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    PLANET HOME Village is an immersive exhibit experience in the heart of PLANET HOME that brings together one of the largest gatherings of Solutionists to engage, connect, learn, and go home equipped to take action.

    Join us for innovative and entertaining experiences including: live musical performances, interactive art installations, immersive technology environments, shopping eco-forward products, and access to a highly curated and bespoke food and beverage program.

    OUR SOLUTIONISTS

    24kgoldn
    Rapper
    Every decade, music fans are gifted a prodigy with a talent and vision transcendent of their age, from Pharrell Williams to Tyler the Creator. The next generation arrives courtesy of RECORDS LLC. San Francisco native, 24kGoldn is an 18-year-old rapper, singer and arranger who already possesses the adventurous delivery of a Young Thug and song craftsmanship of Future. Add on the fact that he is also a freshman at the University of Southern California and his special begins to crystallize.
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    24kgoldn
    Rapper
    Aditi Mayer
    Photojournalist exploring sustainability and social politics | Solutionist Speaker
    One of the key spokespeople for an inclusive and intersectional movement is Aditi Mayer, the creative behind ADIMAY, a sustainable fashion blog exploring the ties between style, sustainability, and social justice for over 4 years. Alongside ADIMAY, Aditi works as a photojournalist, filmmaker, and creative consultant, living up to her mission of pushing a socially conscious & sustainable slant in all her endeavors.
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    Aditi Mayer
    Photojournalist exploring sustainability and social politics | Solutionist Speaker
    Adrian Grenier
    Actor, Producer, Director, Musician and Environmentalist | Solutionist Speaker
    Mr. Grenier is an American actor, producer, director, musician and environmentalist. An advocate of sustainable living, Grenier and partner Peter Glatzer founded the lifestyle brand SHFT.com. SHFT promotes sustainability through film, design, art and culture and lives both online and offline. Its mission is to nudge sustainable ideas and products into pop culture, and to provide context for an inspiring, modern, sustainable way of life.
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    Adrian Grenier
    Actor, Producer, Director, Musician and Environmentalist | Solutionist Speaker
    Alex Trevino
    Earth Guardians National Council Member & Crew Leader | Youth Solutionist
    Alex is 17 years old and lives in Beaumont, Texas and is both an EG national council member and crew leader. She took her first steps into activism in 2014 on the first day of summer when she heard the news of the fine arts programs being cut from her school; she along with her fellow theatre students got to work. Within two days they had gathered 20 fine arts students, got the attention of the local media, and organized their first rally at the local ISD administration building. After successfully opting out of standardized testing she made her transition into homeschooling, where it became possible for her two passions to meet: art and activism.
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    Alex Trevino
    Earth Guardians National Council Member & Crew Leader | Youth Solutionist
    Allie Boyer
    Youth Ambassador | Youth Solutionist
    When she was in 4th grade, Allie Boyer started Purses for Primates, an organization that raises money for the care, protection, and rehabilitation of displaced, injured, and orphaned orangutans. Currently a member of the Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council, Allie continues to raise awareness about deforestation and the impacts of palm oil production on biodiversity.
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    Allie Boyer
    Youth Ambassador | Youth Solutionist
    Ally Bogard
    Yoga and Meditation Teacher
    Solutionist
    Ally Bogard is a yoga and meditation teacher based in New York City. For the past 14 years, she has led 200/500 hr teacher trainings, mentorship programs and advanced immersions all over the world. She is the co-founder of Gaiatri Teacher Training, SoundMind Meditation and Upwards.
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    Ally Bogard
    Yoga and Meditation Teacher
    Solutionist
    Alex Melnyk
    Producer of WeRiseUP and President of Storyworks
    Solutionist
    Alex Melnyk is a Producer of WeRiseUP and President of Storyworks, a social impact creative agency. Alex has a fierce passion for elevating the work of women entrepreneurs who are solving for a sustainable, equitable and just world. Her work is in connecting people and organizations to their passion and purpose and helping them tell stories that matter. This is fulfilled in her new causeumentary film, WeRiseUP which explores a new definition of success that places living your purpose and making a contribution to the world as the most important way we can create a world that works for all.
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    Alex Melnyk
    Producer of WeRiseUP and President of Storyworks
    Solutionist
    Amanda Joy Ravenhill
    Executive Director at Buckminster Fuller Institute | Solutionist Speaker
    Amanda Joy Ravenhill is an active member of the international community focused on addressing imminent global challenges. She is the Executive Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, dedicated to accelerating the identification, development, and deployment of strategies that radically advance regeneration of Earth’s ecosystems. She also serves as advisor to the Center for Carbon Removal and is a member of the steering committee for the Nexus Global Climate Change Working Group. She lectures and speaks publicly on such wide-ranging topics as biochar, regenerative design, carbon drawdown strategies, mindfulness, and systems thinking.
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    Amanda Joy Ravenhill
    Executive Director at Buckminster Fuller Institute | Solutionist Speaker
    Anna Clendening
    Singer
    From the moment pop singer-songwriter Anna Clendening appeared on the scene, her music hit home with thousands—and very quickly, millions—of people. Granted, that moment came when she least expected it: One night about five years ago, at home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Clendening recorded a video of herself singing an acoustic version of “Gas Pedal,” the monster hit from Bay Area rapper Sage the Gemini, and casually posted it online. It quickly went viral, so she began making more videos and eventually garnered over 2.5 million followers online.

    Less than a year later, she snagged her first major television appearance: competing on America’s Got Talent. (Her audition also went viral: onstage, she bravely described overcoming crippling anxiety to appear that day, then wowed the judges with a chill-inducing rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on her acoustic guitar.)

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    Anna Clendening
    Singer
    Anne-Marie Bonneau
    Writer
    Solutionist
    Anne-Marie Bonneau writes the blog Zero-Waste Chef, where she shows others how reducing their trash not only benefits the planet but also satisfies their taste buds, improves their wellbeing and boosts their bank accounts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her two daughters, their cat and a sourdough starter.
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    Anne-Marie Bonneau
    Writer
    Solutionist
    Anthony Myint & Karen Liebowitz
    Chef
    Solutionist
    Anthony Myint is a chef and food activist who co-founded Mission Chinese Food (SF, NYC, Brooklyn and kind of in Copenhagen), and is mobilizing the restaurant industry toward climate solutions through his non-profit The Perennial Farming Initiative (PFI). Anthony was recently awarded the Basque Culinary World Prize for his work beyond the kitchen. In January PFI is launching a statewide restaurant program called Restore California in collaboration with the CA Dept. of Food and Agriculture and the CA Air Resources Board. The program will establish a community of diners and restaurants supporting a transition toward climate beneficial farming practices.
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    Anthony Myint & Karen Liebowitz
    Chef
    Solutionist
    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy | Solutionist Speaker
    CEO of the leading non-profit space advocacy organization, where the world’s citizens work to advance space exploration and science.
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    Bill Nye
    The Science Guy | Solutionist Speaker
    Celine Jennison

    Solutionist
    Celine Jennison- A water-woman and perennial plant enthusiast, Céline has been making her own herbal medicine & cosmetics since the age of 12. She leads workshops and expeditions around the world, helping people reduce their waste and regenerate the planet. She is co-founder of the non-profit Plastic Tides, and founder of ANATO — Body care & tools for the Zero Waste Voyager.
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    Celine Jennison

    Solutionist
    Chantal Chalita
    Environmental Engineer and Creator of GREEN ME | Solutionist Speaker
    Chantal Chalita is an environmental engineer and founder of GREEN ME, which is a space dedicated to people who seek to lead a more ecological and sustainable lifestyle by making small changes in their routine. GREEN ME focuses on spreading the desire to do your bit to help the planet and create ecological awareness by encouraging the consumption of national brands, without this becoming impossible. Once considered the only eco-blogger in Mexico, Chantal seeks to move global citizens toward sustainability by providing them with the tools to change their day-to-day practices.

    GREEN ME is the perfect mix between lifestyle, fashion, well-being and ecology, where a chic, cheerful and fashionable life is combined with a 100% environmental contribution.

    Through GREEN ME, Chantal encourages people to be conscious, not excessive and as sustainable as possible without leaving aside hobbies, passions and amusements.

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    Chantal Chalita
    Environmental Engineer and Creator of GREEN ME | Solutionist Speaker
    Christian Shaw

    Solutionist
    Christian Shaw is a waterman, adventurer, and storyteller discovering a path to make an impact in the world at the intersection of passion and purpose. Though landlocked for the better part of his life in Upstate, NY his self identification as a surfer since age 7 has continued to draw him to the sea and has cemented his commitment to protecting it.
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    Christian Shaw

    Solutionist
    Chris Burkard

    Solutionist
    Chris Burkard has seen more of the world than most of us could possibly hope to see in several lifetimes: from Iceland, Norway, and the Russian Far East, to India, the Pacific Islands, and South America. Burkard began contributing to Surfer Magazine, as staff photographer, in his early twenties. After several years shooting surfers in the tropics, Burkard found himself drawn to the cold waters of the Arctic. And it was there, in the northern latitudes, that Burkard expanded his reach beyond water photography to encompass adventure travel, landscape, and aerial photography—and to take his first steps as a director and filmmaker. In 2017, his film Under and Arctic Sky debuted at the
    TriBeCa Film Festival.

    Burkard has published several books: The California Surf Project (2006), with friend and co-author Eric Soderquist; Plight of the Torpedo People (2012); Russia: The Outpost Vol. 1 (2013); Distant Shores (2013); and High Tide: A Surf Odyssey (2015). He’s
    currently at work on a memoir that will be published by Abrams in fall 2020.

    Burkard’s commercial clients include Apple, J.Crew, Land Rover, Lufthansa, Microsoft, Montblanc, The North Face, Patagonia, and Sony. His work has been published in editorial titles worldwide, including Condé Nast Traveller, Elle France, Esquire, GQ, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Outside, Mr. Porter, Stern, Vogue, and Wired. Burkard has also earned an extraordinary following in social media, including more than 3.4 million followers on Instagram alone.

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    Chris Burkard

    Solutionist
    Danni Washington
    TV Host at Xploration Station: Nature Knows Best | Solutionist Speaker
    Danni Washington is deeply passionate about our oceans and science communications. At age 21, she co-founded along with her mom, Michelle Swaby-Smith the Big Blue & You – an organization dedicated to inspiring and educating youth about marine conservation through the arts and media. Danni also served as a naturalist at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center where she helped educate thousands of South Florida children about local marine ecosystems.
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    Danni Washington
    TV Host at Xploration Station: Nature Knows Best | Solutionist Speaker
    DJ Snoopadelic “Snoop Dogg”
    Musician
    DJ Snoopadelic “Snoop Dogg”
    Musician
    Edward Norton
    American Actor and Filmmaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Edward Norton is an American actor and filmmaker – and has received multiple awards and nominations including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Alongside his work in cinema, Norton is an environmental activist and social entrepreneur. He is a trustee of non-profit organization for affordable housing – Enterprise Community Partners. He also serves as president of the American branch of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, and is the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.
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    Edward Norton
    American Actor and Filmmaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Erica Mackie
    CEO at GRID Alternatives
    Solutionist
    Erica Mackie, P.E., co-founded GRID Alternatives in 2001 and as CEO has helped develop it into a major national nonprofit that makes renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. Ms. Mackie has received numerous awards for her leadership of GRID Alternatives, including the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award in 2008, the New Leaders Council Energy Leadership Award in 2009, the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award in 2010, the US Green Building Council’s Green Building Super Hero Award in 2010 and the 2013 Clean Energy and Empowerment Award from C3E. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Southern Illinois University.
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    Erica Mackie
    CEO at GRID Alternatives
    Solutionist
    Fiona Banister
    | Solutionist Speaker
    ?Fiona believes that if you can see a problem, then you can collaborate to create the impact solution and plant an organic seed for the next generation to grow.?
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    Fiona Banister
    | Solutionist Speaker
    Fernando Garci-Crespo
    Regional Director of Earth Guardians Canada | Youth Solutionist
    ”We strike for our planet, for the land, the air and water, for the plants and animals, for the children of our world, for the starving, for the thirsty, for the ailing, we strike for our common future. For we are one people, one planet, one future, and that future is something worth fighting for.”
    --Fernando Garci-Crespo
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    Fernando Garci-Crespo
    Regional Director of Earth Guardians Canada | Youth Solutionist
    Frits Bussemaker
    Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age
    Solutionist
    Frits Bussemaker has a passion for bringing people together in the Digital Age. He is the founder and the chair of the ‘Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age’. An association instigated by UNESCO aimed to help define instruments for, and manage accountability in the Digital Age (see i4ada.org). Bussemaker is furthermore a coach and Program Director and supports organizations on collaboration and community building.

    He has been working in the International ICT industry since the 80s. He is focused on linking Information Technology, Innovation and Impact. He started with a Dutch Start up and has since then held various commercial positions with consultancy-, software firms and associations including: CIONET where he was the Secretary General International Relations (2010-2018) a community of over 7000 CIOs where he represented the community with international institutes like the European Commission.

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    Frits Bussemaker
    Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age
    Solutionist
    Gallant
    Musician
    Labeled as “the voice that will redefine R&B” by NME, the young Los Angeles artist identifies his music as future soul, bridging contemporary productions with old school songwriting. The first single from his debut studio album - Ology, “Weight in Gold,” was handpicked by the esteemed Zane Lowe as the “Single of the Week” during Apple Music’s widely anticipated launch.
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    Gallant
    Musician
    Hannah Herbst
    Advocate, Scientist, & Student | Youth Solutionist
    Hannah Herbst has a passion for learning, solving problems, and helping others. Hannah created an ocean energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries by using untapped energy from ocean currents. In addition, Hannah has explored early identification methods for hazardous airborne chemicals in collaboration with I-SENSE at Florida Atlantic University, and is currently studying the properties of sharkskin for medical applications at the Florida Atlantic Biomechanics (FAB) Lab.
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    Hannah Herbst
    Advocate, Scientist, & Student | Youth Solutionist
    In-Q
    Song Writer and Spoken Word Artist
    Solutionist
    Named to Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul 100 list of the world's most influential thought leaders, IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam Champion, multi-platinum songwriter, and world-renowned keynote speaker. His groundbreaking performances include selling out one of the largest one-man poetry shows in US history, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and A&E’s Look Closer campaign, which debuted during the Emmys. He has been featured in major media ranging from Forbes to AdWeek and several of his recent videos have gone viral with over 60 million combined views.artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and A&E’s Look Closer campaign, which debuted during the Emmys. He has been featured in major media ranging from Forbes to AdWeek and several of his recent videos have gone viral with over 60 million combined views.
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    In-Q
    Song Writer and Spoken Word Artist
    Solutionist
    Jackson Hinkle
    Regional Director of Earth Guardians U.S., West Coast | Youth Solutionist
    Jackson is the founder of the Team Zissou Environmental Organization, which he created in an effort to connect like-minded youth from all across the world in order to address and solve the greatest environmental issues humankind is currently facing. While attending San Clemente High School, Jackson led a campaign that ended the sale of plastic water bottles at over sixty school cafeterias in Capistrano Unified School District. He also helped lead an interscholastic initiative that successfully converted six high schools and his school district’s education center to solar power.
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    Jackson Hinkle
    Regional Director of Earth Guardians U.S., West Coast | Youth Solutionist
    Juan Dejoya
    Solutionist Speaker | UN UTI
    Juan Miguel de Joya is the Consultant Expert for Strategic Partnerships at the International Telecommunications Union where he contributes to the strategic roadmap for AI and other emerging technologies for the UN agency. He previously worked at Facebook, Google, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios and was an undergraduate researcher in computer-driven physics simulation at the Visual Computing Lab at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds volunteer leadership positions in the ACM Practitioners Board, the ACM Professional Development Committee, Million Peacemakers and the ACM SIGGRAPH Strategy Group.

    His goal is to examine and communicate the human impact of technology so that society can make considerate choices about their role in our lives. He loves scuba diving, travel, reading, tea, exercise and pop/pup culture in his spare time.

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    Juan Dejoya
    Solutionist Speaker | UN UTI
    Jeff Rosenthal
    Solutionist Speaker | Summit
    Jeff Rosenthal is the Co-Founder of Summit, a cutting-edge organization best known for hosting global ideas festivals and events, and is the co-owner, designer, and developer of Summit Powder Mountain and the Powder Mountain ski resort in Eden, Utah. Jeff is a founding board member of the Summit Institute, as well as the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and currently serves on the boards of Beyond Conflict and Street Soccer USA, and the Leadership Council at Conservation International. Jeff is also Co-Director of Summit Action Fund, which makes investments in startups that drive innovation and positive market disruption, such as Uber, Warby Parker, Katerra, Clover Health, Classpass, Ready Responders, Rubicon Recycling, Change.org, among others.

    Additionally, he is a Founding Partner at the Drawdown Fund with Paul Hawken, and a Senior Advisor to TPG Rise, one of the world’s largest Impact Funds. He is also an advisor to Inspire Energy, Seed, and a Senior Advisor to Learn Capital, as well as a Senior Advisor to Arabella Advisors, a leading philanthropy and impact investing consultancy, and is Senior Advisor to Laurel Strategies, a global business advisory and strategy firm for the world’s most visionary executives and institutions. Jeff is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and a recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovator Award.

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    Jeff Rosenthal
    Solutionist Speaker | Summit
    Josh Tickell
    Solutionist Speaker
    Film Director & Speaker
    Josh Tickell is an internationally recognized author, film director, speaker and expert on sustainability and the climate. His first feature movie, Fuel won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary, was released theatrically in the United States and became a global sensation gaining over 1 million viewers on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu and CNBC. The movie was screened in the White House for energy and environment staff working in the Obama Administration.
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    Josh Tickell
    Solutionist Speaker
    Film Director & Speaker
    Kathryn Kellogg
    Founder of Goingzerowaste.com, Author, and Spokesperson for Plastic-Free Living for National Geographic. | Solutionist Speaker
    We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying “no” to straws and grocery bags, and “yes” to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers. Author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport.
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    Kathryn Kellogg
    Founder of Goingzerowaste.com, Author, and Spokesperson for Plastic-Free Living for National Geographic. | Solutionist Speaker
    Kiran Deol
    Comedian, Filmmaker, and Actress | Solutionist Speaker
    Kiran Deol is a comedian, filmmaker, and actress whose work tackles difficult topics with intimacy, poignancy, and humor. This fall, you can see her playing Kal Penn’s sister “Mallory`` in the upcoming NBC series SUNNYSIDE, from Executive Producer Mike Schur. Other TV credits include HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, THE MINDY PROJECT, MODERN FAMILY, NEW GIRL, WEEDS, PARENTHOOD, GREY'S ANATOMY, and NEWSROOM. She hosted the series SOUL FOOD for Vice.com, and the documentary series SPOTLIGHT CALIFORNIA. Film credits include a lead in the independent feature film FARAH GOES BANG, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the first ever Nora Ephron Prize. As a filmmaker, her film WOMAN REBEL, a documentary about women rebel soldiers, was nominated for an Emmy, shortlisted for an Oscar, and distributed by HBO. Additionally, Sundance Now released her short film AMERICAN HAZE, about her experience as a first generation immigrant. She is also a regular host on Crooked Media’s all-female podcast HYSTERIA. www.kirandeol.com
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    Kiran Deol
    Comedian, Filmmaker, and Actress | Solutionist Speaker
    Ken Cook
    President and co-founder of Environmental Working Group | Solutionist Speaker
    Ken Cook, president and co-founder of Environmental Working Group, is widely recognized as one of the environmental community’s most prominent and influential critics of industrial agriculture, U.S. food and farm policy and the nation’s broken approach to protecting families and children from toxic substances.

    Under Cook’s leadership over the past 20 years, EWG has pioneered the use of digital technologies to expose the harms done by misconceived crop subsidies, crop insurance and runaway agricultural pollution. The organization has also empowered American families with easy-to-use, data-driven tools to help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful ingredients in foods, drinking water, cosmetics and other household products. These unique digital resources are searched hundreds of millions times by consumers, journalists and policy makers.

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    Ken Cook
    President and co-founder of Environmental Working Group | Solutionist Speaker
    Kunal Sood
    | Solutionist Speaker
    Kunal Sood is an internationally renowned Entrepreneur and Founder of X Fellows and X Impact Group. From serving in the slums of Mumbai to building global movements at the United Nations General Assembly in New York with Marc Benioff and Prime Minister Narendra Modi – this Solutionist is on a mission to unite world leaders and innovators to reimagine the narrative around social impact and entrepreneurship. Sood has made transforming the world his life’s purpose by helping change the lives of a billion people by the year 2030. He does this by actively partnering with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and ethical brands intent on making the world a better place such as Google, SAP and Tencent Holdings as well as social enterprises like the X Prize Foundation, International Peace Institute and NASA.

    As a social entrepreneur, impact investor, and philanthropic leader, Sood is focused on launching and promoting organizations that make a positive difference such as FirstWoman, a campaign to put the first woman on the moon by the year 2024 and WeThePlanet, a platform that harnesses the power of blockchain technology to serve and protect the planet. Sood is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of NOVUS, which is an inter-generational social impact summit and network of networks that helps support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by uniting humanity through science, innovation, and technology to make the impossible possible. Social innovators like Sood are truly extraordinary citizens of the world helping set a new standard for other firms to follow in order to do well by doing good for the people and planet.

    For his steadfast commitment to the field of social innovation and impact, Sood is the recipient of numerous awards, among which the most recent being the Tribeca Disruptor Innovation Award, Non-Violence Award and RoundGlass Samsara Lifetime Achievement Award at the legislative parliament of India. Sood is also a TED Resident and enjoys being a public speaker and has spoken at Forbes, Google, TED, Nexus, SingularityU, Aspen Institute, United Nations and the White House. Sood has a lifelong love for learning having graduated from UCSF with a M.Sc., in Global Health, Kellogg School of Management with an M.B.A., in Innovation Management and the University of Pennsylvania with a M.A., in Positive Psychology. He is a Global Peace Ambassador for Non-Violence and an Ambassador for OpenEXO and Singularity University. Sood serves on the Advisory Board of Forbes Impact, Edcast and Lottery.com.

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    Kunal Sood
    | Solutionist Speaker
    Kristofor Lofgren
    Solutionist Chef
    After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & American Studies with Honors, Kristofor initially desired to be an environmental lawyer as he understood even then that sustainability is one the biggest issues of our time. However, after looking at the rise of the farm-to-table movement in the culinary industry, Kristofor thought about conquering the impossible by taking the practice to the next level with one of his favorite foods: sushi. In 2008 Kristofor set out on a mission to build the most innovative and creative hospitality group in America, the Sustainable Restaurant Group (SRG). SRG is the living embodiment of this mission, whereby the environment, people, community, and profits are all accounted for at the highest level, in unison. Today, under Kristofor's leadership, SRG runs two successful concepts over nine locations, including its flagship brand Bamboo Sushi; the world's first certified sustainable sushi restaurant. Over the next two years, the company will double in size, with ten more Bamboo Sushi locations slated to open with upcoming locations in San Francisco, Seattle and Arizona.
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    Kristofor Lofgren
    Solutionist Chef
    Kristy Hamilton
    West Coast Editor at IFLScience
    Solutionist
    Kristy is an environmental and brain science journalist. She has reported stories from rural Greece after the 2007 fires, ate pizza with Bill Nye while discussing climate change in California, followed dumpster divers on a salvaging mission in Seattle, and filed stories from NASA headquarters. Her brain is one that likes to think about the brain and anything else that twists the mind in strange and unexpected directions. This includes deep explorations into the environment, sustainability, and the enigmatic human mind in reaction to it all.
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    Kristy Hamilton
    West Coast Editor at IFLScience
    Solutionist
    LANY
    Musician
    LANY is a Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Paul Klein (piano, guitar), Les Priest (keyboards, guitar), Jake Goss (drums.) The band formed in Nashville in 2014 and after relocating to LA shortly thereafter, they released their first set of songs by the end of that year. LANY has since built an incredible following touring across the world and have played over 350 live shows. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2017, which tied for the highest-charting debut album on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart that year. LANY’s music has been streamed over 1 billion times as they continue to sell out venues across the world.
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    LANY
    Musician
    Lydia Violet
    Musician | Solutionist
    Lydia Violet, M.A., has studied dedicatedly with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past decade, learning how we can metabolize climate despair, eco-anxiety, and community traumas into energy for resilience, action, and community healing. She runs The Music As Medicine Project, a non-profit dedicated to creating access to music and music education as tools for cultivating resilient cultures in our communities. www.musicasmedicineproject.org

    Lydia is also an accomplished Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist weaving together Southern blues, American roots, and Iranian folk music traditions. With her live band she combines fiddle, banjo, and luscious harmonies to offer a soul-folk revival experience, bringing in a fresh wave of protest music. In the past year she has collaborated with world-renowned artists Climbing PoeTree, Rising Appalachia, and Lyla June. ♬ www.lydiafiddle.com ♬

    IG: @lydiavioletmusic

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    Lydia Violet
    Musician | Solutionist
    Madison Dapcevich
    Science Writer for IFLScience | Solutionist Speaker
    Madison is a science writer for IFLScience and contributor to a variety of publications. Most recently, she spent her summer sailing aboard the E/V Nautilus as a science communication fellow exploring the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Covering a wide variety of topics – from medical marvels to space-bound explorations, and most recently deep sea discoveries – lends to an incredible understanding of some of the world’s most pivotal and relevant science journalism.

    With BA degrees in Journalism and Communications as well as International Relations, and an MA in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism, Madison has taken her own studies into the field to make leading innovation and research stories accessible to millions of people. Her road to journalism has included opportunities as a legislative correspondent at the US Senate, on-air reporter and news anchor, Rocky Mountain agricultural reporter, and even a commercial fishing deckhand!

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    Madison Dapcevich
    Science Writer for IFLScience | Solutionist Speaker
    Markus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute Co-Founder & Research Director | Solutionist Speaker
    Marcus Eriksen is the co-founder of Leap Lab, as well as the Research Director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. He studies the global distribution and ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, which has included expeditions sailing through all 5 subtropical gyres, Bay of Bengal, Southern Ocean and inland lakes and rivers, recently publishing the first global estimate of all plastic of all sizes floating in the world’s oceans, totaling 270,000 metric tons from 5.25 trillion particles.
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    Markus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute Co-Founder & Research Director | Solutionist Speaker
    Marlow Baines
    Global Crew Director, Earth Guardians | Youth Solutionist
    Marlow is a 17 year old from Boulder, Colorado. She began her journey finding her voice as an Earth Guardians National Council member. The National Council training in 2017 inspired her to do two major things. First, she launched a campaign called “Project Confidence”, which was geared towards shifting culture around school dress code from something negative to something positive and empowering for young girls. Second, she realized that education could be as inspiring as her Earth Guardians work which propelled her to leave public High School and begin a new self-learning journey.
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    Marlow Baines
    Global Crew Director, Earth Guardians | Youth Solutionist
    Matt Mulrennan
    Director of the Ocean Initiative at the XPRIZE Foundation | Solutionist Speaker
    Matthew Mulrennan is the Director of the Ocean Initiative at the XPRIZE Foundation working on prizes for innovations that solve the ocean’s grand challenges. He is also the co-founder and CEO of KOLOSSAL an ocean exploration and conservation non-profit based in Venice, California. Matt has worked as a marine scientist at ocean conservation group Oceana in Washington, DC, as a lab researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, and as an advocate on congressional and environmental campaigns. He was one of 20 candidates nominated for the 2018 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award and was the Grand Prize winner of the Con X Tech Prize a prototyping competition for conservation technology. His work on ocean issues have been featured in various media outlets; Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, BBC, and National Geographic. Matt is a passionate ocean advocate, scientist, surfer, and ocean technology enthusiast who believes in the power of the crowd, and the new blue economy to help save our oceans. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Miami University and a master’s in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego.
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    Matt Mulrennan
    Director of the Ocean Initiative at the XPRIZE Foundation | Solutionist Speaker
    Mia Eastman
    Co-Founder and the Creative Unification Director of Operation Earth Guardians | Solutionist Speaker
    Mia is a Co-Founder and the Creative Unification Director of Operation Earth Guardians, which is the organization’s youth-led direct action and documentation team. As part of the team, she works to further educate and inspire youth, and adults, to generate safe spaces for sharing the stories of people affected by climate change with the intention of finding solutions to the most pressing issues of today.
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    Mia Eastman
    Co-Founder and the Creative Unification Director of Operation Earth Guardians | Solutionist Speaker
    Michael Shaun Conaway
    Director of WeRiseUP and the CEO at Storyworks | Solutionist Speaker
    Michael Shaun Conaway is the Director of WeRiseUP and the CEO at Storyworks, a social impact creative agency. His mission is to liberate greatness in people and organizations to redesign our failing systems and create an anti-fragile, anti-rival world, one that works for all. His work is in strategy, storytelling and branding for leading edge companies building solutions for a thriving future. In his most recent film project WeRiseUP, director Michael Shaun explores how we can redesign success at the personal, collective and universal levels to create a thriving future for humanity.
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    Michael Shaun Conaway
    Director of WeRiseUP and the CEO at Storyworks | Solutionist Speaker
    Mike Massimino
    Astronaut, New York Times Bestselling Author | Solutionist Speaker
    An astronaut, the first person to tweet from space, a recurring character on The Big Bang Theory, and now a New York Times bestselling author, Mike grew up a working class kid whose seemingly unreachable dream of becoming an astronaut and flying in space was realized in an unlikely journey that was driven by determination and commitment, and realized with hard work and humor. After two missions to the Hubble Telescope and four space walks to make critical repairs to the telescope, Mike is now a Columbia University professor, the Senior Space Advisor to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, an author, a television host, a frequent guest on morning shows, news programs, talk shows, and late night television, and an in-demand speaker for audiences seeking a unique perspective on teamwork, innovation, and leadership from a down to earth spaceman.
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    Mike Massimino
    Astronaut, New York Times Bestselling Author | Solutionist Speaker
    Monic Uriarte (Mother)
    Community Leader | Mother/Daughter | Solutionist Speaker
    Monic Uriarte has been a community health promoter with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation for the last 22 years. She is a pioneer advocate of the Los Angeles
    Healthy Homes project, her direct contact with community members has given her the knowledge of struggles and insights to the needs of the neighborhood she lived and
    serves in. She is an adamant fighter for social justice in her day-to-day life and is committed to the health and human rights in her work in environmental justice; she is a
    co-founder of People Not Pozos campaign aiming for the permanent closure of AllenCo Energy and oil drilling operation surrounded.
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    Monic Uriarte (Mother)
    Community Leader | Mother/Daughter | Solutionist Speaker
    MUNA
    Band | Solutionist Musicians
    The critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio MUNA have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album Saves The World, which will be released on September 6th, 2019 via RCA Records. The lead single from the new record “Number One Fan” was released on June 7th and is a song about ``recognizing the negative voices in your head and learning to speak back to them. It’s a joyful and surprising experience to recognize that, just as we can all be our own biggest haters, we can also decide to be our own biggest fans,” says MUNA.
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    MUNA
    Band | Solutionist Musicians
    Nalleli Cobo (Daughter)
    Environmental Justice Activist | Mother/Daughter
    Nalleli Cobo is an environmental justice activist who has been using the power of her voice and the trauma of her lived experience to fight against a powerful polluter.
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    Nalleli Cobo (Daughter)
    Environmental Justice Activist | Mother/Daughter
    Neal Anderson
    Co-Founder of LACI
    For more than 30 years, an entrepreneur at heart, Neal has helped launch and grow dozens of projects and businesses with an overarching focus on impact and sustainability. Most recently, Neal co-founded the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to realize an inclusive green economy in LA. Over 7 years Neal helped to grow LACI into a thriving top-10 global incubator, helping 80+ companies to raise $225M+ in funding, create 1,800+ jobs, and deliver $400M+ in long-term economic value for the City of Los Angeles. Prior to LACI, Neal’s projects and collaborations include leadership roles at: Idealab, Ideawork, Livestream, Propellant Group, True Floors, United States Artists, XPRIZE, etc. Neal is a native Los Angeleno, proud dad of two kids, and nature nut.
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    Neal Anderson
    Co-Founder of LACI
    Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker
    Musician
    In the making of his sophomore album Run Fast Sleep Naked, Nick Murphy spent four years traveling the world solo with a microphone in his suitcase, recording his vocal tracks in whichever spaces and environments most inspired him. During that time, the Melbourne-bred singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist formerly known as Chet Faker immersed himself in intense self-examination, a process aided by his reading of Joseph Campbell's theories of the artist's shaman-like role in modern society.

