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Speakers & Panelists
Omaha, Nebraska / Oct. 14-16, 2013 spacer

As of Sept. 10, 2013

GEN. STANLEY McCHRYSTAL

Former U.S. Forces Commander and co-founder, the McChrystal Group

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RAY KURZWEIL

Director of Engineering, Google; inventor and author

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HENRY CISNEROS

Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton

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KENT LARSON

Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group

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Panel of Architects

BJARKE INGELS

Founder of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a Copenhagen and New York based group operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development

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SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU

Partner with OMA*AMO, a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis

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DROR BENSHETRIT

Founder of Studio Dror, a design company focusing on architecture, product design, interior design and creative direction

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PANEL MODERATOR: SARAH WHITING

Dean, School of Architecture at Rice University

 
JANICE PERLMAN, Ph.D.

Founder and president of the Mega-Cities Project

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CINDY FREWEN WUELLNER, Ph.D.

Chair of Association of Professional Futurists (APF); founder of Frewen Architects; instructor in Futures Studies at University of Houston

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JOHN ROSENOW

Founder and Chief Executive, The Arbor Day Foundation

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LANCE FRITZ

Executive Vice President, Union Pacific

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BRAD STRITTMATTER

President, Olsson Associates

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LANCE COLLINS

Dean of Engineering, Cornell University

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LARRY RILETT

Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology, UNL; Director, Nebraska Transportation Center

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R.K. SHEVGAONKAR

Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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JULIO OTTINO

Dean, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University

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DON ALBINGER

Vice President of Engineering & Technology, Johnson Controls Incorporated (JCI)

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KEVIN WAILES

Administrator & CEO, Lincoln Electric System (LES)

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DOUGLAS MELTON

Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) Program Director–Kern Family Foundation

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