2018 Keynote Speaker, Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard (HarperCollins, April 2013). Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. The controversy over Amanda’s case made international headlines for nearly a decade, and thrust her into the spotlight, where she was vilified and shamed. Amanda now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth seeking, and public shaming, and to inspire people towards empathy and perspective. Her essays and journalism have been published in USA Today, the L.A. Times, the Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, BROADLY, and the West Seattle Herald. She is currently the host of The Scarlet Letter Reports, a VICE/Facebook series about the public vilification of women. She lives in Seattle with her partner, the novelist Christopher Robinson, and their three cats.