Speakers and Moderators

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Chet Cadieux
Chet Cadieux

Chairman, President and CEO, QuickTrip

Pamela Cantor
Pamela Cantor

Founder, President, and CEO, Turnaround for Children

Jonathan Capehart
Jonathan Capehart

Writer and Editorial Board Member, The Washington Post

Kevin Carey
Kevin Carey

Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation; Author, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

Cameron Carpenter
Cameron Carpenter

Organist; Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence, Arts Program, The Aspen Institute

Robin Chase
Robin Chase

Founder and Former CEO, Zipcar; Executive Chairman, Veniam; Author, Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

Meryl Chertoff
Meryl Chertoff

Executive Director, Justice and Society Program, The Aspen Institute; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Jane Chu
Jane Chu

Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

Vitaly Churkin
Vitaly Churkin

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations

Deborah Clark
Deborah Clark

Vice President and Executive Producer, "Marketplace", American Public Media

Alexa Clay
Alexa Clay

Founder, Wisdom Hackers; Co-Founder, League of Intrapreneurs; Author, The Misfit Economy

Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons

Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE; Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Senior Editor and National Correspondent, The Atlantic

David Coleman
David Coleman

President and CEO, College Board

Maureen Conway
Maureen Conway

Vice President for Policy Programs and Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, The Aspen Institute

Christopher Coons
Christopher Coons

US Senator, State of Delaware (D)

Alan Cooperman
Alan Cooperman

Director of Religion Research, Pew Research Center

Katie Couric
Katie Couric

Award Winning Journalist; Best Selling Author

Philippe Cousteau
Philippe Cousteau

Founder and CEO, EarthEcho International

Jerry Coyne
Jerry Coyne

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago; Author, Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.

Kate Crawford
Kate Crawford

Principal Researcher, New York City, Microsoft Research; Visiting Professor, MIT Center for Civic Media; Senior Fellow, NYU Information Law Institute

Ed Crooks
Ed Crooks

US Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

Michael Crow
Michael Crow

President, Arizona State University

Amy Cuddy
Amy Cuddy

Social Psychologist; Associate Professor and Hellman Faculty Fellow, Harvard Business School

Yi Cui
Yi Cui

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Erin Currier
Erin Currier

Director, Projects on Family Financial Security and Mobility, The Pew Charitable Trusts