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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.

 Solange Sandy

Solange Sandy

Solange Sandy is a Broadway performer currently appearing in the role of Annie in the award-winning musical Chicago, at NY's Ambassador Theatre. Previously, she has been seen in Broadway's Aida, Dance of the Vampires. City Center Encores!: House of Flowers, Can-Can. Solange trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and graduated from Julliard. Her TV credits include: Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light.

Richard Vandentillaart

Richard Vandentillaart

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Richard founded Lakov Communications and launched a series of short films where he cast himsef as Aerial Photographer and Videographer, specializing in high speed Offshore Racing, Performance Cars and Storm photography. He also chose to stay “Behind The Lens” where he began his career, working on TV shows such as Movie Television, Fashion Television, Star Television and Space Channel.

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.

Jacques Marcotte

Jacques Marcotte

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As Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Coordinator, Special Events, Jac is a mix of creative, organisational and artistic vision. A part of his life is dedicated to studying the third world and which actions within that context can move things forward. The other part of his life is dedicated to moving things forward using artistry and creation. The challenge is the same, to find the balance between being a positive element of change and making people dream in a world where money reigns...

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.

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.

Jamie Daves

Jamie is the Founding Partner of Platform Equity. Before founding Platform, Jamie partnered with former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt to found and develop Current TV, a national cable network. During the Clinton Administration, he was Special Assistant for Policy and Communications under then Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Martin Reinfried

Martin Reinfried

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Martin Reinfried was one of the founders of search engine Excite, and his current company, Just Passing Through, is looking to create an intelligent reality show based on a real world puzzle adventure race.

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.

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.