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Rahdi Taylor

Los Angeles

Rahdi Taylor is a documentary film executive with expertise in film development, artist development, DEI/JEDI, and strategic program design. She is EVP at Concordia Studio, where she designs and directs a

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Takaaki Okada

New York, NY, Portland, OR

I’ve had the honour to contribute to meaningful beautiful projects with people and organisations that I admire and respect. I enjoy working and learning about much of the visual side

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Jennifer Brandel

Chicago

Jennifer Brandel is CEO and Co-founder of Hearken, a company that helps organizations around the world develop and operationalize participatory processes. Hearken took home the prize for “Best Bootstrap Company”

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Janet Wong

New York City

Janet Wong is the Associate Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. She leads the performance and humanities programming with Bill T. Jones.

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Barton Lynch

San Diego, CA

Barton is a future thinker who is always curious to learn about new topics. Newly based in San Diego, California, he is looking to bring his curious, open-minded thinking to

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Melissa Painter*

Venice CA

Melissa Painter heads MAP Lab, a product invention and incubation studio for emergent technologies, and is the founder of Breakthru, a platform of immersive wellbeing experiences for the workplace powered

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Sabrina Dorsainvil

Boston, MA

Sabrina is the Director of Civic Design for the New Urban Mechanics. She is also a public artist and illustrator whose work explores people, identity, deep reflection, storytelling and the

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Zeina Abi Assy

Beirut, New York

Writer of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Most recently a podcast enthusiast and practitioner. I have dedicated my storytelling practice to be a bridge between distant worlds, to translate what sometimes

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Paloma Lopez

Boulder, Colorado

Paloma Lopez is a Food Entrepreneur, Circular Food Systems Consultant and former Global Director of Sustainability and Brand Strategy for the Kellogg Company, with eighteen years of global experience creating

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Tahir Hemphill*

Baltimore, New York City

Tahir is a creative technologist whose practice investigates the role systems play in the generation of form and the role collaborative knowledge production plays in the resilience of communities. Tahir

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Christopher Hibma

Global, Minneapolis

Christopher is designer, a globalist and a gatherer. He is a member of Creative Capital’s National Advisory Council, is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Zoukak Theatre Company

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Julia Kaganskiy

London, New York City

Julia Kaganskiy is an independent curator and cultural producer working across art, design and technology. She is currently curating the forthcoming AI, Ethics & Health season at Science Gallery London.

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Wendy Levy

Brooklyn, Oakland, Spokane

My creative work takes place at the intersection of storytelling, innovation and social justice. At the Alliance for Media Arts + Culture, I facilitate collaboration, innovation, + cultural impact programs

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Tao Leigh Goffe

Amsterdam, Manhattan, Wall Street

Tao Leigh Goffe is a writer and a DJ specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of imperialism, technology, and abolition. She is an assistant professor of literary theory

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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Brooklyn

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and co-creator of

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Jake Sally

Denver, Los Angeles

I’m an XR industry-leading Emmy award-winning producer, public speaker and champion of independent artists dedicated to building the pipeline, vernacular and stories of the tech-centric content ecosystem for audiences worldwide.

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Chid Liberty*

Monrovia, New York City, Oxford UK

I decided to dedicate my life to this grand experiment known as Liberia, and on a larger level, post-colonial Africa. I knew that it was my calling to look forward.

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Loc Dao

BC, Canada, Vancouver

Dao is the co-founder of the groundbreaking NFB Digital and CBC Radio 3 studios and their industry shifting bodies of work. He has won over 100 awards including Producer of

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Paulien Dresscher

Amsterdam

Paulien Dresscher is working as an independent curator and researcher in the field of culture and digital media. Currently she curates the Interactive program of the Nederlands Film Festival, the

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Elizabeth Webb

Brooklyn, Charlottesville, NY, VA

Elizabeth M. Webb is an artist and filmmaker originally from Charlottesville, VA. Her work is invested in issues surrounding race and identity, often using the lens of her own family

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Trista Harris

Minneapolis

Trista will MacGyver her way into the most unexpected situations to discover the signals of the future that will help you make the world a better place. Trista has worked

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Christie George

CA, Monte Rio

Christie George is an independent strategy consultant and expert on investing in mission-driven startups. For more than 20 years, she has worked at the intersection of media, politics and technology.

