2019 Keynote Speakers

Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer in New York City. For over 32 years, he has worked for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, designing book covers and writing and editing books of comics for Pantheon, a division of Knopf Doubleday. He has received the National Design Award for Communications from the Smithsonian Institute, as well as the AIGA medal for lifetime achievement. He cries a lot. Forgive him.


Lina Khan

Lina Khan gained national attention as a law student with the publication of her 93-page piece titled “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox.” It won numerous awards, found more than 100,000 readers online, and has spurred editorials and articles on monopolies and antitrust laws in most major US periodicals. Don’t miss this keynote address by one of today’s most thought-provoking thinkers, described by the New York Times as a woman who has “reframed decades of monopoly law.”

Lina Khan is an Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School and Senior Fellow at the Open Markets Institute. She researches antitrust law and competition policy, focusing on how new digital technologies challenge the existing framework and invite new thinking. Khan previously served as a Legal Fellow at the Federal Trade Commission and as Director of Legal Policy at the Open Markets Institute. From 2015 to 2017 she litigated on behalf of homeowners against financial institutions through Yale’s Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation Clinic. Khan’s work has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, and Harvard Law Review, as well as in the New York Times, Politico, and Washington Post. She has appeared on CNBC, C-SPAN, NPR, and Fox Business News, and she was recently named to the Politico 50, a list of thinkers whose ideas are driving politics. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from Williams College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.