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Convergence Conversation: Thinking at the Nexus of Technology and Humanity with Pat Scannell

Patrick Scannell is one of those people you want on your team. He brings decades of experience in scaling emerging technology for mass-market adoption. More importantly, though, Pat is a deep thinker and ‘connector of dots,’ many of which reside in the shadows, hidden from most strategic observations and decisions. He has spent much of…

Convergence Conversation: Design for Function and the Future with Greg Westphal

Greg Westphal is an industrial designer with a deep passion for world-building. His experience with design is wide-ranging and global. After studying under Feng Zhu at the FZD School of Design in Singapore, Greg has brought his skills to a spectrum of efforts including designing future cities with advanced infrastructures and architectures. He also has…

Convergence Conversation: Creating World-altering Impacts with Daniel Kinzer

I met Daniel Kinzer in December 2018 aboard the National Geographic Explorer, headed to Antarctica. Daniel is a 2018 recipient of The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, founded by Sven-Olof Lindblad in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, chairman emeritus of the National Geographic Society, for his decades of support for pre-K-12 educators and geography education in North…

How Anticipatory Democracy Clears a Path Forward

On February 7, a massive wave of water, ice, and rock ripped through the small Himalayan village of Raini, India. The event wiped out bridges, roads, homes, and two hydropower dams, killing at least 36 people and leaving almost 200 missing. The cause of the devastation? A piece of a Himalayan glacier collapsed into the…

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