Big Ideas with Soledad O'Brien

Saturday, February 29
8:15 AM–9:15 AM

Music City Center Grand Ballroom

Soledad O'BrienSoledad O'Brien—award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and television host—joins us Saturday for one last big idea to send you home from conference bursting with new knowledge!

As the host of the Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, O'Brien has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people, and events of the day. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America. A prominent philanthropist, O'Brien is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.

With eloquence and a measured ability to make often-divisive issues such as race relations, social inequality, and mass incarceration accessible to all, she moves audiences to delve deeper into the headlines that shape our lives, outlooks, and daily interactions.

PLA is happy to provide coffee outside the Music City Center Grand Ballroom before each Big Ideas session.