Widely recognized as a visionary thinker and thought leader. Linda Stone is a writer, speaker and consultant focused on trends and their strategic and consumer implications, innovation, and the physiology of our relationship with technology and how our relationship with technology can evolve.
Maira has written and illustrated Eighteen children’s books, including Ooh-la-la-Max in Love, What Pete Ate, Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, 13 WORDS, a collaboration with Lemony Snicket, and Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything.
For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2013) and of four New York Times bestsellers.
"I work as a filmmaker, animator, cinematographer and artist and I am a graduate of McGill University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since 1995, I’ve made numerous experimental and dramatic short films as well as two feature films, Parsley Days (2000) and Love That Boy (2003) , and the documentary, Sluts (2005)."
Firth MacMillan is an artist living and working in Toronto. She has exhibited at CRG Gallery, Lyons Wier Gallery and Charles Cowles Gallery in New York and at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Gardiner Museum, and San Bao International in China.
Sara Hendren is an artist, design researcher, and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material and digital artworks, writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas.
"Eckhart is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge ... The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey."
"bell hooks is a prolific writer, having composed a plethora of articles for mainstream and scholarly publications, is an American social activist, feminist and author, examining the multiple networks that connect gender, race, and class."
Joan M. Eakin
"Her research focuses mostly on the social dimensions of work and health, including the socio-political contingencies of prevention, work injury and disease, compensation and disability, and the occupational health and safety system."
Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for delving into the complexity of human existence.