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Bioengineering, Agriculture & Life Sciences

Lisa Mosconi

Renowned Authority on Health and Nutrition for Brain Health; Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative; Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College; New York Times Best-selling Author of “Brain Food” (2018) and “The XX Brain” (2020)

Steve Horvath

Renowned Geneticist Specializing in Aging; “Godfather of Epigenetic Clocks” and Inventor of the Horvath Clock and Lifespan Predictors; Professor of Human Genetics and Biostatistics, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Arnav Kapur

Leading Authority on Extended Intelligence, Closely Coupling Human Cognition and Artificial Intelligence; Pioneering Inventor and Lead Innovator Behind AlterEgo; Rising Tech Star and 2019 TED Fellow; Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Katharine Wilkinson

Renowned Strategist, Expert and Author on How Organizations and Changemakers Can Address the Climate Crisis; Advisor on Advancing and Communicating Proactive Climate Solutions; Senior Writer, New York Times Best-Seller “Drawdown” (2017) and “Drawdown Review” (2020); Co-editor, “All We Can Save” (2020)

Neri Oxman

Award-winning Architect, Designer and Inventor; Pioneer of the Field of Material Ecology; Leading Authority on “Hacking” Nature for the Purposes of Speculative and Practical Design; Founder, Mediated Matter Research Group; Professor, MIT Media Lab

Isha Datar

Cellular Agriculture Pioneer; Executive Director, New Harvest; Co-Founder, Perfect Day (fka Muufri) and Clara Foods

Andrew Hessel

Futurist and Trailblazer in Biological Technologies; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Genome Project-write; Founder and President, Humane Genomics Inc.

Ed Boyden

Pioneering Bioscientist and Innovator; Expert on Leading Teams Where Few Rules or Precedents Exist; Neuroengineer Focused on Mapping the Brain to Cure Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders; Professor, MIT Media Lab and MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Hugh Herr

Leader of the Bionic Age; Champion for Creating Technology to Improve the Human Body and Redefine Human Potential; Professor & Leader, MIT Center for Extreme Bionics

Peter Schwartz

Global Futurist and Business Strategist; Salesforce.com Executive Focused on Strategic Planning; Scenario Planning Expert

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Stewart Brand

Futurist, Technology Visionary and Pioneering Environmentalist; Former Editor, Whole Earth Catalog; President, The Long Now Foundation