Guest Speakers

Join us for exciting special presentations throughout the week.

Mapping Archaeology from Space

Sarah Parcak is an archaeologist specializing in the use of satellite images to map the world's ancient treasures. Using high-res satellite and drone imagery, she uses subtle variations in the Earth’s surface as a clue to potential hidden man-made features beneath. Winner of the 2016 TED Prize, Sarah will discuss the online citizen science platform she has recently launched to “protect the world’s hidden heritage” as well as some of her most recent stunning findings.

  • Wednesday: 12:30 PM
  • McEnery Convention Center, Hall 2

Unleashing the Power of Kids

UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first and has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. Today, UNICEF is leveraging real-time data and emerging technologies to not only protect children’s lives and rights but also empower them to drive change in their own communities. Rajesh Anandan, founder of UNICEF USA’s Ventures group, will share insights from innovative youth empowerment programs from Kampala to Kathmandu to Klamath Falls, including UNICEF Kid Power, which launched the world’s first Wearable-for-Good® that was named one of Time’s 25 Best Inventions.

  • Thursday: 12:30 PM
  • McEnery Convention Center, Hall 2

The Art of Science: Bringing Pixar’s Imagined Worlds to Life

Danielle Feinberg has had a remarkable career at Pixar Animation Studios where, as Director of Photography for Lighting, she gets to interweave her passions for art and math, science and code to help bring Pixar’s fantastical world to life. Join Danielle as she takes you behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Brave, WALL•E, Coco and more to discover how the things you imagine can become real.

  • Friday: 12:30 PM
  • McEnery Convention Center, Hall 2