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    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
    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
    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 Teacher
    As owner and teacher of Gaiatri Yoga Teacher Training, Ally Bogard has been leading yoga and meditation classes, retreats, immersions, and teacher trainings throughout the world for more than thirteen years. Now based in New York City, she holds weekly group meditations, classes, and speciality events for all levels of practitioners.
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    Ally Bogard
    | Yoga Teacher
    Alonzo King LINES Ballet
    Dance Company | Solutionist Dancers
    Thirty-seven years of outstanding, multi-disciplinary collaborations for the stage place Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet. With each collaboration, LINES Ballet investigates deeply rooted affinities between Western and Eastern classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit.

    At LINES Ballet, the artistic investigation is infinite and essential for it leads to what unites us as human beings: empathy, joy, and the ability to transcend.

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    Alonzo King LINES Ballet
    Dance Company | Solutionist Dancers
    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.

    Amanda 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
    Andrew Hessel
    CEO at Humane Genomics Inc. | Solutionist Speaker
    Andrew Hessel is the CEO of Humane Genomics Inc., a seed-stage company developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs. He is a co-founder of the Genome Project-write, the international scientific effort working to engineer large genomes, including the human genome. His goal is to help people better understand and use living systems to meet the needs of society.
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    Andrew Hessel
    CEO at Humane Genomics Inc. | Solutionist Speaker
    Anna Clendening
    Musician
    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
    Musician
    Anna Cummins
    Co-Founder/Executive Director/Board Member of 5 Gyres | Solutionist Speaker
    With more than 20 years experience in environmental non-profit work—including marine conservation, coastal watershed management, and sustainability education— Anna Cummins is an expert in the field. Her “Synthetic Sea, Synthetic Me” TEDx talk has been viewed and shared by thousands. In 2016, Anna announced a 5 Gyres partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency at the State Department’s “Our Oceans” summit.
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    Anna Cummins
    Co-Founder/Executive Director/Board Member of 5 Gyres | Solutionist Speaker
    Anthony Myint
    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
    Chef | Solutionist
    Bill Nye
    Educator, Entertainer, and CEO of The Planetary Society | Solutionist Speaker
    Bill Nye is the CEO of a leading non-profit space advocacy organization, The Planetary Society, where the world’s citizens work to advance space exploration and science.
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    Bill Nye
    Educator, Entertainer, and CEO of The Planetary Society | Solutionist Speaker
    Bryce Schuman
    Chef | Solutionist
    Bryce currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with his loving wife and five year old daughter, Emilia. He loves analog synthesizers, plays blues guitar, and snaps instant photographs with his vintage Polaroid.
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    Bryce Schuman
    Chef | Solutionist
    Capt. Scott Kelly
    American Astronaut at NASA | Solutionist Speaker
    Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.
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    Capt. Scott Kelly
    American Astronaut at NASA | Solutionist Speaker
    Chris Burkard
    Photographer | Solutionist Speaker
    Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere.
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    Chris Burkard
    Photographer | Solutionist Speaker
    Dickson Despommier
    Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center | Solutionist Speaker
    Dr. Dickson Despommier, PhD, is a microbiologist, an ecologist, and emeritus professor. In 1999, he founded the root for his idea of raising crops in tall buildings; vertical farming.

    In 2010, he published his widely received book: ``The Vertical Farm: feeding the world in the 21st Century``. Vertical farms have many advantages: food is organically farmed, urban space is saved, it is possible to farm all year round and in any place, and use of agrochemicals is eliminated.

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    Dickson Despommier
    Professor of Public Health and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center | 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
    Inspired by the vital human rights actions of the Indian environmental lawyer M.C.Mehta, Fiona Banister is advocating for environmental education programs so to cultivate the next generations as our climate leaders and stewards. As a trained Waldorf teacher, parent, biodynamic gardener, herbalist and yogi, her alchemy is in respecting biomimicry and learning lessons from nature.
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    Fiona Banister
    | Solutionist Speaker
    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
    Dr. Erika Woolsey
    Coral Reef Ecologist, Teacher, and CEO of the Hydrous | Solutionist Speaker
    Dr. Erika Woolsey is a coral reef ecologist, teacher, and CEO of the Hydrous, a San Francisco based nonprofit that uses frontier technologies like virtual reality and 3D printing to create ‘open access oceans,’ so that all people may explore, understand, and engage with marine environments that are severely threatened by climate change and human impacts. Erika has been exploring coral reefs around the world for 15 years and is particularly interested in the effects of warming temperatures on coral health.
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    Dr. Erika Woolsey
    Coral Reef Ecologist, Teacher, and CEO of the Hydrous | Solutionist Speaker
    Dr. Johnathan Foley
    Executive Director, Project Drawdown | Solutionist Speaker
    Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned, award-winning environmental scientist, one of the top 1% most cited scientists in the world. He speaks frequently at leading conferences including the Aspen Institute, TED, and the World Bank, and has been featured in National Geographic, New York Times, The Guardian, Scientific American, NPR, PBS NewsHour, BBC, CNN, Washington Post, WIRED, Cheddar, the HBO documentary Too Hot Not to Handle, and the film series, Let Science Speak.

