Speakers and guests

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BBYO International Convention has become the global Jewish community’s ultimate celebration of teen culture and leadership. Part of what makes IC so powerful and inspiring is the ‘company’ our IC attendees keep for the weekend.

BBYO convenes top talent and influencers across all sectors of society—leadership, politics, activism, pop-culture, music, business, philanthropy, creativity, tech, sports, and more—and provides intimate opportunities for teens to connect with their role models and heroes in both fun and purposeful ways. Normally our IC Festival line-up is kept a surprise until just before teens depart for the Convention, but this year we’ll be sharing our community of Special Guests in waves over time as IC approaches.

The Best of the World's Stage for the Best Teens in the World

The BBYO IC 2021 Speaker, Performer, and Special Guest Festival Line Up is in formation. There are many more role models, heroes, icons, and educators to come! Here’s a first peek at just some of the influencers joining us this year. Check back often to see who’s speaking, performing, and hanging out at this year’s International Convention—we can’t wait to share what we’ve got in store!

Stay tuned for industry experts, activists, and renowned thought-leaders from the following fields: animal rights, anti-Semitism, arts and design, brand marketing, civic engagement, climate change, criminal justice, culinary arts, entertainment and media, fashion, healthy relationships, holocaust and genocide education, human rights, Israel education and culture, LGBTQ+ equity, mental health and wellness, music production, racial justice, sports, women's leadership, and more!

We're still confirming speakers and guests for IC 2021! Check back on this page for more announcements.

Featured Speakers

Special Guests

Jewish Enrichment Team

Michaela

Brown

Jewish Education Consultant

Joey

Eisman

Jewish Education Consultant

Larry

Ginsburg

Jewish Education Consultant

David

Hoffman

Jewish Education Consultant

Happie

Hoffman

Music Director

Eric

Hunker

Music Director

Jonathan

Posner

Jewish Education Consultant

Lara

Rodin

Jewish Education Consultant

Rabbi

Allen

Saks

Jewish Education Consultant

Jenna

Shaw

Jewish Education Consultant

Marissa

Tait

Jewish Education Consultant

Samantha

Vinokur-Meinrath

Jewish Education Consultant

Leven Global Leadership Academy

Marnie

Bloom

Red River

Bianca

Cherry

Pacific Western

Opal

Cohen

Northern Region East: Northern Virginia

Yael

Cuperman

Colombia

Nicolás

Elman

Argentina

Sarah

Galindo

Colombia

Alix

Gilkarov

Austria

Edmond

Khalifah

Mexico

Rachel

Mattison

Northern Region East: DC

Madison

Miederhoff

Mid-America: St. Louis

Oliver

Mizrahi

Denmark

Moises

Nousairi

Mexico

Mia

Peretz

South Africa

Dalia

Pupkin

Chile

Michael

Reifman

Greater Jersey Hudson River

Josh

Rutman

Lonestar

Aiden

Sack

South Africa

Bryan

Schecter

Liberty

Maya

Schlanger

North Texas Oklahoma

Elana

Sunshine

North Texas Oklahoma

Lucia

Teicher

Argentina

Zuzanna

Wiewióra

Poland