2011 Presenters and Panelists

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Shashi Bellamkonda
- Social Media and Creativity Panelist - is the Social Media Swami, otherwise known as Director of Social Media at Network Solutions, a company which helps small businesses establish an online presence and conduct online marketing. Shashi also is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and serves as a member of the Marketing Advisory Board of SCORE. Blogging is his passion and along with http://blog.networksolutions.com, he writes for The Washington Business Journal blog, examiner.com, and occasionally for techcocktail.com. He has also contributed to American Express OPEN forum, SmallBiZtrends and other tech blogs like Smallbiztechnology.com. He was recognized as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans by the Washingtonian magazine in 2009 & 2011, and made it on The 100 Small Business Influencer 2011 Champion List by Small Business Trends and Smallbiztechnology.com. A sought after presenter, Shashi has keynoted and participated at many conferences such as Digital East 2010, 2011, SXSW, IABC, PRSA Digital, and Affiliate Summit among others. @shashib

Corey Michael Blake
- Presenter - has starred in commercial campaigns and written and published books that have been profiled in The New York Times, WSJ, Sports Illustrated, Variety, Forbes, Inc. Wired and on NBC, WGN, Fox News and Bloomberg TV among hundreds of other print, radio and television outlets. His work has won Addy, Belding, Bronze Lion and London International Advertising awards, and he has been published in The Writer magazine, Script magazine and on StartupNation. After being in business commercial campaigns, he went into filmmaking, writing and publishing. He co-authored numerous books, including From the Barrio to the Board Room (used around the country to inspire at-risk youth). He works with prolific business and self-help authors, such as Chris Anderson (Wired Editor), Tony Hsieh (Zappos CEO) and Marshall Goldsmith, among others, to deliver their best-selling books as graphic novels. He founded Round Table Companies and Writers of the Round Table Press to use entertainment to educate, inform and inspire audiences nationally. @CoreyBlake9000

Jen Consalvo - Social Media and Creativity Panel Moderator - is COO and Editor of Tech Cocktail, a technology focused media company, and Co-Founder of Shiny Heart Ventures, which launched the popular gratitude journal community, Thankfulfor.com. She has worked in product development for almost 15 years, leading large and small teams in a range of product areas such as digital imaging, community & social platforms and personalization. The majority of her career was at AOL, developing products used by millions of people globally. Tech Cocktail is co-producer of Digital Capital Week (@DCWEEK), a week-long festival on technology, innovation and all things digital in our nation’s capital. She's been featured in the Washington Post, in the Huffington Post, and was recently named one of 100 DC Tech Titans by Washingtonian Magazine. Her blogs include JenConsalvo.com and BodySoulConnect.com. Her new book, Love Your Photos: A Simple Guide To Photographic Happiness is available now. @noreaster

Steven Dahlberg
- Creative Work Cultures Panelist; Creative Leadership Panel Moderator - is vice president of innovation for Future Workplace, is the director of the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, which is dedicated to applying creativity to improve the well-being of individuals, organizations and communities. He teaches "Creativity + Social Change" at the University of Connecticut. He regularly speaks about creativity topics and leads professional development workshops about creativity in education, organizations and communities. He's served as an adviser to the Guggenheim, helped toy inventors launch a creativity consulting business, and headed a creativity foundation. He’s taught creativity courses at Rhode Island College, Yale University, and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, among other places, including to incarcerated men. He edits the Applied Imagination and Creativity + Social Change blogs, co-hosts the Creativity in Play online radio show and authored the foreword to Education is Everybody's Business. @Steven_Dahlberg


Kristi Faulkner
Creative Work Cultures Panelist - is a 20 year veteran of the advertising industry. She began her career at BBDO in New York and has worked at many of the top agencies on Madison Avenue: Young & Rubicam, DDB, Grey, and Ammirati Puris Lintas. As a creative director, she has written and produced multi-media, multi-channel campaigns for global companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Pepsi, Pantene, Chase, Citibank, MasterCard and countless smaller businesses and start-ups. As an entrepreneur, Kristi has launched three successful companies, and is currently president and co-founder of Womenkind, where she advises clients who need and want to better reach, engage and motivate women through enhanced marketing messages, product innovation, and organizational evolution. Womenkind is the recent recipient of the Stevie Award, two MarCom awards for creativity, and the IAC award. A native Texan, Kristi lives in Connecticut with her two little girls. @Womenkind

