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Previous and returning speakers include

  Sean O'Sullivan   Founder and Managing Partner  SOSV

Sean O'Sullivan

Founder and Managing Partner

SOSV

  Greg Shell   Managing Director  Bain Capital (Double Impact)

Greg Shell

Managing Director

Bain Capital (Double Impact)

  Governor Terry McAuliffe   72nd Governor  State of Virginia (US)

Governor Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor

State of Virginia (US)

  J. Craig Venter, PhD   Founder, Chairman, and CEO  The J. Craig Venter Institute

J. Craig Venter, PhD

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

The J. Craig Venter Institute

  Lindy Fishburne   Senior Vice President, Investments, Thiel Foundation  Managing Partner, Breakout Labs

Lindy Fishburne

Senior Vice President, Investments, Thiel Foundation

Managing Partner, Breakout Labs

  Larry Smarr, PhD   Founding Director  California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

Larry Smarr, PhD

Founding Director

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

  Joanne Smith, MD   President and CEO  Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago)

Joanne Smith, MD

President and CEO

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago)

  Johannes Fruehauf   Co-Founder and President  LabCentral

Johannes Fruehauf

Co-Founder and President

LabCentral

  Melissa Stevens   Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy  Milken Institute

Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Milken Institute

  Governor Doug Ducey   23rd Governor  State of Arizona (US)

Governor Doug Ducey

23rd Governor

State of Arizona (US)

  Montel Williams   American Television Personality   

Montel Williams

American Television Personality

 

  Barbara Newhouse   President and CEO  The ALS Association

Barbara Newhouse

President and CEO

The ALS Association

  Gregory C. Simon   President, Biden Cancer Initiative  The Biden Foundation

Gregory C. Simon

President, Biden Cancer Initiative

The Biden Foundation

  Fabian Bolin   Actor, Screenwriter, and CEO  WarOnCancer.com

Fabian Bolin

Actor, Screenwriter, and CEO

WarOnCancer.com

  Linda Bernardi   Chief Innovation Officer, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)  IBM

Linda Bernardi

Chief Innovation Officer, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)

IBM

  Alexandra Reeve Givens   Trustee  The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Alexandra Reeve Givens

Trustee

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

  Malin Burnham   Chairman  The Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Malin Burnham

Chairman

The Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

  Deborah W. Brooks   Co-Founder and Executive Vice President  The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Deborah W. Brooks

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

  Robin L. Smith, MD   Chairman and President  Stem For Life Foundation

Robin L. Smith, MD

Chairman and President

Stem For Life Foundation

  Steve Westly   Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group, and former California State Controller and CFO

Steve Westly

Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group, and former California State Controller and CFO

  Jamie-Lynn Sigler   American Actress

Jamie-Lynn Sigler

American Actress

  Scott Parazynski, MD   Physician, Author, and former NASA Astronaut

Scott Parazynski, MD

Physician, Author, and former NASA Astronaut

  Deepak Chopra, MD   American Author and Advocate  Founder, The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Deepak Chopra, MD

American Author and Advocate

Founder, The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing

  Dr. Krishna Jafa   Deputy Director, Integrated Delivery  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Krishna Jafa

Deputy Director, Integrated Delivery

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  Marshall L. Summar, MD   Director, Rare Disease Institute  Children's National Medical Center

Marshall L. Summar, MD

Director, Rare Disease Institute

Children's National Medical Center

  Barry Didato   Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President  The Innovation Institute

Barry Didato

Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President

The Innovation Institute

  David Brancaccio   Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace Morning Report  American Public Media

David Brancaccio

Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace Morning Report

American Public Media

  Eric M. Reiman, MD   Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, and CEO, Banner Research

Eric M. Reiman, MD

Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer's Institute, and CEO, Banner Research

  Kate Bingham   Managing Partner  SV Health Investors

Kate Bingham

Managing Partner

SV Health Investors

  T. Denny Sanford   Chairman and CEO  United National Corporation

T. Denny Sanford

Chairman and CEO

United National Corporation

  B. Frank Gupton, PhD   Chair, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, and Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine  Virginia Commonwealth University

B. Frank Gupton, PhD

Chair, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, and Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University

  Jenny Santi   Author, Advisor, and Director and Head of Philanthropy Services (Southeast Asia), UBS

Jenny Santi

Author, Advisor, and Director and Head of Philanthropy Services (Southeast Asia), UBS

  Armando Christian Perez ("Pitbull")   American Musician and Record Producer, and founder, SLAM (Sports Leadership and Management Academy)

Armando Christian Perez ("Pitbull")

American Musician and Record Producer, and founder, SLAM (Sports Leadership and Management Academy)

  Charlotte Hovet, MD   Global Medical Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences  Dell, Inc.

Charlotte Hovet, MD

Global Medical Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences

Dell, Inc.

  Paul Dolan   Co-Owner and CEO  Cleveland Indians (MLB)

Paul Dolan

Co-Owner and CEO

Cleveland Indians (MLB)

  Jeffrey Gallagher   CEO  Virginia Biotechnology Association (VirginiaBio)

Jeffrey Gallagher

CEO

Virginia Biotechnology Association (VirginiaBio)

  Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD   President and CEO  Cleveland Clinic

Delos "Toby" Cosgrove, MD

President and CEO

Cleveland Clinic

  Ronald L. Ferarri   Principal  Bessemer Trust

Ronald L. Ferarri

Principal

Bessemer Trust

  Angela Kaya Mwanza   Senior Vice President, Wealth Management  UBS

Angela Kaya Mwanza

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

UBS

  Mehmood Khan, MD   Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development  PepsiCo

Mehmood Khan, MD

Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development

PepsiCo

  Rain Henderson   CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI)  Clinton Foundation

Rain Henderson

CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI)

