Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D., is President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (L-INPR), and President of the Honorary Board of Advisors of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA). He served as 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina. As Professor of Systems Science and Evolutionary Development, he teaches on evolutionary leadership, collaboration, and systems thinking at a variety of MBA and Doctoral programs internationally, serves on the Global Collaborators Board of Global Education Futures (GEF), on the EARTHwise Leadership Council, and as Vice-President for Education on the Board of Directors of Unity Foundation. He has worked for UNESCO, the Italian Electric Power Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education, has held visiting appointments with the London School of Economics and the European University Institute, and has been named a Level I Member of the National Research Academy of Mexico (SNI). He is on the Editorial Boards of Systems Research & Behavioral Science; World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research; Systema · Connecting Matter, Life, Culture and Technology; Markets and Business Systems; and Organisational Transformation & Social Change, recipient of the Gertrude Albert Heller Award, the Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Award, and the Förderpreis Akademischer Klub award, author of over one hundred journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and a 6th Degree Black Belt of traditional Korean Karate.
Ian Grant was hired in 2015 and is the first full-time director of the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter) at the University of New Hampshire. Ian co-founded/founded three companies (bootstrapped and venture backed), all of which were acquired, and he led innovation projects within large Fortune 500 corporate environments. He speaks often of drawing upon a critical “tool box of knowledge” that was acquired as a result multiple leadership roles including CEO, chief operating officer, VP of marketing, business development, and sales (trenches and managing), and from work in a variety of industries including commercial real estate, customer loyalty, organic products, career and HR technology/services, higher education internet-based products/services, and healthcare.
Ian’s start-up companies included VillageGenie.com, where he was Founder/CEO (acquired by Lee Hecht Harrison/Adecco), Co-Founder of Hotchili Technology, and PlanetResume.com/MTS-Group (both merged with Careershop.com and acquired by Personnel Group of America). In addition, he was involved with the early-stage company, Pure Barnyard Lawn & Garden Products (Cockadoodle-DOO brand), as COO and head of marketing. Within corporate innovation, he worked for the Sodexo subsidiary, Circles, focusing on American Express’ Centurion/Platinum card member loyalty through its concierge service as the executive director of product and marketing and executive director of innovation.
His entrepreneurial success and involvement with non-profits led the Boston Business Journal to select Ian from more than 300 nominees for its “Top 40 Under 40” award in 2001. Ian Grant graduated with a BA in Government from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Ian studied and lived in Kenya, East Africa, and served on the boards of non-profits supporting education of the Maasai people. He is conversational in Swahili.
Dr. Jennifer Moore has spent her 20+ year career as a classroom teacher, teacher coach, and principal, helping schools define and meet the needs of children, their families and their communities. Dr. Moore has touched every part of education and found that the best learning environment is one where everyone has a voice. Her work has mostly been in schools that have a significant percentage of students living in poverty. Her priority is supporting the well-being of both children and adults in school communities.
Jon Eliot Ramer is an entrepreneur, civic leader, inventor, and musician. He is a co-founder of several collaborative technology companies including ELF Technologies, Inc., whose main solution, Serengeti, connects over 7000 law firms with their clients and was purchased by Thomson Reuters. The designer, author, and co-founder of several Deep Social Networks, he launched the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, that led the effort to make Seattle the first city in the world to affirm Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion. As a result, there are over 450 similar Compassionate Community Campaigns around the world.
In 2012, Ramer conceived of and produced the "Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest" in response to a challenge from the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky to other cities to outdo Louisville's compassionate action as measured by hours of community service and people served. Over 18 million people have been served as part of the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.
In 2018, Ramer formed the SINE Alliance and Network. SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange) is a global collaboration that fuels collective empowerment. The SINE syndicated network and social change engine amplify the positive impact of the alliance member's initiatives. SINE demonstrates how co-management and collective capacity building can uplevel and amplify social change initiatives and their outputs, outcomes, and impacts.
Ramer serves on the Advisory Board of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development; a UNESCO Research Center based in New Delhi, and organizer of the International Youth Campaign for Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ramer serves as Chief Technology Officer at Four Worlds International Institute, focusing on the International Treaty To Protect and Restore the Sacred, signed by over fifty different tribes throughout North America.
Karen Palmer is a mom who made a wish that sparked a kindness revolution. She went from being homeless to being an Internationally known Global Kindness Leader and Educator.
Karen is known as Miss Kindness she is a singer and songwriter who writes uplifting music in the style of Weird Al Yankovitz’s parodies. These are songs of compassion and kindness with mindful, conscious lyrics that raise the vibration on the planet. She creates musical coloring books, toys, and games. She has been visiting schools for 20 years as a Non-Profit Business Leader. Visit http://www.globalkindnesstv.org
Maria Jose "Mache" Treviño was born and works in Mexico. She loves nature and enjoying time with her life partner Mariana. She is a group facilitator, consultant and co-founder of Crecimiento y Aventura (Growth and Adventure). She has worked for over 20 years in projects focused on human and community development, experiential education and inclusion in Mexico and other countries for civil organizations, private companies and governments. She is co-author of the Spanish edition of the book "Experiential Activities for a Better World", and compiler of "Community Human Development: Six Conversations".
Marilyn Levin, MSW is the Development Director for Play for Peace, a global play based peace building organization. She is an award winning activist, a professional speaker and trainer www.marilynlevin.com and the author of Experiential Activities for a Better World www.experientialactivitiesforabetterworld.com.
She was a social entrepreneur having founded and served in leadership positions with numerous endeavors including: Rolling on the Floor Laughing Challenge, KINS Innovations Networks, Green America Center for Sustainability Solutions, Four Years Go/Pachamama Alliance, Global Sufficiency Network and more. She has been proud to integrate experiential education wisdom and methodology in all of her endeavors.
Susan Burke has been in the tech industry for many years, engineering solutions for companies such as Panasonic, New Balance, University of Chicago, Random House and Simon & Schuster. She spent a large part of her career at Firebrand Technologies where starting as a software engineer, she progressed to Chief Architect and Director of Product of Title Management (their flagship enterprise level product for publishers). There she gained skills ranging from development and analysis to database design, UI/UX, project and product mgmt. As a partner in the business, she also served as part of the key executive committee for Firebrand, where she helped determine strategy for the company.
Currently she is contributing those talents to a few social good startups including Phin for Good and Kikori. Phin's purpose is to be a force for positive change – connecting the dots between marketing and philanthropy to create lasting social impact and unlimited value for business. In addition to being a strategic advisor at Phin, she is the Chief Impact Officer where she is tasked with advocating for Phin's social causes and helping that community create the maximum impact. As tech advisor at Kikori, an ed tech company that puts the heart and fun in education, she is helping create a customer driven whole product ethic always keeping an eye on scalability and security. She is passionate about encouraging diversity and inclusion in tech and other STEM industries and speaks, writes and mentors to have impact on resolving this critical issue.
Tatum Moser is currently the Founder and Principal at Moser Consulting Solutions. She works with edtech leaders to build organizations and develop transformational products that impact the lives of students, parents, and teachers across the globe. Before her work as a consultant, she served as the Vice President of Content and Curriculum at Education.com. She also held teaching, research, and leadership positions in Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts for more than a decade.
Most notably, she participated as a learning experiences designer for Harvard’s Agency by Design Research Initiative. She received both her B.A. and Ed.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, where her program focused on curricula and instructional practices informed by research on child development. Her passions revolve around the arts, social-emotional learning, equity, social justice, and helping teachers navigate increasingly complex classroom teaching demands. She aspires to provide resources that can help teachers, parents, and students feel inspired and successful.