Meet our YOUNGA 2020 speakers

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High-Level Leaders From

We'll get you right up close to world leaders,
decision-makers and celebrity influencers using virtual reality.

Celebrity Influencers

Drew Ray Tanner

Actor on Riverdale, Somewhere Between and You Me Her and Musician
Equality and Inclusion

Kalen Allen

Digital Creator and Actor
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Meg Donnelly

Actress on American Housewife, Zombies and Zombies 2
Equality and Inclusion

Dyllón Burnside

Actor on “Pose” and singer
Equality and Inclusion

Alyson Stoner

Multi-disciplinary Artist, Writer and Digital Creator
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kat Graham

Actress, Humanitarian and Co-Founder of Modern Nirvana
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Darin Olien

Superfood Hunter and Co-Host, Down to Earth with Zac Efron
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Cara Delevingne

Founder, #MyEcoResolution, model, actress, and singer
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Maejor

Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter and Healer
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Nick Vujicic

Speaker, Author, Evangelist and Entrepreneur
Equality and Inclusion

Cynthia Germanotta

President and Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Calum Worthy

Actor and ONE Campaign Ambassador
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder and CEO of Mindvalley
Future of Education and Work

Adam Roa

Spoken Word Artist, Filmmaker and Personal Development Coach
Mental Health and Wellbeing

IZA

Award-Winning Brazilian Singer, Be The One Brand Ambassador @Humanity Lab Foundation
Peace and Social Justice

Yusuf Omar

Founder, Hashtag Our Stories, former CNN Social Reporter and now Mobile Journalist
Equality and Inclusion

Frank Elaridi

TV Journalist, YouTube Personality and Co-founder of Modern Nirvana​
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Susi Mai

Professional Kitesurfer and Co-Founder of Ultramarine
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Keith Mitchell

All-Pro NFL Player turned Celebrity Yogi, Humanitarian and Founder of the Light it Up Foundation​
Peace and Social Justice

Decision-Makers

Pradeep Kakkatil

Director of Innovations, UNAIDS
Equality and Inclusion

Victor Madrigal-Borloz

Independent Expert on Violence and Discrimination, United Nations
Equality and Inclusion

Veronica Cesco

Associate Programme Expert, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Future of Education and Work

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and child rights activist
Peace and Social Justice

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO Director-General
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Amanda Ellis

Director of Global Partnerships, ASU Global Futures Laboratory
Peace and Social Justice

Dr. Ave Pold

Learning Officer, WHO Academy
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dr. Nelson Olim

Course Coordinator, WHO Academy
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Alicia Sanchez Argueta

Youth Programmes Coordinator, UNAIDS
Equality and Inclusion

Young Changemakers

Kelly Lovell

Founding Chair, YOUNGA and CEO, BridgingTheGap Ventures
Future of Education and Work

Jacob Pace

CEO of Flighthouse and Rolling Stone Future 25
Equality and Inclusion

Mohamad Al Jounde

Education Activist, Children’s Peace Prize Recipient
Peace and Social Justice

Cheyenne Kippenberger

Miss Indian World
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Safaath Ahmed Zahir

Founder, Women & Democracy
Equality and Inclusion

Chaeli Mycroft

Founder and Global Ambassador South Africa, Ability Rights Activist, Children’s Peace Prize Recipient
Peace and Social Justice

Jessica Dewhurst

Human Rights Defender and CEO of The Justice Desk
Peace and Social Justice

Charlie Lucas

Co-Founder, notOk App
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Alexandra Robinson

Global President, AIESEC
Future of Education and Work

Eva Dutary

Elected Global President for the 2021 mandate, AIESEC
Future of Education and Work

Brandon Farbstein

Empowerment speaker and thought innovator
Equality and Inclusion

Derick Omari

Executive Director, Tech Era
Equality and Inclusion

Siyabulela Mandela

Regional Coordinator, Journalists for Human Rights
Peace and Social Justice

Dustin Liu

US Youth Advisor, United Nations
Equality and Inclusion

Arielle Martinez Cohen

Singer, Songwriter, Activist
Peace and Social Justice

Erin Smith

Founder, FacePrint
Future of Education and Work

Sparsh Ahuja

Founder and CEO, Project Dastaan
Peace and Social Justice

Saskia Nino de Rivera

Criminal Justice Activist, Turner Prize Recipient
Peace and Social Justice

Nehal Jain

Global Partnerships Intern, ASU Global Futures Laboratory
Peace and Social Justice

