Featured Speakers

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times

Thomas Friedman is the bestselling author of The World is Flat and New York Times foreign affairs columnist. He is renowned for his direct reporting and accessible analysis of complex issues shaping the world. According to Foreign Policy magazine, “Friedman doesn’t just report on events; he helps shape them.” The winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, he has covered monumental stories from around the globe for The New York Times since 1981. With clear and compelling language, Friedman discusses the opportunities and challenges that “accelerations,” including technology and connectivity, present. He also explores solutions — on a local and global level — to ensure the future of work, skills, income, and prosperity. He has written seven books since 1989 that have sold 10 million copies in 40 different languages. They include From Beirut to Jerusalem, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, The World is Flat and, most recently, his latest bestseller, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations, in which Friedman offers a blueprint for overcoming the stresses and challenges of a world being transformed by technology, globalization, and climate change.

DAISY AUGER-DOMÍNGUEZ | Chief People Officer, Vice Media Group and author, Inclusion Revolution

Daisy Auger-Domínguez kicked off her career at Moody’s Investors Service as a Credit Risk Analyst, Global Manager of Philanthropic Programs and its first head of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Acquisition. Auger-Domínguez has since designed, led and scaled organizational transformations at The Walt Disney Company, Google, and Viacom, and founded AugerDomínguez Ventures, a workplace culture consultancy. A dynamic speaker, author and start up advisor, her professional and civic contributions have earned her recognition, including Hispanic Executive, Top 10 Leaders; 25 Most Powerful Women, People en Español, and the New York City Council Leadership in Community Service Award.

Auger-Domínguez serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and St. Ann’s Warehouse.

John B. King Jr.
Former US Secretary of Education
Charlene M. Russell-Tucker
Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Education

Rose Else-Mitchell President, Education Solutions, Scholastic

Reggie Love
Senior Advisor
Apollo Global Management
Jessie Woolley-Wilson
CEO & President
DreamBox Learning
Carlos Santini
Chief Executive Officer
Mizzen by Mott Foundation
Jon Fortt
Chris Smith
Boston Afterschool and Beyond
Jennifer Siragelo
President & CEO
National 4-H Council
Afterschool Alliance
Tom Rosenberg
American Camp Association
Dr. Rachel Thornton
Chief Health Equity Officer
Nemours Children’s Health
Chris Minnich
North West Education Association
Mishaela Durán
President & CEO
Forum for Youth Investment
David Shapiro
YMCA Greater Boston
Dr. Carissa Moffat Miller
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Princess Moss
Vice President
National Education Association
Malbert Smith
Founder & CEO
Shawn Dove
Managing Partner
New Profit
Author, I Too Am America
Chris Helfrich
Stephen and Ayesha Curry's Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation