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Welcome to The 2016 MAKERS Conference

Building on the success of the inaugural MAKERS Conference in February 2014, the exclusive experience will be livestreamed for the first time to viewers around the globe on Verizon's go90 platform and here on

Confirmed participants include award-winning actress and producer America Ferrera, award-winning journalist and co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer Katie Couric, Academy Award Winning actress and Producer Halle Berry with Creative Arts Agency Managing Director Kevin Huvane, Caitlyn Jenner, Treasurer for the U.S. Rosie Rios, Marvel's director of content development and Ms. Marvel co-creator Sana Amanat, comedian and performer Bridget Everett, American soccer player and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach, students from STEM education not-for-profit Black Girls Code and FDNY firefighter Regina Wilson.

Returning to the stage are activist and author Gloria Steinem, Facebook and Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith and returning conference emcee, Re/Code's Kara Swisher.

Check out the official conference welcome video above.

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