No Barriers SummitSpeakers and Performers - No Barriers Summit


The inspirational speakers and performers that join us at the No Barriers Summit have faced barriers in their own lives and tell the story of how they broke through them.

Stay tuned for more information to come regarding the 2016 lineup.

Until then, take a look below at who took the stage at the 2015 Summit.

Opening Ceremony

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

Keynote Speaker

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is a six-time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer even as an ...

Josh Blue

Best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue ...

John Bramblitt

Bramblitt’s art has been sold in over twenty countries and he’s appeared ...

No Barriers University

Henry Evans

Henry Evans became quadriplegic and mute after a stroke-like attack caused by a ...

Mick Ebeling

Ebeling is the founder of Venice-based hybrid production company The Ebeling ...

Daniel Kish

Daniel Kish is the lead founder and President of World Access for the Blind. He ...

Mark Moore

In 2009, Mark Moore learned about RUTF and its impact. Before long, with the ...

Robert Lee

Over the past two years Robert has lead charity: water’s initiative in ...

Jessica Hansen

Jessica Hansen is the Education Development Manager for Kiva, the world’s ...

SSG Ty Michael Carter

Ty Michael Carter was born in Spokane, Wash. He enlisted in the Marine Corps as ...

Heather Thomson

No Barriers University, Emcee

Heather Thomson is a fashion designer, stylist, entrepreneur, reality TV show ...

Closing Ceremony

Erik Weihenmayer

Pioneering Adventurer In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person ...

Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan

Cara Elizabeth Yar Khan, born in India and raised in Canada, joined UNICEF in ...

Mandy Harvey

Mandy Harvey is a deaf American jazz singer and songwriter. A Vocal Music ...

Veteran Event

J.R. Official ColumnArmy Veteran and No Barriers Ambassador, J.R. Martinez, will be joining our Warriors participants at the 2015 Summit. J.R. will be speaking about his inspiring journey as a wounded veteran during a session for our veteran participants. In order to attend this event, please identify yourself as a VETERAN on your registration.

Community Concert

BBofAlabamaAll Summit participants are invited to the Canyons Resort Summer Concert Series for a FREE show Saturday night. Opening band Tony Holiday & the Velvetones go on at 6:00 PM at the Mountain Stage followed by headliners The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Blankets and picnics are allowed at the venue after 4:00 PM, so grab some snacks at one of the on-site cafes and join us for an evening of Grammy Award winning music.