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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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

Michal Levin

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.

Jessy Veilleux

Jessy Veilleux

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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.

Arwen O'Reilly

Arwen O'Reilly

As a not-so-closet nostalgist, Arwen O'Reilly has long been fascinated by the intersection of art and craft. Once archivist and art handler at the Dia Foundation for the Arts, now associate editor at Make Magazine, the first magazine devoted to digital hardware hacks and D.I.Y. inspiration – she is beginning to see technology added to the mix.

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.

Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao is CTO and Founder of Inxight Software. Ramana's career-long pursuit and passion remains the design of software that extends human intellectual and creative reach (incl. his own).

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.