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Videogame Designer

Games are becoming the medium for everyday life, says videogame designer Jesse Schell. As CEO and Founder of Schell Games, Jesse is a true thought leader on how games can improve work, education, customer connections, and much more.

Leading Brain Scientist

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is one of the leading brain scientists in the world, and is author of the acclaimed book Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives. He shows how the...

Global Entrepreneur & Founder, Virgin Group Ltd.

The face, spirit and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin, one of the world’s most dynamic brands, Richard Branson is known for his unique vision, competitive style and showy nature.

Expert on Fascination

Sally is the Chief Fascination Officer of Fascinate, Inc. She is an international keynote speaker, with proprietary research published by both HarperCollins and Penguin. Using her science-based Fascinate system, she teaches how to instantly...

Best-Selling Author & Food Expert

As creator of the "Minimalist" food column in The New York Times, Mark Bittman has been called a visionary for his work in changing the way Americans eat.

Former President of PepsiCo & CEO of Apple

John Sculley is known for turning PepsiCo into one of the most successful American brands in history. He also steered the direction of Apple as its CEO.

Human Resources Expert

Arthur "Arte" Nathan is the former chief human resources officer for Steve Wynn’s hotels, and opened all of his casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Mississippi, and China. He is President of Strategic Development Worldwide, and is currently on a...

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

Innovative Teambuilding Expert

The founder of Playfair, speaker Matt Weinstein has been dubbed an expert on the use of fun and humor in team building. He helps energize the workforce and reduce job stress.

Athlete, Runway Model, Actress & Double Amputee

A bilateral below-the-knee amputee, Mullins is a champion track star, writer, actress and highly successful runway model. Advisory Board Member and Journalist on the Oxygen Network, she is an inspiring speaker.

Neuroanatomist, Stroke Survivor & Author of My Stroke of Insight

Speaker Jill Bolte Taylor spent eight years rebuilding her brain after having experienced a severe hemorrhage. She shares her journey in My Stroke of Insight.

Author / Explorer

An internationally recognized explorer, Dan Buettner is founder of Blue Zones, a project that researches the world's best practices in health, happiness and longevity to help people live better.

Human Resources Thought Leader

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement. She has written seven books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world's authorities on people in...

Founder, ZipCar & GoLoco

Speaker Robin Chase is the founder of ZipCar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ride-sharing community that helps people share car trips.

Behavioral Economist, Social Entrepreneur & Author

Existing at the intersection of academia and practical implementation is Dean Karlan, a behavioral economist & Yale professor who uses his knowledge to solve problems in the nonprofit arena.

Founder, Life Edited

As founder and CEO of LifeEdited, environmental speaker Graham Hill helps people design their lives to include more money, health, and happiness with less stuff, space, and energy.

Author of Information Is Beautiful & Infographics Expert

An author, data-journalist & information designer, David McCandless champions the use of data visualizations to explore new directions for journalism. He is the author of Information Is Beautiful.

Professor, Author, Government Adviser On Institutional Innovation

Beth Simone Noveck is Jerry Hultin Global Network Professor at the New York University School of Engineering and a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab. Formerly the Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Director of the...

Collective Social Behavior Scientist

A physicist by training, speaker Riley Crane quantifies human behavior and social interactions and has applied his models to YouTube and the response to the Asian tsunami.

Leading Historian on the Global Economy

Known for his analytical clarity and knack for controversy, Ferguson is an expert on everything from the strengths and limitations of American global power to the costs and benefits of economic globalization.

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