race differences are not significant. Sex differences are significant.
    Jeremy-Richman-wolfman-productions-smlJEREMY RICHMAN - The Science of Violence and Compassion: Making the Invisible Visible
    Brain science is the least explored of all our science. As a result, there is a lot of fear, trepidation, and stigma associated with the invisible world of brain illnesses (referred to as “mental illnesses”). People are afraid to advocate for themselves and their loved ones, to get appropriate help in times of need. Dr. Richman and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, started the Avielle Foundation, committed to preventing violence and building compassion through brain health research, community education, and engagement, after their daughter, Avielle Rose Richman, was tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, on December 14th, 2012.
    REVEREND SHARON RISHER - Tattered Pieces: A Charleston Daughter Explores Loss, Faith and Forgiveness
    Reverend Sharon Washington Risher was catapulted into the limelight after the Charleston, South Carolina shooting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. Her beloved mother — the church’s sexton — Ethel Lee Lance, was killed along with eight others, including two cousins and a childhood friend. Audiences nationwide are saying that Reverend Risher’s talks are incredibly powerful, emotional, riveting, raw and authentic, and each of her talks cover her personal experience losing loved ones to gun violence, race, racism and hate in America, as well as the path to forgiveness and an offering of hope for tomorrow.
    Ben-Simon-Wolfman-Productions-SmlBEN SIMON - Igniting a Movement to Change the World
    Ben Simon is Co-Founder and CEO at Imperfect, America’s leading consumer brand for ugly produce. Imperfect is on a mission to find a home for the 6 billion pounds per year of produce that is currently wasted because it falls short of grocery stores’ strict standards for beauty. Ben is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur and won a Do Something Award on VH1.
    STEVE THOMPSON - Preventing Sexual Assault
    The author of No More Fear has been a national figure on the subject of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking for several years. The success and popularity of his programs is unparalleled. His unique approach is a result of over 28 years of research and street experience involving hundreds of interviews with survivors and offenders. He has presented over 1,500 programs dealing with sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, workplace violence, and harassment throughout the country.
    ZACH WAHLS - "What makes a family?"
    Zach Wahls tried to answer that very question when he testified before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in January, 2011. Zach shares a story that has never before been told, and offers a fresh, bold perspective on a recently rekindled -- and always contentious-- issue: gay marriage.
    david-cole-wheeler-smDAVID COLE WHEELER - A Father's Journey and His Efforts to Make Sense of a Tragedy that by All Measures Seems Senseless.
    Every year tens of thousands of family members lose loved ones to gun violence. A number of them find the courage to speak very articulately about their loss but none are more eloquent than David Cole Wheeler. David’s son, Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, was one of twenty first-graders murdered on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Along with the six dedicated educators this was the worst grade-school mass shooting in American history.
    DAVE ZAMANSKY - Team Building, Leadership Development and Interpersonal Communication
    After nineteen years in leadership education, Dave has seen that leadership develops when students transform their passions into plans for action. To this end, Dave asks students to reflect on their passions, articulate goals, and strategize about ways to help their communities function more positively. Characterized by Dave's enthusiasm, his workshops encourage participants to examine their lives from new angles, question their judgments, and analyze situations effectively.