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"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]

"do clever things"

Samantha Bell

Business Strategist, Lead Gen, Action, Creative | Runway Digital

Melbourne, Australia

hi, i’m sam bell. i’m lucky to work with some of the world’s best founders and organisations. if you’re a leader who’s keen to create something exceptional, we could work together. runwaydigital.com/advisory if you want to improve how you look online, here’s how. good luck! runwaydigital.com/lift-off-store twice a month you can receive an email with  … [see more]

Gerardo Betancourt

Coach and Speaker | The Influencer Method Institute

Mexico City, Mexico

I'm the licensee and curator of TEDxMexicoCity since 2010, and TEDx Ambassador for Mexico since 2015. I'm on the mission to contribute to a new generation of Mexicans. Kinder, smarter, more connected, more reflexive. I love to travel, to read and to have thoughtful and meaningful conversations. … [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]

"Bring Chaos to your Order!"

Laurie Rosenwald

designer, painter, mistakes on purpose workshop holder | rosenworld.com

nyc, United States

I am a painter, author, and principal of rosenworld, a design, illustration and animation studio. Actually there is no studio; I usually work alone, and rosenworld doesn’t exist. In spite of this, rosenworld.com was launched in 1995. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, and have taught at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design,  … [see more]

"Passionate Do-er"

Margaret Cheng

People, Culture & Engagement Lead | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I thrive on diversity of work and seeking and delivering creative solutions to challenges. I have a strong bias towards action which has earned me the reputation of someone who gets things done. I facilitate impact with my work with Remarkable, Australia's first disability tech accelerator, supporting startups developing technology with people with disabilities. I  … [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]

"Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it."

CieJai Zarb

Partnerships Manager | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

I'm a Partnership Manager driven by a passion for business, meaningful connections and results. I am always looking for ways to bring brands to life through the creation of unique and engaging experiences. I’m passionate about creating partnerships that are win-win-win. I have been fortunate enough to work in a range of different sectors including  … [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]

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]

"Virtual Reality for Climate Change"

Debriana Berlin

Co-Founder, Managing Director | The Future Reference

Los Angeles, United States

We are launching The Museum of Earth in 2019 in Los Angeles. A groundbreaking virtual & augmented reality installation creating awe and wonder about the natural world, ultimately driving climate-positive behavior change. … [see more]

"Making things that matter"

Justin McMurray

Do-er and Maker

Sydney, Australia

I design digital products. I've been a startup founder, strategy director, social entrepreneur and much more. I am enjoying being back in Sydney having spent a number of years in London and Berlin. I love collaborating with people who have a beginner's spirit so feel free to get in touch for a conversation. … [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]

"To create... and be a conduit for change."

Nathan Drabsch

Creative Director / Director / Designer / Founding Partner of Kin Things | Kin Things (Kin)

Sydney, Australia

I am a founding partner, creative director and designer for Sydney based creative studio, Kin Things (Kin). I partner with brands, studios, agencies, marketers and fellow creatives to develop high-end creative solutions. My primary focus is on moving image, directing, design, brand experiences & creative solutions. Over the course of my career I have designed,  … [see more]

Dave King

Founder and CEO | The Royals and Move 37

Melbourne, Australia

I'm a co-founder and head of R&D at the award-winning independent creative agency, The Royals. I'm also Founder of Move 37, a creative AI company, and Storymart.com, the (upcoming) online home of short fiction. I'm passionate (obsessed?) about the possibilities of emerging creative technology to mess with industry norms and help provide interesting connected experiences  … [see more]

"Build Something Amazing"

Burak Yaman

Founding Coordinator | KWORKS - Koc University Entrepreneurship Research Center

Istanbul, Turkey

Burak Yaman is the founding coordinator of KWORKS (formerly Koc University Incubation Center) that assists entrepreneurs to build sustainable and scalable tech startups such as Scorpapp.com, Kolayik.com and Botanalytics.co. He is also co-founder of Lean Startup Atelier which promotes customer development and the Lean Startup methodologies in Turkish ecosystem. He has also served as coordinator  … [see more]

"So much of life is about attitude & how we handle what happens. Life is good no matter what."

Samantha Palmer

General Manager, People, Capability & Communication; Diversity & Inclusion Champ | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Government

Canberra, Australia

I've been incredibly privileged to work in the private sector (owning my own business and working for others including receivers), the community sector, the State Public sector and the Commonwealth public sector across a wide range of topics. I have also been honoured to represent employers as a Board Director. This range has allowed me  … [see more]

"Your life is your story. Write what you want."

Marvin Mathew

Product + Strategy | M/IG Digital

New York, United States

Passionate about better me, better you, better us. I spent the last 18 months running a digital innovation agency. We worked with some fun brands across 6 countries. I'm eager about leveraging technology (strategy+product) to support social & economic mobility. I dream of a world where traditional business is a force for good. I love  … [see more]

"Don't stop believing"

Patrick Kohl

Filmmaker

Berlin, Germany

I am a documentary and advertising filmmaker, specialized in telling authentic stories. Over time I met so many inspiring people on my journeys through this world, that I never stop imagining. I don't judge. I document. And I connect. To tell stories with love. About people. For people. … [see more]

"Journalism: a master disguise for the overly curious"

Jane Nicholls

Editor • Journalist • Content Strategist

Sydney, Australia

I entered journalism through the work-experience back door three days after I finished my HSC, and then spent three decades in full-time employment as a journalist and editor. Along the way the magazines I collected included Follow Me, Harper's Bazaar, Mode, Good Weekend, Who and People USA. (Oh, and Electronics Today International and Modern Boating.)  … [see more]

"Change the game."

Julian Ward

CEO & Founder | 7DX (AR/VR)

Surry Hills, Australia

I am a behaviourist, founder, futurist, innovator, advisor and investor. I believe disruption is driven by people, not technology. I try to help people see the world more simply, by advising and investing in high impact innovation areas, in order to attain knowledge and insight. With that experience and knowledge, my goal is to help  … [see more]

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