Clinton Foundation

  Marty Tenenbaum, PhD   Founder and Chairman  Cancer Commons

Marty Tenenbaum, PhD

Founder and Chairman

Cancer Commons

  Anthony Zolezzi   Operating Partner  Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

Anthony Zolezzi

Operating Partner

Pegasus Capital Advisors LP

  Sherry Cagan   President and Founder  Stand4Lyme Foundation

Sherry Cagan

President and Founder

Stand4Lyme Foundation

  Ronald Harrington   Philanthropist and Entrepreneur  Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (Cleveland)

Ronald Harrington

Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (Cleveland)

  Caren Yanis   Principal, Croland Consulting, former President, Crown Family Philanthropies, and former Executive Director, Oprah Winfrey Foundation

Caren Yanis

Principal, Croland Consulting, former President, Crown Family Philanthropies, and former Executive Director, Oprah Winfrey Foundation

  David Panzirer   Trustee  Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

David Panzirer

Trustee

Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

  Thomas Graham, MD   Chief Innovation Officer  Cleveland Clinic

Thomas Graham, MD

Chief Innovation Officer

Cleveland Clinic

  John Oates   American Musician

John Oates

American Musician

  Stanton J. Rowe   Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President  Edwards Lifesciences

Stanton J. Rowe

Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President

Edwards Lifesciences

  Laird Cagan   Managing Director and Co-Founder  Cagan McAfee Capital Partners

Laird Cagan

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Cagan McAfee Capital Partners

  Marshall Field V   President  The Field Corporation

Marshall Field V

President

The Field Corporation

  Deborah Fletcher   Senior Vice President, Client Partner  Sudler & Hennessey

Deborah Fletcher

Senior Vice President, Client Partner

Sudler & Hennessey

  Irwin Jacobs   Co-Founder and former Chairman  Qualcomm

Irwin Jacobs

Co-Founder and former Chairman

Qualcomm

  James R. Doty, MD   Director and Founder, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education  Stanford University

James R. Doty, MD

Director and Founder, Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

Stanford University

  Marc O'Griofa, MD   Physician, Scientist, and Engineer

Marc O'Griofa, MD

Physician, Scientist, and Engineer

  Tiffany Pham   Founder and CEO  Mogul

Tiffany Pham

Founder and CEO

Mogul

  James Rosebush   CEO, GrowthStrategy, Bestselling Author, and Reagan White House Official

James Rosebush

CEO, GrowthStrategy, Bestselling Author, and Reagan White House Official

  Jack Young   Managing Director  Qualcomm Ventures and Qualcomm Life

Jack Young

Managing Director

Qualcomm Ventures and Qualcomm Life

  Peter Samuelson   Co-Founder and President  First Star

Peter Samuelson

Co-Founder and President

First Star

  Eric Lefkofsky   CEO, Tempus, and co-founder and Chairman, Groupon

Eric Lefkofsky

CEO, Tempus, and co-founder and Chairman, Groupon

  Gabriel Brodbar   Executive Director  NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

Gabriel Brodbar

Executive Director

NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship

  Laura S. Thrall   President and CEO  CureSearch

Laura S. Thrall

President and CEO

CureSearch

  Rob Knight, PhD   Principal Investigator, Knight Lab (UCSD), and co-founder, American Gut Project

Rob Knight, PhD

Principal Investigator, Knight Lab (UCSD), and co-founder, American Gut Project

  Peter Wilderotter   President and CEO  Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Peter Wilderotter

President and CEO

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

  Jacki Zehner   President  The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation

Jacki Zehner

President

The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation

  D.A. Wallach   American recording artist, songwriter, essayist, and investor in health and biotechnology

D.A. Wallach

American recording artist, songwriter, essayist, and investor in health and biotechnology

  Terry Fulmer, PhD   President  The John A. Hartford Foundation

Terry Fulmer, PhD

President

The John A. Hartford Foundation

  David Weild IV   CEO, Weild & Co., and former Vice Chairman, NASDAQ

David Weild IV

CEO, Weild & Co., and former Vice Chairman, NASDAQ

  James C. Greenwood   President and CEO  Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

James C. Greenwood

President and CEO

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

  Eva Moskowitz   CEO  Success Academy Charter Schools

Eva Moskowitz

CEO

Success Academy Charter Schools

  Jack Jewett   President and CEO  Flinn Foundation

Jack Jewett

President and CEO

Flinn Foundation

  Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD   Chief Research and Development Officer  US Department of Veterans Affairs

Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD

Chief Research and Development Officer

US Department of Veterans Affairs

  Jamie Metzl   American writer, Partner at Cranemere, and Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

Jamie Metzl

American writer, Partner at Cranemere, and Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

  Isaac Blech   Investor  21st Century Investors Group

Isaac Blech

Investor

21st Century Investors Group

  Rubén Flores, PhD   Director of Commercialization  UCSD

Rubén Flores, PhD

Director of Commercialization

UCSD

  David Coleman   President and CEO  The College Board

David Coleman

President and CEO

The College Board

  Michael Fitzpatrick   World-renown musician, Prince Charles Award for Outstanding Musicianship recipient, and founder and Chairman, Earth's Call

Michael Fitzpatrick

World-renown musician, Prince Charles Award for Outstanding Musicianship recipient, and founder and Chairman, Earth's Call

  Soledad O'Brien   American Broadcast Journalist and Executive Producer

Soledad O'Brien

American Broadcast Journalist and Executive Producer

  Susie Harborth   Managing Director and Co-Founder, BioLabs San Diego  General Partner and CFO, BioInnovation Capital

Susie Harborth

Managing Director and Co-Founder, BioLabs San Diego

General Partner and CFO, BioInnovation Capital

Please note that titles and affiliations are representative of the timing of the speaking engagement.