Archives: Speakers

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Bibi McGill (2015)

Musician, Yogi, Entrepreneur Bibi McGill is much more than the woman behind the blazing guitar riffs that have elevated Beyoncé’s live performances to the next level. As the touring guitarist and Musical Director of Beyoncé’s 10-piece, all-female band, Bibi showcases her ability to rock her own original compositions within the framework of Beyoncé hits, all…

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Jay Meschter
Jay Meschter (2008)

Industrial Designer Jay Meschter has worked as an industrial designer for the past 18 years, spending the first part of his career with the Apple Design Group, and the latter half with Nike. Jay is currently a director in the Nike Innovation Kitchen, an experimental group within Nike that focuses exclusively on innovation. His discussion…

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Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mitchell (2015)

Actor Silas Weir Mitchell stars in NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” as Monroe, a reformed Blutbad who is Nick’s reluctant informant. Mitchell has worked steadily during his time in Los Angeles, making over 100 television guest appearances on series including “My Name is Earl,” “The Mentalist,” “Numb3rs,” “Burn Notice” and “Prison Break.” He has also…

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Chelsea Cain
Chelsea Cain (2015)

Author Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, and Let Me Go), and the Kick Lannigan series (One Kick, and the upcoming Kick Back). Her Portland-based thrillers, described by The New York Times as “steamy…

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Stanley Hainsworth
Stanley Hainsworth (2015)

Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tether Underneath that highly unorthodox shock of follicular iconoclasm lies the turbocharged brain of a highly attuned branding machine. Stanley mastered the art of brand storycraft while serving as a creative lead at three of the great brands of our time: Nike, Lego, and Starbucks, where he was VP…

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D'wayne Edwards
D’Wayne Edwards (2015)

Founder of PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy Over the course of his 26-year career, D’Wayne has received numerous design awards, voted one of Fast Company Magazines Most Creative Business People in 2014, owns over 30 patents and designed over 500 styles for premiere athletes such as Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan. In 2010 D’Wayne…

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Courtney Taylor-Taylor (2011)

Co-Founder of the Dandy Warhols Courtney co-founded The Dandy Warhols in 1994 with Peter Holmstrom, Eric Hedford and Zia McCabe and is the lead singer/songwriter with over a hundred songwriting credits across nine studio albums and four EPs. He has directed a number of the band’s music videos, including All The Money or The Simple…

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Brynn Bardacke
Brynn Bardacke (2011)

Vice President, Global Sparkling and Marketing Operations at The Coca-Cola Company After 18 years in the brand communications business, Brynn arrived at The Coca-Cola Company where she was tapped to lead the advertising and content development for the company’s global sustainability mission and its still beverage portfolio. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Brynn spent over 10 years…

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David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf
David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf (2011)

Writers, Directors and Producers David Greenwalt David has written, produced and directed extensively in television. His credits include three Disney TV movies – Help Wanted Kids, Exile and Double Switch — (all of which he directed), Profit, which he co-created with John McNamara, Buffy The Vampire Slayer (exec producer, writer and director) Angel (co-created with…

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