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Theme: Game Changers

This event occurred on
October 17, 2012
3:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Overland Park, KS
United States

Game Changers ignore the innate fear of risk and failure. They read the rules, throw them out, and start over. It’s not violent revolution, but evolution. Game Changers see possibilities and create solutions, not blindly, but with full awareness of the barriers. Game Changers move us forward, by a little or a lot, and ideally toward a better Now.

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS, 66210
United States
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Dr. Wes Jackson

Dr Wes Jackson is a plant geneticist and pioneer in sustainable farming practices. Through his organization "The Land Institute", he has set out to correct the invasive farming practices developed over the past 10,000 years by humans. By cultivating a variation of a wheat crop as a perennial rather than an annual, his work is destined to influence the 21st century and how we get food at a profound level.

Dr. Cathy Malchiodi

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, is a leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy and art in healthcare. She is a research psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and has had over 25 years of experience and education in trauma intervention and disaster relief and integrative approaches to health.

Alana Muller

Alana Muller is author of an online blog, CoffeeLunchCoffee.com, a practical field guide for professional networking, in which she provides easily implemented advice for building relationships. An accompanying book is due out by November 2012. Alana is also President of Kauffman FastTrac, one of the world’s leading providers of training to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs – giving them the tools, resources and networks to start and grow successful businesses. Kauffman FastTrac was created by the Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation whose mission is to advance entrepreneurship as a key to growing economies and expanding human welfare.

Dr. Eduardo Dolhun

Dr. Dolhun is Founder and President of Doctors Outreach Clinics (DOCS), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting primary health care in rural communities around the globe. Dr. Dolhun is also founder and CEO of Drip Drop, Inc., a for profit company that has developed an advanced oral rehydration solution and is dedicated to reducing deaths due to dehydration globally. He earned his medical degree and completed residency in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, world renowned for clinical excellence and for its core philosophy: “The interests of the patient come first.”

Dr. Richard Gordon

Richard T. Gordon has a PhD in physics and has spent his career working on complex problems affecting business, the environment and the nation’s computer infrastructure. He is a specialist in machine learning, data analysis and the limits of predictability of systems. Richard has published over 20 peer reviewed research papers including work on climate change, dynamic processes in the human brain, intelligent computer systems and cyber security. One of the principals in developing the models used by the financial industry to determine risk and exposure from catastrophes, his latest work is focused on the development of intelligent computer systems to protect critical cyber infrastructure from the complex cyber attacks that can be launched by rogue nations, terrorist groups and organized crime.

Organizing team


Overland Park, KS, United States
  • David Horesh
    team member
  • Celeste Aronoff
    team member
  • Lanie Decker
    team member
  • Kristin Shultz
    Team member
  • Robbin Messerli
    team member
  • Eddie Lorenzo
    organizer, social media expert