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Marvin Scott

New York

Fundamentally I work in developing new ventures and managing the various steps to liftoff.. fostering collaborations, developing parameters and frameworks, and supporting talent and leadership. In the sustainable (green) economy

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Anna Rose Hopkins

Los Angeles

Anna cofounded Farm2People where we work on the local food supply chain; Chef at Hank and Bean. Writer / Performer with the IAMA Theatre Company. Grateful to GoFA for recent

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Miguel Rivera*

Los Angeles

Started playing music professionally as a Percussionist in 1973. Member of the core group of teachers at “The great Mother Conference” since 2010. In 2001, in collaboration with Robert Bly,

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Bruce Grover

Brooklyn, Manhattan KS

Bruce is a brand strategist and writer who has helped Fortune 100s, national nonprofits and leading institutions tell their stories. With 25 years in the Boston and New York City

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Jesse Fleming

Lincoln, Lund Sweden, NE, SF Bay Area

Jesse Fleming is a trans-disciplinary and multi-sensory researcher and artists working at the intersection of designed perception, well-being, and Extended Reality

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Martin Pettis*

Los Angeles, New York

Martin Pettis is a mental health professional and community engagement advocate with over 20 years of experience working with underserved communities. He is the Executive Director CARE Mental Health, which

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Mark Beam*

Kansas City, Oaxaca MX

Mark is a Board Member of the Guild of Future Architects and Managing Partner of Heartland P5 Holdings, a Public Benefit Corporation aggregating, strengthening and deploying regenerative strategies and technologies

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Olivia Powell

East Coast, London, USA

Olivia Powell is a writer, artist, director and Storyteller who wonders what else stories can be and do. With a particular interest in metafictions, musicals, (historical) fantasy and the mortality of

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Eli Pariser*

Brooklyn

Eli Pariser is an author, activist, and entrepreneur focused on how to make technology and media serve democracy. In 2004, at 23, he became Executive Director of MoveOn.org, where he

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Sarah Wolozin

Boston

Sarah Wolozin is the founding director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab where she develops and oversees lab projects, programs, and operations. She is the founder and editorial director of Docubase,

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Ahmed Best

Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New York City

Ahmed Best is a multi-hyphenate artist, educator, host and futurist. A true polymath, Ahmed started his career as a songwriter and producer on Atlantic records and then went on to

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Stephanie Dinkins*

Brooklyn, New York City

Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist and Associate Professor at Stony Brook University who creates platforms for dialog about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our

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Daniel Agold

Washington DC

A US Marine Corps Veteran with 20+ years experience guiding clients with complex problems to technical solutions. Currently work with US Government Financial Regulators leading strategic IT literacy, policy, planning,

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Cara Mertes*

New Jersey, New York City

Cara Mertes has championed the artists as leaders in society, working to harness the power of cultural expression to support communities, policies and priorities rooted in dignity and justice. She

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Iqbal Akhtar

Dar es Salaam, Lahore, Miami

Dr. Iqbal Akhtar is an associate professor with a dual appointment in the departments of Religious Studies and Politics & International Relations in the Steven J. Green School of International

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Yasmin Elayat

Brooklyn, NY

Yasmin Elayat is an Emmy-award winning immersive director, United States Artists 2020 Fellow, and Co-Founder at Scatter, an immersive company pioneering Volumetric Filmmaking. Yasmin directed Scatter’s Zero Days VR (Sundance

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Andrea Steele*

New York City

Andrea Steele is Founding Principal of Andrea Steele Architecture (ASA), a New York-based practice that believes the scale of architecture is not measured by its physical size, but by its

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Hussein Rashid

New York

Hussein Rashid, PhD, is a native New Yorker whose pop culture worldview is shaped by Star Wars. His idea of fun is getting into the minutiae of speculative fiction, without

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Jheanelle Brown

West Coast

Jheanelle Brown is a film curator/programmer, educator, and arts administrator based in Los Angeles whose curatorial practice creates frameworks to explore the boundlessness of Black life in experimental and non-fiction

