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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.

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.

Ivo Stivoric

Ivo Stivoric

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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.

Arwen O'Reilly

Arwen O'Reilly

As a not-so-closet nostalgist, Arwen O'Reilly has long been fascinated by the intersection of art and craft. Once archivist and art handler at the Dia Foundation for the Arts, now associate editor at Make Magazine, the first magazine devoted to digital hardware hacks and D.I.Y. inspiration – she is beginning to see technology added to the mix.

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.

Thomas Csano

Thomas Csano

Thomas favors ideas over software. After art directing in advertising, he founded a graphic design office in Montreal, where he was the creative director. Now an independent Designer on Wheels, Thomas collaborates with artists worldwide to create award-winning campaigns, special events, t-shirts, and custom designs.

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.

Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao is CTO and Founder of Inxight Software. Ramana's career-long pursuit and passion remains the design of software that extends human intellectual and creative reach (incl. his own).

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.

Juliette Powell

Juliette Powell

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Juliette Powell co-founded the Gathering in 2002, after being appointed a UN delegate at WCAR . In this role, Juliette helped author the current media section for the UN Plan of Action. After a decade working as a TV producer and interviewer, Juliette founded PIE Inc., an integrated TV production and media development company.

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.