BBYO | AZA & BBG | International Convention | Summer

PAST LINEUPS

A World Class Educational and Motivational Experience

BBYO attracts some of the best talent from around the world to International Convention. We bring together today's top athletes, entrepreneurs, musicians, philanthropists, humanitarians, politicians, and more to build a lineup that will inspire teens and adults alike to build a stronger future. Get a taste of the variety of our lineup by exploring some of our past guests below!

Featured Speakers and Performers

Bryce Vine

A

Matoma

C

Quinn XCII

B

Loud Luxury

Mohammed

AL Samawi

Activist, Author, and Speaker

Mohammed

AL Samawi

Author, Interfaith Activist, Refugee, and Founder, Abrahamic House

Ziad

Ahmed

Activist, Founder, and CEO, JUV

Steve

Aoki

Musician

Zach

Barack

Activist and Actor, Marvel Universe

Aloe

Blacc

Musician

Mike

Bloomberg*

CEO, Bloomberg, L.P.; Fmr. Mayor of New York; and U.S. Presidential Candidate (D)

Cornell

Brooks

Fmr. Presidents & CEO, NAACP

David

Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Cornell

Brooks

Director, Social Justice Collaborative, Harvard and Fmr. CEO, NAACP

Aidy

Bryant

Actress, Saturday Night Live

Sophia

Bush

Actress, Activist, Director, and Producer

The Honorable

Julian

Castro

Fmr. U.S. Secretary, HUD

Kenneth

Christopherson

World War II U.S. Military Veteran and Hero

The Honorable

Ted

Cruz*

Senator, Texas (R)

Mark

Cuban*

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Wendy

Davis

Fmr. Texas State Senator

Daya

Musician

Jason

Derulo

Musician

David

Dobrik

YouTube Creative

Chancellor

Arnold

Eisen

Jewish Theological Seminary

Jesse

Eisenberg

Actor, Author, and Playwright

Fifth Harmony

Musicians

Flo Rida

Musician

Avi

Garbow

Environmental Advocate, Patagonia

Nikki

Haley*

United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Sarah

Hurwitz

Author and Former Head Speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama

Justin

Jesso

Singer and Songwriter

Craig

Kessler

Chief Operating Officer, Topgolf

Daniel

Lubetzky

Founder & CEO, KIND Snacks

Joshua

Malina

Actor, Scandal & The West Wing

Rabbi

Jair

Melchior

Chief Rabbi of Denmark

Paola

Mendoza

Activist, Author, and Film Director

Samuel

Meyer Kogutt

Ammunition Bearer in the 97th Infantry Division, 303rd Regiment

Casey

Neistat

Film Director & YouTube Creative

The Honorable

Benjamin

Netanyahu*

Israeli Prime Minister

The Honorable

Barack

Obama*

Fmr. President of the United States

Tolu

Olubunmi

Founder, Lions Write

Josh

Peck

Actor & Social Media Influencer

Katie

Perera

Conference Programmer, South by Southwest

The Honorable

Shimon

Peres*

Fmr. Israeli President

Matt

Pohlson

Co-Founder and CEO, OMAZE

Estee

Portnoy

Business Manager, Michael Jordan; Exec. Producer, The Last Dance; Fmr. Chairwoman, BBYO International Board of Directors

Sam

Primack

Actor, Dear Evan Hansen National Tour

Aly

Raisman

World Champion Gymnast & Best-Selling Author

The Honorable

Susan

Rice

Fmr. U.S. National Security Advisor

Helen

Risch

BBG Alumna of the Year

The Honorable

Reuven

Rivlin*

Israeli President

Geena

Rocero

Transgender Model & Advocate

Scott

Rogowsky

Comedian & Host, HQ Trivia

Chester "Chet"

Rohn

World War II U.S. Military Veteran and Hero

Rabbi Dr.

Rachel

Sabath Beit-Halachmi

Content Director, Our Common Destiny

Sheryl

Sandberg*

COO, Facebook

Claire

Sarnowski

Activist

Lynn

Schusterman

Founder and Chair Emerita, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Founding Chair, BBYO, Inc.

The Honorable

Stav

Shaffir

Member of Knesset, State of Israel

Michael

Skolnik

Activist, Movement-builder, Storyteller, and Founder, The Soze Agency

Maya

Smith

Executive Director, Born This Way Foundation

Michael

Staenberg

AZA Alumnus of the Year

Meighan

Stone

President, The Malala Fund

The Honorable

Justin

Trudeau*

Canadian Prime Minister

The Honorable

Justin

Trudeau*

Canadian Prime Minister

Sarah

Tuttle-Singer

Editor, The Times of Israel

Chris

Ulmer

Founder, Special Books by Special Kids

Naomi

Wadler

Activist

Bari

Weiss

Editor, The New York Times

Dr.

Sakena

Yacoobi

Interfaith Activist and CEO, Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

*Denotes video address

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Know someone who would be a great addition to our lineup? Let us know!

We're constantly searching for the best talent to join us at IC. If you have a connection to someone or just know about someone who isn't on our radar to bring to convention, email us at azabbgic@bbyo.org! We're excited to work together to build the best lineup possible year after year.