Near Future Summit 2017 Presenters


Marko Ahtisaari

CEO & Co-Founder, The Sync Project

Yoseph Ayele

CEO, Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF)

Dominique Barnes

Co-Founder & CEO, New Wave Foods

Yeshaia Blakeney

Co-Founder & CEO, Recover Integrity

Nichol Bradford

CEO and Founder, Willow Group, Inc.

Divine Bradley

Social Imagineer, The Future Project

Ben Bronfman

Principal & EVP, Global Thermostat

Scott Budnick

Founder & President, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Etosha Cave

Founder, Opus 12

Steve Connell

Creative Force, Steve Connell Creates

Georgia Dienst

Movement Builder & Change Maker

Rick Doblin

Founder & Executive Director, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Di-Ann Eisnor

Director, Waze

Thomas Ermacora

Urbanist, Technologist & Futurist, Recoded City/@limewharf/@clearvillageorg/@machinesroom

David Gallo

Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Climate and Life, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Chris Gibson

Co-Founder & CEO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals

David Graziano

Founder & CEO, Ahau Group

Neil Grimmer

Founder & CEO, Habit

Ilan Gur

Founding Director, Cyclotron Road

Jessi Hempel

Head of Editorial, Backchannel

Catherine Hoke

Founder & CEO, Defy Ventures

Lindsay Holden

Founder & CEO, Long Game

Dr. Paul Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Qualcomm

Valerie Jarrett

Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama & Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls

Kelly Jin

Director of Data-Driven Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

James Joaquin

Co-founder & Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

Zem Joaquin

Founder, Near Future Summit

Dean Kamen

Founder, DEKA Research & Development

Katy Kasmai

Founder, Team Exponent

Osman Kibar

CEO & Founder, Samumed


Public Health Strategist, Entrepreneur, & Mental Health Advocate

Jacques Lavoisier

DJ & Neuroscientist, The Neuromix

Norman Lear

Founder, Act III Communications

Dave Morin

Founder & Partner, Slow Ventures

Molly Morse

Founder & CEO, Mango Materials

Connie Nielsen

Co-Founder & President, Human Needs Project

Manon Otto

Director of Landscape NYC, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Lynn Overmann

Vice President for Data-Driven Justice, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Scott Painter

Founder & CEO, Fair

Satchin Panda

Professor, Panda Lab - Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Jacques Panis

President, Shinola

Sunil Paul

Founding Partner, Spring Ventures

Ryan Popple

CEO, Proterra

Andy Rebele

Founder & CEO, Pure Watercraft

Cameron Sinclair

Head of Social Innovation, Airbnb

Linda Stone

Writer & Consultant

Dr. Pam Rajendran Taub, MD FACC

Cardiologist/ Associate Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health

Nina Tandon

CEO & Co-Founder, EpiBone

Dr. Li-Huei Tsai

Professor & Director, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Søren Westh

Co-Founder & Creative Director, .506

Esther Wojcicki

Chief Learning Officer, Planet3

Christiana Wyly

Founder, Flourish*ink

Jessica Yellin

Former Chief White House Correspondent, CNN