Speakers and Moderators

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Vivek Wadhwa
Vivek Wadhwa

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

Jane Wales
Jane Wales

Vice President of Philanthropy and Society, Director, Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, The Aspen Institute; Founder and CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum

Darren Walker
Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

Andrea Wallace
Andrea Wallace

Artistic Director of Photography and New Media, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Amy Walter
Amy Walter

National Editor, The Cook Political Report

Chip Walton
Chip Walton

Producing Artistic Director, Curious Theatre Company

Steuart Walton
Steuart Walton

CEO, Game Composites; Board Member, Walton Family Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Tom Walton
Tom Walton

Managing Principal, RopeSwing; Chair, Home Region Program Committee Chair, Walton Family Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Mark Warner
Mark Warner

US Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia (D)

Peter Wehner
Peter Wehner

Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Gil Weinberg
Gil Weinberg

Professor and Director, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Mark Weinberger
Mark Weinberger

Global Chairman and CEO, EY (Festival Underwriter)

Amy Whitaker
Amy Whitaker

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Management, New York University Steinhardt School; Author, Art Thinking

Gillian White
Gillian White

Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic

Ross Wiener
Ross Wiener

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

Robb Willer
Robb Willer

Professor of Sociology, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior, Stanford University

Florence Williams
Florence Williams

Contributing Editor, Outside Magazine; Freelance Writer; Author, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Timothy Wilson
Timothy Wilson

Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson

Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corporation (Festival Underwriter)

Bayard Winthrop
Bayard Winthrop

CEO and Founder, American Giant

Peter Wittig
Peter Wittig

Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of the Republic of Germany

Damian Woetzel
Damian Woetzel

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

Chris Womack
Chris Womack

President, External Affairs, Southern Company (Festival Underwriter)

Jeff Wong
Jeff Wong

Global Chief Innovation Officer, EY (Festival Underwriter)

Graeme Wood
Graeme Wood

National Correspondent, The Atlantic; Lecturer, Yale University

Joshua Wyner
Joshua Wyner

Executive Director, College Excellence Program, The Aspen Institute