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Heidi Boisvert*

New York City

Heidi Boisvert is an interdisciplinary artist, experience designer, creative technologist and academic researcher who interrogates the socio-cultural and neurobiological effects of media and technology. Simply put, she studies the role

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Melinda Weekes-Laidlow*

Atlanta, New York City

Melinda is a social change architect, master facilitator, ordained minister, and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder/CEO of Beautiful Ventures, a creative social enterprise that influences popular culture, disrupts anti-blackness

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Lyel Resner

New York City

Lyel builds products and teams to help ensure technology creates a more just and prosperous future for everyone. He is the Co-founder of Swayable, which uses data science to create

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Cedric Tai

Detroit, Glasgow, Los Angeles

Cedric Tai is a conceptual visual artist and facilitator whose work focuses on neurodivergent experience, labor and politics.

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Tatiana Vahan

CA, Los Angeles, Tongva land

Tatiana Vahan is an artist working at the intersection of research, activism, and community organizing. In 2017 she founded bar-fund, a grassroots grant-building initiative in which local artists fundraise and distribute

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Jillian Mayer

LA, Miami, NY

Jillian Mayer is an artist and filmmaker. Through, videos, sculptures, online experiences, photography, performances, and installations, Mayer explores how technology affects our lives, bodies, and identities by processing how our

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Riley Wong

New York City

riley wong is a machine learning engineer at google, where they are at qtpoc@google board member, a google.org fellow with the trevor project, and work on generative machine learning for

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Leila Behjat

New York City

Creating spaces has always been the driving motivation of Leila’s work – physically as well as personally by bringing people together. Within this, the question of healthy building materials –

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Darius Loghmanee*

Chicago

Darius is a sleep physician from Chicago, Illinois. He is the director of the Advocate Aurora Children’s Sleep Network, a program dedicated to building capacity in a growing number of

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Rosa Weinberg

Boston

Rosa Weinberg is a design educator and artist. Trained as an architect, she focuses her teaching and creative practice on the conceptualization and fabrication of sculptural wearables, assistive devices for

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Amelia Winger-Bearskin*

Gainesville, NYC

Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist, technologist, and community-builder whose practice explores the relationship between systems and storytelling. Working in immersive media such as VR, performance, and participatory events, Winger-Bearskin invites

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Claudia Peña*

Los Angeles

Claudia is on the faculty at UCLA currently teaching in the Gender Studies Department and at the Law School. Her scholarship and research focus on trauma and the law. She

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Ari Melenciano

Brooklyn, NY

Ari Melenciano is an artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. Currently, her research

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Robyn Cornish*

London, New York City, Surat Thani, Thailand

Robyn is a third-culture kid who discovered an affinity for tackling complex, systemic issues while traveling extensively during her studies. Her early career revealed a natural affinity for operations design

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Ari Kuschnir

Los Angeles

Ari is on a quest to activate creators and generate stories that bring about a more flourishing world. He is the Founder and a Managing Partner of m ss ng

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Nitzan Hermon

New York City

I am an innovation consultant, writer and educator – focused on questions of system thinking, metrics and the psychology of creativity. I had the honor to be an inaugural member

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Diego Galafassi

Porto Alegre BR, Stockholm SE

Diego Galafassi is a transdisciplinary artist from Brazil with a practice grounded at the interface of art, sciences and co-creative processes. He is a director, writer and producer of documentaries,

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Lisa Lomax

Los Angeles

Lisa Lomax (formerly Biagiotti) is a writer and filmmaker. She is currently working on her debut novel, Body Parts, a coming-of-middle-age story set in the near future where a feminist

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Janani Balasubramanian

New York City, Seattle

Janani Balasubramanian is an artist and researcher working at the intersections of contemporary art and science. Janani’s work has been presented and/or commissioned by over 160 venues across North America and

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Kacey Wilson

Born and raised in Colorado, nature is Kacey’s playground and creative toolbox for cultivating transformational group experiences and coming back home to herself. Since studying prevention science and developmental counseling

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Karim Ben Khelifa

Berlin, Cambridge (MA), Tunis

Karim Ben Khelifa is an award-winning Belgian-Tunisian transdisciplinary artist and director, whose documentary storytelling is at the crossroads of Art, Science and Journalism. A proponent of cross-pollination that spans disciplines,

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Adam Huttler*

Kailua HI

Adam Huttler is a serial entrepreneur at the intersection of technology, culture, and social justice. His career emphasizes developing innovative business models for mission-driven companies, in both the for-profit and

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Saelyx Finna

Boulder, CO.

