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Featured Speaker

Ideas for Tomorrow: A Virtual Speaker Series | Cleveland Clinic

Katie Couric

Award-Winning Journalist, New York Times Best-Selling Author and a Co-Founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm EDT

Journalist and Founder, Katie Couric Media

Ideas for Tomorrow: Katie Couric

Ideas for Tomorrow is a virtual speaker series that provides a forum for the world’s most distinguished thinkers, speakers and personalities to engage in a dialogue with members of our community.

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Biography

Katie Couric | Journalist and Founder, Katie Couric Media | Ideas for Tomorrow | Cleveland ClinicKatie Couric (@katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author and a co- founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Since its launch in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than $600 million to support cutting-edge collaborative science and its research has contributed to six new FDA approved therapies.

In 2017, she founded Katie Couric Media (KCM), which has developed a number of media projects, including a daily newsletter, a podcast, digital video series and several documentaries. KCM works with purpose driven brands to create premium content that addresses important social issues like gender equality, environmental sustainability and mental health.

Previous documentaries produced by KCM include: America Inside Out with Katie Couric , a six-part series for National Geographic; Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric , for National Geographic; Under the Gun , which aired on EPIX; and Fed Up , available on iTunes, Amazon and YouTube. Couric was also the executive producer of Unbelievable on Netflix and is developing other scripted projects.

Couric was the first woman to solo anchor a network evening newscast, serving as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2006 to 2011 following 15-years as co-anchor of NBC’s Today show. She also hosted a syndicated show and served as the Yahoo Global News Anchor until 2017.

She has won a duPont-Columbia, a Peabody, two Edward R. Murrows, a Walter Cronkite Award, and multiple Emmys. She was twice named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and was a Glamour Magazine woman of the year three times. She has also received numerous awards for her cancer advocacy work; honored by both the Harvard and Columbia schools of public health, the American Cancer Society and The American Association of Cancer Researchers.

In addition to writing The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives Couric’s memoir will be published in the Spring of 2021.

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Upcoming Speakers

Upcoming Speakers

Kevin Love | NBA player for Cleveland Cavaliers, founder of the Kevin Love Fund | Ideas for Tomorrow | Cleveland Clinic
Kevin Love | NBA player for Cleveland Cavaliers, founder of the Kevin Love Fund

Kevin Love
NBA player for Cleveland Cavaliers,
founder of the Kevin Love Fund
Tuesday, June 16th, 5:00 pm EDT

Biography: Kevin Love

Over the last decade, Kevin Love has taken the league by storm. A unique superstar, Love’s career has been highlighted by five NBA All-Star elections, an NBA Championship in 2016, an Olympic gold medal in 2012, and a FIBA World Championship in 2010. He has also become an undeniable force beyond sports as he helps normalize the conversation surrounding mental health and creates an opportunity for others to do the same. After documenting his experience with depression and anxiety in a powerful personal essay on The Players’ Tribune, Love quickly evolved into the public spokesperson for mental health awareness among athletes. Continuing his advocacy in this space, he founded the Kevin Love Fund in 2018, a fund dedicated to inspiring people to live their healthiest lives while providing the tools to achieve physical and emotional well-being. Since then, Love has been awarded the Change Maker Award by the Child Mind Institute and the NBA Cares Assist Award, both due to his work in mental health awareness.

Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone Group
Tuesday June 23rd, 5:00 pm EDT

David Feinberg, MD
Vice President, Google Health
Tuesday, July 28th, 5:00 pm EDT

Brian Grazer
Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Imagine Entertainment
Tuesday, August 18th, 5:00 pm EDT

Judy Faulkner
CEO and Founder of Epic Systems
Wednesday, September 2nd, 5:00 pm EDT

Tim Brown
Executive Chair of IDEO
Monday, September 21st, 5:30 pm EDT

Speaker Archives

Speaker Archives

Many thought leaders have participated in the Ideas for Tomorrow speaker series. Previous speakers are listed below along with links to their presentation videos where available.

Dan Schulman
President and CEO, PayPal

David Rubenstein
Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group

Larry J. Merlo
President and Chief Executive Officer, CVS Health

Franz Welser-Möst
Music Director
Kelvin Smith Family Endowed Chair
The Cleveland Orchestra

Steve Case & J.D. Vance
Steve Case: Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC; Co-Founder, America Online; Chairman, The Case Foundation
J.D. Vance: Managing Partner, Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Revolution, LLC; Author, Hillbilly Elegy – Revolution, LLC

Keven Plank
CEO of Under Armour

Doris Kearns Goodwin
Best-selling author and "America's Historian-in-Chief"

Mindy Grossman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc.

General Stan McChrystal
Former Commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan; Author of Best-Sellers Team of Teams and My Share of the Task; Co-Founder of the McChrystal Group

John Doerr
Chairman, Kleiner Perkins

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO of IBM

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil
Oncologist and Author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene: An Intimate History

Satya Nadella
Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer at Facebook

Angela Duckworth
Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab

Frederick W. Smith
Founder and CEO of FedEx Corporation

Adam Silver
National Basketball Association Commissioner

Dan Gilbert
Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Fred McLeod
Play by Play Announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers

David Gergen
CNN Senior Political Analyst; Harvard Kennedy School Professor and Director

David Agus
New York Times Bestselling Author; Physician and Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California

Jim Free
Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center

Jim Colins
Author and Lecturer

David Gregory
Author and Former Moderator of Meet the Press

Admiral Michael Rogers
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Cenpal Security Service

Marissa Mayer
Former President & CEO, Yahoo

Candice Bergen
Actress and Author

Jack and Suzy Welch
Executive Chairman of the Jack Welch Management Institute and Author

Lord Norman Foster
Founder of Foster + Partners, Architect

Thomas Friedman
Author & Journalist, The New York Times

Gentry Lee
Chief Engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California

Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
Former CEO of Google, Current Google's Executive Chairman; Google Advisor

Michael Govan
CEO and Walps Annenberg Director

Sebastian Thrun
Co-Founder and CEO, Udacity

Dr. Donald Berwick
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Founding CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Mark Tercek
President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Arianna Huffington
Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

Karim Sadjadpour
Author and Middle East Expert

Daniel Yergin
Author and Authority on Energy, International Politics and Economics

Jack Dorsey
Creator, Co-Founder, and Executive Chairman of Twitter, Inc.; Co-Founder and CEO of Square, Inc.

Warren Buffet
Business Leader, Philanthropist

Vladimir Pozner
Russian Journalist and Author

John T. Chambers
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco

Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee
Mayor, City of Sacramento and CEO/Founder, StudentsFirst

Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer

General Stanley A. McChrystal
Former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan; Former commander of the Premier Military Counter-Terrorism Force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

Dr. Ben S. Bernanke
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve System

General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.)
National Security Advisor

Dr. Atul Gawande
Practicing Surgeon, Accomplished Writer, Teacher and Speaker

Victor L.L. Chu
Chairman of the First Eastern Investment Group

Dean Kamen
Inventor and Physicist

Craig Mundie
Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corp.

Michael Dell
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Dell

H. Lee Scott, Jr.
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart)

Tom Kelley
General Manager of IDEO

Michael E. Porter
Glen Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba
Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America and Mexico

Mike Milken
Philanthropist, Chairman of Milken Institute

Doris Kearns Goodwin
World-Renowned Historian

Stephen Kappes
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Tom Brokaw
NBC News Special Correspondent

Glenn D. Lowry
Director of The Museum of Modern Art

Steven A. Burd
CEO of Safeway Inc.

Oprah Winfrey
Worldwide Media Leader, Philanthropist and Television Host

J. Craig Venter, PhD
Founder, Chairman and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute

John Glenn
Astronaut and Senator

William McDonough
World-Renowned Architect and Designer

Peter Lewis and Frank Gehry
Architects

Anne Mulcahy
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corp.

Antonin Scalia
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court