    With its penetrating songwriting and kaleidoscopic palette, Run Fast Sleep Naked is a hypnotically candid document of that searching, an album equally informed by constant questioning and steadily arriving at fragments of truth.

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    Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker
    Musician
    Sepehr
    DJ, Producer, & Remixer
    Solutionist
    Sepehr is a live act, DJ, producer, and remixer based in San Francisco. The San Jose native has been a fixture in the world of Bay Area house and techno for quite awhile now — on the dance-floor, behind the decks, in the studio, or all of the above and then some. He started DJing in his teens, and has since become a staple in the North American underground circuit, a regular performer at sweaty establishments from coast to coast. His DJ sets range from Detroit house and psychedelic techno, to heady electro, classic acid, and the occasional crowd pleasing underground anthem. In late 2017 he began performing live PA sets, utilizing his immense production backlog to perform vivid and electric sets, from potent dance music to psychedelic and esoteric soundscapes. With several notable releases planned in the coming year Sepehr is prepared to let his unique voice be unleashed.
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    Sepehr
    DJ, Producer, & Remixer
    Solutionist
    Scarlett De la Torre
    Sonic Priestess
    Solutionist
    Scarlett De la Torre is a multi-faceted global nomad, Sound Healer, DJ, musician, and humanitarian. She has traveled the world for over a decade performing in the world's most dazzling venues and Festivals such as Sunwaves, Romania and and is a heavy rotator in the Burning Man Sonic landscape at Kazbah, Distrikt, and Robot Heart. Her global mission is to raise funds to donate instruments to survivors of trafficking and refugees of war. It was through her work as a music teacher to trafficking survivors at New Light, Kolkata, that she discovered her gifts in the healing arts and the healing power of sound.
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    Scarlett De la Torre
    Sonic Priestess
    Solutionist
    Shannon Kenny
    Sustainability Blogger, Content Creator, Environmental Advocate | Solutionist
    My two passions are art and the environment. I have several years of administrative, curatorial and teaching experience within the art world. However, I’m really enthusiastic about environmental issues affecting our city and planet, and would love to be able to implement my creative thinking and organizational skills towards environmental awareness within the New York area and beyond.
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    Shannon Kenny
    Sustainability Blogger, Content Creator, Environmental Advocate | Solutionist
    Sierra Robinson
    Permaculture Teacher, Farmer, Activist, Homeschooler, & Earth Guardian | Youth Solutionist
    Sierra Robinson is a 17 year-old permaculture teacher, farmer, activist, homeschooler, Earth Guardian, and a west coast hippie child from Van Isle, BC, Canada. She first began learning about permaculture (a regenerative design system modeled on nature) at 8 years old on her family's farm and completed her first Permaculture Design Course at 12 years old. At 13, She took her Permaculture Teachers Training. Since then, she's traveled and taught groups of children, youth, families, elders, and universities about permaculture, environmentalism, and how to use and design with regenerative solutions.
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    Sierra Robinson
    Permaculture Teacher, Farmer, Activist, Homeschooler, & Earth Guardian | Youth Solutionist
    Sky Cowans
    Content Creator and Video Producer | Youth Solutionist
    Sky Cowans is a video creator and multimedia storyteller who explores health and wellness trends and topics on her YouTube channel Sky Life and social media platforms. Sky covers topics in fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, biohacking, holistic health, and ancient healing modalities. At the beginning of this year, she produced a documentary that appeared on Yes Theory about Wim Hof, and experienced extreme-cold, superhuman training with ``The Iceman`` himself. Sky got her start making viral videos at BuzzFeed and launched her channel Sky Life in 2018. Sky has a degree in broadcast journalism from Elon University.
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    Sky Cowans
    Content Creator and Video Producer | Youth Solutionist
    Susi Mai
    Pro Kiteboarder, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Ocean Conservationist
    Solutionist
    Susi is one of the premier Red Bull athletes and during the 2003 Red Bull King of the Air competiton was given the sports highest female honor: Red Bull Queen of the Air. In 2007 she Co-Founded MaiTai Global together with Sillicon Valley VC Bill Tai. MaiTai Global is a group of extraordinary entrepreneurs, innovators and athletes. Participants combine their energy, network and resources to help each other achieve professional success, pushing the limits of work and play while also fueling philanthropic activities around the world. The MaiTai Global community has an incredibly accomplished professional network who’s collective passion brings them together in an extreme environment.
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    Susi Mai
    Pro Kiteboarder, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Ocean Conservationist
    Solutionist
    Teotecpatl Santin Martinez
    Regional Director of Earth Guardians Mexico | Youth Solutionist
    Teotecpatl Santin Martinez currently live in Mexico City and is dedicated to culture, art, dance, theater, music, spirituality, and especially fighting against climate change, He’s committed to raising awareness about the importance of one of the biggest problems of our era, climate change. His inspiration to be a part of Earth Guardians was to see the situation of the world, the pollution in his community, the waste and misuse of water, the overexploitation of our natural resources, the mistreatment of animals, and the disconnection of people with their spiritual origin with the Earth… He came to realize that the only way to heal the earth and the world is to heal our own lives.
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    Teotecpatl Santin Martinez
    Regional Director of Earth Guardians Mexico | Youth Solutionist
    Titouan Bernicot

