Speakers (240)

Acrobatic Conundrum

Terry is a longtime practitioner of capoeira, contact improvisation, hip hop dance, physical theater, and tree climbing.

Adnan Mahmud

Adnan Mahmud is a social entrepreneur with a passion for using technology to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Aidan Lang

Aidan Lang is Seattle Opera’s General Director, and prior to that was General Director of the New Zealand Opera.

Aji Piper

Aji grew up in the woods of the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington, where he developed a deep love and connection to the forest and waters of the Pacific Northwest. He is now an activist, working to protect our environment.

Akash Thakkar

Akash Thakkar is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and public speaker within the video game industry.

Akhtar Badshah

Under Akhtar Badshah’s visionary leadership, the Global Community Affairs Office at Microsoft works to narrow the technology gap for communities worldwide.

Alexandra Morton

Alexandra Morton is a marine biologist known for her 30-year study of wild killer whales in the Broughton Archipelago in […]

Scientist Alexis Kaushansky in her lab at the Center for Infectious Disease Research

Alexis Kaushansky

“We know the adage that the sum is greater than the parts. But, what happens when you can’t see or yet understand all of the parts? How can we make progress against infectious diseases when we don’t yet know how infections work?”

Alyssa Royse

Alyssa Royse has worked in marketing, PR, education, theater and the non-profit world.

Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins has been at the nexus of energy, resources, environment, development and security in more than 50 countries for 35 years.

Amy Ansel

Combining people, programs and processes to create plant-based materials to change how we create just about everything.

Amy Jo Martin

As founder and CEO of Digital Royalty, Amy Jo Martin helps companies, celebrities and professional sports leagues, teams and athletes build, measure and monetize their digital universe.


Anastacia-Reneé is a writer, performance artist, and workshop facilitator who has been described as a queer super-shero of color. She […]

Andrea Driessen

Why are eulogies only for the dying? In this funny, touching talk, Andrea Driessen maintains that writing loved ones, close […]

Andrea Driessen

Andrea Driessen is a meeting designer, author, and hospice volunteer. As founder and Chief Boredom Buster at Seattle-based No More […]

Andrew Himes

Meet Andrew Himes: advocate for social justice, co-founder of Microsoft Developer Network, and Director of Collective Impact at Carbon Leadership […]

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