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Theme: Imagine ! Innovate ! Inspire !

This event occurred on
July 12, 2014
1:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
High Point, NC
United States

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Wilson Commerce Ballroom
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC, 27262
United States
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Alex Lightman

Alex Lightman is an entrepreneur, author, and futurist, currently appearing on Science Channel programs including Futurescape with James Woods and Alien Encounters Season 3. He is author of the first book on 4G, Brave New Unwired World: The Digital Big Bang and The Infinite Internet, and, fall 2014, The Future Engine: How Science Fiction Catalyses Technology and Transforms Society. He is currently chairman of the Global Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship and Technology (GINET) based on the University of New Mexico and chairman of Everblaze, a solar energy company. His current project including working with governments in the Americans and Asia on how to remove the use of fossil fuels from the production of fertilizer and food through new renewable energy technologies. In 2010 he became the first recipient of The Economist magazine’s Reader’s Award for “The innovation most likely to radically change the world over the next decade, 2011 to 2020

Amy Greeson

Amy Greeson is the Founder, Executive Director, Producer and Host of Healing Seekers. She is a pharmacist, educator, lecturer, writer and world traveler who is most at home at the crossroads between modern medicine and the healing traditions of indigenous cultures.

Bob Allen

Bob Allen’s 26 years with the Walt Disney Company were spent creating live-entertainment, theme-park experiences, learning programs and media. In 2001, Bob founded IDEAS, an Innovation Studio, harnessing the power of Innovation, Design, Entertainment, Art and Storytelling (IDEAS) for learning, marketing and organizational transformation. Bob’s life focus is on community building. His clients range from Fortune 500 firms to military and government agencies and schools (K-12, College and University).

Will Taylor

Currently a Professor of Nanoscience at UNCG, Dr. Ethan W. Taylor is a pharmacologist and molecular modeler with 25 years experience studying the structure and pathogenesis of HIV, during which he has gained unique insights into the critical roles of retroviruses and related genomic elements in evolution and human biology. Dr. Taylor’s research work ranges from fundamental contributions to structural bioinformatics and the computer modeling of drugs, DNA and proteins, to discoveries with public health implications, such as his 2010 report with Dr. Lijun Zhao that tobacco smoke increases the infectivity of HIV. Because his research is consistent with a role for certain dietary deficiencies in HIV disease progression, in 2000 he co-founded a nonprofit organization with former US UN Ambassador Andrew Young, with a mission of enhancing the nutritional status of at risk-populations.

David Brownstein

David Brownstein, PCC, CPCC, is a leading edge career coach, executive coach and leadership coach who specializes in the Entertainment Industry, Technology Industry and other Creative Professionals and Companies.David was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Leadership Excellence Magazine, and is an author, certified life coach, workshop leader and business consultant. He has coached creatives, executives, leaders, producers, directors, managers and employees at ABC-TV, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, Sony Pictures, Touchstone Television, Warner Brothers Television, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, E! Entertainment, Bravo, MTV Networks, ICM, William Morris, BBC-TV, British Telecom, Network Rail, Waddel + Reed, IGT, Creative Light Entertainment, Valley Community Clinic, Challenge Day Associates, Dog & Rooster Entertainment, Chabot College, The Santa Rosa Symphony, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Lynette Kuscma

How did Lynette become involved in the field of 3D printing? Lynette has been in the technology field for a large part of her professional career. Prior to Natural Machines, she was a Senior Marketing/PR Manager for Microsoft. Lynette became aware of the 3D printing concept a few years ago, and then last year she was introduced to and joined Natural Machines, but only after questioning their original use of 3D food printing and swinging in around so it actually benefited people from a health aspect. Now here she is, in the 3D printing field. Personally, she's passionate about healthy eating, technology and marketing. Weave that together with her tech and consumer professional background, and it all comes together for Lynette at Natural Machines.

Mark Jeffrey

Mark Jeffrey is an award-winning serial entrepreneur of innovative technology companies backed by Tier One investors. These include The Palace (sold to Communities.com in 1998), Zero Degrees (sold to InterActive Corp/IAC in 2004), Mahalo (now Inside.com), ThisWeekIn, and Glossi. He has authored five books, including the Max Quick series, published and optioned by Harper Collins, and a non-fiction book about Bitcoin called Bitcoin Explained Simply. Mark consults as a technology co-founder to a portfolio of companies in tablets, mobile, digital media, social, crypto-currency and digital publishing. His idea is about the economic singularity and the future of world economics

Organizing team


High Point, NC, United States
  • Hayley Ellman
  • Steve Hollingsworth
    Design Lead
  • Maria Dormandy-Taylor
    Executive Producer
  • Meredith Kovach
    Digital Guru
  • Kirstin Hollingsworth
    Lead Storyteller
  • Maria Dormandy-Taylor
    Executive Producer
  • Shannon Barr
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Olivia Bruner
    Graphic Design
  • Raphael Llorens
    Intro Video Design