Mastering the art of storytelling to drive change.

Loriana Hernandez-Aldama, Cancer Conqueror, Founder, Armor Up For Life

Karen Cohn, Co-Founder, The Zac Foundation

Alex Batdorf, Founder & CEO, Get Sh!t Done

Doug Schenkelberg, Executive Director, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Lou Weisbach, Cofounder, American Center for Cures

Deborah Devedjian, Founder, The Chisel

Anne Wedner, Founder, America Of My Dreams

The education (maybe) of Donald Trump

It is no secret that President Trump dispenses lies with reckless abandon. This fact is not in dispute. It is also no secret that Trump has displayed a great number of moral failings and poverty of character during his campaign. Even swing voters who reluctantly voted for the President agree on that point.

John Bouman, President, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

David Scherer, Cofounder, One Million Degrees

Adam Hecktman, Microsoft, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation

Adam Hecktman of Microsoft Chicago talks about how anyone can use civic tech to influence our democracy. Adam explains how the use of data can improve transparency, accountability and efficiency (how the government spends YOUR MONEY).