Session 4: Disrupt

11:30 AM - 1:15 PM



Sanjay Dastoor, Roboticist

Sanjay Dastoor is co-founder of Boosted Boards, a startup that aims to build the world's lightest electric vehicles.


Alastair Parvin, Designer

Alastair Parvin believes in making architecture accessible to 100 percent of the population.


Danny Hillis, Computer theorist

Inventor, scientist, author, engineer -- over his broad career, Danny Hillis has turned his ever-searching brain on an array of subjects, with surprising results.


BLACK, Yo-yo champion

Twice the world yo-yo champion, BLACK mixes dance, sport and performance to create unforgettable yo-yo moments.


Lesley Perkes, Public art instigator

Collaborating with brilliant public and performance artists and people in neighborhoods, Lesley Perkes instigates with imagination and public space -- to transform entire atmospheres. Just like that. Ha!


Amanda Palmer, Musician, blogger

Alt-rock icon Amanda Fucking Palmer believes digital content should be free, and that artists can and should be directly supported by fans via a “patronage” model.


Larry Lessig, Legal activist

The U.S. Congress is broken, and law professor and legal activist Lawrence Lessig wants you to help him fix it. In "Republic, Lost," he tells you how.


Session 5: Dream

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM



Rich + Tone Talauega, Creative directors

The explosive creative direction and choreography of Rich + Tone Talauega has been featured in tours and music videos of pop icons like Michael Jackson, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez.


Elon Musk, Serial entrepreneur

Elon Musk is the CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).


Mary Lou Jepsen, Screen engineer

Mary Lou Jepsen discovers astonishing ways to integrate digital screens into daily life.


Taylor Wilson, Nuclear scientist

At 14, Taylor Wilson became the youngest person to achieve fusion -- with a reactor born in his garage. Now he wants to save our seaports from nuclear terror.


Ji-Hae Park, Violinist

Violinist Ji-Hae Park plays to share the joy of music.


Stewart Brand, Environmentalist, futurist

Since the counterculture '60s, Stewart Brand has been creating our internet-worked world. Now, with biotech accelerating four times faster than digital technology, Stewart Brand has a bold new plan ...