Speakers/Mentors

Entertainment

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Actress, producer, director, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and humanitarian
Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

World Record holding singer/song writer and Best-Selling author
Michael Papajohn

Michael Papajohn

Actor and stuntman in over 100 movies such as Spiderman and Jurassic World
Les Stroud

Les Stroud

World record holder, Survivorman of SMTV, Discovery and Science Channel
Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood

Platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winning vocalist, Emmy Award winning and Best Selling author
Angelina Alexon

Angelina Alexon

New POP singer that is exploding on the music scene. Her vocal range, tone and power has been compared to Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and is fluent in 5 languages and sings in 7
Aradia

Aradia

Singer/Songwriter
Paul Bedard

Paul Bedard

Star of Animal Planet’s Gator Boys

Science

Dr. Pardis Sabeti

Dr. Pardis Sabeti

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and Most Influential People in the World
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Prof. Emeritus at Stanford University, Creator of the Standford Prison Experiment and Lucifer Effect, and The Heroic Imagination Project
Dr. Kira Radinsky

Dr. Kira Radinsky

One of GE’s eight chosen women that have changed the world
Dr. Esther Ngumbi

Dr. Esther Ngumbi

Author. Researcher. Mentor. Educator. Motivational Speaker. Hunger Activist. Consultant.
Tamara Robertson

Tamara Robertson

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineer and Science Communicator.
Jayde Lovell

Jayde Lovell

Host of ScIQ

Host of ScIQ, the science show on The Young Turks Network, directs video news production at the New York Hall of Sciences, and in 2015 was a winner of “The Next MacGyver” television production competition by the National Academy of Engineering

Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal

NASA Space and Technology Hall of Fame
Dr. Tracy Fanara

Dr. Tracy Fanara

Environmental Health Program-Mote Marine Laboratory
Ridhi Tariyal

Ridhi Tariyal

Founder/Creator of NextGen Jane
Dr. Raf Ratinam

Dr. Raf Ratinam

Medical Illustrator
Stephanie Abrams

Stephanie Abrams

Meteorologist for the Weather Channel
Dr. Emily Hall

Dr. Emily Hall

Manager of Mote Marine’s Ocean Acidification Program, Adjunct Professor Ringling College of Art and Design

Art & Literature

Kseniya Simonova

Kseniya Simonova

Winner of Ukraine‘s Got Talent and Golden Buzzer America’s Got Talent: Champions
Elsa Charretier

Elsa Charretier

Marvel and DC comic book artist
Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen

Best-Selling and award winning author.
Kristen Visbal

Kristen Visbal

Creator and sculptor of the Fearless Girl statue on Wall Street
Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain

World renown and award-winning documentarian and creator of 50/50Day
Eric Jacobs

Eric Jacobs

Award winning photographer and artist
 AJ Jacobs

AJ Jacobs

Author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help
Dan Povenmire

Dan Povenmire

Co-creator of the Disney’s number one animated series Phineas and Ferb
Jeremy Whitley

Jeremy Whitley

American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of the award-winning series
Abdi Nor Iftin

Abdi Nor Iftin

Somali refugee and author of the book Call Me American
Nita Wiggins

Nita Wiggins

Author, Award-Winning Journalist, Professor at L’Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris

Government & Historical Figures

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

Astronaut, former head of NOAA, current head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Paul Molnar

Paul Molnar

Paul Molnar was born in 1929 in Rákospalota, a suburb of Budapest, Hungary. Following the outbreak of the war, Paul and his family came under increasing persecution by the pro-German Hungarian government
Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is co-chair of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation.
Shane Kimbrough

Shane Kimbrough

R. Shane Kimbrough was selected by NASA in 2004. He completed his first spaceflight in 2008 on STS-126
Mo Salih

Mo Salih

Recently named as Top 40 Most Influential People of African Descent in the World, Politics and Governance
Dr. Frederic Pryor

Dr. Frederic Pryor

Dr. Frederic Pryor, swapped for Soviet Spy Rudolph Abel as depicted in "Bridge of Spies"

Athletes

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier

Major League baseball player
Barclay Stockett

Barclay Stockett

Mulitple America Ninja Warrior National Finalist

Entrepreneurs

Furkan Karayel

Furkan Karayel

Founder & CEO at Giftoven.ie and Member of Dublin Chamber, Women in Business (WIBN), Sprinters Dublin Chapter Lead
Casson Trenor

Casson Trenor

"Hero of the Environment” by TIME Magazine, Author
Jordan Reeves

Jordan Reeves

Founder of Project Unicorn and Born Just Right