EDUCATION

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Amanda Ripley is a New York Times bestselling author and an investigative journalist who writes for the Atlantic and the Washington Post. She is the author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Smartest Kids in the World--and How They Got That Way and The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes, and Why. LEARN MORE »

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Passionate advocate for connecting people with nature, & host of the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train

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Co-founder & Executive Director of World Savvy on the transformative power of global education

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Director of the Education Policy Program at New America, author of The End of College on the future of learning

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• Former head of UNICEF on leading with purpose

• Director of the Education Policy Program at New America

• Author of The End of College on the future of learning

• Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month

• Co-founder of 100 Word Story

• Author of Pep Talks for Writers & Brave the Page

• Author of several bestselling books including All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

• Creator of the social justice oriented service-learning program “Books Behind Bars”

• Educational innovator at the University of Virginia Center for Teaching Excellence


• One of the most influential figures in education policy

• Author of several books, including The College Dropout Scandal

• Co-founder & Executive Director of World Savvy on the transformative power of global education

• Journalist and consultant

• Author of Brilliant on helping people understand how we learn & how we can do it better

• NY Times Bestselling author of The Smartest Kids in the World, The Unthinkable, and High Conflict

• Investigative journalist


• Host of the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train

• Passionate advocate for connecting people with nature

• Author of Zig Zag & other books on the power of collaboration & greater creativity


• Lecturer at UC Berkely's Haas School of Business

• Author of Practical Wisdom

• One of TED’s most popular speakers

• Author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What to Do About It


• Prize-winning author of The Newcomers, Soldier Girls, & Just Like Us

• Speaks with compassion about the journeys of refugees who have been invited to resettle in the US

• NBC News technology correspondent

• Founder/CEO of buildOn - Bringing education & opportunity to the world's poorest by mobilizing inner-city youth & helping to build schools in developing nations.