Speakers are subject to change. This list is current as of July 9th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Award Winning Magician, Author, Speaker & Creator of SCHOOL HEROES UNITE, a program designed to combat bullying by helping students realize their inner hero.
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.
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.
Program Director at the Lowell Milken Center. Founder of the Irena Sendler Project that helped make Sendler’s actions famous around the world.
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.
Singer songwriter and global citizen. Inspired by the role of music in political change through history, she is working on changing the world.
Curator and collector of heroic stories. Applied sociologist engaging his community and researching the mentor’s role in the heroic journey.
Founder of the Hero Construction Company. Builds heroes in schools and communities.
Subway hero. Actor and director in theatre, film, television.
Crusader for teen empowerment, world traveler, education hacker, musician, freelance writer and editor. Passionate about social justice, human rights, and education for all.
Retired Marine Corps Major - he was one of the first responders at the Pentagon when it was hit on 9/11.
Michigan State basketball great. 10 year NBA career. Flintstone.
Used social media to petition a world-wide corporation to change their marketing strategy to incorporate gender-neutral images. It worked.
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.
The Freak Factor guy. He helps people flaunt their flaws. Speaker, stand-up comedian, author, husband, and father of three girls.
FBI whistleblower post 9/11. Time Magazine “Person of the Year” in 2002. 23-year FBI career.
Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Founding president of the Common Sense Society, promoting civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and leadership virtues.
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?”
Author and speaker. With RT Connections, she encourages nurses to choose the heroic life and helps them resist bullying cultures.
Oakland University Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Proud husband, father of two, and Oakland alumnus.
One of the world’s leading social psychologists and founder of the Heroic Imagination Project. Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
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.