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Ashley Judd

Opening Keynote
Saturday, June 28
5:45–7 p.m.

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is a human rights activist and Emmy-nominated actor who has starred in more than 20 films as well as on Broadway and television. She was recently seen in “Divergent” and has four other films releasing soon, including “Dolphin Tale 2”; “Big Stone Gap,” based on the best-selling book of the same name; “Insurgent,” based on the best-selling trilogy; and “The Identical,” a lyrical study on what could have happened if Elvis Presley’s twin had survived infancy. In recent years she has spent most of her time focusing on humanitarian work, including serving as board member, advocate and activist for poverty alleviation, public health, human rights and social justice.

Judd has visited grassroots programs around the world, carrying a message of empowerment and equality to heads of state, donors, the private sector and the media. A small sampling of her global advocacy work includes giving the keynote address on the modern slave trade to the 2008 General Assembly of the United Nations; testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the urgent need to prevent the spread of HIV to girls and women; and filming three documentaries seen by more than a billion people worldwide. She has served as an expert panelist/moderator at conferences such as the Clinton Global Initiative, the Women Deliver Conference, the International AIDS conference, and the Global Business Coalition to stop HIV, TB and Malaria. Read more.


Kevin Carroll

Middle Keynote
Monday, June 30
9–10:15 a.m.

Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst and the author of three highly successful books: Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What's Your Red Rubber Ball?! and The Red Rubber Ball at Work, published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. An author, speaker and agent for social change, Carroll inspires businesses, organizations and individuals — from CEOs and schoolchildren to employees of Fortune 500 companies — to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

As a consultant, Carroll has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as the National Hockey League, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks (his words appeared on 17 million Grande cups), the National Basketball Association, Walt Disney Company, Mattel, Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, Discovery Channel, Capital One and many others. Read more.


Jeff Charbonneau

Closing Keynote
Tuesday, July 1
2:45–4 p.m.

Jeff Charbonneau

Jeff Charbonneau, the 63rd National Teacher of the Year, has taught high school chemistry, physics and engineering at Zillah High School in Zillah, Wash., for the past 12 years.

Charbonneau earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s degree in education from Central Washington University, where he was a member of the William O. Douglas Honors College. A National Board Certified teacher, he has received numerous awards and is the founder and director of the ZHS Robot Challenge, a statewide robotics competition. Read more.