Julian Lion Boxenbaum was the faculty advisor for the Carnegie Mellon Hyperloop team and an invited judge at the SpaceX sponsored Hyperloop competition in 2016. He is an award winning,
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership,
Greg Simon is the Executive Director of the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force. Greg returns to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy
James George addresses the emotional response to science fiction technologies as they become reality. Developer of the DepthKit, a volumetric cinema system, James has created a new medium for cinematic
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build
A former professor at New York University’s Design and Digital Arts Department since 2001, Jonathan Schnapp was the founder and principal of the international web development firm, Schnapp Studio.
Joseph Robertson is Strategic Coordinator for the non-partisan non-profit Citizens Climate Lobby.
Inder Singh is the founder and CEO of Kinsa, a venture-backed startup creating the first real-time map of health, and formerly served as the Executive Vice President of the multi-national
Gray Scott is a Futurist/Techno-Philosopher, speaker, artist, and writer. Gray is a contributing writer for THE FUTURIST magazine
“At any given time, more than 300,000,000 pupils worldwide are facing impending danger since their schools are not build to withstand an earthquake.” Arthur Brutter is an Industrial Designer creating
Kenneth Kamler, M.D., is an orthopedic microsurgeon trained at Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center who practices surgery of the hand in New York, but practices extreme medicine in some of the
Dr. Joseph Romm is the author of newly released title, “Language Intelligence: Lessons on persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga”. If you want to learn how to make
Dr. Ethan Perlstein is a Princeton researcher studying what actually happens at the cellular level with methamphetamines. While his research is new, so too is his method for funding it. Dr Perlstein has successfully raised money for his work through crowdsourcing. He is also pioneering a new ‘Open Science’ approach towards research. Is this the future of scientific funding and discovery? Dr. Perlstien will share his ‘Nate Silver’ statistical approach to crowdsourcing. You be the judge.
David Gallo was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of submarines and robots to map the undersea world. The Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole
Michael Karnjanaprakorn – Michael is the CEO/co-founder of Skillshare, a community marketplace for classes. Skillshare is a community of teachers and students driven by a passion to share real-word skills through collaborative
Martin Chalfie – is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, where he is also chair of the department of biological sciences. He shared the
Ayah Bdeir is an interactive artist and engineer and the founder of littlebits http://littlebits.cc/about , an open source kit of pre-assembled modular circuits that fasten together with tiny magnets.
Kenneth Kamler, M.D., is an orthopedic microsurgeon trained at Columbia- Presbyterian Medical Center who practices surgery of the hand in New York, but practices extreme medicine in some of the most remote regions on Earth. He has treated bear bite in the Arctic and frostbite in the Antarctic. He has set fractures in the Andes and cared for out-of-breath scuba divers in the Galapagos. He has performed surgery in the mud of the Amazon rainforest and in a NASA undersea analogue space capsule. He has flown in zero-gravity aboard NASA’s C-9 “Vomit Comet”, testing robots for eventual use in emergency surgery on the International Space Station or on Mars.
Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist and playwright and creator of the Canterbury Tales Remixed, which re-interprets the works of Chaucer for a modern audience, and the Rap Guide
Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants & The Evolution of the Noosphere, focuses on the co-evolution of humans with psychedelic plants such as psilocybin, cannabis and ayahuasca.