2020 Speakers

Abdul El-Sayed

Epidemiologist & Former Detroit Public Health Commissioner

Aditya Chandran Arul

Founder

Adrian Grenier - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Adrian Grenier

Actor and Activist

Akiea Gross - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Akiea Gross

Creative Entrepreneur

Alex Tait - SXSW 2020 Speaker - photo courtesy of speaker

Alex Tait

The Geographer

Amanda Nguyen - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Amanda Nguyen

CEO & Founder

Amy Nelson - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Amy Nelson

Founder & CEO

Anastasia Devana - Photo courtesy of speaker

Anastasia Devana

Audio Director

Anastasia Goodstein

Senior Vice President of Digital Product Management

Andre Blackman - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Andre Blackman

CEO

Andrew Zimmern - Photo courtesy of speaker

Andrew Zimmern

TV personality, Chef & Founder

Andrey Ostrovsky MD - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Andrey Ostrovsky MD

Managing Partner

Angela Roseboro

Chief Diversity Officer

Anita Dolce Vita

Anita Dolce Vita

Owner

Ann Hiatt

Leadership Strategist

Ann Rosenberg - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Ann Rosenberg

SVP UN Partnerships

Ann Tausis - Photo courtesy of speaker

Ann Tausis

Managing Director, KNRL

Annie Lee courtesy Interscope Geffen A&M

Annie Lee

CFO

SXSW 2020 Conference Speaker Annie Polland - Photo c/o speaker

Annie Polland

Executive Director

Ash Coleman

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Ash Maurya - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Ash Maurya

Founder

Ashley Crowder - Photo c/o speaker

Ashley Crowder

CEO & Co-Founder

Avi Bar-Zeev - Photo c/o speaker

Avi Bar-Zeev

Founder RealityPrime

Ben Lerer - Photo courtesy of speaker

Ben Lerer

CEO

Ben Lewis-Ramirez

CMO

Ben Lopez - Photo courtesy of speaker

Ben Lopez

Executive Director

Ben Wessel - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Ben Wessel

Youth Vote Director

Bernhard Kowatsch - Photo courtesy of speaker

Bernhard Kowatsch

Founder & Head of Innovation Accelerator

Beth Wiesendanger

Senior Community Programs Manager

Bethany Lyons - Photo courtesy of speaker

Bethany Lyons

Research Analyst

BOGADA - 2020 Place by Design Finalist - Photo courtesy of BOGADA

BOGADA

2020 SXSW Conference Speaker Bora Yoon - Photo c/o speaker

Bora Yoon

Composer, Vocalist, & Performing Sound Artist

Brian Penick - Photo courtesy of speaker

Brian Penick

Managing Partner

Brittany Kaiser - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Brittnay Kaiser

Co-Founder

Bruce Daisly

VP

Camille François

Chief Innovation Officer

Carolina Martinez

Carolina Martinez

Manager Mars Public Engagement

Cassandra Farrington - Photo c/o speaker

Cassandra Farrington

CEO & Co-Founder

Cat Packer

Executive Director

Cheech Marin - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Cheech Marin

Art Collector

Chip Conley - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Chip Conley

Founder

Chris Beresford-Hill

Chief Creative Officer

Chris Greeley - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Chris Greeley

Commissioner and Head of League Operations

Chris Mumford - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Chris Mumford

Professor of Practice

Cody Johnson - Photo courtesy of speaker

Cody Matthew Johnson

Audio Director, Composer, Co-Founder

Col Needham - Photo c/o speaker

Col Needham

Founder & CEO

Cristina Daglas - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Cristina Daglas

Senior Deputy Editor

CultureHouse - 2020 Place by Design Finalist - Photo courtesy of CultureHouse

CultureHouse

Cynthia Cole

Special Counsel

Dan Gallant

Executive Director

Dan Whaley - Photo courtesy of speaker

Dan Whaley

Senior Product Architect

Danita Johnson - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Danita Johnson

President & COO

David E. Kelly

Writer, Producer, Aquaculture Owner

Deanna Brown - Photo courtesy of speaker

Deanna Brown

President

Debbie Berman - Photo by Lara Mazzawi

Debbie Berman

Editor

Delondra Mesa - photo c/o speaker

Delondra Mesa

Television Writer

Dhanusha Sivajee - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Dhanusha Sivajee

CMO

Diego Farias - Photo courtesy of speaker

Diego Farias

CEO

Dipanjan Chatterjee - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Dipanjan Chatterjee

Vice President

Don McPherson - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Don McPherson