    Solutionist
    Titouan Bernicot - founder and CEO of Coral Gardeners
    Titouan was born on a little island lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The ocean and coral reefs provided him with everything he needed in his life. At the age of 16, Titouan went surfing around his island and noticed that the reef was dying.

    Determined to act, he launched a project to realize his dreams to save the reefs of his island Mo’orea. Titouan is going to take us for a dive in his journey to create a worldwide movement of people telling the story of reef and changing the world, one coral at a time.

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    Titouan Bernicot

    Solutionist
    The Mowgli's
    Musician
    Their major label debut LP, 2013’s Waiting For The Dawn, saw immediate success with the hit single San Francisco. The record - which focused on the joy of bringing people together - immediately connected in a cynical world and the band quickly found themselves playing to sold out clubs around the US and inundated by requests for press, sponsorships and partnerships. Appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Firefly, Osheaga, Bottlerock and many other festivals followed as did performances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and a stint as the SXSW House band for Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live (Bravo).
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    The Mowgli's
    Musician
    Whitney McGuire & Dominique Drakeford
    Co-Creators of Sustainable Brooklyn | Solutionist Speaker
    **They will be participating together

    Founded by Dominique Drakeford and Whitney McGuire, Sustainable Brooklyn fashionably bridges the gaps between the sustainability movement and TARGETED communities through various modalities, including education and events.

    Sustainable Brooklyn provides access and insight to sustainability from the lens of the African diaspora to: 1) address the limitations of the current sustainability movement; and 2) implement holistic strategies that provide regenerative solutions for Black liberation - a fertile foundation upon which to thrive, unencumbered.
    Through resources, events, workshops and curriculums, Sustainable Brooklyn provides tools to shift sustainability literacy to encompass cultural existence and celebration, economic liberation, self healing, land sovereignty and community preservation.

    With a focus on fashion, food and wellness, Dominique and Whitney collaborate and partner with a myriad of allied stakeholders in various industries, while amplifying the work and voices of BIPOC.

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    Whitney McGuire & Dominique Drakeford
    Co-Creators of Sustainable Brooklyn | Solutionist Speaker
    Vic Barrett
    Earth Guardian | Youth Solutionist
    19-year-old activist Vic Barrett is fighting hard for a future for all of us. Barrett witnessed the reality of climate change firsthand, as he was among the many impacted by the climate change fueled super storm, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left his family and school without power. Barrett became involved in activism in high school by becoming a member of Global Kids, an organization that focuses on developing leadership skills for youth. Barrett then became a Fellow with the Alliance for Climate Education and spoke at the COP21 UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris in 2015, at the age of 15. Barrett was among 400,000 participants in the People’s Climate March in NYC and delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in support of sustainable development goals.
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    Vic Barrett
    Earth Guardian | Youth Solutionist
    Wyclef Jean
    Musician
    The music that Wyclef Jean has written, performed, and produced — both as a solo superstar and as founder and guiding member of the Fugees — has been a consistently powerful, pop cultural force for over two decades.

    In 1996, the Fugees released their monumental album The Score , which inspired notoriously prickly rock critic Robert Christgau to write: ``so beautiful and funny, its courage could make you weep.” The album, created in Wyclef’s studio in his uncle’s basement in New Jersey, hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned a trio of smash singles (including their indelible reinvention of Roberta Flack’s 1973 ballad “Killing Me Softly”), and is now certified six times platinum.

    But Wyclef, a child prodigy with a wealth of musical influences from jazz to classic rock to reggae, resisted the pressure to duplicate the sound and style of that masterwork. Instead, he launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from an innovative and eclectic palette that included elements of pop, country, folk, disco, Latin, and electronic music.

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    Wyclef Jean
    Musician