Saro Imran

CEO and Program Manager, Activists Alliance Foundation
Equality and Inclusion

Shreya Nallapati

Founder and Executive Director, Never Again Tech
Future of Education and Work

Juan Acosta

Channel Kindness Author
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Amelia Marcum

Girl Up Teen Advisor and Native American Advocate
Equality and Inclusion

Shania Hurtado Valbuena

Girl Up Teen Advisor and Women Deliver Young Leader
Equality and Inclusion

Ivonne Ortega

Girl Up Teen Advisor
Equality and Inclusion

Hannah Lucas

Co-Founder, notOk App
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Gareth Jones

Sexual Health Co-ordinator - Testing, LGBT Foundation and Vice Chair, PACT
Equality and Inclusion

Daniel Nagel

Founder and Chairman, Youth Against AIDS
Equality and Inclusion

Tanaka Chirombo

Member, International AIDS Society and health rights activist
Equality and Inclusion

Krystal Briggs

Future of Education and Work

Dilnaz Kamalova

App and Robotics Developer, Sequence
Equality and Inclusion

Industry Leaders

Emilie McGlone

Director, Peace Boat US
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Jeff Hoffman

Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Future of Education and Work

Thomas Furness

The 'Grandfather of VR' and Founder of Virtual World Society
Future of Education and Work

Nichol Bradford

Director and Co-Founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, Conference
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Louis Venturelli

Youth Program Officer, Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
Peace and Social Justice

Brandi Veil

Founder and CEO, Being Investments Company
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Lyle Maxson

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Andromeda Entertainment
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Joe Polish

Founder, Genius Network
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kamel Hothi OBE

Non-Executive Director TLC Lions and Special Advisor of Queen's Commonwealth Trust​
Equality and Inclusion

Chiira Bernard

Director, AT 2030 Innovate Now
Equality and Inclusion

Karla Ruiz

Digital Strategist & Social Media Specialist, Found of Digital Awareness
Peace and Social Justice

Ari Eisenstat

Futurist Innovation Educator and Venture Philanthropist
Future of Education and Work

Daniel Dyboski-Bryant

Co-Founder of Educators in VR
Peace and Social Justice

Aaron Ableman

CEO, Earth Media Creative
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Saadia Gardezi

Co Founder and Pakistan Lead, Project Dastaan
Peace and Social Justice

Julie Smithson

Chief Learning Officer, MetaVRse
Future of Education and Work

Nisha Arekapudi

Legal Analyst, Women, World Bank's Business and the Law Project
Peace and Social Justice

Alan Smithson

Chief Executive Officer, MetaVRse
Future of Education and Work

Nick Janicki

Founder, True Rest
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Hazami Barmada

Founder and Global Curator, Global People's Summit
Peace and Social Justice

Ioana Cozmuta

Founder and CEO, Gravity Free Consulting and G-Space Inc
Future of Education and Work

Ivan Figueroa

Instructor, Freedom Builders
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Fatima Goss Graves

Co-founder, TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund, and president, National Women's Law Center
Equality and Inclusion

Greta Rossi

Co-Founder, Recipes for Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Tariq Al-Olaimy

Co-Founder, Recipes for Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Maddy Vonhoff

Regional Organizing Manager, The ONE Campaign
Peace and Social Justice

Robin Arnott

Co-Founder and CEO, Andromeda Entertainment
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation
Future of Education and Work

Angelina Dayton

Owner, The VR Lady
Peace and Social Justice

Claire Angelle

Founder, Angelle Consulting
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Bradley Heslop

Co-Founder, Action Accelerator
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

PJ Mistry

Action Accelerator Co-Organizer
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Olawale Makanjuola

Digital Campaigns Manager, The ONE Campaign in Nigeria
Peace and Social Justice

Garance Choko

CEO, Coda Societies
Future of Education and Work

Dream Rockwell

Experience Creator of Lucent Dossier Experience
Mental Health and Wellbeing

Richard Humphrey

Space Advocate and Co-founder, CEO of RAI
Future of Education and Work

Seth Andrew

Founder and CEO, Democracy Builders
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Ruthe Farmer

Chief Evangelist, CSforALL
Future of Education and Work

Chandell Stone

Chief Growth Officer and Founding Director, Freedom Builders Fellowship
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Basil Smikle

Instructor, Freedom Builders
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Giovanni Damiani

Music Producer
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Ioana Mischie

Film Director
Climate Action and Sustainable Living

Kayla Brittan

COO, The Justice Desk
Peace and Social Justice

Ignatius France

Training Coordinator, The Justice Desk
Peace and Social Justice

Malcom Gertse

Community Empowerment Coordinator, The Justice Desk
Peace and Social Justice

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