In 2008 he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Support has emerged from his local community to fight his deportation, intensifying media and political attention the case.
Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning producer, has established himself over the past 50 years as one of America’s premier journalists.
Executive director of the Charter for Compassion, launched in 2008 by TED.com and Karen Armstrong, with the mission of supporting the emergence of a global compassion movement.
Thirty years ago, inspired by the photographs of the whole Earth taken by the Apollo astronauts during their lunar missions, Eric Morris developed the first visually authentic replicas of our home planet.
Mike’s interest and research into how the very best sales professionals connect and build trust with buyers led him to build a framework around how to connect with, inspire and influence others.
Nic’s a former Managing Director who took a u-turn to become a film maker and poet. He has spent the last decade exploring the capturing of the human soul on film.
“Edwin Artemis Wordsworth, Ed Word, and the Interesting Animal Political punditry meets naïve, privileged class acoustic aggression, in the style of a Cascadian, folk-punk Woody Guthrie.
(Vice News, Al Jazeera, ABC News) Gianna Toboni is an Emmy-nominated producer and correspondent who has covered stories across the United States and overseas, most recently with VICE Media.
Paul Freedman is a widely published writer, educator, activist and speaker. Paul is exploring the many aspects of holistic educational theory and bringing them into practice with young people.
With thirty years of experience in organizations ranging from 20,000 employees to tiny start-ups. Jean brings a significant range of expertise and insight on creating culture by design—not default.
In 2000, John Vechey co-founded PopCap Games and over fifteen years as PopCap grew from three founders, to over 600 employees after being acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011.
Critically acclaimed pianist and composer, Christine Anderson is best known for her improvisational abilities and has been called “the missing link between Tori Amos and Martha Argerich.”
A multi-instrumentalist in the classical sense, gravitating towards genre bending characteristics of bluesy space funk, ad-hoc improvisational ballads, inspired by clever and beautiful soundscapes.
Norm was a police officer for 34 years, the first 28 in San Diego, the last six as Seattle’s Police Chief. He is the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing.
Academy award winner of the 2012 Best Feature Documentary film UNDEFEATED. The Oscar win made him the first African American director to receive an Academy Award for a feature length film.
She served over 10 years as County Commissioner of San Juan County, WA, with an emphasis on environmental protection and sustainability in housing, agriculture, and people.
Jeremiah “Jay” Julius is an Officer (Secretary) of the Lummi Nation. He was instrumental in moving LIBC to a firm “No” position regarding the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point (Xwe’chi’eXen).
The gaps she found in local policy and permitting decisions inspired her to create Research Now, with the goal of crowd funding location-specific research to inform policymakers.
We welcome representatives from the Lummi Nation, who cared for the lands of Orcas Isand, her waterways and resources for thousands of years.