Up From Nothing: The Untold Story of Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron, Baseball Legend
Moderated by Ambassador Andrew Young


Moderated by Lisa Borders, WNBA
Madonna Badger, Badger & Winters
Susan Johnson, SunTrust Bank
Andrea Jung, Grameen America

Special Partnership Announcements

Elizabeth Radigan, Diebold Nixdorf


Jim Wehmann, FICO

Special Report: State of the Young Entrepreneur

Jim Clifton, Gallup
Justin Bibb, Gallup


Richard Cordray, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Disrupting Poverty

Henry Cisneros, CityView
Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
Moderated by Steve Bartlett, Treliant Risk Advisors


Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global


Jane Wurwand, Dermalogica


Richard Edelman, Edelman

Closing Remarks

John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE

A Conversation With Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz & John Hope Bryant

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Charles Schwab Foundation
Moderated by John Hope Bryant,Operation HOPE

Uplifting the Invisible Class: The Path Forward

Moderated by Duriya Farooqui, Atlanta Committee for Progress John Bartling, Invitation Homes Brad Blackwell, Wells Fargo Jeffrey Hayward, Fannie Mae Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, Clark Atlanta UniversityJohn Rhea, RHEAL CapitalAtul Tandon, Opportunity International, U.S.


Straight Talk & Book Signing with Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Andrew J. Young Foundation
Moderated by H. Jerome Russell, H.J. Russell & Company

Straight Talk & Book Signing with Peter Georgescu

Peter Georgescu, Young & Rubicam, Inc.

Broadening the Definition of Wellness

Agatha Achindu, Yummy Spoonfuls
Dr. Regina Benjamin, Bayou Clinic
Walter Robb, Whole Cities and Whole Kids Foundation
Clinton Wolf, UnitedHealth Group

Growth of the Gig Economy

Christopher Kai, Gifted Professional Speaker Program
Mike Kichline, Yesler
Luke Marklin, Uber
Valerie Williams, Airbnb

Embracing a Multi-Generational Society

Leroy Abrahams, Regions Bank
Sonia Booker, Author
Patti Patterson, Social Security Administration
Louisa Quittman, U.S. Treasury
Feifei Sun, McKinsey & Company

Creating Conditions for Social Mobility

Chuck Harris, Netspend
Joshua Sledge, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Dr. Richard Swart, University of California, Irvine
Zak Williams, Condé Nast

Next Generation Cities: Transforming the Urban Ecosystem

Claire Collobert Angelle, City of Atlanta
David R. McGhee, The Skillman Foundation
Dr. Jan Nijman, Georgia State University
Egbert Perry, Integral
Maria Saporta, The Saporta Report

Fueling Entrepreneurship

Donna Ennis, Georgia Tech
Phil Kafarakis, Specialty Food Association
Mary Beth Walker, Georgia State University
Dallas Tanner, Invitation Homes
Theia Washington Smith, Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative

What Will the World of Work Look Like?

Megan Beck, Open Matters
John McElligott, York Exponential, Fortress Initiative
Shawn A. Miles, Mastercard
Kevin Tolbert, United Auto Workers


High Velocity Education: The Race Towards HOPE

John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE, Inc., Bryant Group Motorsports Academy
Henry Ford III, Ford Performance, Bryant Group Motorsports Academy
Mark Hicks, Chin Track Days
Meria Joel Carstarphen, Atlanta Public Schools

Banking in the Shadows: Engaging the Credit Invisibles

Ambassador Charles Shapiro, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Janneke Ratcliffe, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Joanne Gaskin, FICO
Donald Carlton, Bank of America

Navigating a World Without Cash

Soulaima Gourani, Tradeconductor.com
Richard Wright, Georgia State University
Sameera Fazili, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Amy Zirkle, Electran

Changing Incarceration Nation

Rodney Bullard, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Dara Duguay, Credit Builders Alliance
Volkan Topalli, Georgia State University
Chief George Turner, Atlanta Police Department
Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Unlocking the Economic Value of an Aging Workforce

Carol Lambert, U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service, myRA
Carolyn Clevenger, Emory University
Debra White, Operation HOPE Entrepreneurial Training Program graduate
Pamela France, SunTrust Bank

Vocational Education: Building the Next Middle Class

Julius Robinson, MUFG Union Bank
Ross Rubenstein, Georgia State University
Dan Kreisman, Georgia State University
Natalie Byrne, Dermalogica
Rob Gifford, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The Big Shift: Moving From Diversity to Inclusion

Reena Hajat-Carroll, Diversity Awareness Partnership
Valerie Williams, Airbnb
Brian Tippens, Hewlett-Packard
Emile Cambry Jr., BLUE1647
Majora Carter, StartUp Box Software Services

Navigating a Millennial Dominated Economy

Feifei Sun, McKinsey & Company
Darrah Brustein, Equitable Payments
Jonathan Polk, American Express Bank, FSB

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