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2023 Speakers

Harry Lennix


Revitalizing cultural infrastructure in the modern city.

Whitney Reynolds


In a world that constantly tells us to tell our stories, we should remember our stories overlap with others who might not want their stories told and how to weigh those ethics.

Sara Seyed

Actor/Human Rights Lawyer

The Woman Life Freedom Revolution: How collective resistance created the most inclusive revolution in history.

David Ambroz

National Poverty and Child Welfare Advocate

How to reform the foster system and end the pipeline of foster youth to prison.

Eve Geroulis


Generation WTF (What’s the Future) and how to emphasize our human potential as the menial jobs transfer to the AI.

Dr. Inna Kanevsky

Psychologist/TikTok Influencer

Education v. Indoctrination and how to distinguish between educating today’s youth about social issues such as LGBTQ+ and racial dynamics and concerns about their indoctrination (i.e. dispelling myths that are limiting education and inclusion)

Yao Huang

Board Director/Climate Activist

How we are scaling algae tanks to eliminate atmospheric carbon profitably and sustainably.

Dr. Abiodun Durojaye

ED of Urban Alliance Chicago

What’s your Starbucks name? Validating ethnic and black names in the workplace.

Madison Mohns

AI Developer

The paradox of self replacing workers in the AI revolution and how managers can innovate ahead without leaving people behind.

Jason William Johnson


This corporate director and rapper discusses how rap music and rap battles can inspire entrepreneurship.

Miss Toto

Drag Queen

Chicago’s preeminent drag queen (and oceanographer) discusses how drag culture and creativity has propelled societies forward for centuries, with a historical and current look at the impact and influence of drag.

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