Speaker Series

Dinner with World Changers Speaker Series

Thursday nights from September 27 – November 29


Kravis 321

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Our most popular event series, hosts an award winning social entrepreneur every Thurs this fall. Students have a rare opportunity to meet successful social entrepreneurs and have an intimate conversation with them to learn more about their experience launching their initiative, changing systems, failing and iterating.  Past speakers include thought leaders and awardees ranging from Forbes 30 Under 30s, Echoing Green, White House Fellows and Shark Tank Winners.

Brittany Martin Dejean, AbleThrive

September 27

Brittany wanted to dance with her dad at her wedding. When she couldn’t find any resources online to learn how to do it, she created a platform that brought wisdom of the crowds to those living with disabilities to help them thrive.

Antoinette Carroll, Creative Action Lab

October 4

Moved to action after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Antoinette founded CRL, equipping youth to lead movements combatting racial and health inequities in their communities.

Zach Latta, Hack Club

October 11

Zach dropped out of high school because he wasn’t getting what he needed. He built the coding class he wished he could take, and has formed hack clubs in hundreds of high schools across the globe.

Wafaa Arbash, WorkAround

October 18

When Wafaa was a Syrian student studying in the US she worried about her family and friends. She found a way to help them and other displaced people by leveraging micro-tasking to empower and employ refugees to work remotely.

Adebayo Alonge, RxAll

October 25

From Coma to Co-Founder. Learn about how being on the receiving end of counterfeit drugs led him to create a drug authentication system for the developing world.


Alloysius Attah, Farmerline

November 1

Alloysius was raised by his Aunt, a smallholder farmer in Ghana who learned how to improve her farming practices by listening to the radio. Until Alloysius created a voicemail system that sends farmers info on agriculture and climate to improve her crop yield.

Dustin Claretto and Sunny Williams, Tiny Docs

November 8

Were you scared of going to the doctor when you were a kid? Sunny and Dustin produce CAREtoons that are revolutionizing pediatrics and helping kids cope and heal faster.

Tony Weaver, Weird Enough Productions

November 15

When Tony met a kid who didn’t want to go trick or treating because he couldn’t find a super hero that looked like him, he started WEP to leverage the most powerful tool in history- media- to empower, inspire and combat media exploitation.

Anurag Gupta, Be More America

November 29

Did you know that bias is an algorithm of the mind. And we can break bias? BMA eliminates the unconscious biases in healthcare and business that perpetuate racial inequities.