Report from Massive Change Global Visionaries Symposium
Submitted on Sun, 11/19/2006 - 13:30 — Greg Van Alstyne
Just returned from the Massive Change Global Visionaries Symposium in Chicago. The idea was to learn about the event and explore ideas relevant to some our own public event plans. I'm writing as I travel to and through O'Hare and will post this as soon as I can get online.
The Symposium was a eye opening in many ways.
Stewart Brand, futurist and author of the Whole Earth Catalog, The Clock of the Long Now, and How Buildings Learn; Gunter Pauli, founder and director of Zero Emissions Research Initiative of the United Nations University in Tokyo (Zeri.org), and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Mary Czerwinski, cognitive psychologist and principal researcher at Microsoft. Of these, Brand and Pauli were the most dynamic.