Gregg Fraley
- Presenter - is an author, speaker, innovation consultant, and “Chief Solver” and co-founder of Kiln Ideas, Ltd. Kiln’s innovation system brings trend intelligence into a systematic, whole-brain, continuous innovation process within companies. Gregg’s consults and coaches on innovation project management idea generation facilitation, and creativity/CPS training. Clients have included Budweiser, Givaudan, Nestlé Purina, Johnsonville Sausage, and Leo Burnett Advertising among others. Gregg’ s been a leader and board member of the Creative Education Foundation and the European Creativity Association conference in Italy, CREA, and did a recent keynote at TEDxNASA. He is the author of the creaitvity and innovation business fable, Jack’s Notebook. Before Kiln, Gregg founded an IT company, was a marketing VP, and worked in the television where and won a Cable ACE Innovation award and an Emmy. Gregg's blog is www.greggfraley.com
. @gregg_fraley

John Hagel III
- Creative Leadership Panelist; Creative Work Cultures Panelist - “works and plays on the edge”. He is an in demand speaker and prolific author, is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum, and was named as one of the Top 100 Business Gurus by Accenture. John has spent years advising clients across the world on innovation in business. Currently he leads the Silicon Valley-based Deloitte Center for the Edge as co-founder and co-chairman with John Seely Brown. Previously, he was the Principal and Global Leader of the Strategy Practice and eCommerce Practice at McKinsey. A prolific author, John’s books have guided business leaders all over the world through both the technology revolution and the leadership revolution it demands. His current book, The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion, co-written with John Seely Brown and Lang Davison. John maintains two blogs: His personal blog, Edge Perspectives, and The Big Shift on the Harvard Business Review Blogs, which he co-authors with John Seely Brown. @jhagel

eilani Raashida Henry, M.A. - Presenter - is a demonstrated leader in the field of workplace creativity and wellbeing. A pioneer on bringing innovative whole brain strategies to personal, professional and organization transformation, she is President of Being and Living® Enterprises, and is the creator of Brain Jewels®, a multisensory coaching process for transformation and healing.  Her fellowship from The Institute on the Common Good at Regis University recognizes and honors her work in mind-body connection and dialogue for organizations. Leilani’s lifetime experience in the arts is integrated into her unique approach to leadership, creativity and performance. She is cited in national publications and organizations such as Corporate Meetings & Incentives, Fast Company, Fetzer Institute and New Visions in Business. Her clients have included AT&T, Intuit, Time Warner, HBO, UC Boulder, HP, the EPA and HSBC Bank among others. @beandlive

Peggy Holman
- Emergence and Cocreation Panelist - Seattle-based author and consultant, has helped explore a nascent field of social technologies that engage "whole systems" of people from organizations and communities in creating their own future. She consults on strategies for enabling diverse groups to face complex issues by creatively transforming presentation into conversation and passivity into participation. Clients have included Microsoft, Boeing, AT&T, National Forest Service, Co-Intelligence Institute, Novartis, Antioch University, the Nature Conservancy and the Gates Foundation among others. In the second edition of The Change Handbook, she joins with her co-authors to profile sixty-one change processes. Her new book, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity (Berrett-Koehler, September 2010), dives beneath these change methods to make visible deeper patterns, principles, and practices for creativity and change that can guide us through turbulent times. She can be found at www.peggyholman.com. @peggyholman

Anthony Hyatt
- facilitator - is a violinist, multimedia performance artist, creativity consultant and facilitator with a passion for the role of improvisation in the creative process. He is a teaching-artist for Arts for the Aging, where he presents highly acclaimed music and movement-centered interactive programs and co-directs the Quicksilver senior citizen improv dance company. Anthony is a master trainer at the National Center for Creative Aging and artist-in-residence for the Georgetown Medical Center’s pediatric and cancer care programs. A long time practitioner of applied creativity and arts-based facilitation, Anthony is a colleague of the Creative Education Foundation and a leader for other affiliated international organizations like CREA in Europe and Mindcamp in Canada. He does additional creativity consulting and facilitation through his company, Moving Beauty, where clients have included the D'Agostini Corporation, Sunrise Corporation and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes among others.


