Past Speakers


Fannie Flo

Fannie Flono is an associate editor for The Charlotte Observer, and has written editorials and columns since 1993. She has been a journalist for more than 35 years and won awards for editorials, columns, investigative reporting and education reporting. She was city editor and political editor at the Observer before joining the paper’s editorial board.


Dr. Nat Irving II

Author, innovator, futurist, teacher and commentator, Nat Irvin, II, is the Woodrow M. Strickler Executive-in-Residence and professor of management at the University of Louisville, College of Business, where he has taught change management, leadership and future studies, since 2007.