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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.
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 Master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory. Kala was born in Germany, and has lived throughout Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Hornik has degrees in political science, computer music, criminology and law. Excellent training for pretty much nothing. So he became a Venture Capitalist in hopes of making enough money to retire and write full time.You can follow Dave's adventures at: Hornik.typepad.com
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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.
Kevin is the Associate Director, Government and Industry Liaison Office, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. His responsibilities include the development of new business initiatives, and outreach to research organizations and laboratories. One of his missions is to facilitate the creation of interdisciplinary teams to help the University to capture fundamentally new lines of business.
Dina Kaplan is the co-founder and COO of blip.tv. Dina oversees business operations for the company, including media partnerships, advertising and sponsorship deals, distribution deals, PR, marketing and investor relations. Before blip.tv Dina was an on-air local television news reporter, where she won an Emmy and numerous Associated Press awards for covering stories. Before reporting Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and prior to that as the director of research for the White House Counsel. Dina is a judge for the Webbies; a member of the Producers Guild of America; on the Board of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute; on the National Board of Wesleyan University; on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Media Center and of WeLoveBeauty.com; and the founder of the New York City Founders Club. Dina also believes the start-up community in New York City should rise up and take over the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley whom she suspects have too much hubris.
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.