Spotlight

  • Andrew Hessel

    Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Life Sciences

    Andrew Hessel is a futurist, connector, and catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the rapid changes happening in life science. He works with a diverse team at Autodesk creating software tools for designing living and molecular systems. To demonstrate the capabilities of these tools, he is the founder and CEO…

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  • Robert-Scheer

    Robert Scheer

    Editor-In-Chief of Truthdig & Professor at USC's Annenberg School for Communication

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    Steven Johnson

    Bestselling author & host of the PBS series "How We Got to Now"

  • Natalie-Foster

    Natalie Foster

    Research Affiliate at the Future of Work Initiative at The Aspen Institute

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    Brewster Kahle

    Founder of the Internet Archive

  • Jen-Pahlka

    Jen Pahlka

    Founder & Executive Director of Code for America

  • Tim-OReilly

    Tim O’Reilly

    Founder of O'Reilly Media & Host of Next:Economy Conference

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    Sophie Raseman

    Director of Smart Disclosure at U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Consumer Policy

  • Matt-Cutts

    Matt Cutts

    Distinguished Engineer at Google

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    Lawrence Lessig

    Academic, Lawyer & Political Activist

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    June Cohen

    Executive Producer of TED Media

  • Ben-Rattray

    Ben Rattray

    Founder & CEO of Change.org

  • Bram-Cohen

    Bram Cohen

    Creator of BitTorrent

  • anna-galland

    Anna Galland

    Executive Director of MoveOn.org

  • Brad-Burnham

    Brad Burnham

    Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures

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    Markos Moulitsas

    Founder & Publisher of Daily Kos

  • larry-irving

    Larry Irving

    President & CEO of the Irving Group

  • Douglas-Rushkoff

    Douglas Rushkoff

    Author, Teacher & Documentarian

  • Luis-Ubinas

    Luis Ubiñas

    Former President of Ford Foundation

  • jose-vargas

    Jose Antonio Vargas

    Journalist, Filmmaker & Immigration Activist

  • Mariana-Mazzucato

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Author & Economics of Innovation Professor at University of Sussex

  • Aneesh-Chopra

    Aneesh Chopra

    The first U.S. CTO & Co-Founder of Hunch Analytics

  • clay-shirky

    Clay Shirky

    Author & NYU Associate Professor

  • Craig-Newmark

    Craig Newmark

    Founder of craigslist & Nerd-in-Residence at the VA Center for Innovation

  • Clay-Johnson

    Clay Johnson

    CEO of the Department of Better Technology

  • Joe-Trippi

    Joe Trippi

    Political Strategist, Media Consultant & FOX News Contributor

  • Ann-Ravel

    Ann Ravel

    Vice Chair of the Federal Election Commission

  • Michael-Pollan2

    Michael Pollan

    Bestselling author & lecturer on food, agriculture, health & the environment

  • Ali-Partovi

    Ali Partovi

    Investor in Dropbox & Co-Founder of LinkExchange & Code.org

  • peter-schwartz

    Peter Schwartz

    Renowned futurist & Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Salesforce.com

  • Stephen-Kinzer

    Stephen Kinzer

    Author & Veteran New York Times Correspondent

  • Joe-Cirincione

    Joseph Cirincione

    President of Ploughshares Fund

  • robert-johnson

    Robert Johnson

    President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking

  • brad-delong

    Brad DeLong

    Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley

  • Linda-Bilmes

    Linda Bilmes

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

  • Steve-Clemons

    Steve Clemons

    Washington Editor-at-Large for The Atlantic, National Journal & Quartz

  • Mark-Danner

    Mark Danner

    Author, Journalist & Professor on Foreign Affairs

  • Eli-Pariser

    Eli Pariser

    CEO & Co-Founder of Upworthy

  • Katrina-vanden-Heuvel

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

    Editor & Publisher of The Nation

  • James-Fallows

    James Fallows

    National Correspondent at The Atlantic

  • Michelle_Miller

    Michelle Miller

    Co-Founder & Co-Director of Coworker.org

  • nick-hanauer

    Nick Hanauer

    Entrepreneur & Investor

  • Michael-Nutter

    Michael Nutter

    Former Mayor of Philadelphia

  • Palak-Shah

    Palak Shah

    Social Innovations Director at National Domestic Workers Alliance

  • Andy-Stern

    Andy Stern

    Author of "Raising the Floor"

  • Laura-Murphy

    Laura Murphy

    Former Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office

  • Annise-Parker

    Annise Parker

    Former Mayor of Houston

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    Becky Bond

    Former Senior Advisor, Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and co-author "Rules for Revolutionaries"

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    Ruy Teixeira

    Author of ''The Optimistic Leftist: Why the 21st Century Will Be Better Than You Think''

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    John Della Volpe

    Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and Founder and CEO of SocialSphere