IdeaFestival

Twyman Clements is cofounder, CEO and President of Space Tango Inc. which enables R&D, bioengineering and manufacturing in microgravity with the mission to create new industries to improve the lives of people on Earth.

Twyman Clements

Cofounder, CEO and President of Space Tango Inc.

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

William Kellibrew IV is an international advocate for civil, human, women, children, and victims’ rights.

William Kellibrew IV

International Advocate for Civil, Human, Women, Children, and Victims’ Rights

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Louisville.

Roman Yampolskiy

Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

Growing up in central Illinois, Eric Simanek was surrounded by corn destined for feed or alcohol.

Erick Simanek

Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Christian University (TCU) & Director of the TCU IdeaFactory

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

Rudy Rucker is an American author and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor.

Rudy Rucker

American Author & Mathematician

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

Jennifer Carter is the Assistant Director of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University and the Director of SpaceTrek, an all-girls camp dedicated to the empowerment of young women.

Jennifer Carter

Assistant Director of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University; Director of SpaceTrek-(Space Science Camp for Young Women)

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

CNN chief national correspondent, analyst and anchor of Inside Politics John King offers his thoughts and insights on the increasing polarization of the US electorate.

John King

CNN Chief National Correspondent, Analyst & Anchor of Inside Politics

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

In 1999, Claypool founded Bulldogs in the Bluegrass. a program that provides summer internships in Louisville, Kentucky for Yale undergraduates. Since it began, Bulldogs in the Bluegrass has brought over 570 Yalies to experience Louisville through a total immersion experience. Of those, many have returned to Louisville for full-time employment after graduation.

Rowan Claypool

‎Founder and President, Teach Kentucky

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

Emily Dreyfuss is a Senior Writer at WIRED, one of the top 10 technology news websites in the world.

Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man, is the Founder of an India-based nonprofit Goonj and one of India’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Anshu Gupta

Founder, India-based Nonprofit Goonj & One of India’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Deep Cotton is an American funk duo based in Atlanta, whose members are Chuck Lightning and Nate “Rocket” Wonder. Part of the Wondaland Arts Society, they are also sometimes called the “Punk Prophets”.

Nate Wonder

Member, American Funk Duo, Deep Cotton

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Nat Irvin, II has taught change management, leadership, future studies, and team dynamics since 2007.

Nat Irvin II

Author, Innovator, Futurist, Teacher, Commentator & Founder of Thrivals at IdeaFestival

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Wendy Whelan spent 30 years with New York City Ballet, 23 of those years as principal dancer.

Wendy Whelan

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Fueled by new ideas, Kris Kimel began IdeaFestival and KSTC.

Kris Kimel

Founder, IdeaFestival®, and President, Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC)

Interviewed: 08-27-2017

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