    Having led many prominent environmental organizations, including the California Academy of Sciences, he currently serves as the Executive Director of Project Drawdown, the world-leading non-profit dedicated to discovering and sharing science-based climate solutions based on the New York Times bestseller, Drawdown.

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    Dr. Johnathan Foley
    Executive Director, Project Drawdown | Solutionist Speaker
    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 trustee of a 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
    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
    Gunnar Lovelace
    5X Serial Entrepreneur | Solutionist
    Growing up poor with a single mom left Gunnar with a burning desire to create wealth to do good. As a result, he is a 5X serial entrepreneur focused on social impact at scale. Gunnar is the Founder of Thrive Market, which offers organic groceries online at wholesale prices in the US, has raised 200m and grown to 7m users and 700 employees in 3 years.

    Most recently he is the co-founder of Good Money – the world’s first truly consumerized cryptocurrency and algorithmic stablecoin protocol that competes effectively against fiat. He also co-founded and donated 6.5m to Alliance for Good as a community of influencers working together on capitalism 2.0.

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    Gunnar Lovelace
    5X Serial Entrepreneur | Solutionist
    Hasan Minhaj
    Host of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Solutionist
    Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice.

    Last year Minhaj earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King that earned him a 2018 Peabody Award, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

    A first generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he was Jon’s last hire in November 2014 as a correspondent. He continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year and remained on the show through August 2018.

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    Hasan Minhaj
    Host of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Solutionist
    Ibrahim AlHusseini
    Founder and Managing Partner, FullCycle | Solutionist Speaker
    Ibrahim AlHusseini is the founder and CEO of FullCycle; an investment firm focused on solving the climate crisis by backing companies with climate-restoring technologies, and accelerating their growth.

    AlHusseini - a renowned entrepreneur, investor and environmentalist - has started and sold numerous businesses and raised half a billion dollars of capital to back dozens of companies. He was also an early investor in Tesla Motors, Bloom Energy, Aspiration Inc., Cornerstone Capital, and CleanChoice Energy, among others. AlHusseini made his initial fortune from his college dorm room, after starting a nutraceutical distribution company and selling the business in 1997.

    Raised in Saudi Arabia by parents who are Palestinian refugees, AlHusseini moved to the U.S. for college in the early 1990s. He sits on the board of more than half a dozen organizations that focus on the positive development of our environment and humanity. AlHusseini is also the managing partner of two waste-to-value funds that accelerate the adoption of the world’s leading waste-to-value technology.

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    Ibrahim AlHusseini
    Founder and Managing Partner, FullCycle | Solutionist Speaker
    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
    Jeff Rosenthal
    Co-Founder of Summit | Solutionist Speaker
    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.
    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.

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    Jeff Rosenthal
    Co-Founder of Summit | Solutionist Speaker
    Jen Sey
    Levi's | Solutionist Speaker
    Jen Sey has been with Levi’s for 20 years, holding a variety of leadership positions within the Marketing and Ecommerce teams. In 2013, Jen became the Global Chief Marketing Officer for Levi’s® and in 2018 was appointed SVP & CMO for the company.

    Jen has received numerous awards, including Billboard Magazine’s ‘Top 25 Most Powerful People in Music and Fashion’, a receiver of the 2018 CMO Social Responsibility Award and she was featured on Forbes CMO Next List for 2018: 50 Chief Marketers Who Are Redefining the CMO role and in 2019, she was named one of Forbes’ Most Influential CMOs.

    In 2016, Sey became a New York Times Best Selling author for her 2008 memoir Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics, and continues to lend her voice as an advocate for athlete safety.

    Jen lives in San Francisco, California with her husband and four children.

