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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)

Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver is currently the Founder of Qiio, a location-based social networking company. Ryan was previously the Chief Technology Officer of Xplana Learning, a leading educational software company located in Boston, MA. Ryan's focus is consumer-based software product development with a passion for design, usability and delivering rich experiences. Ryan is originally from Birmingham, MI and currently resides in Boston, MA.

JC Herz

JC Herz

J.C. HERZ is the author of Joystick Nation and Surfing on the Internet. She was the New York Times' first computer game critic and is now producing a PBS documentary on the history of videogames. J.C. serves on the National Research Council's committee on Creativity and Information Technology.

Tonka Sasaki

Tonka Sasaki

Born in Hiroshima in 1968, Tonka Sasaki is a Japanese Jazz Singer-Song Writer-Arranger-Producer who lives in Tokyo where she released 3 original albums and 2 compilation CDs between 1997-2004. With live performances from Japan to NYC, Tonka has recently been concentrating on recording a fourth original CD "Asian Woman ". Tonka's theme, both musically and in her personal life, is that "Love is Eternal Fire ".

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.

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. 

Mathias Kunzli

Mathias Kunzli

As a drummer and percussionist Mathias Kunzli has performed or recorded with everyone from Lauryn Hill to Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. In 1995, he won two scholarships from Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved overseas. He graduated in December 1998 and has made New York his home ever since.

Daniel Gluck

Daniel Gluck

Daniel Gluck is the Executive Director of The Museum of Sex (MoSex), a major cultural institution devoted to the history and continuing evolution of human sexuality. During his career, he has been a COO, marketing director, and consultant, and won the Benjamin Franklin Technology Award. Daniel plans to open MoSex museums in Los Vegas and Toronto.

Helen Greiner

Helen Greiner

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With 2 engineering degrees from MIT, and after a thesis on innovative robotic grasping and a stint at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Helen Co-Founded iRobot when she was 23. iRobot’s PackBot robot is deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to perform reconnaissance and bomb disposal work. iRobot’s Roomba robotic vacuum is the world’s most popular consumer robot.

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.

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.