Speakers and Moderators

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Don Baer
Don Baer

Worldwide Chairman and CEO, Burson-Marsteller

Zoë Baird
Zoë Baird

CEO and President, Markle Foundation

Gerard Baker
Gerard Baker

Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal; Editor in Chief, Dow Jones

Molly Ball
Molly Ball

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

James Balog
James Balog

Founder and Director, Extreme Ice Survey and Earth Vision Institute Institute

Banny Banerjee
Banny Banerjee

Founder and Director, Stanford Change Labs; Professor of the Practice, Stanford School of Earth Energy and Environmental Sciences

Keith Banks
Keith Banks

President, U.S. Trust, Private Wealth Management, Bank of America (Festival Underwriter)

Jason Barnes
Jason Barnes

Drummer, Shimon Robot and Friends

Melody Barnes
Melody Barnes

Co-Founder and Principal, MB2 Solutions; Former Domestic Policy Advisor, Obama White House; Chair, Forum for Community Solutions, The Aspen Institute

Richard Barth
Richard Barth

CEO, KIPP Foundation

Xavier Becerra
Xavier Becerra

Attorney General, State of California

Heidi Beirich
Heidi Beirich

Director, Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center

Alexander Betts
Alexander Betts

Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs and Director, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University

Jackie Bezos
Jackie Bezos

Co-Founder and President, Bezos Family Foundation

Mike Bezos
Mike Bezos

Co-Founder and Vice President, Bezos Family Foundation

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

Writer

William Bishop
William Bishop

Journalist; Author, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart; Contributing Editor, The Daily Yonder

Barbara Block
Barbara Block

Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Melissa Block
Melissa Block

Special Correspondent and Guest Host, "All Things Considered," NPR

Paul Bloom
Paul Bloom

Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University

James Bonini
James Bonini

Vice President, Toyota Production System Support Center, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (TEMA) (Festival Underwriter)

Jon Boogz
Jon Boogz

Movement Artist, Choreographer, and Director, Sozo Artists

Cory Booker
Cory Booker

US Senator, State of New Jersey (D)

Sarah Borgman
Sarah Borgman

Director and Curator, Skoll World Forum, Skoll Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Nate Bowling
Nate Bowling

AP Teacher, Lincoln High School, Tacoma, WA

Tim Bozik
Tim Bozik

President, Global Product, Pearson (Festival Underwriter)

Richard Braddock
Richard Braddock

Investor; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

David G. Bradley
David G. Bradley

Chairman and Owner, Atlantic Media Company

Anthony Brandt
Anthony Brandt

Composer; Professor, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

Mason Bretan
Mason Bretan

Guitarist, Shimon Robot and Friends

Arthur Brooks
Arthur Brooks

President and Beth and Ravenel Curry Scholar in Free Enterprise, American Enterprise Institute

Corey Brooks
Corey Brooks

Founder and Pastor, New Beginnings Church, Chicago

David Brooks
David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Campbell Brown
Campbell Brown

Head of News Partnerships, Facebook (Festival Underwriter)

Ron Brownstein
Ron Brownstein

Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Frank Bruni
Frank Bruni

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Erik Brynjolfsson
Erik Brynjolfsson

Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Joanna Bryson
Joanna Bryson

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Bath

William D. Budinger
William D. Budinger

Founder and Former CEO, Rodel, Inc.; Trustee, Aspen Institute

Elisabeth Bumiller
Elisabeth Bumiller

Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Joy Buolamwini
Joy Buolamwini

Graduate Researcher, Civic Media Group, MIT Media Lab; Founder, Code4Rights