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    Jen Sey
    Levi's | Solutionist Speaker
    Josh Tickell
    Author, Film Director, Speaker & Sustainability Expert | Solutionist 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
    Author, Film Director, Speaker & Sustainability Expert | Solutionist Speaker
    Ken Cook
    President and Co-founder of Environmental Working Group | Solutionist
    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
    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
    Kristofor Lofgren
    Restauranteur | 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
    Restauranteur | Solutionist Chef
    LANY
    Band
    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
    Band
    Lisa Dyson
    American Scientist and Entrepreneur | Solutionist Speaker
    Dr. Lisa Dyson is the co-founder and CEO of Air Protein, whose mission is to create the world’s most sustainable protein from CO2. Using a patented-protected probiotic process, Air Protein is forging the way into a new era of sustainable food production by creating food from thin air.

    As a mission-driven entrepreneur, Dr. Dyson is passionate about challenging business leaders to replace current destructive forms of production and find new, sustainable solutions.

    Dr. Lisa Dyson is also the co-founder and CEO of Kiverdi, a company fighting the climate crisis with technology that recycles carbon to address global issues like the ocean’s plastic problem and waste reduction.

    Kiverdi’s NASA-inspired technologies convert carbon dioxide into people and planet-friendly nutrients and bio-based materials. The company’s patent-protected commercial solutions are being used by some of the leading manufacturers to power a new era of sustainable production — all while tackling some of our most pressing global challenges.

    The solutions include:
    Reverse Plastics – transforming discarded plastics into biodegradable goods
    Revive Soil – increasing crop yields with CO2-made soil nutrient
    CO2 Aquafeed – feeding fish with food made from CO2
    Custom Cycle – leveraging circular economy technology to create closed loop supply chains

    As a mission-driven entrepreneur, Dr. Dyson is passionate about challenging business leaders to replace current destructive forms of production and find new, sustainable solutions.

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    Lisa Dyson
    American Scientist and Entrepreneur | Solutionist Speaker
    Mari Copeny
    Philanthropist, Activist, & Future President | Youth Solutionist
    An American activist, also known as Little Miss Flint, who began fighting on behalf of Flint, Michigan residents ever since the city's 2014 water crisis, Mari Copeny has done so much to help the people of Flint, but she’s also done some other amazing work, too. She is the youngest Women’s March Youth Ambassador, National Youth Ambassador for the Climate March, and Youth Ambassador for Equality for Her. She has spoken in front of the White House and at the Science March in Washington D.C. Mari also spoke at the United Nations Girl Up Leadership Conference.
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    Mari Copeny
    Philanthropist, Activist, & Future President | Youth Solutionist
    Marcus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute Co-Founder & Research Director | Solutionist
    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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    Marcus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute Co-Founder & Research Director | Solutionist
    Mia Eastman
    Co-Founder and the Creative Unification Director of Operation Earth Guardians | Solutionist
    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
    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, 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
    MUNA
    Musician
    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
    Musician
    Neal Anderson
    Co-Founder of LACI | Solutionist Speaker
    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 | Solutionist Speaker
    Neil Sahota
    Business Guru, Master Inventor, and Tech Coast Angel | Solutionist and PLANET HOME Technologist
    Neil Sahota is an IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group. With 15+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next-generation products/solutions powered by Watson. His work experience spans multiple industries including healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government.
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    Neil Sahota
    Business Guru, Master Inventor, and Tech Coast Angel | Solutionist and PLANET HOME Technologist
    Nick Balla
    Chef | Solutionist
    Nick appreciates the deep flavors and generosity of peasant cooking traditions, using everything that nature provides. He uses homemade products to develop his menus, creating experiences that are as unique as the individual ingredients they are built from.

    Nick was the chef of Japanese restaurants Nombe and O Izakaya Lounge and later the much loved Bar Tartine and Duna. He develops culinary programs that focus on preservation, he wrote a James Beard winning cookbook on the subject. He is currently planning to open a food waste focused business that creates products using all of nature's abundance.

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    Nick Balla
    Chef | Solutionist
    Nick-Murphy-Chet-Faker
    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
    Nonny De La Pena
    CEO of Emblematic Group | Solutionist Speaker
    As the CEO of Emblematic Group, Nonny de la Peña uses cutting-edge technologies to tell stories — both fictional and news-based — that create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers. She has been called “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by Engadget, while Fast Company named her “One of the People Who Made the World More Creative” for her pioneering work in immersive journalism.

    A former correspondent for Newsweek, de la Peña has more than 20 years of award-winning experience in print, film and TV. Her virtual-reality work has been featured by the BBC, Mashable, Vice, Wired and many others, and been screened around the globe at museums and gaming conventions. De la Peña is an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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    Nonny De La Pena
    CEO of Emblematic Group | Solutionist Speaker
    Pat Brown
    CEO and Founder of Impossible Foods | Solutionist Speaker
    Patrick O. Brown is CEO and founder of Impossible Foods, a company at the forefront of making nutritious, delicious meat and dairy products from plants to satisfy meat lovers and address the environmental impact of animal farming.

