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Pedro Alonzo

Pedro Alonzo

Pedro Alonzo is a Boston based Independent Curator, writer, and recognized authority on street art. He has worked with many artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, JR, Swoon and Os Gemeos. He divides his time among acquiring art for private collectors, developing programs for business clients and organizing exhibitions for cultural institutions.

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Paola Antonelli

Paola Antonelli

Paola Antonelli is the Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development at MoMA in New York City. Her work investigates design’s influence on everyday experience, often including overlooked and unexpected objects and practices, and combining design, architecture, art, science and technology.

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Dan Barasch

Dan Barasch

Dan Barasch is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lowline — an effort to build the world's first underground park.

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David D. Burstein

David D. Burstein

As CEO and Co-Founder of Run for America, author and filmmaker David Burstein is leading a disruptive post-partisan initiative to bring a new generation of talent into our political system and catalyze political leaders to start solving our biggest problems.

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Andrew Cotton

Andrew Cotton

Andrew Cotton is a big-wave surfer from North Devon, England. In the winter season of 2013-14, he rode two of the biggest waves ever recorded off the coast of Nazare, Portugal in a span of three months, putting Great Britain firmly on the surfing map.

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Donna D'Cruz

Donna D'Cruz

Donna D'Cruz is a celebrity DJ, performer, model, designer, artist, and producer. She is also the founder and CEO of RASA LIVING, a lifestyle brand focused on music and creating tools for health, enlightenment and Conscious Entertaining.

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Anil Dash

Anil Dash

Anil Dash is cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp, a new app that helps make sure all the time we spend online or social networks isn't wasted. He is recognized as one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media. Described as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker, he has been publishing his site Dashes.com continuously since 1999,

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Regina Dugan

Regina Dugan

Dr. Regina Dugan is Vice President of Engineering at Google and leads the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. ATAP is a small band of makers and believers charged with breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market.

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Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher

Helen Fisher, PhD, is a Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University and Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and biological patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the biology of personality, and the neuroscience of leadership and business styles.

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Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii is the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab. He joined the MIT Media Lab in October 1995, and founded the Tangible Media Group. He currently directs the Tangible Media Group, and he co-directs the Things That Think (TTT) consortium.

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Joi Ito

Joi Ito

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways.

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Angus King

Angus King

On January 3, 2013, Angus S. King, Jr. was sworn in as Maine’s first Independent United States Senator. Senator King joins a long line of independent leaders from the State of Maine. He is a steadfast believer in the need for greater bipartisan dialogue and relationship building among legislators.

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Josh Klein

Josh Klein

Josh Klein is a passionate hacker of all things. He examines systems, he takes them apart, and he puts different pieces together to produce something new and more effective. He hacks. Everything.

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Jessica Lawrence

Jessica Lawrence

Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a non-profit organization helping to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry in New York. She is also the creator of the Work Revolution Summit, a conference focused on the future of work.

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Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

Acclaimed author, curator, and art historian, Sarah Lewis has served on President Barack Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah’s “Power List,” and is a faculty member at Yale University, School of Art in the MFA program. In the fall of 2014, she will be at Harvard University as a Du Bois Fellow.

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Doreen Lorenzo

Doreen Lorenzo

A thought leader on design and innovation, Doreen Lorenzo is President of Quirky where she oversees Product Development and Operations. Prior to Quirky, Doreen worked at frog design for 16 years, 7 as President where she drove company strategy and oversaw worldwide operations and delivery and record growth.

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John Maeda

John Maeda

Guest host for PopTech 2014, John Maeda is Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, where he works with KPCB’s entrepreneurs and portfolio companies to build design into their company cultures. He served as the 16th president of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) from 2008 through 2013, during which time RISD saw increased applications, fundraising, and career placements.

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Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin

Courtney E. Martin is the author of five books, including Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists, and Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women. She is Editor Emeritus at Feministing.com, Founding Director of the Solutions Journalism Network, and Partner at Valenti Martin Media, a social media strategy firm.

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Stanley A. McChrystal

Stanley A. McChrystal

A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. A retired four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

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Erin McKean

Erin McKean

Erin McKean is the founder of Reverb Technologies, which makes the Reverb iPad app and Wordnik.com. She was previously the Principal Editor of The New Oxford American Dictionary, second edition.

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Maria Oden

Maria Oden

Maria Oden is Professor in the Practice of Engineering Education and Director of the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen at Rice University. She has more than 15 years of combined academic, research, clinical experience in biomedical engineering with an emphasis in orthopedic biomechanics and computational modeling.

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Parker J. Palmer

Parker J. Palmer

Parker J. Palmer is a writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, which oversees long-term retreat programs for people in the serving professions, including teachers, administrators, physicians, clergy, non-profit leaders and philanthropists.

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Sharrona Pearl

Sharrona Pearl

What does your face say about who you are? What happens when the face you wear is not your own? University of Pennsylvania professor Sharrona Pearl's current project explores facial allografts, "facial transplants", as a way to think about what faces tell us, and what we do when we can no longer trust them.

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Platon

Platon

Platon is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in a number of international publications including the cover of Time Magazine and in The New Yorker. His second book, 'Power' - a collection of portraits of over 100 world leaders - was published in 2011 by Chronicle and includes portraits of Barack Obama, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, Hugo Chavez, Tony Blair, Robert Mugabe and Muammar Qaddafi.

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Alec Ross

Alec Ross

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs and writing a book to be published by Simon & Schuster about the industries and businesses of the future.

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