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Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman is Chairman of Stonebrick Group. He started and sold three Internet companies before starting Silicon Valley 100 and Auren is also Chairman of Lead21 and founder of the Silicon Forum. He has an Engineering degree from UC Berkeley.

Che Marville

Che Marville


Mrs. Marville is a Museum Specialist and Project Developer with fifteen years of experience, developing international exhibitions, shows and public programs. Most recently Mrs Marville started her own business, Art and Science On My Mind. She believes in the power of the public museum as an agent of cultural transformation

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).

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.

Ron Dembo

Ron Dembo

Dr. Ron Dembo is the founder & CEO of 0footprint, an open source organization creating a marketplace built around a common ground for people worldwide to engage in sustainable commerce. Ron was also founder, President & CEO of Algorithmics Inc., the world's leading Enterprise Financial Risk Software Company. Prior to that, Ron was a professor of Computer Science and Operations Research at Yale University.

Sophy Bot

A writer- philosopher- absurdist and artist whose medium is life, Sophy Bot challenges expectations with logical nonsense and nonsensical logic while doing a bit of this that and everything (and sometimes nothing at all).

Helene DeLillo

Helene DeLillo


Helene DeLillo is considered a visionary in the digital photography & imaging world. As a keynote speaker & photographer her passions include: communicating technology via her creative experience & capturing the moment via her camera lens. Learn more about Helene at

Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver

Ryan Sarver is currently the Founder of Qiio, a location-based social networking company. Ryan was previously the Chief Technology Officer of Xplana Learning, a leading educational software company located in Boston, MA. Ryan's focus is consumer-based software product development with a passion for design, usability and delivering rich experiences. Ryan is originally from Birmingham, MI and currently resides in Boston, MA.

Adrian Belic

Adrian Belic


Adrian began making films in elementary school with his brother, Roko. Their film GENGHIS BLUES won the 1999 Sundance Audience Award and a 2000 Oscar Nomination for Best Documentary Feature. He's now in pre-production on a doc that will have him escaping from Cuba on a raft and another doc shot in the mountains of Laos. The world premiere of his latest doc BEYOND THE CALL happened at the October 2005 Gathering.

Liz Manne

Liz Manne

Liz Manne is partners in a NY-based independent film & TV production company, Duopoly. Previously she was head of programming at the Sundance Channel and before that co-founder and head of marketing for Fine Line Features (Hoop Dreams, Shine, The Player)

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.