    The idea for Impossible Foods came to Pat while he was on sabbatical from his position as an HHMI investigator and professor of biochemistry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In reflecting on how he could use his training and experience to make the largest positive impact on the world, he realized there was a way to make delicious, affordable meat and dairy products, directly from plants – that would be better for the environment and for consumers. In 2011, Pat chose to devote himself full time to Impossible Foods.

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    Pat Brown
    CEO and Founder of Impossible Foods | Solutionist Speaker
    Peter Diamandis
    Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, Executive Founder of Singularity University | Solutionist Speaker
    Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies. As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started over 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital and education. He is also co-Founder BOLD Capital Partners, a venture fund with $250M investing in exponential technologies.
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    Peter Diamandis
    Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, Executive Founder of Singularity University | Solutionist Speaker
    Philippe Cousteau
    Filmmaker, Explorer, Advocate | Solutionist Speaker
    Inspired by the legacy of his grandfather of Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an multi Emmy-Nominated TV host and producer as well as an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable planet. With over ten years in operation, EarthEcho has established itself as a leading youth environmental education organization.
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    Philippe Cousteau
    Filmmaker, Explorer, Advocate | Solutionist Speaker
    Ravé Mehta
    Flow Pianist, Bestselling Author, and CEO of Water Ledger | Solutionist
    Ravé is an entrepreneur and innovator as well as an award-winning pianist and bestselling author. Ravé is the founder of Flow Labs and has spent 15+ years researching the science and mechanics behind fear and flow to gain a deeper understanding of how we can transcend our boundaries and access more of our innate super abilities. Ravé applied these insights to his creative endeavors including music and has performed around the world, including his performance at Carnegie Hall, integrating the principles of flow into his piano sound baths to help others drop into a deep healing state for a unique sound meditation experience.

    Ravé is also the founder and CEO of Water Ledger and building a global water bank to help buffer the impacts of climate change on our diminishing water supplies. Ravé is a recipient of the Tesla Vision Award by the Tesla Science Foundation and has been featured in various publications including Wired, WSJ, Bloomberg and most recently in renown bio-hacker Dave Asprey’s new book “Game Changers”.

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    Ravé Mehta
    Flow Pianist, Bestselling Author, and CEO of Water Ledger | Solutionist
    DJ Snoopadelic aka Snoop Dogg
    Musician
    DJ Snoopadelic aka Snoop Dogg
    Musician
    Susi Mai
    Athlete and Activist | Solutionist
    Susi Mai
    Athlete and Activist | Solutionist
    Steven Kotler
    8x National Bestselling Author, Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective, Leading Expert in Peak-Performance | Solutionist Speaker
    Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. He is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, Kotler is also the co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary. He is the author of eight bestsellers, including Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Tomorrowland, Bold, Abundance, West of Jesus, A Small Furry Prayer and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His writing has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications.
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    Steven Kotler
    8x National Bestselling Author, Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective, Leading Expert in Peak-Performance | Solutionist Speaker
    The Mowgli's
    Band
    Formed in 2010 by the coalescing of a Venice music collective, The Mowgli’s began as a 10+ member group playing house parties and warehouse gatherings.

    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
    Band
    Tom Chi
    Inventor, Leader, Coach, and Speaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefitted over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars.
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    Tom Chi
    Inventor, Leader, Coach, and Speaker | Solutionist Speaker
    Vien Truong
    President, The Dream Corps | Solutionist Speaker
    Vien Truong is a solutions innovator and movement builder who has been a key architect in building an equitable and inclusive green economy. She is President of Dream Corps, a nonprofit organization working to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. She has developed numerous energy, environmental, and economic policies and programs at the state, federal and local levels, and has advised on billions of dollars in public investments for energy and community development programs.
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    Vien Truong
    President, The Dream Corps | Solutionist Speaker
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    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
    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
    Indigenous Environmental Activist, Hip Hop Artist, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians | Solutionist Speaker
    Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, is an indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City. He has worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and moratoriums on fracking in his state and is currently a lead plaintiff in a youth-led lawsuit against the federal government for their failure to protect the atmosphere for future generations.
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    Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
    Indigenous Environmental Activist, Hip Hop Artist, and Youth Director of Earth Guardians | Solutionist Speaker