This year's high-caliber keynote speakers
Bring a new perspective into your work and prepare for the challenges ahead by hearing from the top minds from around the world.
Social Activist, Author,
Co-Creator of #BlackLivesMatter
Kedar Mate, MD
Chief Executive Officer,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Donald M. Berwick, MD
President Emeritus and
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Jessica O. Matthews
Founder and CEO, Uncharted Power, Renewable Energy Expert, and Innovator
President and CEO, Community Solutions
Chef, Restauranteur, Humanitarian
Patrisse Cullors, MFA, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter Global Network, Founder, Dignity and Power Now, is an artist, activist, educator, and public speaker. For 20 years, Cullors has been on the frontlines of criminal justice reform. She co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013 after sparking the viral Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter. Cullors authored the New York Times Bestseller, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. She is a Faculty Director at Arizona’s Prescott College. Cullors’ work received recognition in TIME Magazine’s 2020 100 Women of the Year project. Her art has been featured by BET and Blackpills as well as theaters and galleries worldwide. Cullors has been honored with awards including The 2020 Durfee Stanton Fellowship, The 2019 Champion for Peace and Justice from the Trayvon Martin Foundation, The Next Generation Award from ACLU National, and The Sydney Peace Prize Award.
Kedar Mate, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), President of the IHI Lucian Leape Institute, and a member of the faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. His scholarly work has focused on health system design, health care quality, strategies for achieving large-scale change, and approaches to improving value. Previously Dr. Mate worked at Partners In Health, the World Health Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as IHI’s Chief Innovation and Education Officer. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and white papers and has received multiple honors, including serving as a Soros Fellow, Fulbright Specialist, Zetema Panelist, and an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow. Dr. Mate graduated from Brown University with a degree in American History and from Harvard Medical School with a medical degree. You can follow him on Twitter at @KedarMate
Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organization he co-founded and led as President and CEO for 19 years. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on health care quality and improvement. In July 2010, President Obama appointed Dr. Berwick to the position of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which he held until December 2011. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a member of the staffs of Boston’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has also served as vice chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first “Independent Member” of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, and chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). Dr. Berwick served two terms on the IOM’s governing Council and was a member of the IOM’s Global Health Board. He served on President Clinton’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. His numerous awards include the 2007 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, and the 2007 Heinz Award for Public Policy. In 2005, he was appointed Honourary Knight Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the highest honor in the UK for non-UK citizens. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific articles and six books. He also serves as Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.
Jessica O. Matthews, MBA, Founder & CEO, Uncharted Power, is a renewable energy expert and innovator. At 22, Matthews founded Uncharted Power, an award-winning technology company that builds, owns, and operates smart city infrastructure to provide clean and low-cost power to communities in need. Her research centers around disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. Matthews is listed on over 10 patents and patents pending. She previously served as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria. She was featured in Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, Inc.’s 30 Under 30, and Scientist of the Year by Harvard University. She was also nominated by TechCrunch for Founder of the Year. She appeared on the cover of Forbes and Forbes Africa, and has been featured in Marie Claire, Wired, Inc., TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company.
Rosanne Haggerty, President and CEO of Community Solutions, is an internationally recognized leader in developing innovative strategies to end homelessness and strengthen communities. Community Solutions’ large-scale change initiatives include the 100,000 Homes and Built for Zero Campaigns to end chronic and veteran homelessness, and neighborhood partnerships that bring together local residents and institutions to change the conditions that produce homelessness. Previously, Haggerty founded Common Ground Community, a pioneer in the design and development of supportive housing and research-based practices that end homelessness.Ms. Haggerty is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, an Ashoka Senior Fellow, and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. She has received honors including the Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award, and Independent Sector’s John W. Gardner Leadership Award.
José Andrés, Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian. Named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018 and recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of nearly three dozen restaurants located throughout the country and beyond. ThinkFoodGroup’s concepts include the two Michelin-starred minibar by José Andrés in Washington, DC and the two Michelin-starred Somni in Beverly Hills, the acclaimed NYC food hall Mercado Little Spain, and multiple locations of the Bazaar by José Andrés. José has received the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Chef” and "Humanitarian of the Year" awards. Andrés is a committed advocate of food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. In 2010, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit specializing in delivering food relief in the wake of natural and humanitarian disasters. Since serving nearly 4 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, World Central Kitchen has responded to dozens of disasters worldwide and distributing tens of millions of meals in the process. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has partnered with restaurants, small farms, and community leaders around the country to combat food insecurity. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has partnered with restaurants, small farms, and community leaders around the country to combat food insecurity. A naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Spain, Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform and on July 4, 2014 was named by President Barack Obama as that year’s “Outstanding American by Choice.”