Michelle James
- Conference Curator - is CEO of The Center for Creative Emergence and founder of the Capitol Creativity Network and Quantum Leap Business Improv. She is a business creativity consultant, facilitator and coach who has been pioneering applied creativity and improvisation in business for 16 years. She's designed and delivered hundreds of public workshops for solopreneurs and leaders and business creativity programs for organizations such as Microsoft, Deloitte, GEICO, National Institutes for Health, The World Bank, Invest Norhtern Ireland, Teach for America and Kaiser Permanente among others. Michelle has been featured on TV, the radio and in print and was recognized for Visionary Leadership in Fast Company's blog, Leading Change for "her commitment to bring creative expression into the work environment in a very deep and meaningful way." She is an artist, storyteller, improv performer, philosopher, and a CoreSomatics (Embodied Movement with Depth Psychology) Master Practitioner, all of which inform her work and mission. @CreatvEmergence


James Jorasch
- Presenter - founder of Science House, is an entrepreneur and a named inventor on more than 425 issued patents. He is also a co-founder of HandHold Adaptive, a company dedicated to bringing 21st century technologies to the disabled community. James is a frequent speaker at conferences and has appeared on CNN and in Forbes magazine. PsychologyToday's profiled James as a "Father of Invention." Prior to starting Science House, James was head of Inventing at Walker Digital where he helped incubate a number of businesses  including Priceline.com and RetailDNA.There he developed a system to manage the creative process and galvanize brainstorming sessions to most effectively create new patentable material and solve client problems. Facilitating all aspects of the creative process, James led a team of inventors that filed more than 800 patents over a 10-year period, and incubated businesses such as Priceline.com from the patents created during the process. He is also a memory and chess champion and a stand-up improv comedian. @ScienceHouse

Sean Kelly
- Presenter - Principal of Sean Kelly Studio, is a creator of thousands of visual solutions to assignments from hundreds of clients. In his 25 years of editorial, advertising and corporate work, client's have sought him for his skill at translating complex, abstract topics into simple, concrete ideas that communicate clearly. Kelly's work appears regularly in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fortune, Businessweek, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where his visual commentaries appear on the Op-Ed page. Kelly's corporate clients include American Express, IBM, Viacom, Aetna and NBC-Universal. His work has been exhibited by The Society of Illustrators and Parsons School of Design, and has been featured on the CBS News program Face The Nation. Sean Kelly is a graduate of Brown University and he studied at Rhode Island School of Design. His widely read creativity blog is www.creativityseminar.blogspot.com. @SeanKellyStudio

Annalie Killian - Creative Leadership Panelist - "Corporate Maverick" and Catalyst for Magic at AMP, one of Australia’s most eminent Financial Services corporations. In charge of Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, she stirs up employee creativity, cross-functional collaboration and open innovation. She is also the creator of the unique
Amplify Festival of Innovation & Thought Leadership, where 3 thousand employees and clients participate with thought leaders and change agents from all over the world. She is sought out as a Futurist and for her experience in effecting transformational change in complex systems. She’s pioneered innovation in social responsibility and business/ community partnerships and won numerous international awards for initiatives that helped the South African society transition from apartheid to democracy. In May, she was selected for the prestigious First Mover Fellows at the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program. Her personal blog is www.catalystformagic.posterous.com. @maverickwoman

Rita J. King - Creative Leadership Panelist - is Executive Vice President of Business Development at Science House and the creator of the Imagination Age, a framework for understanding the current fleeting decades between the longer industrial era and the impending intelligence era. In 2006, she founded Dancing Ink Productions, a creativity and innovation company with global clients focused on the development of a new culture and economy. With collaborator Joshua Fouts, she most recently co-directed IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work, an interactive project for educators focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. She is Senior Fellow for Social Networking and Immersive Technologies at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, Innovator-in-Residence at IBM Virtual Analytics Center, and a former Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

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