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Chun Yu

Chun Yu is the author of LITTLE GREEN: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, an award-winning memoir in free verse. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Peking (Beijing) University, a Ph.D. in biomaterials from Rutgers. She began writing poetry during her postdoctoral fellowship in HST, a Harvard-MIT joint program. She is currently working on two books that continue the story of Little Green, a historical graphic novel about Mao, and a film project set in World War II in China. She also works as a consultant connecting biotech and medical device industries to China.

Thomas Csano

Thomas Csano

Thomas favors ideas over software. After art directing in advertising, he founded a graphic design office in Montreal, where he was the creative director. Now an independent Designer on Wheels, Thomas collaborates with artists worldwide to create award-winning campaigns, special events, t-shirts, and custom designs.

Isabel Walcott

Isabel Walcott

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Isabel Walcott has worked at the crossroads of technology, media and start-ups for over ten years and loves to be involved in both the strategic and the tactical execution of innovative projects.

Dick Costolo

Dick Costolo

Dick has a dual life as performer and entrepreneur. He performed with Chicago's Annoyance Theatre Forever, started three companies and did one season of a TV show in the UK. He founded Feedburner in 2003 and is the proud father of two.

Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner

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.

Chris Pacione

Chris Pacione

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. 

Jont Whittington

Jont Whittington

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Jont is a poet who sings, a writer who drinks, an englishman who has spent a lot of his life in America. He felt lots of things beginning to change when he was about 27, so much so that he called the album he made the next year "28".

John Girard

John Girard

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John Girard has helped grow Clickability over the past three years from a garage-based dream of four Stanford graduates to a company with more than 140 brand name customers like CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.

Christina Courtin

Christina Courtin

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Trained in violin at Julliard, Christina Courtin's voice has been put up against Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, Brad Nowell, Robert Plant and Ani DiFranco, she has developed her style into something that is quite special and unique. Christina, Mathias, and Kyle plan on releasing their first album together in Spring of 2006.

Anita Smith

Anita Smith

Painter, writer, filmmaker and performance artist, Anita swims passionately in a magical world of creative energy. Anita hails from the wild island of Tasmania and currently resides in London, England.

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.