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Geoffrey Gifford

Artist & Designer

Sydney, Australia

I'm doin my thing … [see more]

Sam McCool

Writer, Artist, Entrepreneur

Sydney, Australia

I'm a global thinker, world traveler and multi-linguist - 60 countries. 4 languages. 5 continents. I work as a professional speaker, event MC and stand up comedian and playwright - with sold out solo shows at Sydney Opera House; co-wrote & starred in new Aussie play 'Lighten Up', acted in film & TV. I'm also  … [see more]

Elizabeth Tyson

Investigator, Organizer, Physical Artist

Washington, D.C., United States

Environmentalist. Scientist. Designer. Physical Artist. Flow. Beauty. My current position is a Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program and I conduct original research and host strategic workshops to support community science and civic participation in furthering environmental protection and governance and diverse stakeholder collaboration and cooperation. I completed a dual-degree M.S. in  … [see more]

"Make a difference through the everyday."

Nelson Contador

Freelance Business Analyst

Bondi, Australia

Respect for differance and diversty defines who I am. Strong sense of community and making a contribution is what motivates me. Over the last twenty year my work in the community and government sector has been focused on local intitiative to make a difference to the community I live in. I am now at a  … [see more]

"“A stage space has two rules: 1 - Anything can happen and 2 - Something must happen.”"

Nicholas Pickard

Director of Communications & Government Relations | Copyright Agency

Sydney, Australia

Nicholas is a communications specialist with an in-depth knowledge of media relations, public affairs, strategy and messaging development, reputation management, social media and marketing. Nicholas has managed the profile and reputation of organisations and public figures across government, transport and infrastructure, creative industries and the media. His experience includes orchestrating the narrative and communications plans  … [see more]

"Entertaining Ideas"

LIsa George

Director | By George & Co

Sydney, Australia

Boutique agency providing boardroom entertainment drawing on the world of big ideas. … [see more]

"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]

Amy Denmeade

independent consultant

Sydney, Australia

I've worked in various strategy and business development roles for media and technology companies, large and small, in Australia and the US. Currently working as an independent consultant. Co-founder TEDxSydney. Supporter of a number of fabulous organisations, including the Sydney Story Factory. … [see more]

"Be present and help great people be even better"

Murray Strong

Independent Chairman & Director

Christchurch, New Zealand

I'm a specialist generalist. With experience in aviation, education, tourism, banking, central and local government and a host of others, I've been lucky to work with a lot of great people. That's extended to public speaking and working with speakers in TEDx Queenstown and Christchurch as their speaker coach - fun and really rewarding to  … [see more]

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

Heiner Benking

Journalist, Scholar, Futurist, 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]

Veronique Faber

Advocate

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

I am passionate about bringing people together and solving problems. I love the arts and social justice, and love the big picture as well as the fine details. Having lived in Accra, Vienna and Dublin, and having worked in both the public and private sector, I feel at ease in all worlds. I studied social  … [see more]

"Helping people focus on the things that matter"

Andrew Rothery

Company director | Koda Capital/General Thinking/Cicada Innovations, LeapFrog Investments/Blackbird Ventures/

Sydney, Australia

I'm a reformed private equity investor who now sits as a non-executive director on the boards of a range of companies (General Thinking, Cicada Innovations, Koda Capital, LeapFrog Investments, Andreasens Green, among others), doing what I can to help management make a positive difference. … [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]

"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]

"Happy is the new rich!"

Aaron Bare

Founder | Purposely

Phoenix, United States

I am a happy entrepreneur seeking to impact everyone around me. I seek exponential technologies to make a larger impact and make a dent in the universe. Love, laugh, listen, learn & lead. … [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]

Jonathan Duncan

Executive Producer

London, Great Britain

Recently arrived in London, producing/developing TV, film and digital projects alongside running marketing and content for a strategic B2B agency across UK and Asia Pacific. Prior to that I have many years experience across entertainment and marketing; generating new business and ideas, developing commercial partnerships for funding across feature film, TV and digital content projects  … [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]

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]

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Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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"To Truly Live. To Give Generously. To Smile With Joy."

Cassandra Kelly

Chairperson | Pottinger

New York, United States

I am a consultant strategist, thinker and tactician with a track record as both a corporate leader and an entrepreneur. I co-founded the multiple award winning company Pottinger to help companies around the world to make short term decisions that stand the test of time; and to give influential leaders the confidence to step into  … [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]

"entertain/ educate/ illuminate"

Teri Orr

curator/alchemist/ex director | park city institute

Park City, Utah, United States

I curate and present performing arts and more, in multiple venues, in this old mining town turned four season world class resort. I love introducing new ideas to my small town that is connected internationally. I am a former editor of the local newspaper here and still write a weekly column (sometimes weakly) as I  … [see more]

"Insatiably curious"

Norman Gillespie

Executive Director | Orana Foundation

Sydney, Australia

When doors of opportunity were opened to me I walked through them every time. Using my wits and intuition and skills picked up along the way my unplannable career has landed me in roles where I could impact outcomes and create new horizons. Whether as head of the Chairman and CEO's office at BP, taking  … [see more]

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

Marvin Mathew

Remote PM + Marketer | StartupMIG

New York, United States

Passionate about tackling tough challenges with invested people. Currently with a talented group doing just that around Mobile Social Platforms. Focused on using strategy and digital marketing to drive interactions for my clients online & in the larger Tech Community. … [see more]

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