Speakers and Moderators

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Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa

Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering; Faculty Member, Singularity University

Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis

Founder and President, Sojourners; Author, On God's Side

Laysha Ward
Laysha Ward

President, Community Relations, Target

Vin Weber
Vin Weber

Co-Chairman and Partner, Mercury/Clark & Weinstock; Former US Representative (R-MN); Trustee, The Aspen Institute

David Weigel
David Weigel

Senior Political Correspondent, Slate Magazine

Randi Weingarten
Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (Festival Underwriter)

Gilbert Welch
Gilbert Welch

Professor of Medicine and Public Policy, Dartmouth College; General Internist, White River Junction VA Medical Center

Jay F. Whitacre
Jay F. Whitacre

Assistant Professor, Engineering and Public Policy/Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Jay F. Whitacre
Jay F. Whitacre

CTO, Aquion Energy; Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Ross Wiener
Ross Wiener

Executive Director, Education and Society Program, and Vice President, The Aspen Institute

Richard Wilhelm
Richard Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Alastair Willis
Alastair Willis

Conductor; Music Director, Illinois Symphony Orchestra

Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson

Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Damian Woetzel
Damian Woetzel

Director, Arts Program, The Aspen Institute; Artistic Director, Vail International Dance Festival

Evan Wolfson
Evan Wolfson

Founder and President, Freedom to Marry

Jessie Woolley-Wilson
Jessie Woolley-Wilson

President and CEO, DreamBox Learning, Inc.

Wendy Woon
Wendy Woon

Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Tim Wu
Tim Wu

Author; Policy Advocate, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Jocelyn Wyatt
Jocelyn Wyatt

Co-Lead and Executive Director, IDEO.org