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Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner co-founded several companies, including: the Richmond family of funds for Venture Investments, Ural Petroleum Corporation, Endeavor Global, which pioneers economic development through entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, Harvard Business School and Princeton University.

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".

Jonathan Gandelsman

Jonathan Gandelsman

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In 2002, Jonathan was invited to join Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble and became a full-time member of SRE, taking him to France, England, Holland, Greece, the Baltic States, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and the USA. Jonathan is currently on a world tour with Yo-Yo Ma.

Ori Brafman

Ori Brafman is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur whose recent book The Starfish and the Spider explores the power of non-hierarchical systems. Ori has appeared on the BBC, National Public Radio, Fox News, and on the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, and in recent months has been invited to speak with audiences at Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, the US Government, Stanford Business School, and Harvard Business School. His upcoming book on interpersonal influence will be published by Random House. Ori holds a BA from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman is Chairman of Stonebrick Group. He started and sold three Internet companies before starting Silicon Valley 100 and karmaOne.org. Auren is also Chairman of Lead21 and founder of the Silicon Forum. He has an Engineering degree from UC Berkeley.

Richard Vandentillaart

Richard Vandentillaart

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Richard founded Lakov Communications and launched a series of short films where he cast himsef as Aerial Photographer and Videographer, specializing in high speed Offshore Racing, Performance Cars and Storm photography. He also chose to stay “Behind The Lens” where he began his career, working on TV shows such as Movie Television, Fashion Television, Star Television and Space Channel.

Gary Mueller

Gary Mueller

Gary Mueller is Chairman of Internet Securities Incorporated (ISI), an on-line provider of financial and business information on the emerging markets. Gary founded ISI in 1994 and has led the company ever since. ISI currently has 220 employees in 19 countries and its subscription-based service covers 40 emerging markets, including Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China, and India.

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.

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.

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.

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.