DCON 2024 Presenters

Learn more about the speakers and entertainment at DCON 2024.

Mega Forum Speaker

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez has performed and delivered keynotes at more than 800 colleges and universities across 47 U.S. states, collaborated with John Legend on a project to counteract bullying, co-starred in the Spike Lee film Inside Man with Denzel Washington, and drew a standing ovation at the Obama White House. A former social worker and public school teacher, Carlos is a passionate advocate for healthy masculinity and equity and inclusion.

A star of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, you may recognize Carlos from his viral poems, “What Latino Looks Like,” “Where are you really from?” and others, which have garnered more than 10 million views online.

Opening Session Keynote Speaker and Featured Speaker for Underclassmen

Andy Stoll

After college, Andy Stoll embarked on a 4-year, 40-country trip across the globe to better understand how people live. He lived in a Buddhist Temple in Korea, worked in a dress factory in Bangkok, farmed in a mud hut village in Africa, lived the life of a cowboy in Australia, and played a 19th-century British soldier in a Bollywood movie.

Andy delivers insightful and entertaining talks that artfully weave together leadership, social entrepreneurship, travel, and global perspective to help young people answer their most pressing (and often haunting) questions: “What do I want to do when I grow up?” “How can I find my place in the world?” and “Can I change the world?”

Opening Session Entertainment

Trigg Watson

Trigg Watson is a new breed of magician. He prefers his iPad to a deck of cards. He likes robots more than rabbits. He has entertained audiences from London to Las Vegas, won international awards, and appeared on every major American magic TV show. Trigg’s modern stage magic performances blend original stage illusions with interactive tech to create a high-impact theatrical experience not easily forgotten.

Trigg graduated from college with dual degrees in business management and theater studies and also worked as a consultant for Deloitte. He draws on this training and experience to infuse his magic with transformative power, captivating audiences worldwide.

Featured Speaker for Upperclassman

Sahil Punamia

Sahil Punamia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCLA in 2013. Upon graduating, Sahil spent several years as a management consultant for L.E.K. Consulting, where he helped major film studios, professional sports teams, and media investors pivot to the digital world of content creation, distribution, and consumption.

Sahil left L.E.K. to join Discovery Communications, where he helped lead digital and content strategy efforts for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. Recently, Sahil joined Netflix as part of the Marketing Strategy team for the U.S. Aside from his entertainment career, Sahil is also the founder of The Aspiring Professional, a career-strategy company that helps college students across the nation build their careers in corporate America.