WGBH Speaker Schedule

Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 am – 7:45 pm


8:00 – 8:30 am   |   Check-in

8:15 – 8:30 am   |   Welcome

8:30 – 11:45 am   |   BLOCK 1: Education

10:00 – 10:15 am   |   Break

12:00 – 4:45 pm   |   BLOCK 2: Innovation

1:30 – 1:45 pm   |   Break

3:15 – 3:30 pm   |   Break

4:45 – 7:45 pm   |   BLOCK 3: Science

Event Hosts

More info on our event page HERE.

Block 1: Education

8:30 – 11:45 am


Jenny Johnson

3 time Emmy Award Winning co-host & Executive Producer, Founder of Champy

Jordan Harrod

Ph.D. Student & NSF Fellow at Harvard-MIT, YouTube Creator

Keisuke Wakao

Assistant Principal Oboe, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Linnea Olson

Patient Advocate & Activist, Artist, and Lung Cancer Survivor

Tom Roston

Journalist & Author of The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World: The Twin Towers, Windows on the World and the Rebirth of New York

Block 2: Innovation

12:00 – 4:30 pm


Leonard Kleinrock

Fathervof the Internet; Developer of the Arpanet; directed the first transmission to pass over the network

Don Eyles

Software Engineer on Apollo Space Program

Yordanos Eyoel

Partner at New Profit and International Spokesperson of the Sister March Network

Jon McNeill

Serial Entrepreneur & Former President Tesla, Former COO at Lyft

Ramesh Raskar

Privacy and AI expert, MIT Media Lab Inventor, Lemelson Awardee

Sheila Hemami

Director, Strategic Technical Opportunities at Draper

Bill Brett

Award-Winning Photojournalist for The Boston Globe

Block 3: Science

4:45 – 7:45 pm


Aaron Engelhart

Expert in Molecular Evolution on Mars, Genetics, Cell Biology & Development Professor, University of Minnesota

Krystyn Van Vliet

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT, Associate Provost, MIT

Sameena Shah

Managing Director, AI Research at J.P. Morgan Chase

David Kong

Director, Community Biotechnology Initiative at MIT

Ofer Levy

FDA Advisor, Director of Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children's

Dena Shahriari

Biomaterials scientist and neural engineer, postdoctoral researcher at MIT

Event Hosts