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2023 Festival Speakers

Danni Askini

Executive director, Gender Justice League & Trans Pride Seattle

Judith Arcana

Writer, member of Chicago's pre-Roe underground abortion service

Rachel Belle

Host & creator of Your Last Meal, a James Beard Award Finalist for Best Podcast

Darcy Jaffe

Senior Vice President, Safety and Quality, Washington State Hospital Association

Heidi Roop

Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership

Michael Cohen

Host of the Mea Culpa Podcast & NYT bestselling author of Revenge

Carl Zimmer

New York Times columnist & author of 14 books on science

Jennifer Doudna

Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley

Oren Etzioni

Professor Emeritus, University of Washington & founding CEO of the Allen Institute for AI

Michael Barbaro

Political journalist with The New York Times and host of the podcast, The Daily