2018 Keynote Speaker: Carine McCandless


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Carine McCandless is an entrepreneur, activist, and mother. She is the sister of literary icon Chris McCandless whose life story captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. She played a vital role in the success of Into the Wild, the internationally bestselling book written by Jon Krakauer, and she also worked closely with Academy Award-winning actor and writer/director Sean Penn on his critically acclaimed film adaptation of Into the Wild. Carine’s memoir, The Wild Truth, published by Harper Collins/Harper One was released in November 2014, and was quick to become a New York Times Bestseller. The Wild Truth has been selected for many Best Books of 2014 lists including those chosen by readers and editors at Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Amazon and IndieNext.