2018 Conference Speakers

Thank you to all of our 2018 speakers and special guests. Check back for more information on our 2019 Time to THRIVE Conference — Feb. 15-17, 2019 in Anaheim, California.

  • Entertainment provided by Johnny Manuel

    Entertainment provided by Johnny Manuel

    Semifinalist on America's Got Talent

  • Rep. Val Demings

    Rep. Val Demings

    Congresswoman from Florida's 10th District

  • Tricia Raikes

    Tricia Raikes

    Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation

  • Yuridia Ramirez

    Yuridia Ramirez

    Young Queer Undocumented Muxer

  • Chris Mosier

    Chris Mosier

    Team USA Athlete

  • Judy and Dennis Shepard

    Judy and Dennis Shepard

    Co-Founders, Matthew Shepard Foundation

  • Jacob Tobia

    Jacob Tobia

    Producer and Author

  • Nikos Giannopoulos

    Nikos Giannopoulos

    Rhode Island Teacher of the Year

  • Jazz Jennings

    Jazz Jennings

    Transgender Youth Activist, Author and Star of TLC's I Am Jazz

  • Christine Leinonen

    Christine Leinonen

    Mother of Pulse Nightclub Victim Christopher "Drew" Leinonen

  • Richard Yep, CAE, FASEA

    Richard Yep, CAE, FASEA

    Chief Executive Officer, American Counseling Association

  • George Sheridan

    George Sheridan

    Executive Committee Member, National Education Association

  • Brandon Wolf

    Brandon Wolf

    Pulse Survivor; Vice President, The Dru Project

  • Sean Snyder and Adrian Stevens

    Sean Snyder and Adrian Stevens

    Artist/Dancer and Designer/Dancer

  • Daniel Downer

    Daniel Downer

    HRC HIV 360° Fellow

  • Dr. Kathleen A. Ethier, PhD

    Dr. Kathleen A. Ethier, PhD

    Director, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • HRC Youth Ambassadors

    HRC Youth Ambassadors

    Class of 2018

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