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Interact with industry leaders through the Academy's speaker program.


  • Susie Arons
    Managing Director, Rubenstein Communications

  • Beth Aubry
    Executive Producer, Apple

  • Rita Blaik
    Materials Scientist, nanotechnology expert and design faculty, ArtCenter

  • Scott Borchetta
    Founder, Big Machine Records

  • Paul Bricault
    Managing Partner, Venture Partner, Amplify LA & Greycroft Partners

  • Elizabeth Bryant
    VP, Southwest Airlines University

  • Troy Carter
    Entrepreneur, Investor and Talent Manager, Atom Factory

  • Keith Clinkscales

  • CEO, Revolt TV

  • Josh Cohen, Professor
    Apple University

  • Jeb Corliss
    BASE jumper

  • Mark Dankberg
    CEO, ViaSat, Inc.

  • Aaron DeBevoise
    Founder, CEO, Network of One

  • Alyson Dee More
    Foley Artist, Warner Brothers

  • Marek Djordjevic
    Automotive Designer, Marek Djordjevic, Inc.

  • Craig Hanna
    Chief Creative Officer, Thinkwell Group

  • TJ Hennessey
    Principal, Arena Ventures

  • Jay Isais
    VP of Coffee & Manufacturing, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

  • Larry Jackson
    Head of Original Content, Apple Music

  • Richard Jankovich
    CEO, Founder, BRANDS and Shoplifter

  • Larry Jordan
    Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts

  • Sarah Joyce

  • Head of Corporate Communications, Apple

  • Audra Kammeraiti
    Senior Specialist, HuP at DAQRI

  • Bridget Karlin
    Managing Director, Internet of Things, Intel

  • Rob Kositcheck
    Assistant Professor, USC Cinematic Arts

  • Moj Mahdara

  • Digital Entrepreneur and CEO, Beautycon Media

  • Kim McArthur
    Recuriter, HULU

  • Jenna Meister
    Community Development, Airbnb

  • Gene Miller
    Product Manager, HULU

  • Braydon Moreno
    founder, ROBO 3D

  • Blake Mycoskie
    Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS Shoes

  • Zack Nolan
    Data Scientist, Technical Consultant, Beyond Limits

  • Julie Pilat
    Apple Music and BEATS 1

  • Lucas Pols
    CEO and Founder, Spark xyz

  • Ian Rogers
    Apple Music

  • Subhashish Samaddar
    Professor of Managerial Sciences, Georgia State University 

  • Bianca Sapetto
    Choreographer and Pefromer

  • John Seely Brown

  • Mina Sedrak
    Asst. Professor of Mecial Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope

  • Will Sentence
    CEO, Co-founder, Codesmith

  • Navid Shahrestani
    VP of Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Dana Sherman
    professor, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

  • Dave Simons
    Director, Product Design and Exploration, Herman Miller

  • Shane Small
    Executive Creative Director, Eko

  • Evan Spiegel
    Co-Founder and CEO, Snapchat

  • Toper Taylor
    President, Network of One

  • Janina Urussowa
    founder, Bezgraniz Couture

  • Peter Voss
    Founder, SmartAction

  • Luke Wood
    President, Beats Electronics

  • Tristan Whitman
    Assistant Professor, USC Cinematic Arts