Speakers

Here is the fantastic collection of speakers we have lined up for 2011.






Ash Donaldson
Aussie Behaviour Geek

In his former career as a commercial pilot, Ash was introduced to human factors, the scientific discipline concerned with understanding and designing to accommodate human capabilities and limitations: physically, behaviourally, and cognitively. Read More.


Joe Castillo
Artist. Author. Storyteller

The World’s Premier Sand Artist. The most compelling new art form to come around in decades! SandStory is sand scattered on a light table, formed and reformed into ever changing shapes and images that tell visually powerful stories. Read More.


Jaysyn Wyche
Fly Producer and Deejay

Music producer and deejay out of Lexington, Ky. Jaysyn began production around 1996 and worked with different artists in Kentucky. His first love with music started with Techno and Drum & Bass. He got more into the Hop Hop… Read More.


Bianca Spriggs
Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow

Freelance instructor of composition, literature, and creative writing. She holds degrees from Transylvania University and the University of Wisconsin. Named as one of the Top 30 Performance Poets by TheRoot.com, Bianca is a recipient… Read More.


Warren P. Rogers
Entrepreneur. Sushi Lover. Sewer Plant Contractor

Warren P. Rogers is a lifelong resident of Lexington. In 1979, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. He began working for the W. Rogers Co. during his summer breaks throughout college. Read More.


Billy Valentine
Sonic Cartographer

So Carto. Sonic Cartographer. Imagine what you would get if your combined the obsessive nature of a mad scientist, the passion for life of a plane crash survivor, the honesty of a child, and the fearlessness of a trained and seasoned warrior. Read More.


John K. Bates
Electric Blue suited Ambassador from the Virtual World

John began his ongoing love affair with the Internet in ’87 in the Humanities Computing Facility at The University of California at Los Angeles after, as luck would have it, dropping out of school for a few years to play with his rock band… Read More.


Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Gene Jockeying for a Win in Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Bertone received her Bachelor of Science degree (1977), DVM degree (1982) and internship (1983) from Cornell University, subsequently completed a combined surgery residency/PhD program (1987) at Colorado State University… Read More.


David J. Feola, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, UK College of Pharmacy

After receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1997, Dr. Feola completed Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residencies at the University of Kentucky… Read More.


Michelle Hollis & The Moves Crew
Don’t Quit Your Day Dream: The Movement

An eclectic group of dancers, artists, musicians, and innovative entrepreneurs, The MoveMent takes all of the elements of Hip Hop and Dance music and melts them into a moving representative… Read More.


Charlotte Fixler
Play Professional

Maria Montessori once said, “Play is the child’s work.” If that is true, Charlotte either never fully grew up or is the luckiest grown-up ever, because play is, in fact, her life’s work. Read More.


Pheeva
John, Lamar, & Lafe

Aside from being the founders of the Pheeva game platform and the baddest group of HTML5 mamma jamma’s this side of the coast, this group of rogue entrepreneurs brings a unique approach… Read More.


Eric Thomas
Business Owner / Entrepreneur

Thirty-seven year old Lexington native, Eric, has made an impact in central Kentucky’s local business economy. A born entrepreneur, Eric quickly became a college dropout to focus solely on his lawn care business and then sold it for a profit… Read More.


Dr. Dorothy Edwards
Gleeky, diet-coke-fueled, world-changing, mom-o’-four

I believe that my triplets are the cutest ever born; that pop-tarts are second only to mashed potatoes in the awesome foods hierarchy; that loving Star Trek and Glee does not necessarily make me a nerd; that I can leave a legacy that matters… Read More.


Michael A. Hartman
Game Developer. Substituter of his own reality. Dad.

Michael is founder, President & CEO of Frogdice, Inc., an independent developer of online games located in Lexington, KY. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the University of Georgia School of Law… Read More.