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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]

"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]

"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]

"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]

"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]

"inspired by an open world"

Andra Schumann

Founder | Akademie Bogensee

Berlin, Germany

Our team is on the way to establish a place close Berlin that will welcome every open minded and inspired person in the world to work with us on the idea of sustainability and self improving concepts that will chance the world. … [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]

"Projecting a Sustainable Future"

Norbert Barré

Co-Founder | Sustainable Film Fund

Cannes, France

I am the Co-founder of the Sustainable Film Fund initiative that is aiming at financing films showcasing a sustainable living. I am the Founder and Curator of TEDxCannes, a premium TED-like and officially bilingual event held at Palais des Festivals where the film festival takes place, for 800 attendees. Previously, I worked in an international  … [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]

"Making a difference in people's lives through design."

Ted Hyman

Architect, Managing Partner | ZGF Architects LLP

Long Beach, CA, United States

I am the Managing Partner of ZGF Architects, and have served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles and New York offices. For over two decades, I have led teams for many of the firm’s most challenging and technologically complex projects, taking responsibility for the programming, management, coordination, production, and construction administration. I have  … [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]

"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]

Hannah Tribe

Architect | Tribe Studio

Sydney, Australia

I am the Founder and Principal of Tribe Studio Architects. We just love designing things. We do houses, hotels, apartments, public spaces, educational work, interiors, door handles, lights, whole cities ... I studied architecture at Cornell University and the University of Sydney graduating with First Class Honours and the University Medal. I also received the  … [see more]

"Making Energy Storage Affordable"

Valentin Muenzel

CEO & Co-Founder | Relectrify

Melbourne, Australia

I love working with interesting people on interesting and hard problems that have the potential to have significant social impact. At Relectrify we are turning used rechargeable batteries into energy storage assets. We have developed cutting-edge battery management technology that is specifically tailored towards reuse of batteries. These battery packs are for households and businesses  … [see more]

"Great Dreams Deserve to be Pursued."

Mark van Rijmenam

Founder / PdD Candidate / Speaker | Datafloq

Sydney, Australia

I am the Founder of Datafloq. Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Big Data, creating the Big Data ecosystem by connecting all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. I am an entrepreneur, a public speaker and a Big Data strategist. I am author of the book Think Bigger - Developing a Successful Big Data  … [see more]

Michael Martin

CEO / Founder | Effect Partners

Minneapolis, United States

I am the founder and CEO of Effect Partners. I have been an innovator in sustainability and social change for the last 26 years, starting with the non-profit, Concerts for the Environment. Effect Partners operates at the intersection of culture and impact to create game-changing campaigns around social good. From the Dave Matthews Band, Black  … [see more]

"Democratizing healthcare access"

Ram Sahasranam

Co-Founder & President | Praxify Technologies Inc

Bangalore, India

In my brief career, I have been an investment banker, serial entrepreneur, idea evangelist and race car enthusiast. In my current avatar, I am a digital health entrepreneur with a vision to democratize healthcare access globally. I co-founded Praxify Technologies, to catalyze the post electronic health record era by enabling value added mobile plugins that  … [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]

"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]

"Empowering Australia Through Cultural Intelligence"

Huey Benjamin

Director | Jaali Inc

Sydney, Australia

After 35 years working in the arts sector as a session drummer, and a composer for dance companies, and 8 years working for environmental organisations, I have now partnered with some long term Indigenous friends to create 2 companies that teach harnessing the insights of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge. We work in the corporate, government, education,  … [see more]

"Question, Learn, Repeat."

Susan McMahon

Head of Operations | TEDxSydney

Sydney, Australia

I am still, after many years, learning who I am and continually developing new insights and knowledge. I am a management consultant and a global citizen. I have worked across multiple industries, with many companies, helping solve a variety of problems. I love and crave learning new things and applying my skills in interesting environments.  … [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]

"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]

Kerem Alper

CEO / Co-founder | ATÖLYE Labs

Istanbul, Turkey

I'm a curious interdisciplinary designer seeking to build an organization to tackle some of the fundamental challenges of our era such as education, sustainability, and new work models. … [see more]

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