Past Speakers

These are some of the most memorable speakers that we've been able to bring over the years.

Giancarlo Esposito

Diversity Inspirational Actor

Breaking Bad and the other roles that Mr. Esposito had played were the primary reasons for the good turnout. Giancarlo is a very intelligent man, and his story is quite inspirational. His talk was packed with good advice, words of wisdom, and tragic humor. It could have had slightly more specific di...

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Curtis Chin

Frank Abagnale

Between the ages of 16 and 21, Mr. Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor, and a pediatrician, in addition to cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks. The movie, Catch Me If You Can, was based on him.

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Paul Watson

Between the ages of 16 and 21, Mr. Abagnale successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a college professor, and a pediatrician, in addition to cashing $2.5 million in fraudulent checks. The movie, Catch Me If You Can, was based on him.

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Kim Phuc

The girl in the Pulitzer prize-winning picture is Kim Phuc. In 1972, Americans and South Vietnamese Air Force dropped napalm bombs on her village. Nine-year-old Phuc fled and was badly burned. During the following years, the government subjected her to endless interviews and officials summoned he...

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Dan Savage

Dan Savage is an openly gay syndicated sex columnist from Seattle who spoke to audience of about 350 people. Creator and author of Savage Love, the once-a-week-column, that is funny, informative, outrageous, non-judgmental (about consenting sex acts) and very judgmental (about moronic letter-writer...

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Lisa Ling

Since joining National Geographic in 2002 as the first woman host of “Explorer” Lisa Ling has covered the looting of antiques in war-torn Iraq, investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, examined the complex issues surrounding China’s one-child policy, and journeyed more than 1,600 f...

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