Edward Olmos
Edward James Olmos, Keynote

Actor and director Edward James Olmos is a pioneer in diversifying the roles and portrayals of Latinos in the media. His memorable roles include Commander William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver. In 1997, he co-founded both the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and Latino Literacy Now, a non-profit organization that produces Latino book festivals across the U.S. Olmos also is the founder and chairman of Latino Public Broadcasting, which focuses on issues affecting Latinos and advocates for diverse perspectives in public television, and an international ambassador for UNICEF.

Gifford Pinchot III
Gifford Pinchot III, Keynote

Gifford Pinchot III is an author, entrepreneur and former blacksmith. Best known as the author of Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur, Pinchot is dedicated to transforming business practice toward environmental and social responsibility. He has launched businesses in manufacturing, software and consulting, and is the founder and president of Pinchot University (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute), a top-ranked school of socially and environmentally responsible business. In 2009, he received the Olympus Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award. Pinchot's work focuses on helping people who believe they have enough talent to make a living making the world better as well as fostering social systems that make it profitable to trust people to be freer and more creative.
























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