Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defese Fund; Author, Earth: The Sequel - The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
The Environmental Defense Fund helped reduce acid rain in the 1990s by using market forces, and last year it played a role in the buyout of Texas utility TXU that reduced the number of planned coal-fired power plants. The advocacy group's president, Fred Krupp, believes business-friendly approaches such as carbon cap-and-trade systems are the best way to fight global warning. Read more »
Jane McGonigal,Director of Game Research and Development, the Institute for the Future; Author, Reality Is Broken
Can problems like poverty and climate change by fixed through games? Visionary game designer McGonigal thinks it can. With more than 174 million gamers in the United States, McGonigal explores how we can save the world through the power of gaming. McGonigal is helping pioneer the fasting-growing genre of games that turns gameplay to achieve socially positive outcomes. Read more »
Tad Daley, Ph.D., Writing Fellow, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Author, Apocalypse Never
Daley shares not only why we must abolish nuclear weapons, but also how he believes we can, and what the world will look like after we do. He argues that the nuclear double standard is both morally indefensible and politically unsustainable. Read more »
David Shenk, Author, The Forgetting, Data Smog and The Immortal Game
Shenk presents a compelling case against the notion of genetic “giftedness.” Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent and intelligence. In recent years, some scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.