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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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Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir is founder and CEO of littleBits, the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics. As an engineer and a leader in the Maker movement, Ayah's career has centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible.

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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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Swoon

Swoon

Working under the artist name Swoon, Caledonia Curry is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Her first interventions in the urban landscape took the form of wheat-pasting portraits to the walls of cities around the world, a project that is still evolving.

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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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Eepy Bird

Eepy Bird

Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz are co-founders of EepyBird Studios, creators of award-winning viral videos for top brands. Beginning with "The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments," EepyBird Studios has connected global brands with over 150,000,000 consumers worldwide.

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Vincent Horn

Vincent Horn

Vincent Horn is the co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, which has become one of today's most important venues for exploring Buddhist thought & practice in the 21st century.

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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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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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Angelo Milano

Angelo Milano

Angelo Milano is the owner, designer and director of Studio Cromie (www.studiocromie.org), the renowned Fame Festival (www.famefestival.it), and Sangue (www.robadisangue.com).

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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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