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Maite Oonk

Research coordinator / PhD candidate

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Building design capabilities within KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Researching the 'design effect' on employee happiness. … [see more]

Gretchen McCulloch

Internet Linguist

Montreal, Canada

I write about linguistics for a general audience. I'm currently writing a book about internet language and the future of English for Riverhead (Penguin). I was the Resident Linguist at The Toast, where I wrote about linguistics of the doge meme, Benedict Cumberbatch names, and more. I've also written pop linguistics for Slate and Mental  … [see more]

"Ideas excite me!"

Joan Margaret Anderson

Editor | SGI (Soka Gakkai International)

Tokyo, Japan

I have been in Japan for nearly 20 years, working for the SGI Buddhist association which has been an excellent place to encounter interesting people from around the world. The challenge of communicating what socially engaged, community based Buddhism is has kept me busy and as my language skills have improved, and my love of  … [see more]

"Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kulturtechniken"

Wolf Guenter Thiel

M.A. | Old School

Berlin, Germany

cultural researcher in the fields of comparative studies. i work as a rearcher, editor, publisher and as the head of the cultural institution Old School close to Berlin. My expertise involves at large asian cultural studies and aspects of cultural management on an international level. … [see more]

"From the Global Village to A Globe Of Villages"

Franz Nahrada

Connector and Researcher | GIVE research lab - Global Villages Network

Vienna, Austria

Since I was young, I was fascinated about two things: the enormous amount of human possibilities and potentials, and the gargantuan amount of suffering, blocks and inhibitions humans inflict on each other. The main theme of my life was to find out about social and spatial structures that foster both, individual growth and social harmony  … [see more]

"Good Purposeful Work with Good People"

Eric Lynn

Change Provocateur | cultureQs

Berlin, Germany

I am a Dialogue Facilitator, Change Provocateur, Consultant and Executive Coach. For more than 30 years, I have been working worldwide as an Organisation Development Consultant, Facilitator and Coach for Cultural Integration, Change and Leadership, where the primary focus is on (Re-)Shaping Workplace Culture by Leveraging Cultural Differences. The learnings from these experiences across multiple  … [see more]

"#open #random #supportive"

Anna Blume

Social Capital Strategist, Facilitator | Impact Journey

Berlin, Germany

Based in Berlin, Germany and serving clients worldwide. Anna Blume is a Behavior Trainer, Business Developer, Communication Designer and Social Capital Strategist. Co-Foudner of the Impact Journery and works around the World to support communities. Impact Journey is an outgrowth of Living Bridges Planet, a global facilitator network inspired by strength-based and social capital approaches  … [see more]

"Making saving the world groovy and fun..."

Scott Bolden

Sustainable Solutions Developer and Designer | Das Baumhaus Berlin

Berlin, Germany

I have degrees in Art and Engineering and practical experience in those fields as well as in systems, product, interior, and architectural design. I also have experience in music and event production as well as a broad range of activities having to do with sustainable development. if a system is sustainable then it means it  … [see more]

"inspired by an open world"

Andra Schumann

Founder | Akademie Bogensee

Berlin, Germany

Our team is on the way to establish a place close Berlin that will welcome every open minded and inspired person in the world to work with us on the idea of sustainability and self improving concepts that will chance the world. … [see more]

"Exploration. Innovation. Adventure. Design."

Amy Ilyse Rosenthal

Design Partner | Model 10 Electra

Beverly Hills, United States

I’m a recognized design leader and entrepreneur with deep expertise in user experience design, product strategy, product management, design management, brand architecture, marketing, and design thinking. I've held executive roles at Disney, Scripps Networks, Yahoo and Corbis. My experience spans devices, mediums and environments, in domains including storytelling and entertainment, healthcare, banking, personal finance, parenting,  … [see more]

Kim Polese

Chairman | CrowdSmart

San Francisco, United States

I am a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology executive. I currently serve as Chairman of CrowdSmart, a competition of ideas among informed individuals on critical startup success factors. I am also Chairman of ClearStreet, a social finance startup focused on helping people eliminate debt and achieve long-term financial health. I was previously CEO of the  … [see more]

Laura Gomez

Editor | KLASSIK MAGAZINE

Barcelona, Spain

Founder, Publisher & Curator of KLASSIK MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL Previously VIP Relations Manager and Communications Manager at Markowicz Art Fine Gallery, Miami, Fl … [see more]

"You are the story that you chose to tell."

AURELIE SALVAIRE

Storytelling coach. Gender activist. | The A Factor. Shiftbalance.

