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"People will never forget how you made them feel... - Maya Angelou"

Imogen Brennan

Journalist & Communications Consultant

Sydney, Australia

Journalist and Communications Consultant … [see more]

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann"

Marc Buckley

Sustainable Futurist, Climate Speaker and Serial Entrepreneur | ALOHAS ECO-Center

Hamburg, Germany

As an Official UN SDG Advocate, Social Innovation, Climate Change Agriculture, Food and Beverage Expert Network member of the World Economic Forum, Global Food Reformist, and Sustainable Futurist, Marc is on a mission to empower billions of global citizens to live an adaptive lifestyle of health and sustainability within planetary boundaries. His aim is to  … [see more]

"Knowing our individual environmental footprint shall be a human right"

Bruno BARTHAS

Founder | MyIceberg.net

Hamburg, Germany

I'm Bruno, 31yr old, European by Heart, French by nationality but mixed roots French/Asian. In life, I'm passionate about Kaizen/Continuous Improvement in every forms life offers. My heart beats for Environmental/Climate change topics, Technological Innovation, Education and experiencing new things that could make me a better me so I can, in return, better help to  … [see more]

"Evolving Integrated Architecture"

Leah Alissa Bayer

Founder + Studio Director | EVIA

San Francisco, CA, United States

Early in my career, I noticed a systemic discord between dated architecture and construction practices and the quickly evolving demands of modern living. This observation, paired with a healthy dose of curiosity, forward-focus, and passion for improving quality of life, inspires me to to push the limits of the architecture profession by challenging conventions and  … [see more]

Paul Shore

Filmmaker / Social Entrepreneur | PaulShore.net

Montreal, Canada

Never one to accept the status quo, I have spent the last 20 years working in social entrepreneurship, videojournalism, transmedia, and citizen engagement. Work interests include Social Innovation, Civic Tech, Trans-Media & Tech for Good … [see more]

"Keep learning"

Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer

Transdisciplinary thinker, researcher, designer, educator | University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, Australia

My favourite thing is learning together and I am generally interested in how we can make this complex world a better place. I love my work as senior lecturer in UTS transdisciplinary degree the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence & Innovation, as well as my work as designer & researcher in public and social innovation. My  … [see more]

"Use technology to improve lives around the world"

Lambert Hogenhout

Chief Analytics, Partnerships and Innovation | United Nations

New York, United States

I oversee the emerging technologies team at the United Nations, currently focusing on trend analysis, machine learning and and predictive analytics to provide deeper insight into political and macro-economic issues. I also lead the technology innovation team. Forecasting of technological developments and their effect on society. Introduce innovation techniques and initiate innovation projects involving machine  … [see more]

"Developing the next generation of directors and boardrooms"

Paul Smith

Founder /CEO | Future Directors Institute

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

My purpose in life is potential, empowering and connecting the key players in the "new economy". Those people and businesses who have cottoned-on to the fact that "every man for himself" is not as successful as "every human for each other". I am the Founder of the Future Directors Institute - an education company and  … [see more]

"Innovation research and strategy consulting"

Lukas Pardylla

Consultant | Beluga Strategic Design GmbH

Berlin, Germany

I live in Berlin and have a Master from the University of Arts in Berlin in Corporate and Business Communication, which includes a semester abroad at UTS Sydney. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in sports Management from the Ruhr University Bochum. Between the Bachelor's and Master's studies, I was hired  … [see more]

"there are more options than you can think of"

Joerg Altekruse

Filmmaker, producer, social entrepreneur | Zeitfilm.media, Youth4planet.org

Hamburg, Germany

I was always curious, and after all those years I still like to take a different route every time. For me filmmaking is the greatest way to be in contact with people, with nature, with thought. There is no limitation of topics and perspectives, if you allow yourself to wonder and find new lands. … [see more]

Kirsty de Garis

Writer, Curator, Project Manager | Freelance

Sydney, Australia

I started my professional life as a researcher at The Observer newspaper in London, UK. Clawed my way through copy editing and research to writing features for the world's oldest broadsheet newspaper. I studied modern history at graduate and postgraduate level and worked as an interviewer on the Australians at War Film Archive before making  … [see more]

"to embody & live, know, connect, transcend, share, care and dare in common frames of references"

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, Activist, Consultant, Facilitator, ... | various GLocally....

