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Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith is an MIT alumnus with multiple degrees in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and has recently completed his PhD. He was awarded the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors award. Saul holds multiple patents and patents pending in textiles, optics & nanotechnology.

Kala Maxym

German-born mezzo-soprano Kala Maxym is a free-lance opera singer living in New York City. She has appeared with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, Aspen Opera Theater Center, the New York Opera Forum, and The Boston Conservatory Opera. Kala received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University, and after graduation worked as a Senior Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice. She also holds a Master’s degree from The Boston Conservatory. Kala was born in Germany, and has lived throughout Europe, the U.S., and Latin America.

Tonka Sasaki

Tonka Sasaki

Born in Hiroshima in 1968, Tonka Sasaki is a Japanese Jazz Singer-Song Writer-Arranger-Producer who lives in Tokyo where she released 3 original albums and 2 compilation CDs between 1997-2004. With live performances from Japan to NYC, Tonka has recently been concentrating on recording a fourth original CD "Asian Woman ". Tonka's theme, both musically and in her personal life, is that "Love is Eternal Fire ".

Christina Courtin

Christina Courtin

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Trained in violin at Julliard, Christina Courtin's voice has been put up against Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley, Brad Nowell, Robert Plant and Ani DiFranco, she has developed her style into something that is quite special and unique. Christina, Mathias, and Kyle plan on releasing their first album together in Spring of 2006.

Jont Whittington

Jont Whittington

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Jont is a poet who sings, a writer who drinks, an englishman who has spent a lot of his life in America. He felt lots of things beginning to change when he was about 27, so much so that he called the album he made the next year "28".

Alain  Vinet

From remixes for Bono to his own double CD «Mouvement», on the Cirque du Soleil Musique label, DJ Alain Vinet has come a long way from his beginnings as a local DJ in Montreal. His keen ear and undisputed musical taste have hoisted him to the pinnacle of his field as a world renowned DJ and, as the Musical Director for Cirque du Soleil.

Art Chang

Art Chang

Art helps early stage digital media and entertainment companies accelerate their growth via the strategic finance role, where Art can serve either as interim CFO/COO, or as financial advisor and placement agent. Since the 2005 launch of Tipping Point Partners, his consulting firm, and Tipping Point Capital Advisors, his NASD-member broker-dealer, Art has worked on several media and entertainment joint ventures in China, indie film acquisition financing, in-game advertising in Europe and the U.S., and software at the intersection of apparel and fashion publishing.

Liz Manne

Liz Manne

Liz Manne is partners in a NY-based independent film & TV production company, Duopoly. Previously she was head of programming at the Sundance Channel and before that co-founder and head of marketing for Fine Line Features (Hoop Dreams, Shine, The Player)

Sunny Bates

Sunny is working on the World Science Festival debuting in NYC in May 2008 and on a new entertainment concept, Big Night in Tent, Workshopping, in August 2008. She is the founder of "Whats Keeps You Up At Night?" which advises companies. A respected entrepreneur, Sunny authored the book "How to Earn What You're Worth: Leveraging Your Goals and Talents to Land Your Dream Job".

Thomas Csano

Thomas Csano

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.

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.