Barcelona, Spain

I am passionate about helping people shape their own narrative. Who are you? How do you portray yourself? To others but also to yourself? I run workshops all over the world to spread awareness on gender stereotypes, to scout for solutions and to coach women leaders in storytelling. … [see more]

"from a whisper to a roar"

Darren Percival

Vocal Director | The Singing Space

Peregian Beach, Australia

After 20 years of vocal coaching and making a living as a professional singer, I am currently focusing much of my energy on being a teacher. I feel that I have a natural ability to hold a space and help people of all ages to find their own voice. There is a vocal revolution evolving  … [see more]

"Creating aware and inclusive communities through the platform of the arts."

Caine Chennatt

Audience Development Manager | UWA Cultural Precinct

Perth, Australia

Active across various disciplines, underlining all projects I am involved with is the effort to building future-focused and inclusive societies. As a systems thinker, I'm familiar with the work at each level - the intrapersonal, organisation and community. At the organisation level, I develop systems, processes and engage in planning activities to help enable consistency  … [see more]

"investing in the present through paying attention and growing collective interest"

Tammy Meyer

Advocate | the Commons

Vancouver, Canada

I am deeply concerned about the state of the world, and am inspired to connect and share with others who are working towards the 'common good'. Through generative, authentic and thoughtful conversations 'for the record', I am motivated to better understand the conditions that give rise to our challenges, and create spaces for people to  … [see more]

Clara Vuletich

Sustainability Strategist & Designer

Sydney, Australia

I work as a sustainability strategist and trainer for fashion brands and organisations, helping them transition towards a sustainable supply chain; purpose-driven strategy and sustainable product offer. I began my journey as a printed textile design student in London, over 12 years ago. After learning first-hand about the damaging impacts of textile print and dye  … [see more]

"We made it? What happened? We happened."

John Kellden

Founder | Sceenius

Norrkoping, Sweden

Cards catalyzing stories, Conversations that mind and matter, Digital communities, Media productions Wife, three grown kids, cat and dog in Norrkoping, Sweden. Coffee. … [see more]

"Don't just wow the crowd. Move them to action."

Tamsen Webster

CEO & Founder | Strategic Speaking

Boston, United States

I help people and companies give talks that matter. Why? Because I believe everyone has a big idea in them and something important to say. Ideas are energy, but they need words to turn that energy into power. And they need someone to speak those words. Far too often great ideas die from lack of  … [see more]

Elise Payzan-LeNestour

Researcher | University of New South Wales Australia Business School

Sydney, Australia

I study how individuals apprehend financial risks, by investigating both actual behavior and its neural bases. I use the knowledge and methodological tools of several fields – chiefly experimental economics, financial economics, and computational neuroscience – to better understand why market participants behave the way they do. I do research and teaching in this area.  … [see more]

Jose Fernandez-Calvo

Owner | Grovear LLC

Miami, United States

Worked in Maritime Transport for over 20 years, now managing my own real estate investments in Miami. … [see more]

Mike McEnearney

Executive Chef & Owner | No. 1 Bent Street and Kitchen by Mike

Sydney, Australia

I am the executive-chef and owner of No. 1 Bent St Sydney and Kitchen by Mike. I am also the Creative Director of Carriageworks Farmers Markets. I began my career in 1990, at Sydney’s internationally renowned Rockpool, before moving to London, where I worked at the Michelin- starred Pied a Terre, and ran the kitchens  … [see more]

Kaitlyn Sawrey

Senior producer - Science Vs | Gimlet Media

Nambour, Australia

After reporting for and producing youth current affairs program 'Hack' on triple j in Australia, I helped start ABC Radio's podcast unit 'First Run'. From there Science Vs was born. It became so popular Gimlet Media asked us to move to NYC. New season out at the end of July 2016. … [see more]

"Advocating for young stroke survivors"

Roberto D'Angelo

CEO | FightTheStroke.org

Milano, Italy

At Microsoft since 1998, I'm now Director of Online Learning in Microsoft Italy while I'm leading the FightTheStroke.org organization about helping young stroke survivors of the world to have a better life. Here are my wife and I giving a TED talk on Fighting the Stroke: https://www.ted.com/talks/roberto_d_angelo_francesca_fedeli_in_our_baby_s_illness_a_life_lesson … [see more]

"Strategic thinker - but personal, practical and sharing oriented"

Martin Venzky-Stalling

Senior Advisor | Various

Chiang Mai, Thailand

I work in the fields of innovation and creativity with organizations, governments, communities and cities. My interests are creative cities, smart cities, creative economy, triple helix, power of ideas,... I like cycling, swimming, books an movies. I am father of two boys. We live in Chiang Mai and I come from Germany. … [see more]

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