Speakers

Speakers are subject to change. This list is current as of July 9th.

Dan Adams

21st century alchemist. NCAA Record Holder, Co-Creator of The ESPY Award-Winning “Mission Kilimanjaro”, Contestant on SpikeTV’s “Pros vs Joes”, and Co-Founder of The Higher Purpose Project.
thehigherpurposeproject.com

Scott Baker

Editor-in-Chief of The Blaze, is a veteran broadcast journalist, commentator and web news editor with a quarter-century of experience covering news stories of all kinds.
theblaze.com

Michele Borba

Educational psychologist. Author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence. TODAY show contributor. 30 year career in reducing youth violence and bullying and creating safe, caring school cultures.
micheleborba.com

Cady and Benjamin Crosby

Brother-sister team sharing stories of heroes from the RMS Titanic and both World Wars to influence a future of self sacrifice, heroism, and giving for the next generation.
TitanicHeroes.com

Scott Dietrich

International Award Winning Magician, Author, Speaker & Creator of SCHOOL HEROES UNITE, a program designed to combat bullying by helping students realize their inner hero.
schoolheroesunite.com

Edith Eger

Auschwitz survivor who now practices clinical psychology in San Diego. She realized early on that true freedom can only be found by forgiving, letting go, and moving on.
dreee.com

Daniel Ellsberg

Henry Kissinger called him “the most dangerous man in America” after he released the Pentagon Papers. He continues to fight for whistleblowers around the world.
ellsberg.net

Megan Felt

Program Director at the Lowell Milken Center. Founder of the Irena Sendler Project that helped make Sendler’s actions famous around the world.
lowellmilkencenter.org

Stephen K. Hayes

Ninja. One of the 10 most influential martial artists alive in the world today. Previously the personal bodyguard of the Dalai Lama.
StephenKHayes.com

Omnia Hegazy

Singer songwriter and global citizen. Inspired by the role of music in political change through history, she is working on changing the world.
omniamusic.com

Jensen Kile

Curator and collector of heroic stories. Applied sociologist engaging his community and researching the mentor’s role in the heroic journey.
moralheroes.org

Matt Langdon

Founder of the Hero Construction Company. Builds heroes in schools and communities.
theherocc.com

Chad Lindsey

Subway hero. Actor and director in theatre, film, television.
hookandeyetheater.com

Hannah Miller

Crusader for teen empowerment, world traveler, education hacker, musician, freelance writer and editor. Passionate about social justice, human rights, and education for all.
edventuregirl.com

Dan Pantaleo

Retired Marine Corps Major - he was one of the first responders at the Pentagon when it was hit on 9/11.
danpantaleo.com

Morris Peterson

Michigan State basketball great. 10 year NBA career. Flintstone.
@mopete24

McKenna Pope

Used social media to petition a world-wide corporation to change their marketing strategy to incorporate gender-neutral images. It worked.
change.org

Travis Price

Organized a pink shirt day at his high school in Canada to respond to a bullying incident. Started a world-wide movement and now speaks around the globe.
pinkday.ca

David Rendall

The Freak Factor guy. He helps people flaunt their flaws. Speaker, stand-up comedian, author, husband, and father of three girls.
drendall.com

Coleen Rowley

FBI whistleblower post 9/11. Time Magazine “Person of the Year” in 2002. 23-year FBI career.
coleenrowley.com

Marion Smith

Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Founding president of the Common Sense Society, promoting civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and leadership virtues.
victimsofcommunism.org

Elizabeth Svoboda

Writer specializing in health, science, and culture issues. Contributor to publications like Discover, Popular Science, Psychology Today, and the New York Times.  Author of “What Makes a Hero?”
elizabethsvoboda.com

Renee Thompson

Author and speaker. With RT Connections, she encourages nurses to choose the heroic life and helps them resist bullying cultures.
rtconnections.com

Jeff Tungate

Oakland University Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Proud husband, father of two, and Oakland alumnus.
@CoachTungateOU

Philip Zimbardo

One of the world’s leading social psychologists and founder of the Heroic Imagination Project. Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
zimbardo.com

Mike Dilbeck

Emcee for the 2014 Hero Round Table. Professional Speaker and Founder of the award-winning RESPONSE ABILITY Project, a comprehensive program on bystander intervention for campuses, organizations, companies and communities.
mikedilbeck.com

September 19th and 20th in Flint, Michigan.