President

Dr Pooma Kushalnagar - Photo c/o speaker

Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar

Associate Professor & Director DHCQoL

Edda Fields-Black - Photo by Emmai Alaquiva

Edda Fields-Black

Associate Professor

Effie Brown - Photo courtesy of speaker

Effie Brown

Producer

Eleanor Kuntz - Photo c/o speaker

Eleanor Kuntz

Co-Founder & CEO

Elissa Steamer

Professional Skateboarder

Elizabeth Sheldon - Photo by Larry Schiller

Elizabeth Sheldon

CEO

Ellen Nakashima - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Ellen Nakashima

National Security Reporter

Eniola Aluko - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Eniola Aluko

Footballer and Olympian

Erin Simon

Host

Esther Choo

Associate Professor

Faisal Azam - Photo by Robert A Williams

Faisal Azam

Editor

Franklin Leonard - - Photo courtesy of speaker

Franklin Leonard

Founder, CEO

Gia Mantegna - Photo by Tony Minas

Gia Mantegna

Actor

Guy Laliberté - Photo courtesy of speaker

Guy Laliberté

Founder

Hoodlab Global by PLYGRND.city - 2020 SXSW Place by Design Finalists - Photo courtesy of Hoodlab Global by PLYGRND.city

Hoodlab Global by PLYGRND.city

Iichiro Noda - Photo courtesy of speaker

Iichiro Noda

CEO

SXSW 2020 Speaker Jack Pattillo

Jack Pattillo

Senior Producer

Jade Raymond - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Jade Raymond

VP, Head of Stadia Games and Entertainment

Janis Searles Jones - Photo courtesy of speaker

Janis Searles Jones

CEO

Jason Kelly - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jason Kelly

CEO & Co-founder

Jay Clayton

Chairman

Jeffrey Freeman

Senior Scientist

Jennifer Daniel - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jennifer Daniel

Creative Director

Jennifer Gunter - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jennifer Gunter

OB/GYN

SXSW 2020 Speaker Jennifer Masset

Jennifer Masset

Head of Independent Label Support

Jesce Horton - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jesce Horton

Founder

Jesse Thomas - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jesse Thomas

Sr VP of Strategy

Jessi Rositas Kincaid - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jessi Rositas Kincaid

Account Executive, US Elections

Jessica Shen - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Jessica Shen

Senior Experience Designer

Jill Carlson

Principal

2020 SXSW Conference Speaker Jim Cummings - Photo by courtesy of Speaker

Jim Cummings

VP of Creative Initiatives

Joanna Popper - Photo c/o speaker

Joanna Popper

Global head of VR for Location Based Entertainment

Joe Kraus

President and Former COO

Joi Chevalier - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Joi Chevalier

CEO

Josh Luber - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Josh Luber

Co-Founder

Kainaz Amaria - Photo courtesy of speaker

Kainaz Amaria

Visuals Editor

Karin Fong - Photo by Jyoteen Majmudar

Karin Fong

Creative Director

Karla Timmons

Manager of Market Research

Kasia Chmielinski

Project Lead

Katherine Maher - Photo courtesy of speaker

Katherine Maher

CEO

Katie Couric

Emmy-winning Journalist and Founder

Katie O'Reilly - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Katie O’Reilly

Chief Marketing Officer

Katie Swindler - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Katie Swindler

UX Strategist, Manager

Kenneth Shropshire - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Kenneth Shropshire

CEO

Kim Roberts-Hedgpeth - Photo c/o speaker

Kim Roberts-Hedgpeth

Executive Director

Kris Krane - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Kris Krane

President

Kwame Onwuachi - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Kwami Onwuachi

Chef/Owner

Laura Ohls

Senior Editor, American Music

Leticia Lozano - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Leticia Lozano

Co-Founder & Director

Lindsay Holmes - Photo courtesy of speaker

Lindsay Holmes

Senior Wellness Editor

Lisa Brook - Photo c/o of speaker

Lisa Brook

Director

Loren Mayor

President, Operations

Lydia Winters - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Lydia Winters

Chief Brand Officer

Manish Chandra - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Manish Chandra

Founder & CEO

Mariko Carpenter - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Mariko Carpenter

Vice President, Strategic Community Alliances

Mark Webster - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Mark Webster

Director of Product

Marta Tellado

President & CEO

Martha Cotton - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Martha Cotton

Managing Director, Design Research

Mary Pryor - Photo c/o speaker

Mary Pryor

Co-Founder

Mary Rahmani - Photo courtesy of speaker

Mary Rahmani

Director of Music Content & Artist Relations

Meason Wiley - Photo courtesy of speaker

Meason Wiley

Robotic and Interactive Designer - Sound Team

Megan O'Connor - Photo by Mark Droste

Megan O’Connor

Instructional Designer

Megan Rapinoe - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Megan Rapinoe

USWNT Player

Melissa Khasbagan - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Melissa Khasbagan

Founder

Michael B. Hancock

Mayor

Michael Johnson - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Michael Johnson

