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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.

Dina Kaplan

Dina Kaplan is the co-founder and COO of blip.tv. Dina oversees business operations for the company, including media partnerships, advertising and sponsorship deals, distribution deals, PR, marketing and investor relations. Before blip.tv Dina was an on-air local television news reporter, where she won an Emmy and numerous Associated Press awards for covering stories. Before reporting Dina worked as an associate producer for MTV News and prior to that as the director of research for the White House Counsel. Dina is a judge for the Webbies; a member of the Producers Guild of America; on the Board of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute; on the National Board of Wesleyan University; on the Advisory Board of the Women’s Media Center and of WeLoveBeauty.com; and the founder of the New York City Founders Club. Dina also believes the start-up community in New York City should rise up and take over the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley whom she suspects have too much hubris.

Vivek Sharma

Vivek Sharma

Vivek Sharma is CEO & Co-Founder of MetroSpark, a mobile software startup, that aims to change how people connect with each other in the real-world. Wearable computing will soon change how we engage with our environment.

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow is a poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and former lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and currently serves as vice-chairman of the EFF's board of directors. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

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.

Dick Costolo

Dick Costolo

Dick has a dual life as performer and entrepreneur. He performed with Chicago's Annoyance Theatre Forever, started three companies and did one season of a TV show in the UK. He founded Feedburner in 2003 and is the proud father of two.

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.

 Solange Sandy

Solange Sandy

Solange Sandy is a Broadway performer currently appearing in the role of Annie in the award-winning musical Chicago, at NY's Ambassador Theatre. Previously, she has been seen in Broadway's Aida, Dance of the Vampires. City Center Encores!: House of Flowers, Can-Can. Solange trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and graduated from Julliard. Her TV credits include: Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light.

Malcolm Lloyd

Malcolm Lloyd

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Malcolm Lloyd, MD. Studied BioMedical Engineering at John Hopkins, followed by a Medical Degree at Dartmouth Medical School. He has worked in i-bankin, VC, the biotech industry and is the founder of three companies ranging from software to spirits.

George Mueller

George Mueller

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Co-founder of the Gathering and a seasoned inventor and entrepreneur, George Mueller has successfully created and grown several new companies through a variety of economic climates. Prior to co-founding Color Kinetics in 1997, George was Co-founder, COO, and Director of Internet Securities Incorporated.

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.