Keynote Speaker

Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton is the author of She Persisted Around the Globe: 13 Women Who Changed History; She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World; It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their daughter, Charlotte, their son, Aidan, and their dog, Soren. You can follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at


Susan A. BuffettChair, The Sherwood Foundation®
Chair, The Buffett Early Childhood Fund
Chair, The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

The Sherwood Foundation® focuses on public education and poverty alleviation, and strengthening community in Omaha and across Nebraska.

The Buffett Early Childhood Fund focuses on early childhood education from birth to age five for low income families on a national scale.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation works globally on women’s health issues.

Susan A. Buffett also serves on national nonprofit boards, including ONE. Locally, she serves on the boards of the NorthStar Foundation, the Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center Foundation, and the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA).
Larra ClarkLarra Clark serves as Deputy Director for both the Public Library Association (PLA) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy. Her portfolio includes national initiatives and partnerships, broadband access and adoption, and public library data. Her career spans 17 years managing library communications, policy and research following a decade in non-profit public affairs, government relations, and print journalism. She received her library master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Stephanie HamStephanie Ham is the Director of Library Services for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), the 42nd largest school district in the country. Prior to her current position, she was the Coordinator of Limitless Libraries, a nationally recognized partnership program between Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools. She has been named a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her advocacy and work with Limitless Libraries and was a member of the first Lilead Fellowship cohort. She can be found on Twitter @sjgham.