Ariel Muller leads the growth of Forum for the Future’s work in Asia Pacific, working with partners going beyond compliance and pioneering leadership in sustainability. She will be talking to us about using design futures to change how we think about change, with a focus on systemic change for the food system value chain in Asia Pacific. Her work touches on supply chain management, logistics, systems thinking—all to craft new solutions for invisible colonial systems.Connect on Twitter
Aza is the cofounder of Earth Species Project, an open-source collaborative nonprofit dedicated to decoding animal communication. He is also the co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology and is the co-host for the popular podcast Your Undivided Attention.Connect on Twitter
David Brin is a physicist whose novels include The Postman, Earth, and recently Existence. The Transparent Society (nonfiction) won the ALA Freedom of Speech Award.Connect on Twitter
Mel is a Canadian game developer, working as an Associate Creative Director at Cloud Chamber on the Bioshock series. Before that, she was narrative lead for the Assassin's Creed game series. Her work has focused on the inclusion of playable female protagonists in games, introducing LGBTQ issues and trans characters. Her background in English literature and drama has uniquely positioned her to evolve game culture. By addressing sexism, homophobia and community-building, she creates narratives and characters that welcome more players into gaming.
Odile Joannette is a unifier. She uses her voice to uphold and promote the rights of Indigenous Peoples and strives to break the barriers of accessibility, promote Indigenous resurgence and increase Indigenous social and societal participation. Passionate, resilient and dedicated, she works toward building bridges between Peoples, Nations and generations. Her ease and ability to explain indigenous values, issues and realities, effectively raises awareness, mobilizes and inspires people to work towards changes and decolonization.Connect on Twitter
Webster is a Quebec-born hip-hop artist and historian of Senegalese and Quebecois descent. An activist and historian, he lectures on the history of the Afro-descendant presence and slavery in Canada. Webster has been a pioneer of the Quebec hip-hop movement for the past 20 years and has written several books.Connect on Twitter