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Opening Keynote
Sunday, August 9
8:30 - 10:00 AM 

Shiza Shahid

The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create 

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder, Our Place; Founder, NOW Ventures; and Co-Founder & Founding CEO, Malala Fund
@Shiza

Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, technologist, investor and impact leader. She co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and led the organization as founding CEO, focusing on creating access to high quality education for all children around the world.

In partnership with AngelList, Shiza also launched NOW Ventures in Silicon Valley, the largest Venture Capital Platform in the world. She invests in mission-driven technology startups that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges through technology, innovation, and high-growth business models.

Shiza also co-founded Our Place, a mission-driven startup focused on getting people to connect more by cooking and sharing food together and hosts the new USA Today show “ASPIREist,” which inspires millennials to act on the issues that matter most.

Shiza is passionate about the future of impact through technology. She studied exponential technologies at Singularity University, which is dedicated to applying futuristic innovations to advancing humanity.

A graduate from Stanford University with University Distinction, Shiza is renowned for her work, receiving many awards as a thought leader. She was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World,” Forbes “30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs” and a Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council and has been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, and others.

 


 

Closing Keynote
Tuesday, August 11
12:30 – 2:30 PM 

Leon Logothetis

The Kindness Diaries

Leon Logothetis

Global adventurer, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and author/creator of book and Netflix show, The Kindness Diaries.
@LeonLogothetis

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. It wasn’t always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries.

As host of the Netflix series, The Kindness Diaries, Leon circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike ‘Kindness One,’ giving life-changing gifts along the way to unsuspecting good Samaritans. All of this whilst relying on the kindness of strangers. He recently returned from filming the second season of The Kindness Diaries in which he traveled from Alaska to Argentina in his vintage yellow VW Beetle ‘Kindness Two,’ changing lives one mile at a time.

Leon is no stranger to adventure. He has visited more than 100 countries and traveled to every continent. He teamed up with First Book® and drove a car from London to Mongolia raising money to buy 10,000 books for underprivileged children in America. He also drove a vintage London taxi across the States, giving free cab rides to the needy and working with Classwish to bring hope back to the schools of America.

Leon has documented his travels for numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good, Psychology Today, and The New York Times.

Speaker presented by:

Bright Sight Group