As an artist, professor and entrepreneur, Willie Baronet has been speaking to organizations and companies for the past 20 years. He has delivered over 40 presentations and workshops about his long term art project WE ARE ALL HOMELESS, including 4 TEDx talks, Oral Fixation, PechaKucha, Ignite DFW, and Catalyst University Leadership Conference. His keynote address at the Breakfast for the Bridge fundraising event helped raise over $450K and a single Upworthy video about his documentary Signs of Humanity has been viewed over 6.4 million times. Willie is passionate about sharing the stories of people on the streets, interweaving them with themes like purpose, mission, creativity, leadership and the meaning of home.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more inspiring speaker for our annual fundraising breakfast, and it was one of our most profitable events since our opening. And I have no doubt that Willie’s challenge to those in the room to reflect on what home means to them clearly opened new doors of understanding and compassion for those experiencing homelessness. His message truly hits home.”
Teresa Hiser
Former Chief Development Officer, The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, Dallas, TX
“Willie Baronet is a 4 time TEDxSMU speaker and his talks never disappoint. Willie brings his whole heart to the stage and the audience feels his passion. I am honored that he chose our conference to share his message, which we’ve been able to spread to our community and beyond.”
Heather J. Hankamer
Executive Director, TEDxSMU