2017 Conference Speakers

We will continue to announce more 2017 keynote speakers and special guests soon!

  • <b>Entertainment by Syesha Mercado</b>

    Entertainment by Syesha Mercado

    Second Runner-Up Contestant, American Idol, Season 7

  • Charles Blow

    Charles Blow

    Op-Ed Columnist at the New York Times, CNN Commentator, and Presidential Visiting Professor at Yale

  • Al Franken

    Al Franken

    U.S. Senator from Minnesota

  • Erin O'Flaherty

    Erin O'Flaherty

    First Openly Lesbian to Compete at Miss America and Suicide Prevention Advocate

  • Jazz Jennings

    Jazz Jennings

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

  • Nayyef Hrebid & Btoo Al Lami

    Nayyef Hrebid & Btoo Al Lami

    Stars of the Daytime Emmy-nominated Logo documentary Out of Iraq

  • Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE

    Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE

    Chief Executive Officer, American Counseling Association

  • Judy Shepard

    Judy Shepard

    Co-Founder, Matthew Shepard Foundation

  • Lily Eskelsen-Garcia

    Lily Eskelsen-Garcia

    President, National Education Association

  • Pam Iorio

    Pam Iorio

    President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sister of America

  • Dolores Huerta

    Dolores Huerta

    President, Dolores Huerta Foundation

  • Dr. Eliza Byard

    Dr. Eliza Byard

    Executive Director, GLSEN

  • Beverly Hutton

    Beverly Hutton

    Deputy Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals

  • Ruby Corado

    Ruby Corado

    Transgender Advocate and Founder of Renowned LGBTQ Center Casa Ruby

  • HRC Youth Ambassadors

    HRC Youth Ambassadors

    Class of 2017

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