Saelyx Finna is a dream tech researcher, impact producer, business strategist, and media artist. Previously known as Courtney Sheehan, she was Executive and Artistic Director for Northwest Film Forum, the

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Roderick Schrock

NYC

Roddy Schrock is an arts executive and curator supporting artists untangling cultural knots. Schrock is the Executive Director of Eyebeam, an institution dedicated to supporting art engaging technology. There, he

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Sandi DuBowski

Brooklyn, New York City

Sandi DuBowski turns movies into movements. He is the Director/Producer of Trembling Before G-d, Producer of A Jihad for Love, Co-Producer of Budrus. His award-winning work has screened at Sundance,

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Kemi Ilesanmi

Brooklyn, New York City

Kemi Ilesanmi is Executive Director of The Laundromat Project, which advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. She is inspired by the immense possibilities for joyful

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Wilneida Negrón

NYC

Dr. Wilneida Negrón is a social entrepreneur, researcher, and public interest technologist developing new models for people-centered systemic change and equity, focused on four interconnected sectors: labor markets, capital/finance, tech,

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Sage Crump

LA, New Orleans

Sage Crump is an artist, culture strategist and facilitator who engages the social justice movement.  Based in New Orleans but working nationally, she believes in leveraging art, creative practice, and

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Bristol Baughan

Darby, Montana

Bristol Baughan guides & inspires people in the shift from extractive to regenerative ways of being. She works with leaders in healing intergenerational trauma, discovering who they are and why

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Nicholas Fortugno

New York City

Nick Fortugno is a designer of games and interactive narrative experiences and co-founder of Playmatics. Fortugno has been lead designer on dozens of works, including leading interactive narrative design on

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Sean Ansett

Boulder, CO, London, UK, Madrid, Spain

Sean Ansett is a circularity leader. Sean provides strategic advice to corporations, social enterprise start-ups, UN agencies, organizations, and non-profit organisations on ethical trade, human rights, and environmental circularity globally

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Tayyib Smith

Philadelphia

Tayyib Smith is Principle of Meta Global, parent company to Little Giant Creative. He is dedicated to cultural competency and the ability to engage multicultural audiences. He co-founded Pipeline Philly

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Ryat Yezbick

Los Angeles

Ryat Yezbick is a visual artist, researcher and facilitator who examines group identity, contemporary morals and our cultural relationship to witnessing in the era of digital surveillance and decentralized global

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Lily Baldwin

Berlin, LA, NYC

I create with the hopes of waking people up to new truths. My stories deliver visceral impressions through what is felt but doesn’t fit into words, where imagination and subtext

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Idris Brewster*

Los Angeles, New York City

Idris is an innovative and passionate individual who uses his technical and artistic expertise to disrupt traditional narratives through immersive experiences, all the while empowering others to do the same.

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Kevin Cunningham

New York

Kevin Cunningham is an interdisciplinary artist and producer. His focus is on the creation of large-scale immersive works that use technology to amplify human connection. Since 2005 he has created

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Romain Vakilitabar

Denver, Los Angeles

Romain Sepehr Vakilitabar is the founder of Pathos Labs, a non-profit laboratory focused on finding ways that technology and media can most effectively dismantle hatred, and create understanding and compassion

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Karim Ahmad

Los Angeles

Karim Ahmad is a writer, culture strategist, organizer, and founder of Restoring the Future, a network of culture workers using worldbuilding and industry organizing to build a more just and beautiful media

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Sharon Chang*

Los Angeles, New York City, San Miguel de Allende

Sharon Chang is a future architect and the Founder of the Guild of Future Architects. Her work focuses on reframing the relationship between creativity, capital, and impact. Nearly two decades

