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April 8, 2022
Ivins, Utah
United States

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Tuacahn Studios
1100 Tuacahn Dr, Ivins, UT 84738
Ivins, Utah, 84738
United States
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All American Cloggers Performance Group

Dance Performance Group
The rhythm dance team, All American Cloggers, has entertained audiences with high paced shows that can be heard as well as seen since 1984. The AAC celebrates their love of Tap, Clogging and Irish Step style dancing through pop, country and traditional genres of music. Featured performers in the Calgary, Canada Stampede, Ixcarat, Polynesian Cultural center, they have also toured in Europe and Asia. Recent collaborations include percussive dance accompaniment with grammy nominee Jenny Oaks Baker and hugely popular celtic band, Irish Christmas in America. Current students compete at America Onstage’s Dixie Spectacular and perform biennially in Disney’s California Adventure Park. Clogging is an authentic American folk dance that is both exciting and addicting. The All American Cloggers are dedicated to preserving and perpetuating this traditional dance and introducing new generations to this toe-tappin’, knee smackin’ good time. https://www.allamericancloggers.com/

Carol Hollowell

Social Solutions Innovator
Carol Hollowell is a social solutions innovator. She is changing the face of homelessness with Switchpoint Community Center where services go beyond food and shelter offering a stepping stone to independence for individuals experiencing homelessness. Carol is a serial entrepreneur, and developed Switchpoint to lift and empower individuals in their resolve to become self-sufficient. In 2020, Carol received the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Social Impact for creating a new standard and best practices in homeless services. Carol knew that we can’t solve homelessness without having somewhere to move people out of shelter and began to tackle the extreme lack of affordable housing. In 2020 Switchpoint opened Riverwalk Apartments which became home to 172 residents. In addition, they purchased 2 hotels & converted them to studio apartments to house vulnerable seniors, veterans, & those with disabilities.

Dave Segal

Inventor, Founder of Future Smart Tech (IoT)
Dave is an innovator. He has 20+ international patents and patent continuations focused on brain-computer interface (BCI) logic and micro-gestural computing frameworks and technologies. These patents formed the foundation of his current start-up, Naqi Logix Inc., which develops technologies that enable users to provide complex input and navigation into devices without speaking to the device, touching the device or even looking at the device: all non-invasively using next-generation smart earbuds and a new technology platform.

James Woolard

Hydroponic Farming, Sustainability
James Woolard is CMO of Freight Farms I am focused on scaling the adoption of products and technology the world needs – a hydroponic farm in a freight container that can access any part of the world through a connected community of hyper-local growers. I oversee Marketing and Sales. Prior to this I worked for the adidas group, leading Reebok in Northern Europe and then moving to Boston as Head of Marketing for the Running and Style Business Units. I began my career at L’Oreal where I worked in Product Marketing within the consumer division before moving to Virgin Media to lead acquisition marketing. Originally from London, UK I achieved an MA in Modern History from Oxford University. Outside of work I try to leave an active lifestyle and regularly compete in Triathlons. https://www.freightfarms.com/

Jason Brink

Blockchain Theorist, Entreprenuer
Jason "BitBender" Brink is an entrepreneur, blockchain theorist, and avid gamer. He is currently the President of Blockchain for Gala Games, the world's leading gaming platform with blockchain integration. Known in the cryptocurrency community with the moniker “Bitbender,” his involvement in the cryptocurrency marketspace started in 2014 focusing on the use of Blockchain for the decentralization of various ecosystems. In 2014, he won the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation / Global Development Network Prize for the creation of the "AidDollar", a novel blockchain-based solution to solve the problems endemic to foreign aid. Jason is a strong believer in the ability of blockchain to create transformative change, both in business and society. As the President of Blockchain of Gala Games, he devotes considerable resources to the creation of stable play-to-earn ecosystems as a means to generate new opportunities for gamers around the world. Twitter @BitBenderBrink and LinkedIn @bitbender!

Kyle Case

CEO, Huntsman World Senior Games, Active Aging
A much sought after speaker on active aging, Kyle Case has spent his career managing world-class, multi-sport competitions for tens of thousands of athletes from all around the world. Currently the CEO of the Huntsman World Senior Games, the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes ages 50+, Kyle leads a team that welcomes over 11,000 athletes to St. George, Utah, USA, every October to participate in their choice of over 30 different sports. In addition, Kyle has presented his engaging message on five continents, taught university courses and is the host of a weekly podcast called the Huntsman World Senior Games Active Life, where he covers all aspects of active aging.

Lucy Higgins

Inspirer, Youth Advocate
Lucy Ann Higgins is a 16-year-old high school student living in St. George, Utah. Since she was two, Lucy has been in and out of hospitals, and spent countless hours with physicians working to diagnose and understand her health challenges. Through this experience, Lucy has become passionate about helping people. Lucy believes that we should “look upon the heart” of a person instead of through the “lens of labels” that the world espouses. This has fueled her desire to educate young-women to fight the battle of being defined by societal standards that are so easily forced upon them through social media.

Rachel Lyons

Executive Director, Advocate, Space
Rachel Lyons is a key advocate of the space movement. She is Executive Director of Space for Humanity, a non-profit organization which aims to use the spaceflight experience as a way to expand our perspective on Earth. Under her leadership, Space For Humanity has received public support from some of the space industry's most prominent and influential leaders including Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, NASA astronauts and other industry leaders. Ultimately, Lyons believes that if we, as individuals, take on a grander perspective, we can contribute to greater societal change. She works to expand her perspective every day through leadership training, spending time in nature, learning about space, movement and dance. It is her wish that people from all over the world understand we are part of something much greater and in turn use that perspective to treat each other and our planet with deeper respect. https://spaceforhumanity.org/

Siva Pasefika

Polynesian Dancers,
Siva Pasefika has garnished and imprinted the hearts of many with their delivery of music and dance from the exotic islands of Polynesia. We invite you to immerse and experience first hand the infamous Haka from New Zealand, the graceful Hula of Hawaii, the skillful Siva Afi (fire knife) from Samoa, the tantalizing Tamure from Tahiti, the warriors of Fiji, the Kailao (club dance) from Tonga and much much more. Their presentation and production is breathtaking and full of culture. It is vibrant, upbeat and full of fun and flavor. They transport you to Polynesia leaving you with unforgettable pleasures of Mana and Aloha. Sivapasefika.com

Trey Canard

Former Motocross and Supercross Athlete
Trey Canard is an accomplished professional supercross and motocross racer. Having turned pro in 2007, Canard quickly established himself as one of the fastest racers in the country. During his rookie season, he clinched the 2008 250SX East Championship. In 2010, Canard secured his career first AMA 250 Motocross title & helped Team USA claim victory in the Motocross of Nations — the Olympics of Motocross. He continued to find success throughout his 450 career, scoring many podiums and victories, however his true potential was marred by injury. Since retiring in 2017, Canard has continued to play an active role in the motorcycle industry. He is a test rider for American Honda and a coaching representative for the U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA). The USMCA is focuses on bringing new riders to the sport of motorcycling by certifying professional coaches to provide a safe first-ride experience for beginners. https://www.racingstandard.org/

Organizing team

Jami
Lah

St George, UT, United States
Organizer

Carly
Edelheit

St. George, UT, United States
Co-organizer