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October 10, 2010
5:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
United States


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Born and raised in Brazil, Antonio Rocha graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern Maine with a B.A. in theater. He has studied with masters such as Tony Montanaro and Marcel Marceau. His unique blend of mime and verbal narrative has been performed from Wolf Trap in Virginia to New Zealand

David McLain

LEADING YOUR LIFE WITH MORE PURPOSE AND INTENTION I regularly shoot feature length assignments around the world for National Geographic Magazine. My job is to work with every kind of person under any kind of condition and create timeless images for a client with the highest visual standards on earth. Simply put, I tell authentic stories that engage people and inspire them to dream



Gola Wolf Richards

SAGE QUALITIES IN CHARACTER EVOLVE BOUNTIFUL QUANTITIES OF TIMELY CHANGE Featured among over four decades of professional history, I have given lectures on Contemplative Education for Global Conflict-Resolution for Dartmouth College



John Piotti

Currently executive director of Maine Farmland Trust, John Piotti has been at the fore of agriculture issues in Maine for over 15 years. In 1995, he created and then managed the Maine Farms Project for Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), Maine

Lisa Blake

BREATH AS INSPIRATION To explore the connection between breath, air, and the word inspiration:

Paul Josephson

WHY WE NEED TO BE NEO-LUDDITES Paul Josephson is a specialist on the former Soviet Union and the place of big technology in the modern world. He is the author of nine books and many articles

Peter Arnold

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: WALKING OUR TALK IN THE WORKPLACE Peter Arnold directs the Sustainability Initiative for Chewonki Foundation in Wiscasset, Maine. Chewonki is an environmental education foundation. Mr. Arnold has a B.Sc. in Biology from Colby College and a MSW from The University of New England. He has three years of Peace Corps in his background and six years on the faculty of the Shelter Institute, an owner/builder construction school followed by five years as a contractor building passive solar homes. After earning an MSW he worked for ten years as a family therapist and organizational consultant. These jobs provided training in facilitating change at the personal, institutional and policy levels. Mr. Arnold

Richard Lugg

HYBRID ENGINES IN AEROSPACE Company founder, Richard H. Lugg, is a highly experienced aerospace industry executive and entrepreneur, and serves as Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of Sonic Blue Aerospace. Previously he was Senior Vice President of the Management and Investment Board of Arthur D. Little. Mr. Lugg directed the company

Russell Libby


Thatcher Cook

PICTOGRAPHY AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE Thatcher Hullerman Cook is a documentary photographer based in Maine and New York. His clients are primarily humanitarian aid and development organizations that work with refugees and other people affected by war, economic upheaval, and natural disasters. His clients include international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) which have sent him on assignment to over fifty countries.

Zoe Weil

THE WORLD BECOMES WHAT YOU TEACH Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (www.HumaneEducation.org) and is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement, which provides people with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to be conscientious choicemakers and engaged changemakers for a better world. Zoe created the first Master of Education and Certificate Program in Humane Education in the U.S. covering the interconnected issues of human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection. She has also created acclaimed online programs and leads workshops and speaks at universities, conferences, and events across the U.S. and Canada. She has taught tens of thousands students through her innovative school presentations, and has trained several thousand teachers through her workshops and programs. Zoe

Organizing team


  • Adam Burk
    Lead Organizer / Co-Chair
  • Dean Merrill
    Lead Design, Lead Video, Co-Chair
  • Michael Gilroy
    Lead Logistics
  • Alexander Petroff
    Organizer, Sr. TED Fellow
  • Janice O’Rourke
    Lead Speaker Organizer