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Michèle Stephenson

Brooklyn

As co-founding member of the Rada Film Group, filmmaker, artist, and author Michèle Stephenson draws from her Panamanian and Haitian roots to tell provocative stories in a variety of media

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Rigoberto Lara Guzmán*

New York City

Rigoberto Lara Guzmán (they/he) is a Mexican producer, organizer, and strategist. They reside in the Northeastern Woodlands as a remote tech worker whose current labor involves building scholarly networks, promoting

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Jacob Ellenberg*

Los Angeles

Jacob Ellenberg is a maker, storyteller, organizational consultant, and meditation teacher. In the realm of storytelling, Jacob has developed films, novels, tv shows and executive produced the TV series Dark

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Sarah Dickinson*

Vancouver

Sarah works at the intersection of culture, ideas, and people. For two decades, the central theme of her work has been designing new ways for teams to create and collaborate

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M. Rako Fabionar*

Bay Area, San Francisco

M. Rako Fabionar is a consultant, facilitator, and healer who creates learning environments for people to experience deeper connection, insight, and well-being. He is sought after for his powerful presence

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Sam Osoro

Boston

Sam Osoro is a health economist focused on the underserved population in Massachusetts at Tufts Health Plan. He is focuses on risk adjustment and how to address chronic illnesses at

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Richard Kelly

HK, NYC, TLS

Richard splits his time between being the Chief Catalyst, Fung Group, focused on new value creation and building innovation across the group, And, on new business ventures focused at the intersection

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Micheline Berry

Brazil, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo

“I make art with human somas.” Micheline Pierrette Berry is a Somatic Artist, Embodiment Catalyst, Post-Modern Dancer, Filmmaker, Spoken Word Weaver, Mischievous Ritual Instigator, and Teacher Trainer. She has spent

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Jane M Saks*

Chicago

Jane M. Saks is a founding member of the Guild of Future Architects and the Founding President/Artistic Director of Project&. Her work focuses on new models of cultural participation with

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Felami Burgess

Diani & Lamu, Kenya, New York City, USA

Felami Burgess is a media professor, producer, creative director and writer based in New York City and the southern coast of Kenya. In a desire to create greater opportunities for women,

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Jessica Clark

Philadelphia

Jessica Clark is a media futurist, journalist, and strategist whose work connects ideas across art, technology, and politics. She heads up GoFA’s New/s initiative. She’s the founder and executive director

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Cidney Hue

New York, New York City

Cidney Hue is a director and filmmaker in NYC with a focus on building inclusive futures through science fiction. Her most recent award-winning film, Ovum, is a Black Mirror-esque short

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Eric Gottesman*

New Hampshire, New York

Eric Gottesman is an artist who studied history before art and whose work addresses nationalism, migration, structural violence, history, and intimate relations. Gottesman’s work is always collaborative. He has never

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Andrew Wagner*

Bay Area, New York City

Andrew Wagner is a writer, editor, creative director, and strategist. He builds brands big and small. He loves making things happen and simply making things.

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Marina Zurkow

NY, Saugerties

Marina Zurkow is a multi-disciplinary artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections. She uses life science, materials, and technologies including food, software, animation, clay and other biomaterials to foster intimate connections

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Jeroen de Lange

Abidjan, Amsterdam, Kigali

I am a public innovator for a smarter and just world. I founded 100weeks.org because I wanted to radically reframe and innovate support to people who are determined to escape

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Lafayette Cruise*

Providence RI, Racine WI

Lafayette’s practice engages projects at the intersection of urban planning and speculative fiction. He leverages the radical imagination and world building capabilities of speculative fiction and the multi-disciplinary, strategic implementation

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Aisha Shillingford

Brooklyn, NY

Aisha Shillingford, (she/her), Artistic Director at Intelligent Mischief, is an artist, writer, and strategist originally from Trinidad & Tobago. She has been a spiritual and cultural organizer and network weaver

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Aliya Latif

Accra, NYC

Aliya A. Latif, founder of PeaceBuild 360, LLC works in Restorative Justice and Leadership Development in New York City and internationally. Aliya is passionate about cross-cultural dialogue and thoughtful community

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Mark de Groh*

Portland, Silicon Valley

Mark is a humanities scholar and a venture investor in quantum and AI technologies. 

