2016 Speakers


Akino Ann Watanabe

Akino Ann Watanabe

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Japanese zither (koto) musician

Alicia Carroll

Alicia Carroll

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Creative Advocate, Producer, Writer

Ani Liu

Ani Liu

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​Designer & Artist, MIT Media Lab

Antón García-Abril

Antón García-Abril

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Architect, MIT Professor

Arkadiusz Stopczynski

Arkadiusz Stopczynski

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Data Scientist and People Analytics Specialist at Google

Armando Carbonell

Armando Carbonell

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Senior Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Barmak Heshmat

Barmak Heshmat

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Post Doc, MIT Media Lab

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich

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New York Times Best-Selling Author

Bob Frankston

Bob Frankston

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Co-Creator of VisiCalc

Camelia Simoiu

Camelia Simoiu

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PhD Candidate, Stanford Computational Social Science group

Cameron Mastoras

Cameron Mastoras

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Optimistic Engineer at Newton North High School

Cecilia Smith

Cecilia Smith

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Renowned Vibraphonist

Cesar Hidalgo

Cesar Hidalgo

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MIT Media Lab Professor, Head of Macro Connections Group

Charles McKinney

Charles McKinney

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Principal Urban Designer for NYC Parks

Charles Fracchia

Charles Fracchia

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Founder and CEO of BioBright

Cheyenne Cochrane

Cheyenne Cochrane

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Manager of Development at The Achievement Network

Chip Fisher

Chip Fisher

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President of Fisher Wallace Laboratories

Christopher Robichaud

Christopher Robichaud

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Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Crystal Emery

Crystal Emery

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Founder of URU: The Right to Be Entertainment Non-Profit

Dan Bricklin

Dan Bricklin

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Co-Creator of VisiCalc

David Howse

David Howse

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Recognized Speaker and Commentator on Arts and Social Integration

Deblina Sarkar

Deblina Sarkar

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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Synthetic Neurobiology group at MIT

Deborah DiSanzo

Deborah DiSanzo

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General Manager, IBM Watson Health

Donald Holder

Donald Holder

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Renowned Lighting Designer

Doug Ambrose

Doug Ambrose

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History Professor, Rutgers

Emily Avant

Emily Avant

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legal counsel for Turner Broadcasting System

Emmanuel Schanzer

Emmanuel Schanzer

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Founder of Bootstrap

Eric Schilling

Eric Schilling

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Online Community Manager for Scratch

Guy Satat

Guy Satat

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PhD student in Camera Culture Group at MIT Media Lab

Hunter Henderson

Hunter Henderson

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Nationally ranked freeskier

JP Jofre

JP Jofre

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composer and bandoneonist

Jeff Saviano

Jeff Saviano

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Tax Innovation Leader at EY

Jiten Dajee

Jiten Dajee

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Business Analyst for Deloitte

Joe Davis

Joe Davis

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Artist Scientist, Harvard Medical School

Joe Gels

Joe Gels

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Teacher, Comedian, Founder, The Riot Theater

Jon Hirschtick

Jon Hirschtick

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Co-Founder & Chairman, Onshape

Joscha Bach

Joscha Bach

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Artificial Intelligence Researcher

Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini

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founder of Code4Rights

Karen Feinstein

Karen Feinstein

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President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF)

Karen Firestone

Karen Firestone

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CEO of Aureus Asset Management

Katie Bouman

Katie Bouman

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PhD Student at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

Khaliya

Khaliya

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Humanitarian, Peace Prize Winning Mental Health Advocate, & WEF Global Futures Council Expert on the Future of Health

Kip Hollister

Kip Hollister

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Workforce Recruiting Pioneer

Kristen Puchek

Kristen Puchek

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Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Lee Collins

Lee Collins

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Infertility Activist

Liz Powers

Liz Powers

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Co-Founder of ArtLifting, Chief Happiness Spreader

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest

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Cyber Illusionist

Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll

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Journalist for the Boston Globe's Spotlight team

Matt Henshon

Matt Henshon

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Corporate Attorney

Mike Festa

Mike Festa

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Director of Wayfair Next

Michael Scott Moore

Michael Scott Moore

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Journalist, novelist, former pirate hostage

Mo Cowan

Mo Cowan

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Former US Senator, President & CEO of ML Strategies

Nagin Cox

Nagin Cox

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Mars Curiosity Rover Flight Team, Tactical Mission Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Naomi McDougall Jones

Naomi McDougall Jones

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Award-Winning Actress, Writer, and Producer

Phil Sanderson

Phil Sanderson

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Managing Partner, IDG Ventures

Pitichoke Chulapamornsri

Pitichoke Chulapamornsri

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Director of Business Development at Neighborly

Robert Cocuzzo

Robert Cocuzzo

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Author of 'Tracking the Wild Coomba'

Robert Konrad

Robert Konrad

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PhD Candidate at the Stanford Computational Imaging Group

Ron Sullivan

Ron Sullivan

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Professor, Harvard Law School, Clinical Professor of Law Director, Criminal Justice Institute

Ruthe Farmer

Ruthe Farmer

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Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Salva Dut

Salva Dut

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Founder and Senior Advisor for Water for South Sudan

Sarah Beaulieu

Sarah Beaulieu

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Consultant, Coach, and Advisor for many Boston-based national organizations

Sebastian Lourido

Sebastian Lourido

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Fellow at the Whitehead Institute

Seth Shipman

Seth Shipman

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Scientist, Harvard Medical School

Sheryl Winarick

Sheryl Winarick

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Immigration Lawyer

Steve Rothstein

Steve Rothstein

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Executive Director, JFK Presidential Library Foundation

Susan Ditkoff

Susan Ditkoff

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Philanthropy Expert, Head of the Philanthropy Practice at the Bridgespan Group

Tanis Chalopin

Tanis Chalopin

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Composer, Musician, Writer

Terah Lyons

Terah Lyons

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Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Tom Baran

Tom Baran

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Co-founder / CEO, Lumii

Thomas Ermacora

Thomas Ermacora

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Impact Entrepreneur and Futures Thinker

Tony Batts

Tony Batts

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Former Police Chief

Usman Riaz

Usman Riaz

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Artist, Director and Composer

Veritones

Veritones

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Harvard College a cappella Group

Viirj Kan

Viirj Kan

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Interaction Researcher and Designer, MIT Media Lab

Yoshino Watanabe

Yoshino Watanabe

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Student of Japanese zither (koto)

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