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.
I am an intuitive and author. To some I am a mystic. As a mentor, or unique coach, my clients range from top-level multi national executives to progressive academics, to household name rock stars. Through The Michal Levin Institute, and especially my Energy Link Up, I make my work available to everyone. I am, of course, dedicated to the greater good.
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...
Jamie is the Founding Partner of Platform Equity. Before founding Platform, Jamie partnered with former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt to found and develop Current TV, a national cable network. During the Clinton Administration, he was Special Assistant for Policy and Communications under then Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Jessy is an award-winning Digital Matte and Concept Artist from Quebec, Canada who's credits include The adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl (in 3D), Sin City, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, SpyKids 3, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and SpyKids 2. Jessy is now based in Los Angeles, California.
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.