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John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow is a poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and currently serves as vice-chairman of the EFF's board of directors. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith is an MIT alumnus with multiple degrees in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and has recently completed his PhD. He was awarded the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors award. Saul holds multiple patents and patents pending in textiles, optics & nanotechnology.

John Scott

John Scott

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.

Art Chang

Art Chang

Art helps early stage digital media and entertainment companies accelerate their growth via the strategic finance role, where Art can serve either as interim CFO/COO, or as financial advisor and placement agent. Since the 2005 launch of Tipping Point Partners, his consulting firm, and Tipping Point Capital Advisors, his NASD-member broker-dealer, Art has worked on several media and entertainment joint ventures in China, indie film acquisition financing, in-game advertising in Europe and the U.S., and software at the intersection of apparel and fashion publishing.

Autumn Hruby

Autumn Hruby

From feature films to live theatrical shows, music to design, Autumn Hruby’s dedication to producing fresh media content is unprecedented. Trained in Modern Dance and Music Engineering, her memorable multi-media projects and talent are unique experiences sought out globally by magazines, gallery exhibitions, private collectors, and music producers.

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman is Chairman of Stonebrick Group. He started and sold three Internet companies before starting Silicon Valley 100 and karmaOne.org. Auren is also Chairman of Lead21 and founder of the Silicon Forum. He has an Engineering degree from UC Berkeley.

Liz Manne

Liz Manne

Liz Manne is partners in a NY-based independent film & TV production company, Duopoly. Previously she was head of programming at the Sundance Channel and before that co-founder and head of marketing for Fine Line Features (Hoop Dreams, Shine, The Player)

David Hornik

David Hornik

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David Hornik has degrees in political science, computer music, criminology and law. Excellent training for pretty much nothing. So he became a Venture Capitalist in hopes of making enough money to retire and write full time.You can follow Dave's adventures at: Hornik.typepad.com

Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

He is a founder of Zcorporation which produces 3d printing (modelmaking) machines. He helped develop 3D printing machines at MIT and applied the techniques of algorithmic composition to motion control. He built "Van Gogo", a robot that paints oil paintings, and another that opens combination padlocks. He has studied electrical engineering, philosophy, blacksmithing, aikido, and has played in a mandolin orchestra.

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.