Olympian, Founder & President

Michelle Arbov - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Michelle Arbov

Vice President

Michelle Courtney Berry - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Michelle Courtney Berry

CEO

Mike Wilson

Co-Founder & Spiritual Advisor

Molly Fedick - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Molly Fedick

Creative Director

Monica Dinculescu - Photo courtesy of speaker

Monica Dinculescu

Software Engineer

Monica Landers - Photo by Kimberly Davis

Monica Landers

CEO

Moriba Jah - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Moriba Jah

Nate Silver - Photo courtesy of speaker

Nate Silver

Founder and Editor-in-chief

Naz Aletaha - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Naz Aletaha

Head of Global Esports Partnerships & Business Development

Neesha Hathi

Executive Vice President And Chief Digital Officer

Neeta Ragoowansi - Photo courtesy of speaker

Neeta Ragoowansi

SVP, Business Development & Legal Affairs/Co-Founder

Neha Agarwal - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Neha Agarwal

Design Lead

Neha Bhargava - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Neha Bhargava

Manager of Advertising

Net Zero Construction Jobsite Office Trailer - 2020 Place by Design Finalist - Photo courtesy of Net Zero Construction Jobsite Office Trailer

Net Zero Construction Jobsite Office Trailer

Nez Balelo - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Nez Balelo

Sports Agent

Nicole LaPointe Jameson - Photo c/o speaker

Nicole Lapointe Jameson

Chief Executive Officer

Nicole LaPointe Jameson - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Nicole LaPointe Jameson

CEO

Nicole Newmeyer

Technical Director

Nina Yang Bongiovi - Photo by Monica Orozco

Nina Yang Bongiovi

Film Producer

Ola Kowalewski - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Ola Kowalewski

Faculty Fellow

Oonie Chase - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Oonie Chase

Executive Director

Pamela Pavliscak

Founder

Paul Rabil - 2020 SXSW Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Paul Rabil

Co-Founder & CEO

Phil Libin - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Phil Libin

CEO & Co-Founder

Rachel Arthur - Photo courtesy of speaker

Rachel Arthur

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

Rana El Kaliouby - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Rana El Kaliouby

CEO & Co-Founder

Rebecca Barkin - Photo c/o speaker

Rebecca Barkin

Vice President, Experience

Robert Pearl MD - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Robert Pearl MD

Clinical Professor

Rohit Bhargava

Founder

Rolling Rez Arts - 2020 Place by Design Finalist - Photo courtesy of Rolling Rez Arts

Rolling Rez Arts

Ronke Olabisi - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Ronke Olabisi

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Roxane Gay - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Roxane Gay

Writer

Ryan Carson

CEO

Sandra Adair - Photo by Alex Tinsman

Sandra Adair

Filmmaker & Editor

Sandy Fershee - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Sandy Fershee

Director, D-Ford Detroit

Sara Fischer - Photo courtesy of speaker

Sara Fischer

Media Reporter

Sarah Brin - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Sarah Brin

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Sarah Fuchs - Photo courtesy of speaker

Sarah Fuchs

VP and GM of Covet Fashion

Scott Cohen - Photo courtesy of speaker

Scott Cohen

Chief Innovation Officer

Scott Cutler - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Scott Cutler

CEO

Sean Sheppard - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Sean Sheppard

Co-Founder

Seth Ladetsky - Photo courtesy of speaker

Seth Ladetsky

SVP, Sales and Head of Turner Sports Digital & ELEAGUE Sales Strategy and Revenue

Shelby Aranyi

Service Designer

Siobhan Reddy - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo courtesy of speaker

Siobhan Reddy

Studio Director and Co-Founder

Sophie Nicholson - Photo courtesy of speaker

Sophie Nicholson

Deputy Head of Social Networks and Fact-Checking

Steve DeAngelo SXSW 2019 - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Steve DeAngelo

Chair Emeritus

Steven Galanis - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Steven Galanis

Founder & CEO

Rep Susan DelBene - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Suzan DelBene

Congresswoman

Tahira Rehmatullah - Photo c/o speaker

Tahira Rehmatullah

Managing Director

Tami Bhaumik - Photo courtesy of the speaker

Tami Bhaumik

VP of Digital Civility

Tenzing Chogyal Sherpa - Photo courtesy of speaker

Tenzing Chogyal Sherpa

Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Associate

Tony Parisi - Photo c/o speaker

Tony Parisi

Head of AR/VR & Innovation

Vik Parthiban - Photo c/o speaker

Vik Parthiban

XR Researcher

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder

Wale Oyejide - Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

Walé Oyéjidé

Designer & Creative Director

Wally Brill - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Wally Brill

Head of Conversation Design Advocacy and Education

YuJung Kim - SXSW 2020 Speaker - Photo Courtesy of Speaker

Yujung Kim

President

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