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"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]

"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]

"Timing is everything"

Aristides Grigoriou

Changemanager Business & ICT, M&A

Sydney, Australia

I have a background in ICT and a love for logistics, food industry and graphical media. I do my work, with always a strong focus for what changes will bring to and for People, in what Processes with what Systems, given the Culture they are in. In my work as change manager I combine genuine  … [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]

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]

"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]

"Be About It."

Yvonne Adele

Professional Speaker & Consultant

Melbourne, Australia

I began my working career at Microsoft where I travelled around the world in a tech support role. This led to my creation of the Ms Megabyte character in the mid 90's where I'd appear on the Today Show in Australia teaching everyday technology tips and tricks. A best-selling book, radio spot, magazine column and  … [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]

"Unspin the spin"

Cathy Wilcox

Cartoonist | Fairfax Media

Sydney, Australia

Born drawing and trained in design, I gained some work and life experience in Paris before returning to fill small square spaces with pictures and words in the newspaper since 1989. Also some bigger spaces, including children's books, editorial cartoons, theatre sets and even the Sydney Opera House concert hall. My combined cartooning and francophony  … [see more]

"Curiousity anchors all great ideas"

Palani Mohan

Photographer | palanimohan.com

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

I am the author of five books and have recently completed my fifth, on the Eagle Hunters of Mongolia, which was published in September 2015. Born in Madras, India into a wonderfully talented Tamil movie family, I've loved the visual world from day one. Photography makes me think: Why and how. It injects curiosity in  … [see more]

Hugh Howey

Author

The Ocean, United States

New York Times bestselling author of WOOL, SAND, and BEACON 23. Currently sailing around the world on the custom catamaran WAYFINDER. Born in 1975, I fell in love with reading and with sailing at a young age. I had two dreams in life: to write a novel and to sail around the world. In 2009,  … [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]

"Communicate Your Best"

Nancy Duarte

CEO | Duarte, Inc.

Mountain View, United States

I'm the epitome of the American Dream. Arriving in the Silicon Valley with lots of moxie and no degree, I now run one of the largest creative firms in the valley and my team help influential people convey information through stories, help them deliver it and how to visualize it. … [see more]

Chantal Abouchar

CEO | The Studio

Sydney, Australia

The Studio is a community, platform and HUB (yet to launch) for media-tech and creative-tech startups. Its underlying purpose is to strengthen and develop the Australian media, entertainment, games and creative industries by fostering and supporting tech startups and facilitating engagement and opportunities for these startups across other industries. The Studio is a not-for-profit organisation.  … [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]

Patty Huntington

Journalist & Producer

Sydney, Australia

I am the Australian correspondent for the world's leading fashion trade journal WWD; have edited Australian fashion industry newspaper Ragtrader; been a gossip columnist for The Sun Herald and the fashion reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, smh.com.au and news.com.au. I have also worked in mainstream television news and current affairs as a researcher, producer  … [see more]

Pavel Konoplenko

CEO | spoiled Media

Brooklyn, United States

I have a deep passion for creativity and community. My mission is to give those around me the opportunity to flourish and let their vision thrive. … [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]

"We help better books begin."

Julie Mazur Tribe

Publishing consultant | Brooklyn Book Studio

Sydney, Australia

I am a longtime New York publishing professional and founder of Brooklyn Book Studio, a boutique book publishing advisory firm that helps talented people with something to say put their best book out there. We help authors create smart, marketable book concepts and proposals to pitch to agents and publishers, and/or pursue high-quality self-publishing alternatives.  … [see more]

"I am a philosopher in action. Internationally, I am fun, funny, making the world a better place."

John Launius

Executive Director | Vidzu Media

St. Louis, United States

As Executive Director of Vidzu Media, part of the Nitrous Effect collaboration, I have the pleasure of leading an incredible collective of innovators who deliver groundbreaking creative solutions for our international roster of clients. Whether you represent a start-up or a multinational corporation, I will expand your initiatives with complete integrity in the most successful  … [see more]

"All you need is love."

Judy Sharp

Author | Laser Beak Man

Brisbane, Australia

I love managing my son Tim Sharp's art career. Tim is 27 years old and has autism. He is the first person in the world with autism to have his art turned into an animated TV series. The best selling book I wrote about Tim's life "A Double Shot of Happiness" is soon to be  … [see more]

"Innovation in Media & The Arts"

Michael Tonge

Global Media Partnerships | Dentsu Aegis Network

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Outside of my day job managing global media partnerships for the Dentsu Aegis Network, I've also co-founded a creative collective called The Culture LP. The Culture LP (CLP Group, LLC) stands for Culture, Lifestyle, and Progress. Our aim is to unite creators through digital and offline experiences. This has truly been a labor of love  … [see more]

"growing demand for design"

Mark Bergin

Founder | DRIVENxDESIGN - THE DESIGN 100

Blairgowrie, Australia

I'm DRIVENxDESIGN - founded the DESIGN SUMMIT TOUR and [city] design awards - NYC - SFO - CHI - LON - BRL - HKG - MEL - SYD DRIVENxDESING celebrates courage through 11 design awards programs. All programs are marketplace centric and offer an opportunity to recognise those that are defining tomorrow. When I'm not  … [see more]

Alyx Gorman

Editor | Time Out Sydney

Sydney, Australia

I'm a writer, editor, digital strategist and occasional media tart. I'm obsessed with how we communicate with one another, especially through the internet and our clothing choices. … [see more]

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