This page is for a past year's Edison Talks.
Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong event created to inspire, connect and cultivate action. World-renowned visionaries will fuel your inspiration with dynamic presentations, deep conversations and incredible performances. Our select attendees include trailblazing business leaders, creatives and influencers who transcend all industries. Be one of the few to explore the theme of Departure during this year’s Edison Talks.
Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute; Author, "Equal Is Unfair"
Humanitarian Aid Worker; Teacher; Co-author, "Impossible Odds"
Seven-time NBA All-Star, Film Producer & Philanthropist
Founder, Big Muse
President & CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Founder & CEO, inome
Senior, W.R. Harper High School; CIW (YOU)th Ambassador
Fashion Designer; Humanitarian, Urban Zen Foundation
Development Professional; Co-author, "Impossible Odds"
Writer & Educator
Former Chief of Protocol, U.S. State Department
Senior Fellow, The ChildTrauma Academy
#1 "New York Times" Bestselling Author; Inspiration for FOX's "Bones"; Forensic Scientist
Academy Award-nominated Actor
M. Night Shyamalan
Screenwriter, Director, Producer; Author, “I Got Schooled”
Soprano, Composer & Writer
Independent Writer & Producer
Co-Host, "Pardon The Interruption"; NBA Analyst, ABC & ESPN; Columnist, ESPN.com & ESPN Chicago
Leaping Without a Net
The Best is Yet to Come
Become Who You Are
Impossible Odds: The Unlikely Rescue
Acting: The Ultimate Service Industry
Living a Life Worth Dying For
The Body's Most Fascinating Organ: the Brain
From Campus to Crime Lab to Creative Writing
Never Stop Dreaming
I Got Schooled
M. Night Shyamalan
The Hand that Welcomed the World
Departures that Return
An Independent Life
Why Self Confidence is Overrated (and How to Soothe the Inner Critic)
Connecting the Dots
This event is over - check out the videos below and be inspired!