Berlin, Germany

"I had a couple of lifes: technician and engineer, planner, consultant, sales and marketing, infographics coiner, environmental management and research, curator, futurist, educator, facilitator, ... in fields as wide as: environmental education, culture, youth, media,... My function is capacitity building along and across scales and cultures in an appreciative, attentive style typical for concerned generalists,  … [see more]

"Become the best possible human being"

Jean-François Noubel

Open Source Human Being

Aix-en-Provence, France

I do R&D in collective intelligence and the evolution of our species. It has lead me to work on the next post-monetary technologies for the forthcoming 'after money' society. On a broader range I study the connection between architecture and consciousness. This makes me travel the world to give keynotes, teach at different universities, and  … [see more]

RICARDO MUTUBERRIA ZABALA

Freelance Consultant | ricardo.mutuberria.com

Barcelona, Spain

I am a scientist, a science communicator, a biohacker and a museum innovator. I promote scientific culture by transforming science into social, fun, engaging experiences and create democratic science ecosystems for the community. In the upcoming years, we will see the creation of multidisciplinary community-based science labs at museums, libraries, cultural centers, schools, universities etc.  … [see more]

Celso Santos

designer, CEO of Rio 21 Design and teacher | Rio 21 Design

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I am an industrial designer with a BA in design at ESDI-Rio in 1974, and a MA in design at PUC-Rio in 2017, with a lifetime experience as professional, having worked in industries like Ideal Standard (bathroom equipment), Escriba (office furniture), Ortopedia S.A. (hospital equipment) and M. Agostini (housewares), where I designed successful products that  … [see more]

"1+1=11"

Ferdi Van Heerden

Innovation Designer | Self employed

Berlin, Germany

My clients usually call when the strategy GPS says: “You can’t get there from here.” Inspired innovation comes from the marriage of breakthrough perspectives and experienced deployment. IDEO taught me about design, Adidas gave me a passion for performance. Working as an independent for almost 7 years has given me the confidence to follow my  … [see more]

"Make it happen!"

Renee Gangemi

Head of Marketing | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

Love learning new things, solving problems and understanding why or how something is done. I think learning or seeing things from those that are at the top of their field is fascinating. … [see more]

"More new thinking please!"

Lindy Jones

Wordsmith | Marketer | Sustainability Advocate

Sydney, Australia

25 years in the corporate world across Australia/New Zealand, Asia, UK/Europe and North America has taught me that most company cultures stifle, rather than foster, creativity and innovation; the very attributes that drive competitive advantage and value creation. Working across multiple disciplines like marketing, communications, corporate affairs and sustainability has left me determined to spearhead  … [see more]

"There is no try, only do"

Eileen Gittins

Founder and CEO | Blurb

San Francisco, United States

Back in the day, I was CEO of two start-ups in San Francisco, Personify and then Verb. But then 2001 hit and the crash happened and there was no proverbial room at any of the VC inns. So I started photographing again (I have a degree in Art/Photography) and in a former life worked for  … [see more]

"Don't just think it, make it."

Anneliese Haupstein

Designer | ICE from ASH

Sydney, Australia

I design both graphics and jewellery in ways that feel authentic to me and allow me to develop my personal aesthetic. I am always looking for the elegant solution, something ingenious even if not immediately obvious. I did my training in Industrial Design then went on to do a PhD in Materials Science looking into  … [see more]

"A process can not be understood by stopping it."

Carl Kjellman

Mediator

Washington, DC, United States

I am a mediator and facilitator focusing on environment and resources. My perspective on this work is shaped largely by my first year out of college, when I worked as a researcher compiling legal research on water rights in California. Although this was before the water shortage had entered the public consciousness at a national  … [see more]

Carolyn Porco

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Mill Valley, CA, United States

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"I like too many things"

Odysseus Mourtzouchos

Designer, Architect, Photographer, Dj, Co-Founder | Meera - Art on Ethical Clothing

Berlin, Germany

I studied graphics and sustainable architecture; got into photography through my passion for travelling. My greatest love though is music and I collect records and dj to this day. Still trying to figure out how to combine all the things I love, while managing to make a living. Currently starting a new project (Meera), putting  … [see more]

"Making connections"

Lisa Hresc

Director | Lee Media & Co.

Sydney, Australia

I do what I love and love what I do. My passion is to bring a brand or content to life with multiple and diverse mediums. Producing great experiences for amazing people. I love film, art, music, media, publishing and travel - anything that will transport you to another time and place. With over 25  … [see more]

"Make useful and beautiful things"

Sascha Mombartz

Designer | Office for Visual Affairs

New York, United States

I'm a UX Designer and entrepreneur and run a multidisciplinary user experience design studio in New York. Previously I worked at the New York Times and at Google's Creative Lab in New York. After launching a retail and public opinion startup I decided to start my own design practice: The Office for Visual Affairs. I  … [see more]

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