Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet.
In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
Huffington has made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including “Charlie Rose,” “Oprah,” “Nightline,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Hardball,” “Good Morning America,” the “Today” show, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and “The O’Reilly Factor.”
She serves on the board of El Pais and the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
*Due to a scheduling conflict, Ms. Huffington cannot attend the National Innovation Conference. Because she is dedicated to the mission of the Foundation and the goals of the Conference, she will address the audience with a special video presentation created especially for this event.