Co-founder GoodThink, Presidential Point of Light & Award-Winning Author
Amy Blankson is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two Presidents (President Bush and President Clinton). She received a Presidential appointment to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National Service, and was one of the youngest delegates to the Presidents' Summit for America's Future. Amy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management.
Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and a lecturer at Northeastern University.
Her expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her bestselling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, is being translated into more than 20 languages.
2014 U.S. Paralympian / Adaptive Snowboarding
At 19, after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. En route, she experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure, which caused her to lose circulation to her extremities. When she entered into the hospital she was given less than a 2% chance of survival, put on life support and placed into a coma.
Speaker. Author. Trainer. Business Strategist.
A former executive of a billion dollar global consumer products company and awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year, (World's Leading CEO Membership Organization) AmyK is a catalyst for producing sustainable solutions to a leader's most pressing challenges. More than 45,000 executives in nine countries have benefited from her keen insight and intuitive understanding of the issues leaders face.
Host, Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360°, a newscast committed to going beyond the headlines to tell in-depth stories from multiple points of view, airing weeknights at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET on CNN. Cooper covers major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene.
Chief Market Intelligence Officer, Global Currency, Public Policy and Financial Industry Expert; Author, Radio Host and Contributor, CNBC
Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including: extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics.
Host, Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
From navigating the kitchens of acclaimed three Michelin star restaurants to negotiating dinner in one of Southeast Asia's hidden jungle markets, it all comes easily to Andrew Zimmern. He is the co-creator, host and contributing producer of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" on the Travel Channel. He travels the world, decoding cultures and countries one meal at a time.
Preeminent Polar Explorer
Ann Bancroft is one of the world's preeminent polar explorers and an internationally recognized leader who is dedicated to inspiring women, girls and audiences around the world to unleash the power of their dreams. Through her various roles as an explorer, educator and sought-after speaker, Bancroft believes that by sharing stories related to her dreams of outdoor adventure, she can help inspire a global audience to pursue their individual dreams.