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Adam Alter

Writer and Professor | New York University Stern School of Business

New York, United States

I study human judgment and decision-making: why we do, say, feel, and think what we do, and how the world we inhabit shapes those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Most recently I've been trying to understand why we spend so much time in front of screens--phones, tablets, computers, TVs--and how screen time changes how we experience  … [see more]

"Where Storytelling Meets Technology"

Karen Palmer

Multi-Disciplinary Immersive filmmaker | I.F. Interactive Film

New York, United States

My work merges film, story telling, technology and neuroscience to create emotionally responsive cognitive film experiences that inspire and empower. My practice involves creating a sense of mindfulness and "being in the moment" to simulate a physiological and spiritual journey through storytelling and technology. I was recently honoured as part of the Digital Dozen Break  … [see more]

"The very nature of life is expressed and experienced as rhythm"

Kristina Dryza

Global Director, Trends & Futures | House of Brand Group

Sydney, Australia

As a trend forecaster for 10+ years I’ve learnt that all most people consciously (and subconsciously) concern themselves with is the future and how it’s going to impact them. It’s why people devour any media that mentions future business predictions, peruse star signs and seek influential thought leaders as friends. We want to be at  … [see more]

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

Caine Chennatt

Audience Development Manager | UWA Cultural Precinct

Perth, Australia

I help foster future-focused, aware and inclusive societies - through multiple platforms, and primarily with the vehicle of arts and cultural engagement. Within the arts and cultural sector, I am busy with the question of how we can make galleries and museums more inclusive - being relevant to the communities we serve as well as  … [see more]

"Architecture is alchemy, not just hard work"

Jan Golembiewski

Director | Psychological Design

Sydney, Australia

I'm an architect and a researcher in architectural design psychology. My buildings and my research is about the architecture we inhabit , the ways it affects our health and behaviour and what we can do to improve our lives simply through design. Somehow, during my PhD, I stumbled into the centre of current thinking about  … [see more]

Niels van der Linden

(Digital) Product Person

Istanbul, Turkey

I love combining digital technology with solutions for real world problems, currently mostly focused on the need and desire of people to learn. I'm a technologist; I keep track of emerging technologies and analyze their potential in different markets and industries. I have a big passion for finding ways to create impact with technology by  … [see more]

"When women thrive their ecosystem will flourish."

Leslie Santos

Women's Resilience Coach | Leslie Santos Coaching

San Francisco, United States

I am a resilience coach. My purpose is to help women resolve trauma and integrate their central nervous system so they can thrive. I believe when women thrive their ecosystem will flourish. … [see more]

Niya Stoimenova

Transformation Conductor

Delft, Netherlands

I design organizational structures and capabilities that help companies create human-centered meaningful innovations. I've worked together with Philips, KLM and Barco. My education in mathematics makes me analytical and rational – qualities that are essential for finding smart solutions and designing systems that work. On the other hand, my background in design and philosophy is  … [see more]

"The wound is the gift"

Judith McLean

Professor | QUT/QPAC

Brisbane, Australia

In 2014 Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) announced a partnership to jointly establish the position of Chair in Arts Education. I am the inaugural Chair and currently QPAC’s Scholar in Residence. I'm excited be people who love learning and are curious about how we humans are the way we  … [see more]

Jonathan Bielski

Artistic Director | Auckland Festival

Auckland, New Zealand

Previously Director, Programming at Sydney Opera House, now leading Auckland Festival from 2018. … [see more]

"Doing lovely things with lovely people to make the world a lovely place."

Liane Rossler

Artist and designer. | Liane Rossler

Sydney, Australia

Designer, artist, curator. … [see more]

"Know the rules then break the rules."

Thomas Oosthuizen

Global Consulting Director | Acceleration

London, Great Britain

Today, life and work is about living with contradictions, paradoxes, risks, fears and uncertainties. These are endemic in the way I work and think. There are no ordinary solutions to the challenges of the times we live in. Nothing inspires me more than to combine knowledge, experience, viewpoints, approaches, insights - and come-up with new  … [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]

"Question everything"

Dan Reardon

Strategy & Operations | DoorDash

Chicago, United States

I'm a jack-of-all-trades who thrives on chaos in an early-stage startup environment. I'm a hustler, hacker, and highly skeptical of conventional wisdom. I like to build meaningful products and companies with interesting people. Currently, I'm working in Operations at DoorDash. Previously, I founded a company focused on improving communication and the strength & conditioning training  … [see more]

Eddie Harran

Explorer-in-Residence | Deloitte Centre for the Edge

Melbourne, Australia

Futurist + Temporal Designer. Come say hello on twitter - @eddieharran … [see more]

"Optimise for happiness, everything will come."

Tung Nguyen

General Manager, Digital | Redkite

Sydney, Australia

I help people and organisations navigate the journey from who they are now and who they want to be. Taking processes, tools and mythologies from leading innovative organisations and modifying them so that they can work for smaller organisations or NFPs (because every organisation is different). … [see more]

"Helping create the organisations of tomorrow"

Julian Ward

CEO and Founder

Sydney, 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]

"Do what you love."

Chloe Ferres

Photographer, Graphic Designer, Creative Thinker, Conceptual Artist, Lecturer

Sydney, Australia

I am a creative. I am a collector of maps, postcards, stamps, scissors, rocks, cameras, rulers, glass jars, and much more. I am a traveller, seeking to set foot on every continent. I am a bibliophile, and my home is overflowing with books. I love to learn. I have undergraduate degrees in both Photography and  … [see more]

"Valuing creativity, one Partnership at a time"

Kate Dezarnaulds

NFP Director & Business Development Consultant | Organisations....

Berry, Australia

I am a business development consultant currently working on major projects for StartupAUS, TEDxSydney and The Chaser Lecture & Dinner. I regularly speak at conferences on sponsorship trends and judge industry awards and see my role as an advocate and a campaigner for a self-sustaining cultural and entrepreneurial sector. My love of the arts and  … [see more]

"Les is mor"

Hans von Sichart

UX designer | GE Digital

Pleasanton, United States

I am a UI/UX designer with a solid experience building successful products. I create engaging software across all platforms: from mobile and PC to 10-foot TV interfaces and industrial HMI dashboards. My products are in use by millions of consumers and enterprise users worldwide. I work well in multidisciplinary teams. I believe in synergy. When  … [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]

"The visionary is the only true realist (Fellini)"

Andrew Westcombe

Technical Editor | Australian Digital Health Agency

Sydney, Australia

I'm trained as a philosopher, but pay the bills as an editor, working closely with experts across the gamut of health, IT, and everything in between. It's good work, that ultimately will save many lives and a great deal of money, albeit in a very abstract way. In a similarly abstract way, I see philosophy  … [see more]

"Travel Deeper."

Jill Greenwood

Director, AFAR Experiences | AFAR

Vancouver, Canada

I curate and produce AFAR Experiences, an immersive travel event series that takes readers of AFAR Magazine to worldwide destinations and introduces them to the remarkable local people who are doing incredible things. We provide unprecedented access to fascinating people, places and projects, and strive to inspire and enable our attendees to connect and engage  … [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]

"Supporting peoples passions"

Cassandra Kevin

Director and Co - Founder | AVANT Agency

Sydney, Australia

I have over 15 years experience in the event industry working across the Arts, Sport, Business and Food sectors and delivering new business partnership properties across Australia. I am a strategic thinker with excellent, presentation, business development, negotiation and sales skills. Commercially aware with a solid track record of success in developing, implementing and leveraging  … [see more]

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