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Kaz Brecher*

Los Angeles

A framework generalist and network entrepreneur, Kaz uses pattern recognition and agile prototyping to uncover blind spots and identify opportunities. The founder of Curious Catalyst, and the daughter of two

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Natalie Gosnell

Colorado Springs

Dr. Natalie Gosnell is an observational astrophysicist and Assistant Professor of Physics at Colorado College. Dr. Gosnell received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and

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Usha Venkatachalam

India, Karaipalayam Village, Tamil Nadu, USA, Washington DC

Usha Devi Venkatachalam is a technologist who has implemented software solutions and conducted capacity building trainings in over 20 countries. Her expertise and passion are in architecting sustainable, culture-specific, and

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Joe Brewster

Brooklyn, New York City, Woodstock

Joe Brewster draws from his experience as an activist,  psychiatrist, and native of LA to tell compelling personal stories using a variety of media.  His work is designed to inform,

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Kat Cizek*

Boston, Toronto

Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning and Peabody-winning documentarian working across emergent media. She is currently the artistic director and co-founder of the Co-Creation Studio at MIT Open Documentary Lab,

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Stephanie Lepp

Mountain View

Stephanie Lepp is a producer whose work strives to hold up a mirror — inviting us to grow from what we see.  As the Executive Producer at the Center for

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Kadallah Burrowes

D.C., Los Angeles, Nairobi

Kadallah Burrowes is a nomad most content while pushing their limits and exploring new possibilities. Because of their interest in the intersection of art and technology, they find themselves gravitating

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Mitchell Little

Philadelphia

Mitchell Little is the executive director of the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity. Mitch’s team funds equitable social mobility investments to advance Philadelphia’s most vulnerable.  

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Shawn Peters*

Baltimore, Brooklyn

Shawn Peters is a cinematographer and storyteller represented by the William Morris Agency, listed as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces in Independent Film in 2016, and is a

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Laurie Polisky

Denver

Laurie is a neuroscientist turned filmmaker & podcast producer. Her work in the Cognitive Affective Laboratory explored chronic pain and the placebo effect, utilizing fMRI and EEG. She is currently

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Sydney Skybetter*

Providence RI

Hailed by Dance Magazine as “One of the most influential people in dance today,” Sydney Skybetter’s choreography has been performed at such venues as The John F. Kennedy Center for

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Michelle Woo*

Los Angeles

Michelle Woo is an art producer, art historian and arts business consultant based in Los Angeles. She is currently the director of For Freedoms and received a 2017 ICP Infinity

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Jeffrey Abramson

Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York

Jeffrey works for Meta on audio products for creatives and media. He is a creative strategist, producer and marketer with more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection

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Andy Horwitz

Los Angeles

Andy Horwitz is a writer, producer and cultural programmer working at the intersection of live art, technology and social impact. He lives in Culver City, CA where he is developing

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Ashley Sparks

Los Angeles

ashley sparks is a Southern theater maker, facilitator, and IRL/virtual convening curator. sparks leads spark + dive, inc. and co-directs the theater ensemble Mark-n-Sparks along with Mark Valdez.   sparks’ work

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Mutale Nkonde*

Bay Area, Boston, New York City

Mutale Nkonde is the founding CEO of AI For the People (AFP) a non profit communications agency.Our mission is to eliminate the under-representation of black professionals in the American technology

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Nancy Baker Cahill

Los Angeles

Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. Her goal is to approach complex social issues through

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Juan Diaz Bohorquez

Berlin, Bogota

Awarded director, writer and narrative designer working at the convergence of design, science and storytelling. European Director of the World Building Institute since 2008. Together with Alex McDowell, he developed

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Donna Morton

Canada, Nanaimo BC

Donna Morton is a serial social entrepreneur, an Ashoka, Ogunte and Unreasonable fellow. She recently completed a year long entrepreneur in Residence with Salmon Nation. Morton was the founding CEO

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Thomas Debass*

Washington DC

Thomas Debass is a civil servant in the field of economics and international relations spanning over two decades and three federal agencies. He regularly gives lectures and talks about strategic

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Erin Washington

AL, Atlanta, GA, Montgomery

Erin Michelle Washington is an Artist, Scholar, and Waymaker from Montgomery, AL. She attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and obtained her MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater.  In

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Oona Eager*

Amsterdam, Victoria B.C.

