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Jonathan Gandelsman

Jonathan Gandelsman

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In 2002, Jonathan was invited to join Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble and became a full-time member of SRE, taking him to France, England, Holland, Greece, the Baltic States, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and the USA. Jonathan is currently on a world tour with Yo-Yo Ma.

Jessica Banks

Jessica Banks

My T-Shirt says I'm a PhD student in robotics at MIT, though it's kind of snug on me, doesn't match my boa, and is, as my mom faithfully reminds me, getting too threadbare to wear out on a date.

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.

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.

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".

Guy Miller

Guy Miller

Guy Miller is a physician, athlete, scientist, professor of public health, practicing critical care physician, founder and CEO of a second Silicon Valley start-up, member of multiple boards and an industry advisor.

Alain  Vinet

From remixes for Bono to his own double CD «Mouvement», on the Cirque du Soleil Musique label, DJ Alain Vinet has come a long way from his beginnings as a local DJ in Montreal. His keen ear and undisputed musical taste have hoisted him to the pinnacle of his field as a world renowned DJ and, as the Musical Director for Cirque du Soleil.

Sunny Bates

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".

Jessy Veilleux

Jessy Veilleux

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Jessy is an award-winning Digital Matte and Concept Artist from Quebec, Canada who's credits include The adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl (in 3D), Sin City, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, SpyKids 3, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and SpyKids 2. Jessy is now based in Los Angeles, California.

Ori Brafman

Ori Brafman is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur whose recent book The Starfish and the Spider explores the power of non-hierarchical systems. Ori has appeared on the BBC, National Public Radio, Fox News, and on the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, and in recent months has been invited to speak with audiences at Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, the US Government, Stanford Business School, and Harvard Business School. His upcoming book on interpersonal influence will be published by Random House. Ori holds a BA from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

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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.