Keynote Address: Ellen Gustafson
Ellen Gustafson is an activist for improving the global food system for all eaters. She is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the FEED Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring healthful, nutritious food in school for all children as a first step towards a sustainable global food system. She also Founder and Executive Director of The 30 Project - a "think + do" tank for changing the food system to address the world’s hunger and obesity problems holistically. With this new venture, she hopes to stimulate a movement that will change our food and agricultural systems over the next 30 years so that healthy, balanced meals are available to all.
Creative Mentor for Social Entrepreneurship: James Marshall Reilly
James Marshall Reilly is an entrepreneur, social commentator, and connector. He recently authored, Shake the World, which focuses on social entrepreneurship, business in the 21st century, philanthrocapitalism, and the change generation. His book features interviews with many of the top young game-changers in the world, including Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Doug Ulman (CEO & President of LIVESTRONG), Elizabeth McKee Gore (Executive Director of Global Partnerships for the United Nations Foundation), Shawn Fanning (Napster, Rupture, Path...) and many, many more. James is an expert in how this new generation is embracing technology and a shift in values and consciousness to trigger social change and ultimately achieve success, however individually defined.
Creative Mentor for Social Entrepreneurship: Sebastian Lindstrom
An experienced traveler and filmmaker, Sebastian was formerly a member of the Swedish Special Forces. He has many years experience living and working in West Africa and is the cofounder and chairman of Light For Children, an NGO working with HIV-infected children in Ghana, and Co-founder/Producer of the What Took You So Long Foundation that films and screens grassroots NGOs, untold stories, and unsung heroes in some of the more remote corners of the globe. Over the last five years he has led teams through-out Africa, Papua New Guinea, Middle East and Greater China. He is Head of Africa for Sandbox-Network and an African Leadership Network fellow.
Creative Mentor for Public Policy: Mella Frewan
Mella has worked in the Agri-food sector in Europe for 23 years, and currently serves as Director General of FoodDrinkEurope (former CIAA), representing Europe’s largest manufacturing sector. Mella has previous experience working for Monsanto, as well as Cerestar, then Europe’s biggest starch producer. From this role and her earlier ones in the Ferruzzi and Eridania Begin-Say Groups, stationed in Brussels, she has a wide experience of relations with the different Institutions of the European Union and trade associations within the food chain, as well as with the agricultural and chemical sectors. Many other Food Industry related activities during this period include: Food Industry Member of the EU Commission’s Advisory Committee on Arable Crops, of the Commission’s Standing Committee on Renewable Energy and of the Commission’s Advisory Committee on Non-Food and Textile crops; Secretary General of the EBB (European Biodiesel Board) from 1997 to 2000.
Creative Mentor for Public Policy: Alexander Woollcombe
Alexander leads ONE’s EU office in Brussels – working with politicians, officials, the public and the media on development issues and the progress being made in Africa, particularly in relation to agriculture, health and transparency. Prior to ONE, he worked on policy, advocacy and communications for the Conservative Party, EU and Oxfam. Alexander has also worked in West Africa, India and Peru for a variety of NGOs and as a freelance journalist for Reuters.
Creative Mentor for Social Media: Audrey Matthias
Creative Strategist at istrategy labs, Audrey is an exemplar of the new breed of internet professional- part marketing guru, part social media aficionado, part digital culture personality, her work demands an ongoing reinvention of self-expression in response to the ever-changing environment of contemporary communications technologies. She brings a deep understanding of the social web and related tools, trends, and methodologies and worked closely with the likes of American Eagle, Disney, and Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt.
Creative Mentor for Social Media: Zach Goodwin
Zach Goodwin, is the Creative Director of iStrategyLabs. He is a two-time ADDY winner, an obsessive-compulsive designer, and the sometime wearer of skinny jeans. From animations to websites to full-scale national campaigns, Zach combines the smart, the memorable, and the pretty. He also very occasionally employs his unnaturally deep voice sing in his band and to do voice overs for clients. He greatly enjoys doing this but will sometime pretend like he doesn’t.