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Patricia Moore

President, MooreDesign Associates

Patricia Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviors and requirements.

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Antionette Carroll

Founder, President and CEO, Creative Reaction Lab

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise that educates, trains, and challenges cities to co-create solutions with Black and Latinx populations to design...

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Cap Watkins

VP of Design, Buzzfeed

Cap Watkins is a product designer living and working in Brooklyn. He is currently the VP of Design at BuzzFeed, as well as a blogger, podcast guest, conference speaker, and lover of start-ups and technology.

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Alida Draudt

Futurist, Capital One

Foresight strategist, pattern finder, and business designer – Alida Draudt seeks to find and understand the fringe ideas that are poised for large disruption.

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Peter Weng

Chief Business Officer, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

Peter Weng is the Chief Business Officer for the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) and also a Search Inside Yourself teacher. Previously, Peter was a director at Google and led various organizations...

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Corinne O Takara

Artist and Arts Educator, Okada Design

Corinne Okada Takara is a Bay Area artist/arts educator who creates technology integrated art projects.


Stephen Goldmann

Consultant | Entrepreneur, The Culinary Edge

Stephen Goldmann is a business leader who leads a consulting practice focused on creating menus and food experiences for global companies such as Starbucks and local landmarks like Roam Burger and The Presidio Trust.

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Lauren D. Russo

Managing Director & Creative Executive Coach, The Creative Executive

Lauren Dearing Russo, M.A., coaches, teaches, and speaks at The Creative Executive, in Austin, TX. Her work empowers creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives to step into their visionary role...


Michael Conti

Creative Manager, Define American

Michael Conti is the Creative Manager at Define American, an organization that fights injustice and anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling.


Cori Schauer

Service Designer, City & County of San Francisco Digital Services, Northwestern University

Cori has worked for a diverse string of public and private organizations that you’ll find on no one else’s resume.

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Erin Hoffman-John

Designer & CEO, Sense of Wonder

Erin Hoffman-John is the Chief Designer and CEO of Sense of Wonder, an independent mobile developer of “smart fun” games, and an Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus.

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Jaymar Cabebe

Network Operations Lead, Gigster

As the Network Operations Lead at Gigster, Jaymar works to create the best work experience for the company's global network of freelance developers, product managers, and designers.

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Chas Edwards

Co-founder, President, and Publisher, Pop-Up Magazine Productions

Chas is co-founder at Pop-Up Magazine Productions, publishers of the National Award-winning California Sunday Magazine and the live event series Pop-Up Magazine.