Keynote Speaker

Dan Rather

Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

Luncheon Speaker

John Herrman

David Carr Fellow, The New York Times


Keynote Speaker

Maysoon Zayid

"I Got 99 Problems and Palsy Is Just One"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Luncheon Speaker

Laura Osseck

"Disability Rights in Ohio: Community Integration and Voting Rights"


Keynote Speaker

Steve Wozniak

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape t

Luncheon Speaker

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a New York Times Business Day “State of the Art” columnist, a position he a


Keynote Speaker

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority in Einstein's unified field theory and

Luncheon Speaker

Sam Sifton

Sam Sifton became the National Editor of The New York Times in 2011, after serving as the ne


Keynote Speaker

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he graduated from the Bronx High Schoo

Luncheon Speaker

Henry Fountain

Henry Fountain, science writer for the New York Times, covers engineering, materials, and ot


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Ballard

Deep-Sea Explorer and Discoverer of the Titanic

Luncheon Speaker

Cornelia Dean

Science Writer for the New York Times


Keynote Speaker

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

"From Jim Crow America to South Africa Apartheid and Beyond:  A Journalist's Journey"

Luncheon Speaker

Monaqui Porter-Young

"My Journey:  From Wright State University to Sri Lanka"


Keynote Speaker

James Fallows

"Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China"

Luncheon Speaker

Minxin Pei

"Rebalancing U.S.-China Relations"
Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Keynote Speaker

Nicholas Kristof

"The World as I See It"
Monday, January 26, 2009

Luncheon Speaker

Eleanor Clift

"An Insider's View of Washington"
Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Keynote Speaker

Jared Diamond

"Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed"

Luncheon Speaker

Carolyn Watkins

"Ohio's Environment"
Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wangari Maathai

Empowerment and the Escape from Poverty

Luncheon Speaker

Ambassador Tony Hall

Changing the Face of Hunger
Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Oliver Sacks

The Mysteries of the Human Brain
March 9, 2006

Luncheon Speaker

Dr. James Zull

Professor of Biology, Case Western Reserve University