Thursday, February 16, 2006

An impressive line of speakers AND attendees

Mass behavior scientist and ex-rock star maker Howard Bloom who has been called the Newton, Darwin, Freud, Einstein, and Buckminster Fuller of the 21st century. He’s the author of The Lucifer Principle, Global Brain, and working on a new book, Reinventing Capitalism: Putting Soul In the Machine.

British-born, US-based Martin Lewis, a fabled renaissance man with a 35-year career as a humorist, producer, writer, TV & radio host, publicity & marketing strategist - and pioneering organizer of human rights benefits. He hosts his own national daily radio show in the US.

Live video-feed from New York we will have Award winning author, teacher, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other's values and whose new book “Get Back in the Box-Innovation from the Inside Out” is quickly gaining recognition. He has written ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture that have been translated to over thirty languages.
Rushkoff has been announced winner of "Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity."; Exit Strategy, selected by MacGills as one of the 200 most important books of 2002. Coercion wins the 2002 Marshall McLuhan Award for best media book!

Marcel RoeleScience and business consultant for major Dutch TV productions and one of Holland’s best science writers, Marcel Roele. He has written books on ethology, sociobiology, behavior genetics, differential psychology, psychometrics, and aspects of anthropology, political science and history as far as they relate to cultural evolution.

Also attending, award-winning classical composer Octavio Vazquez who’s been quoted as "one of the most outstanding musicians of his of the foremost composers of classical music...a burning torch for the 21st century". He has written extensively in every genre, and his music is performed throughout the world by some of today's most exciting ensembles.

We’re also expecting prof. dr. Slawomir Magala, professor of Cross-Cultural Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, who coined the term agora – Greek for market and discussion room – for bridging cultural differences.


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