Closing Speaker

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Chelsea Clinton

“We have a saying in my family — it's always better to get caught trying (rather than not try at all). I hope we can all get caught trying,” says Chelsea Clinton in a letter to readers on the website for her new book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! Clinton will close out the conference speaking with executive editor Jill Santopolo about writing a book that addresses the biggest challenges facing us today, offers ideas for immediate action, and inspires readers of all ages to do their part to make the world a better place. Combining facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them, the book covers issues such as poverty across the globe and in the U.S., access to education, gender equality, epidemics, non-communicable diseases, climate change, and endangered species. The examples of how some children and teens have made real changes, big and small, in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world show how anyone can make a difference. There’s more about the project, including resources useful to libraries, at

Chelsea Clinton has always been interested in making the world a better place. When she was a child in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of her favorite books was 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, and as a teenager in Washington, D.C., she led her school's service club. While at Stanford, she worked as a reading and writing tutor and volunteered at the Children's Hospital. Today, she is Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation where she helps lead the work of the Foundation across its various initiatives, with a particular focus on work related to health, women and girls, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Jill Santopolo is an executive editor of many award-winning and best-selling books at Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

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