Barbara Marx Hubbard, author, futurist, social innovator and educator, has been a leading voice for ‘conscious evolution’ in the world for the last 45 years. She first came to national attention when her name was placed in nomination for the US vice presidency of the Democratic Party in 1984. She ran on the platform of creating a Peace Room to be as sophisticated as our War Rooms to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working in the world. Through her books, DVDs, educational programs, TV appearances, interviews and speaking engagements, her message continues to bring guidance and reassurance to global audiences seeking answers to today’s most pressing issues. Buckminster Fuller called Barbara “the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights it has produced,” and is widely regarded as his philosophical heir.
Chris Bache has been a professor of religious studies at Youngstown State University for over three decades. An award-winning teacher, his work explores the philosophical implications of non-ordinary states of consciousness. He is also an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and for two years was the Director of Transformative Learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He has written one of the groundbreaking books in the growing field of collective consciousness, Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind. Additionally, he has written The Living Classroom: Teaching and Collective Consciousness, and Lifecycles: Reincarnation and the Web of Life.
Reverend Michael Dowd is one of the most inspiring speakers in America today. He is the author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, which has been endorsed by six Nobel laureates and other leading scientists, including noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. He and his wife, Connie Barlow, a noted science writer, have spoken to 1,000+ groups since launching their itinerant ministry in 2002. At home in both liberal and conservative settings and uniquely gifted at building bridges between religious and non-religious people, Michael shares the 14-billion-year Epic of Evolution in ways that uplift and expand heart, mind, and soul. His passion is showing how an evolutionary understanding of human nature can inspire and empower each of us to live with greater integrity and zest for life.
Freeman Dyson is a retired professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has worked on pure mathematics, atomic physics, nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, astrophysics and biology. He has written a number of books about science for the general public; "Disturbing the Universe" (1979) is a portrait-gallery of people he has known during his career as a scientist. "Weapons and Hope" (1984) is a study of the ethical problems of war and peace. "The Sun, the Genome and the Internet" (1999) discusses the question whether modern technology could be used to narrow the gap between rich and poor rather than to widen it.
James Gardner, the author of The Intelligent Universe: AI, ET, and the Emerging Mind of the Cosmos—is a widely published science essayist and complexity theorist. His science essays and peer-reviewed scientific papers have appeared in Nature Biotechnology, WIRED, World Link (the magazine of the World Economic Forum), The Wall Street Journal, Complexity (the scientific journal of the Santa Fe Institute), Acta Astronautica (the scientific journal of the International Academy of Astronautics), the International Journal of Astrobiology, and the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. His first book—BIOCOSM—was selected by Amazon.com’s editors as one of the ten best science books of 2003. BIOCOSM was reviewed in TIME MAGAZINE, U. S. News & World Report, Harper’s, National Geographic and received outspoken praise from many prominent scientists, including UK Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees and astrophysicist and Templeton Prize-winner Paul Davies.
Nassim Haramein was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1962 and as early as 9 years old was already developing the basis for a unified hyper-dimensional theory of matter and energy, which he eventually called the "Holofractographic Universe." He has spent most of his life researching the fundamental geometry of hyperspace, studying theoretical physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology, chemistry, anthropology and ancient civilizations. Combining this knowledge with a keen observation of the behavior of nature, he discovered a specific geometric array that he found to be fundamental to all of creation and from which his Unified Field Theory emerged. Mr. Haramein founded a non-profit organization, the Resonance Project Foundation, where as the Director of Research he continues exploring unification principles and their implications in our world today. His Schwarzschild Proton paper has recently received the prestigious "Best Paper Award" in the field of physics, quantum mechanics, relativity, field theory and gravitation at the University of Liège, Belgium during the 9th International Conference CASYS'09.
Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is long regarded as one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. She is also the founder and principal teacher of the Mystery School, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the New Physics, psychology, anthropology, myth and the many dimensions of human potential. The Mystery School began in 1983 and currently takes place on both the East and West Coasts annually. Dr. Houston is a prolific writer and author of 26 published books. Her book Jump Time explores a new Global Paradigm and speaks boldly of a re-genesis of human society. The questions raised in this book and the exciting suggestion of possibilities are producing new pioneers – Social Artists – working on the frontiers of this new global society.
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, is a cellular biologist and former Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine. His pioneering research on cloned stem cells at Wisconsin presaged the revolutionary field of epigenetics, the new science of how environment and perception control genes. Subsequently, as a Fellow in Pathology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine his published research on the human immune system yielded insight into the biochemical pathways that bridge the mind-body duality. Dr. Lipton’s latest book is Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a way to get there from here, is co-authored by Steve Bhaerman.
Gregory Stock, Ph.D., MBA, is a biophysicist, best-selling author, biotech entrepreneur and the director of the Program on Medicine, Technology and Society at UCLA's School of Medicine. He has written extensively on the implications for society, medicine and business of the human genome project and associated developments in molecular genetics and bioinformatics. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social and political implications of today's revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers. He also is the CEO of Signum Biosciences, a biotech company developing therapeutics for Alzheimer's and other diseases as well as health and wellness agents. A prolific author and recognized authority on the impact of new technologies on human society, Professor Stock's 2003 book, Redesigning Humans: Our Inevitable Genetic Future won the Kistler Book Prize for Science books. Among his other books are Engineering The Human Germline, Metaman, and the best seller, The Book of Questions.
Rick N. Tumlinson, named one of the world’s Top 100 Space Visionaries, is called the Thomas Paine of space, a revolutionary who sees human destiny as "leading the expansion of life to worlds now dead." More than a philosopher, he is a leader of the NewSpace industrial revolution to open space to human settlement. Having signed the first space "tourist" Dennis Tito, he led the takeover of the Russian Mir space station as the world’s first commercial space facility and founded companies to create the world’s first commercial space suits and a new sport called "Space Diving." Rick testified 6 times on space policy before Congress, is quoted in all major space journals and his latest project is the "Earth Light Foundation" supporting "frontier enabling" technologies and projects that will someday, as he puts it, redefine humanity’s goal as being "the carriers of the precious seeds of life to worlds now dead," and lead to a time when there are "flowers on the Moon and butterflies on Mars."