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Behold our global network of thinkers and doers: creative, wise & engaged; thoughtful people doing good work. Use the filtering widget to browse in grid or list view.

   

"People worth talking to."

Gideon Warhaft

Co-founder | Sage.fm

Sydney, Australia

I am a technology entrepreneur with an arts and community building background. I am the co-founder of Sage.fm, an online video consultation platform that makes it easy for 'sages' - people with knowledge - to connect with 'seekers' willing to pay to speak with them. Sage.fm’s mission is to give greater value to people’s hard-won  … [see more]

"Doing well, while doing good"

Jose Adrian Gabriel-Camacho

Creador de Redes | Workósfera

Puebla, Mexico

I was born in African Safari amongst lions and giraffes therefore I grew up with a love for nature and questioning our humanity's footprint and the impact we have to the environment. I've lived in Mexico for most of my life but I have spent many years abroad. Recently I lived in Australia where I  … [see more]

"Putting the Culture back into Agriculture"

Robert Pekin

Founder & CiEiO | Food Connect

Brisbane, Australia

Born and bred on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, later to return to continue the family farm after a 10 year stint as an aircraft maintenance engineer, marine service proprietor, contract musterer, builders labourer, truck driver, mechanic and hydraulics technician. Since returning to farming my life has been committed to putting agriculture on a  … [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]

"Aligning the 'how' with the 'what' in delightful ways"

Belina Raffy

Master Collaborator | Maffick Ltd

Berlin, Germany

Hi! I grew up playing in the forests of the US, Mexico and Canada. I have two passports - US and French, and lived in England for a long time - so I feel effectively Canadian. I now live in Berlin. I started my career in a big bank, took an MBA to relax, studied  … [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]

Danny Corcoran

Creative Strategist + Digital Planner

Sydney, Australia

I'm a creative communication and strategic experience specialist whose professional work has crossed over a very diverse range of industries and communication areas. I studied digital media and interaction design at SCA and Malmo University and have worked as a digital specialist in the events industry for 12 years with world leading Technology, Automotive and  … [see more]

Dave Troy

CEO | 410 Labs, Inc.

Baltimore, MD, United States

I am a serial entrepreneur and community activist living in Baltimore, Maryland. I am the CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tool Mailstrom.co. I Have been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with my project “Twittervision,” which was  … [see more]

Elena Crescia

Director of Ideas

Sao Paulo, Brazil

I am searching for ways to change the world with the power of ideas. Founder of Portfolia. Founder of Editora de Ideias. President of Net Impact Sao Paulo Chapter. Curator and organizer of TEDxJardins & TEDxJardinsWomen. Curator and organizer of TEDxSãoPaulo & TEDxSãoPauloWomen. Passionate about impact investment, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, social finance, gov 2.0, Latin  … [see more]

Sebastien Marot

Founder / Executive Director | Friends-International

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I am the Founder and Executive Director of Friends-International, an internationally acclaimed global social enterprise supporting over 90,000 marginalized children and youth each year. With my team of 700 staff I led the expansion of the organization into 12 countries across 4 continents, developing best practice programs that provide protection and social reintegration services including  … [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]

"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]

"Know better; Do better."

Kate van Doore

Lecturer

Brisbane, Australia

I am a lawyer and academic working in the field of international children's rights and human trafficking. I am also the co-founder of the international NGO, Forget Me Not, working in Nepal, Uganda and India to keep children safe from child trafficking and family displacement. My research into whether the displacement of children from their  … [see more]

"Storytelling with Impact"

Mark Lovett

Founder | Fabricating the Truth

San Diego, CA, United States

I spent decades in the corporate world before shifting to strategy consulting, and the world of organizing TEDx events: TEDxSanDiego & TEDxMonumento258, which was truly a game changer. TEDx fueled my passion for storytelling, and I've now embarked on an exploration of how we fabricate our own version of the truth, how we create and  … [see more]

