He has been described as “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes.Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS selected Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America.”
Co-Founder, Blue Man Group
Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. n 2014 he was named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" – by Fortune Magazine.
Astronaut, First American Woman in Space
Sir Ken Robinson
English author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies
President, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios
G. Wayne Clough
Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Charles M. Vest
National Academy of Engineering, President
Dr. Farouk El-Baz is Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Research Professor at the Departments of Archaeology and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Associated Faculty at the Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University. He worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the Moon, including the selection of landing sites for the Apollo missions and the training of astronauts in lunar observations and photography.
Head of the Media Lab's Opera of the Future group, MIT
Wesley L. Harris
Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, MIT
Inventor, an entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science and technology.
Charles L. Cooney
Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Internationally recognised authority in the application of science and technology to sustainable development worldwide. He was named one of the most influential 100 Africans in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the New African magazine.