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World Muse is inspired by those who are working to create positive change in their lives and in our world. It has been an honor to share so many powerful voices, stories, and conversations over the past decade. Check out some of the amazing presenters who have shared the Muse stage over the years.

Muse Conference celebrates the work and amplifies the voices of changemakers.


Matti Joy

She/Her, Eco-Socialist Musician

Donna Burklo

She/Her/Hers, Community free meal program director

Myrlie Evers Williams

Civil Rights Activist, Former Chair of the NAACP

Paola Mendoza

Artist, Activist, Author, Co-Founder of Resistance Revival Choir

Tarana Burkę

Activist, Founder of Me Too Movement

Wade Davis

Former NFL Player, Activist, Public Speaker


Artist, Author. Activist

Nikki Myers

Activist, Founder of 12YSR
Rita Schenkelberg

Rita Schenkelberg

They/Them, LPC, City Councilor, Community Builder

Sister Simone

Activist, Radical Feminist Nun

Sally Kohn

Activist, Commentator

Dr. Tererai Trent

Author, Public Speaker, Activist, “Oprah’s Favorite Guest of all Time”

David Merritt

Writer, Audio Engineer, Recording Studio Owner And Operator

Maranda Pleasant

Artist, Activist, Founder of Mantra, Thrive, and Origin Magazines

Judith Sadora

She/Her, Integrative & Liberation-Focused Practitioner

Amy Richards

Author, Activist, Producer, Co-Founder of Soapbox Inc and Feminist Camp

Rev Angel Kyodo Williams

Activist, Author

Tony Hawk

Skateboard Icon, Activist, Entrepreneur

Valarie Kaur

Activist, Author, Documentary Filmmaker

Marcus Legrand

He/Him, Activist, Board Member, Consultant, Success Coach

Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Laureate, Activist, Author

John Kish

He/Him, Horticulturist, Drag Queen, Actor/Director, Business Owner

Mirna Valerio

Runner, Activist, Author

Erica Reilly

She/Her, In Service to Relationships + Culture + Community

Campbell Dixon

She/Her, Student, Activist, Community Builder

Rainn Wilson

Actor, Activist

Pixie Lighthorse

She/Her, Healer, Activist, Writer

Zainab Salbi

Humanitarian, media host, author, and founder of Women for Women International

Halie Devlin

She/Her, Recovery Coach, Teacher

Shanan Kelley

She/Her, Entertainer, Writer, Comedian

Jon Riggs

He/Him, Executive Direct, Founder, Citizen of the Yurok Nation

Carly Garzón Vargas

She/Her, Artist, Educator, Community Connector

Malik Friedman

He/Him, Musican, Activist, Student

Lynne Twist

Author, Activist, Global Visionary

Dr. Melody Moore

Psychologist, Activist, Founder of Embody Love Movement


Artist, Activist

April Bey

She/Her, Artist, Activist

Lauren Fleshman

Pro Athlete, Activist, Author, Co-Founder of Picky Bars

Janet Llerandi Gonzalez

Ella/She/They, 2 Spirited queer activist, elected official, disruptor & organizer

Acosia Red Elk

She/Her, Champion Jingle Dress Dancer, Teacher, Activist

Dr. Angela Davis

She/Her, Activist, Philosopher, Scholar, Author

Ruby Sales

She/Her, Human-rights Activist, Public Theologian, Social Critic,

Mona Sinha

She/Her, Activist, Producer, Educator

Kerri Kelly

She/Her,TED Speaker, CTZN Podcast Host, Wellness Disruptor, Social Impact Designer

Jaylyn Suppah

She/Her, Founder, Community Activist

Sadie Barnette

She/Her, Artist, Activist

Carmen Perez

Activist, Co-Founder of The Woman’s March

Anis Mojgani

He/Him, Oregon Poet Laureate, Author, Artist

Spring Alaska Schreiner (Upingaksraq)

She/Her, Owner/Principal Ecologist, Indigenous Agriculturalist

Mumu Fresh (aka: Maimouna Youssef)

She/Her, GRAMMY-Nominated, Musical Ambassador for the US

Cecile Richards

Activist, Former Director of Planned Parenthood

Alex Simpson (aka: Deb Auchery)

She/Her, They/Them, Activist, Performance Artist