Keynote Speakers: Ahamefule Oluo & Lindy West

Husband and wife Ahamefule Oluo and Lindy West, are arguably Seattle’s millennial power couple of 2017.

It’s not very often that one sees this particular set of descriptors for one artist: musician, composer, writer, and comedian-but Ahamefule Oluo is no ordinary Jazz musician. His autobiographical show Now I’m Fine sold out a run at On the Boards and in January played NYC’s Under the Radar Festival to rave reviews in the New York Times. He was recently featured on an episode of This American Life.

Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Lindy is the founder of I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. Her first book, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, was named a best book of the year (2016) by NPR, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.