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RAY KURZWEIL, Director of Engineering, Google; inventor and author

Kurzweil has been termed “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame by the U.S. Patent Office. He is the author of five national bestselling books including How To Create A Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed (Viking, 2012). His website,, has more than three million unique visitors annually.

Monday, Oct. 14 - Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink