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Ivo Stivoric

Ivo Stivoric

G2

John (Ivo) Stivoric is a designer, inventor, entrepreneur, technologist....Privileged... How cool is that?...that I get to live such an opportunity, sharing love (for life) with family - exploring within teams of collaborators that are all amazing citizens as well as passionate + playful doers.

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.

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.†

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.

Kala Maxym

German-born mezzo-soprano Kala Maxym is a free-lance opera singer living in New York City. She has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, Aspen Opera Theater Center, the New York Opera Forum, and The Boston Conservatory Opera. Kala received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and after graduation worked as a Senior Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice. She also holds a Masterís degree from The Boston Conservatory. Kala was born in Germany, and has lived throughout Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.

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".

Ric Fulop

Ric Fulop

G1 G2

Ric is regarded as a pioneer of the broadband industry and was recently selected by Red Herring magazine as one of their top 10 Entrepreneurs. Co-founder of A123Systems, an MIT spin-off developing a new type of battery, Ric has extensive knowledge in software, semiconductors and communication businesses. Rick also co-founded five high-technology companies.

Christina Courtin

Christina Courtin

G3

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.

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.

Ari Wallach

Ari Wallach

G3

Ari Wallach heads up re:think media LLC., which produces the new TV/IPTV show re:think. Ari was the founder of INFORUM, which is now one of the nationís largest non-partisan forums for those in their 20s-30s to learn about and discuss business, politics and culture. He has worked with The United States Institute of Peace, the DNC and as the director of conflict resolution for the USCA at UC Berkeley. Ari was most recently a New York Coro Leadership Fellow.

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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.