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Aili McConnon

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Aili McConnon is an award-winning journalist who writes for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Her book Road to Valor – about an Italian cycling legend who secretly saved Jews during WWII – was a national bestseller, has been published in over 30 countries and was the recipient of several international prizes including The Canadian Jewish Book Award biography prize. The subject of the book – Gino Bartali – was made a Righteous Among Nations by Yad Vashem in 2013. McConnon has appeared on NPR, The Travel Channel, CBS, MSNBC, ABC and many other media outlets to discuss Gino Bartali’s story, sports and resilience, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies, with audiences of all ages.


  • Science, Technology & Innovation

  • Arts & Culture

Popular Speeches

Road to Valor: A true story of World War II Italy, The Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation
How an international cycling legend secretly saved Jews in wartime Italy
The power of sport to unite amidst war and political chaos
Gino Bartali: A story of courage, resilience and standing up for what you believe in (targeted towards student audiences)
Cycling in Israel: Then and Now
Israel 3.0: The most innovative start-ups in Israel that are changing the course of the future
Artificial intelligence and how it’s transforming the world of mental health, weather forecasting and so much more.
How 3-D Printing is Changing Health-Care
Dr. AI: How artificial intelligence is transforming medicine

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