He is a founder of Zcorporation which produces 3d printing (modelmaking) machines. He helped develop 3D printing machines at MIT and applied the techniques of algorithmic composition to motion control. He built "Van Gogo", a robot that paints oil paintings, and another that opens combination padlocks. He has studied electrical engineering, philosophy, blacksmithing, aikido, and has played in a mandolin orchestra.
Thomas favors ideas over software. After art directing in advertising, he founded a graphic design office in Montreal, where he was the creative director. Now an independent Designer on Wheels, Thomas collaborates with artists worldwide to create award-winning campaigns, special events, t-shirts, and custom designs.
Joel is the President and COO of Paltalk and was a co-founder of AOL's first brand extension, AOL for Small Business. Joel graduated from the University of Michigan with both a BSE in Naval Architecture and an MBA in Finance. When not helping to run Paltalk, he spends his time practicing yoga, surfing, competitive sailing, and racing cars.
As Cirque du Soleil's Artistic Coordinator, Special Events, Jac is a mix of creative, organisational and artistic vision. A part of his life is dedicated to studying the third world and which actions within that context can move things forward. The other part of his life is dedicated to moving things forward using artistry and creation. The challenge is the same, to find the balance between being a positive element of change and making people dream in a world where money reigns...
Noura Kevorkian made her filmmaking debut with “Veils Uncovered”, winner of: The National Film Board of Canada Best Canadian Documentary at Reel World Film Festival, Toronto, 2002, the Audience Award at the 2002 Dawson City International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2002 New York International Film and Video.
Painter, writer, filmmaker and performance artist, Anita swims passionately in a magical world of creative energy. Anita hails from the wild island of Tasmania and currently resides in London, England.
Ian Davis is the founder and CEO of Mad Doc Software and has led to completion the five titles Mad Doc has released (Star Trek: Armada II, JAMDAT WAP Golf, Jane’s Attack Squadron, Empire Earth: The Art of Conquest, Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna).
Jullien's mission is to end alcoholics anonymous for the millennial generation. He believes that personal development isn't personal and that AA's community-based model is they way to go except you shouldn't have to be an alcoholic to grow. As CEO of Mylinia, Jullien is creating online tools, writing books, and designing a board game to facilitate personal and social transformation.
Ryan Sarver is currently the Founder of Qiio, a location-based social networking company. Ryan was previously the Chief Technology Officer of Xplana Learning, a leading educational software company located in Boston, MA. Ryan's focus is consumer-based software product development with a passion for design, usability and delivering rich experiences. Ryan is originally from Birmingham, MI and currently resides in Boston, MA.
Jonathan Harris is an artist working primarily on the Internet. His work involves the exploration and understanding of humans, on a global scale, through the artifacts they leave behind on the Web.
How do we know that those who attend the Gathering have the power to change the world? Because many of them already have.
One weekend a year, some of the world’s brightest young inventors, artists, entertainers and entrepreneurs join together to stretch their minds and share big ideas. There is no pomp, and no pretense. Just incredibly accomplished, passionate people, talking earnestly about their passions. Every year, it is a weekend that changes lives.
This one of a kind event is called the GATHERING. It is invite only and it is truly unforgettable.