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This event occurred on
March 24, 2010
7:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
United States

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Charlie Catlett

Charlie Catlett is Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy

Douglas Sisterson

Doug is the Operations Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy

Geoff Rhyne

Geoff is the chef de Cuisine at SugarToad Restaurant and founder of Slow Food Upstate in Greenville, South Carolina as well as a member of the American Institute of Wine and Food. Chef Rhyne will discuss the sustainable food movement, from the independent restaurant and farmer-turned celebrity to the White House Garden and the changing face of food.

Dr. Robert Wolcott

Wolcott, founder of Clareo Partners, holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University. He is a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), is author of Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an adjunct at the Pentagon

Harold Clampitt

Harold has lived in three countries, travelled to 40+, has over 47 claims in the United States Patent Office and written several books. His award winning RFID software has made over 170 billion measurements for his clients. Over the last three decades his business and personal interests have followed in the footsteps of Marco Polo. Driving him to discover entrepreneurial treasures in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. His currency for success is imagination and the belief that there is no such thing as limited resources because the mind is capable of unlimited resource fullness.

Todd Flaming

A passionate proponent of rethinking design, Todd stretches outside of the legal arena to refocus the way we see the world. From computers to architecture to the very way we live, he believes we should reboot our thinking and start from a designer's perspective. Big thinkers come best with a sense of humor and Todd

Michael Kiefer

Mr. Kiefer is President and General Manager of BrandProtect, a globalleader in EIRM services. Mr. Kiefer is an active speaker regarding Enterprise Internet Risk Mitigation (EIRM) and spoken across North America to the HTCIA, ISACA, National and Regional financial associations and has authored numerous papers on Internet Risk and SEO.

Bryan Campen

Over the past several years, Bryan has guest-lectured and debated the future of technology and culture at Wheaton College, served as Online Communications Coordinator at Interfaith Youth Core, and worked full-time in Schedule and Advance at Obama for America Headquarters. He has produced a range of cutting-edge new media projects, including the online installation and remix for the North American opening of 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno

NCHS Drumshow

The Naperville Central High School Drumshow is one of Northern Illinois's premiere high school percussion ensembles. In a style of BlueMan Group and STOMP, NCHS Drumshow features 8-13 high school students displaying high energy drumming and very mature musicianship on a number of instruments. The students of Drumshow have performed using timpani, drumset, marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, chimes, snare drum, bongos, timbales, bass drum, congas, tabla, berimbau, dinnerware, trash cans, brooms, shopping carts, board games, and even a real car, for starters. The NCHS Drumshow presents a professional, high-caliber musically evocative experience that brings a powerful mix of emotion, energy and anticipation to the audience.

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Naperville, IL, United States