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Lunch Keynote

12:45pm – 1:15pm

ANDREW YANG Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author & 2020 Presidential Candidate

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and former 2020 presidential candidate. Prior to running for office, Andrew founded Venture for America, a non-profit organization that helped create thousands of jobs in cities across America. Andrew was named a Presidential Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by the White House under the Obama administration and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America.

His nonprofit, Humanity Forward, advances and implements the ideas that he championed during his presidential campaign: a universal basic income, data as a property right, a “humanity first” approach to capitalism and more.

In his bestselling book, The War on Normal People, he explains the mounting crisis of the automation of labor and makes the case for the Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 a month for every American, along with hundreds of other policies to put humanity first. His upcoming book, Forward: Notes on Our Democracy, will be published by Crown on October 5 , detailing the structural problems with America's democracy, including ever- increasing polarization, and how to address them.

In 2020, Andrew became a top contender for the Presidency and was later called a “sensation” by The Washington Post. According to CNN, Andrew’s campaign "didn't just make unquestionably put a sizable dent in the future."


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