TEDxLawrenceU has assembled a group of distinguished speakers, intellectual leaders, pioneers and critics who are highly qualified to address the conference topic: Reimagining Liberal Education.


David Burrows, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lawrence University


Bradley W. Bateman, President-elect, Randolph College

Jill Beck, President, Lawrence University

Andy Chan, Vice President for Personal and Career Development, Wake Forest University

Rick Davis, Professor of Theater, Associate Dean. CVPA and Executive Director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University

Jennifer L. Herek, Dean of ATLAS, the Academy for Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Jenny Kehl, Director of the Center for Water Policy, School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Daphne Koller, Co-founder of Coursera and Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Mark Montgomery, Wilson Professor of Enterprise and Leadership and Professor of Economics, Grinnell College (Cancelled)

Robert F. Perille, Managing Partner, Shamrock Capital and Founder of the Lawrence Scholars program

Brian Pertl, Dean of the Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University

Jeff Selingo, Vice President and Editorial Director, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rik Warch, President Emeritus, Lawrence University