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Chun Yu

Chun Yu is the author of LITTLE GREEN: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, an award-winning memoir in free verse. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Peking (Beijing) University, a Ph.D. in biomaterials from Rutgers. She began writing poetry during her postdoctoral fellowship in HST, a Harvard-MIT joint program. She is currently working on two books that continue the story of Little Green, a historical graphic novel about Mao, and a film project set in World War II in China. She also works as a consultant connecting biotech and medical device industries to China.

Ari Wallach

Ari Wallach

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Ari Wallach heads up re:think media LLC., which produces the new TV/IPTV show re:think. Ari was the founder of INFORUM, which is now one of the nation’s largest non-partisan forums for those in their 20s-30s to learn about and discuss business, politics and culture. He has worked with The United States Institute of Peace, the DNC and as the director of conflict resolution for the USCA at UC Berkeley. Ari was most recently a New York Coro Leadership Fellow.

Astro Teller

Astro Teller

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Dr. Astro Teller is currently co-founder and Chairman of BodyMedia, Inc. and Zivio Technologies. From 1999 to 2007, Astro was also CEO of BodyMedia, Inc. Prior to BodyMedia, Astro was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Sandbox Advanced Development. Astro holds a BS in computer science and a MS in symbolic and heuristic computation, both from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Hertz fellowship. Astro's work in science, literature, art, and business has appeared in international media from the New York Times to CNN to NPR's "All Things Considered." Astro's first novel, "exegesis" was published by Random House in 1997 and his second book will be out in time for Christmas this year.

Kevin Baugh

Kevin is the Associate Director, Government and Industry Liaison Office, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University. His responsibilities include the development of new business initiatives, and outreach to research organizations and laboratories. One of his missions is to facilitate the creation of interdisciplinary teams to help the University to capture fundamentally new lines of business.

Jacques Marcotte

Jacques Marcotte

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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...

Ivo Stivoric

Ivo Stivoric

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John (Ivo) Stivoric is a designer, inventor, entrepreneur, technologist....Privileged... How cool is that?...that I get to live such an opportunity, sharing love (for life) with family - exploring within teams of collaborators that are all amazing citizens as well as passionate + playful doers.

Christopher Kenton

Christopher Kenton

Christopher Kenton is SVP of Strategic Planning at the Chief Marketing Officer's Council, an association of the world’s leading marketing executives, and a writer and commentator on marketing and society.

Noura Kevorkian

Noura Kevorkian

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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.

Martin Reinfried

Martin Reinfried

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Martin Reinfried was one of the founders of search engine Excite, and his current company, Just Passing Through, is looking to create an intelligent reality show based on a real world puzzle adventure race.

David Hornik

David Hornik

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David Hornik has degrees in political science, computer music, criminology and law. Excellent training for pretty much nothing. So he became a Venture Capitalist in hopes of making enough money to retire and write full time.You can follow Dave's adventures at: Hornik.typepad.com

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.