I spent the first week of March in Des Moines, Iowa for Celebrate Innovation Week. During my visit, I had the opportunity to get to know the other presenters, be exposed to all kinds of fascinating topics, and learn about the numerous ways they are re-imagining boundaries in their respective fields. In celebration, I am introducing them to you here, so you too can be inspired:
Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s most influential and in-demand drummers. Rolling Stone Magazine named Aronoff one of the 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. He’s spent 17 years with John Mellencamp playing the unforgettable tumble that leads into the chorus of Jack and Diane. He’s also kept the beat for The Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and many more. His presentations include live performances, entertaining anecdotes from his rock star life, and tips for success.
Dr. David Gallo
Dr. David Gallo is the world's leading expert on ocean exploration. He was one of the first scientists to use robots and submarines to explore the deep sea floor. He was co-leader of the successful international effort to find the wreck site of the Air France 447. He co-lead an exploration of RMS Titanic and the German Battleship Bismark. His TED presentation, Underwater Astonishments, has more than 8 million views.
Dr. Nathalia Holt
Nathalia Holt is a science writer and the New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, and Time.
Rod Pyle is an author, journalist, both historian and futurist, and filmmaker. He has written 11 books on space history, exploration and development, including Innovation the NASA Way and Destination Mars. Pyle has also produced, directed and written several episodes for History Channel’s Modern Marvels as well as a documentary for History Channel entitled, Beyond the War of the Worlds.
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