1. Diversity:A Demographic Checkbox?, Pam Queen, Maryland State Delegate 
  2. It's Never Too Late to Jump In, Karen Montgomery, former Maryland State Senator
  3. Surviving a Head Shot & Polio to Champion Muslim Women's Education, Jamila Afghani, Afghani Deputy Minister of Martyr and Disabled Affairs
  4. Gay Priests, Byzantine History, & Fantasy?Stephen Morris, a former Eastern Orthodox priest
  5. Politics and Being Gay in Texas,  Moe Vela, Senior Advisor in the White House for the Obama and Clinton Administrations
  6. Behind the Camera: Concealing Identity While Increasing Transparency in Government,  Evan Glass, Executive Director of Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
  7. First Openly Gay Man Elected to the Legislature; So What?, Adam Ebbin, Virginia State Senator