Kyle Sanna is a New York-based guitarist caught amongst the musical worlds of rock, jazz, Celtic, and film scoring. He has performed his own music throughout North America and Europe.
Sunny is working on the World Science Festival debuting in NYC in May 2008 and on a new entertainment concept, Big Night in Tent, Workshopping, in August 2008. She is the founder of "Whats Keeps You Up At Night?" which advises companies. A respected entrepreneur, Sunny authored the book "How to Earn What You're Worth: Leveraging Your Goals and Talents to Land Your Dream Job".
German-born mezzo-soprano Kala Maxym is a free-lance opera singer living in New York City. She has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, Aspen Opera Theater Center, the New York Opera Forum, and The Boston Conservatory Opera. Kala received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and after graduation worked as a Senior Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice. She also holds a Master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory. Kala was born in Germany, and has lived throughout Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.
John MacDougall Scott is a systems engineer who has worked on projects from Gaza to Kyrgyzstan. He has built with bricks and mortar, and bits and atoms – creating software models of how large, complex projects fall apart.
I am an intuitive and author. To some I am a mystic. As a mentor, or unique coach, my clients range from top-level multi national executives to progressive academics, to household name rock stars. Through The Michal Levin Institute, and especially my Energy Link Up, I make my work available to everyone. I am, of course, dedicated to the greater good.
Dina Kaplan is the co-founder and COO of blip.tv. Dina oversees business operations for the company, including media partnerships, advertising and sponsorship deals, distribution deals, PR, marketing and investor relations. Before blip.tv Dina was an on-air local television news reporter, where she won an Emmy and numerous Associated Press awards for covering stories. Before reporting Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and prior to that as the director of research for the White House Counsel. Dina is a judge for the Webbies; a member of the Producers Guild of America; on the Board of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute; on the National Board of Wesleyan University; on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Media Center and of WeLoveBeauty.com; and the founder of the New York City Founders Club. Dina also believes the start-up community in New York City should rise up and take over the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley whom she suspects have too much hubris.
Gary Mueller is Chairman of Internet Securities Incorporated (ISI), an on-line provider of financial and business information on the emerging markets. Gary founded ISI in 1994 and has led the company ever since. ISI currently has 220 employees in 19 countries and its subscription-based service covers 40 emerging markets, including Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China, and India.
Seasoned wilderness adventurer/rescuer re-enters civilization, drawn into Aerospace industry. A mentor asks "Eco-Systems, Space Systems... What do you care?... Please come to work" . She took the bait, consequently confirming indeed, change "comes from within". Now concentrates on tech in government/industry, finding ways to exploit bureaucracy to do good...
Chris Pacione is an interaction designer by trade and a former professor at Carnegie Mellon University where he met some exceedingly cool people and co-founded BodyMedia. He enjoys renovating his house, sipping single malt scotch, cooking and doodling.
Peter Kellner co-founded several companies, including: the Richmond family of funds for Venture Investments, Ural Petroleum Corporation, Endeavor Global, which pioneers economic development through entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, Harvard Business School and Princeton University.
How do we know that those who attend the Gathering have the power to change the world? Because many of them already have.
One weekend a year, some of the world’s brightest young inventors, artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs join together to stretch their minds and share big ideas. There is no pomp, and no pretense. Just incredibly accomplished, passionate people, talking earnestly about their passions. Every year, it is a weekend that changes lives.
This one of a kind event is called the GATHERING. It is invite only and it is truly unforgettable.