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Art Chang

Art Chang

Art helps early stage digital media and entertainment companies accelerate their growth via the strategic finance role, where Art can serve either as interim CFO/COO, or as financial advisor and placement agent. Since the 2005 launch of Tipping Point Partners, his consulting firm, and Tipping Point Capital Advisors, his NASD-member broker-dealer, Art has worked on several media and entertainment joint ventures in China, indie film acquisition financing, in-game advertising in Europe and the U.S., and software at the intersection of apparel and fashion publishing.

David Andre

David Andre

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Designer, inventor, scientist, and entrepreneur, David presently directs the research group at BodyMedia that is gathering, analyzing, and mining the largest physiological dataset that's ever existed. David's web address is www.davidandre.com.

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.

Christina Courtin

Christina Courtin

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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.

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.

John Girard

John Girard

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John Girard has helped grow Clickability over the past three years from a garage-based dream of four Stanford graduates to a company with more than 140 brand name customers like CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.

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.

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.

Joel Smernoff

Joel is the President and COO of Paltalk and was a co-founder of AOL's first brand extension, AOL for Small Business. Joel graduated from the University of Michigan with both a BSE in Naval Architecture and an MBA in Finance. When not helping to run Paltalk, he spends his time practicing yoga, surfing, competitive sailing, and racing cars.

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.

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.