"Ending the era of orphanages"

Tara Winkler

Founder & Managing Director / Author / TEDx | Cambodian Children's Trust

Battambang, Cambodia

I am the Managing Director of the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT), which I established in 2007 in order to rescue fourteen children from a corrupt and abusive orphanage. I have since led CCT through a number of significant organisational changes, including the closure of the initial CCT orphanage in favour of a family-based care model.  … [see more]

Houssem Aoudi

Cofounder / CEO | Cogite Coworking Space

Tunis, Tunisia

I am co-founder of Cogite, the first coworking space in Tunisia. We are a community of doers and game changers. I am also founder/ceo of Wasabi, a media and communications company dedicated to creating platforms for public debate, community building, and open expression, with a specialization in event management, public relations, and video production. I  … [see more]

"Learning while observing"

Francesca Fedeli

President and Cofounder | Fightthestroke & Mirrorable

Milano, Italy

When my son Mario was just 10 days old he was diagnosed as having had a perinatal stroke in the right side of his brain, which left him unable to move the left side of his body. My partner Robert D'Angelo and I founded FightTheStroke.org to gather and share the experiences of families who have  … [see more]

"I'mpossible"

Daniel M. Pallotta

Founder & President | Charity Defense Council

Topsfield, MA, United States

I'm gay, married to my husband Jimmy for 16 years. We have three beautiful children - triplets actually - who are eight years old. I'm committed to personal transformation in the world. I created the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days - we took 182,000 people on the civic heroic adventure of their lives, and raised  … [see more]

"Be grateful"

jamil GS

Photographer - Director - manager for ALO WALA | Jamil GS Studio/Nectar TV agency

Copenhagen, Denmark

I am an American/Danish Photographer/ Director and Creative consultant. I live and work between New York, Copenhagen and London and I have a weak spot for Jamaica. I have been a recognizable part of the New York art scene since the 1990s, through my work within art, photography, film and infundibulum. My work starts on  … [see more]

"Its love that leads to right action. Celebrate impermanence!"

Laura Berland

Founder, CMO, Activist | Talking Yoga, StarTalk Radio

Sag Harbor, NY, United States

I love developing solutions for good at the intersection of digital technology and yoga/mindfulness/meditation/science. Most recently I've been building StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson into a Top Ten iTunes podcast and NatGeo TV show. Now I'm launching Talking Yoga, an online learning community and service network to share yoga wisdom from ongoing conversations between  … [see more]

"Your Advocacy, Policy and Linguistic Experts"

Danielle Turkov

Founder/Consultant | Active International Consulting

Brussels, Belgium

I believe that creativity, empathy and a debating culture can move us as people forward and encourage a 'democracy' that fulfills society's needs. I founded a consultancy in the hub of the European Union providing expertise in political global advocacy. I work on a variety of cultural integration, regional cooperation and fundamental rights projects. My  … [see more]

Angelica Dass

photographer

Madrid, Spain

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I live and work in Madrid. I understand photography as a dialogue from personal to global; like a game in which the personal and social codes are put at stake to be reinvented, a continuous flow between the photographer and the photographed, a bridge between masks and  … [see more]

"fearless sticky performance"

Candy Bowers

Writer/ Actor/ Comic | Black Honey Company

Sydney, Australia

Born of South African parents, I write and perform original comedy, live performance, hip hop/ spoken word and political theatre. The stage the page and the screen are vital in creating a socially inclusive and dynamic culture. I'm interested in paving a path for those on the edges and for women of colour. I like  … [see more]

"#WeJustHaveOnePlanetEarth / Time to care about..."

Nicolas Bramke

Caretaker | Your Little Planet

Berlin, Germany

I studied International Forest Ecosystem Management and realized that there is a huge need on addressing the information about global problems in the right way to the people. Mankind is actually the opposite of sustainable and especially citizens of industry country’s needs to change their behavior asap and to understand the impact of their lifestyle  … [see more]

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