Oona is both a collaborative and entrepreneurial leader. She’s in her element when bringing visionary ideas to life and does so through the lens of community-building, which utilizes her skills

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Jordan Luftig*

Bay Area, San Francisco

Jordan is a facilitator of ideas and people shaping humanity’s future. He is a Senior Advisor at JumpScale, an impact investment and philanthropy advisory agency that guides clients toward Integrative

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Esther Maloney

Montreal, Toronto

Esther is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist. After a decade working as a professional actor, Esther founded Illumine Media, a neighbourhood-based youth film project, with which she wrote and directed twelve narrative

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Andrew Kircher

New Jersey

Andrew Kircher is a creative producer, dramaturg, teacher, and artist. He is the Director of Public Humanities + Research at the Bard Graduate Center, and he previously led The Public

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Hank Willis Thomas*

New York City

Hank is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective, identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. His work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of

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Alexandra Johnes

CA, Los Angeles, New York City, Ojai

Alexandra is known for her work as a feature documentary producer, primarily of social justice and culturally relevant films. Her films have received critical success, premiering at prominent film festivals

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Salome Asega

Las Vegas, New York City

Salome Asega is an artist and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships with Eyebeam, New Museum, The Laundromat Project, and Recess. She has exhibited at the Shanghai

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Alfredo Salazar-Caro

CDMX, Metaverse, NYC

Alfredo Salazar-Caro is creator living/working between Mexico City, NYC, and Online. His works is an amalgamation of portraiture, installation/sculpture, documentary, video and VR/AR. Salazar-Caro is co-creator and creative director of

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Carmen Aguilar y Wedge

Cozumel, London, San Francisco

Aguilar y Wedge is a Latinx civil engineer turned artist synthesizing design and technology to develop large scale installations and immersive experiences. Inspired by the translation of concepts to material

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Barry Threw

San Francisco, St. Louis

Barry Threw is Executive Director of Gray Area — a San Francisco non-profit institution focused on creative action for social transformation through public events, education, and incubation. His previous leadership

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Dedren Snead

Atlanta, Santo Domingo, Tokyo

Dedren Snead is a writer, technologist and futurist from Atlanta, Georgia. Known for his award-nominated fantasy comic book series SORGHUM & SPEAR, Dedren created a fantasy saga featuring African folklore

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Jen Wilson*

Los Angeles

Jen is a future architect with a deep commitment to collaboration and coherence. Through her work as a facilitator and coach, she focuses on connecting people, teams and organizations to

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Lisa Dent

CA, CT, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, NY

Lisa Dent is an advocate for living artists and cultural workers. Her background includes work in film, theater and the visual arts as a curator, gallerist, writer, production designer and creative

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Kate Digby

Brooklyn, Manhattan KS, NY, ON, Toronto

Kate Digby is a choreographer/director, performer, somatic movement educator, and assistant professor of dance at Kansas State University. Her current research involves the creation and presentation of original interdisciplinary performance

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Lauren Ruffin

Albuquerque

Lauren Ruffin is a thinker, designer, & leader interested in building strong, sustainable, anti-racist systems & organizations. She’s into exploring how we can leverage new technologies to combat racial and

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Caroline Woolard

New York City

Caroline Woolard (b.1984) is a systems-change artist who, in making her art, becomes an economic critic, social justice facilitator, media maker, and sculptor. Since the financial crisis of 2007-8, Woolard

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Madebo Fatunde*

Cleveland OH

Madebo is a foresight strategist and a writer, building a practice at the intersection of arts, technology, and culture. His passion is using storytelling about the future to empower better

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