Although she has dedicated her life to saving the world’s oceans, Cristina Mittermeier has also traveled to all the continents focusing on how climate change is impacting isolated communities. Her fascinating storytelling and striking award-winning photography will inspire and raise awareness of the vital relationships between human cultures and biodiversity.
Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks. Davis received her first Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress, for her role as the offbeat dog trainer Muriel Pritchett in Lawrence Kasdan’s The Accidental Tourist. She was again nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise.
Dr. Duckworth advocates changing the way we talk about mental illness. Sharing both personal and professional experiences depicted in his ground-breaking book, You Are Not Alone, Dr. Duckworth will demonstrate how open conversations lead to positive outcomes, and will offer hope and wisdom related to the difficult topic of mental health.
Alton Brown, TV personality and self-proclaimed foodie, cooks with the precision of a scientist, the passion of an artist and the playfulness of a kid. He is best known for creating the innovative show, “Good Eats.” He brings his signature irreverent humor to the discussion of what our food reveals about our culture.