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Our speakers present on a wide variety of timely issues. Here, we highlight the most often-requested topics and the speakers who address them.
MacArthur Genius Grantee.
Pulitzer Prize Winner.
Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Ukraine? For this Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, the simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do.
Natural History Filmmaker.
This wildlife biologist-turned-photographer is working on a long-term study, exploring the relationship between humans and wolves around the world. His ambitious goal? Peaceful coexistence.
For 20 years, Deanne served as a photojournalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, documenting the AIDS crisis, pivotal SCOTUS rulings, sports, and pop culture.
Grassroots Baseball Founder.
Instead of a seat at the table, she’ll take the spot behind the diamond with a straight shot down the third base line. Meet baseball’s biggest fan and top sports photographer.
Global Women’s Champion.
With National Geographic and at the creative helm of her nonprofit, Ripple Effect Images, Annie travels the planet to show the vibrant tapestry of human experience, and how much we share—oceans apart.
Highly decorated photojournalist David Guttenfelder is celebrated for his thorough study of geopolitical conflict, conservation, culture, and technology, with a keen and curious eye to the future.
This dynamic photographer refuses to be labeled, producing award-winning editorial work, creating magic for blue-chip brands, and starring in the global TV series, Extreme China.
Photographer Mattias Klum is an eloquent defender of biodiversity. Whether addressing the World Economic Forum or students, Mattias brings his A-game and nobody leaves his show unchanged.
Disney's Photo Mom.
Find out why Oprah, Kelly & Ryan, and Disney can’t get enough of Photographer Me Ra Koh. Through photos, stories and laughter, Me Ra shows us how to thrive, despite failure and rejection.
Whether documenting her journey through depression or celebrating the world through the eyes and words of her two boys, Photographer Marvi Lacar is the consummate creator.
To see the natural world through Pete’s eyes is to fling open your arms to the sky and dance in the rain. This gifted creator tells some of the most important stories of our time with passion, wit, and curiosity.
Blue Zones Documentarian.
In his longest-running project, Photographer David McLain travels alongside author Dan Buettner to document the diet and lifestyle habits shared by the longest-lived people in the world.
Cristina’s commitment to conservation extends beyond the Ocean to what it means to be human...understanding that the history of every living thing that has ever existed on this planet also lives within us.
Pulitzer Prize Winner.
Getty Images Special Correspondent John Moore bears witness through photography to the most pressing stories of our time, from conflict, to immigration reform, climate change, and COVID-19.
Photo Ark Founder.
Man on a Mission.
Joel Sartore is on an epic quest to save nature through his sweeping Photo Ark Project. Already 12,000 portraits strong, this project aims to document every living species in captivity, while there's still time.
National Geographic Fellow.
This Emmy Award-winner brings into sharp focus the pivotal moment at which we find ourselves in history—when we understand the problems, know the solutions, and simply need to summon the will to act.
Illuminator of the Invisible.
In biologist/photographer Anand Varma’s hands, a camera is not just a tool to capture what he sees—it’s a way to illuminate the layers of beauty and complexity that are otherwise hidden from the naked eye.
In the hands of Nikon Ambassador, Nat Geo photographer, and nonprofit Chief Ami Vitale, the camera is a tool for change. Her work celebrates how and where we are learning to coexist with wildlife.
Time Capsule Creator.
One of the most iconic and innovative photographers of our time, Stephen Wilkes constantly pushes the boundaries of what is possible.
Far East Expert.
Photographer Michael Yamashita has trained his lens on Asia for more than 40 years. With a love of history and culture, his body of work is a photographic time capsule and a compass forward.