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Elevate 2020 - First Confirmed Speakers

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Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world renowned TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist.

Jason is known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games, on the National Geographic Channel, broadcasted in over 171 countries. On the same channel he also hosted "Origins: The Journey of Humankind", an 8-part TV documentary series.

A global keynote speaker, Jason has given talks at events for Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Cannes Lions, Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, 20th Century Fox, Cosmopolitan, PHD Worldwide, Google Zeitgeist, TED Global, The Economist, and more.

“A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age” was how The Atlantic described Silva, “part Timothy Leary, part Ray Kurzweil, and part Neo from ‘The Matrix.’

Gail Bradbrook from London is co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and will report via videostream on the emergence and perspectives of the activist group that is currently making headlines all over Europe.


Vincent Moon is a French director of music videos and documentaries. He specializes mainly in music videos. Moon also made films for R.E.M. afterwards, Tom Jones, Bloc Party, Seasick Steve, Fleet Foxes, The Wombats, dEUS, An Pierle, Bon Iver, Black Lips, Yeasayer, Liars, Arcade Fire, Efterklang, Mogwai, O'Death, The Ex, De Kift, Stephen Malkmus, Scout Niblett, Caribou, Vic Chesnutt, Architecture in Helsinki, The National, The Young Gods, The Shins, Andrew Bird, The Kooks, Okkervil River, Xiu Xiu, Sufjan Stevens and Beirut. In 2006 Moon started The Take-Away Shows, a series of music videos.

Ariadne von Schirach is a German author and philosopher. She studied philosophy, psychology and sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, from 2000 at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is a lecturer in General Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts and at the Danube University Krems.


Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist who is best known for the development of the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor implanted in her feet that allowed her to perceive earthquakes occurring all over the planet through real-time vibrations. She is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation.

Wolf Böwig studied mathematics and philosophy before turning professionally to photography in 1988. He has worked for leading European magazines and newspapers in East Timor, Burma, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, DR Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Namibia, South Africa, Cuba and the Balkans, photographing more than forty wars and conflicts. His reportages have received numerous awards, and in 2007 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize together with Pedro Rosa Mendes. Wolf Böwig is working on three long-term projects in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.

Michel Bauwens from Belgium is the founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and collaborates with a global group of researchers working on research into peer production, governance and property. He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group, with Silke Helfrich and David Bollier, who organize major global conferences on the Commons and their economy.


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