Featuring: Melanie Rios Glaser, Executive Director of the Wooden Floor, Reginald Adams, President & CEO of the Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston, Dr. John Long, Vice President of Research and Collections of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Sue Gardner, Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation, Cindy Cohn, Legal Director & General Counsel of Electronic Frontier Foundation, Jakada Imani, Executive Director of Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Marc Spencer, CEO of Juma Ventures, Martin Fisher, CEO of KickStart, and Cecil Williams, Minister of Liberation of Glide Foundation.
Ryan Eisenberg, Executive Director of AchieveKids, discusses the complex and various challenges that students with learning disabilities face, and the system that the organization has developed to find the best learning pathways for each of those students.
Melissa Smith, Conservatory Director and Head of Acting of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), discusses how the institution nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community.
Telle Whitney, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Anita Borg Institute, discusses how women have played a crucial role in the advancement of technology in America, and the need for organizations to not only recognize their incredible contributions, but also to open up more leadership opportunities for the overlooked pool of talent.
Jay Xu, Director & CEO of the Asian Art Museum, discusses the influence of Asian art and culture across the globe, and the unique dialogues between works of art across time that help us to better understand our world.
President Gail Kong discusses her work as the founder of a philanthropic organization serving diverse Asian-American communities, particularly the challenges of fundraising and forging consensus on priorities across cultural groups that have both common and divergent interests
Executive Director Rich Winefield discusses how the Bay Area Discovery Museum helps children and parents transform curiosity into knowledge and lifelong learning skills. Fostering creativity and exploration through contextualized hands-on learning is intrinsic to the Museum’s approach.
Elizabeth Babcock, Chief Public Engagement Officer of the California Academy of Sciences, discusses the unique elements of one of the largest cultural attractions on the West Coast, including initiatives to improve access to STEM education, unique conservation efforts of endangered species, and its fascinating exhibits that are key to inspiring learning through discovery.
Executive Director Joe Elbaum contrasts the management and governance challenges of the business and nonprofit sectors based on his experience as an IBM executive and as the staff leader of large congregations in New York and San Francisco.