2013 Speakers

Dave Aiazzi

Dave Aiazzi is a newly elected member of the Washoe County School District. He was a member of the Reno City Council representing Ward 5 for 16 years…More

Maria Barber

A creative soul, Maria Barber, has led a much different life than ever expected since 2006. In 1995 graduated with a degree in interior design, always having the passion for textures, grand landscapes, cityscapes, and the functionality and design of interior spaces…More

Bret Simmons

Bret teaches courses in organizational behavior, social business, and personal branding to both undergraduate and MBA students. He helped enable a team of talented organizers, speakers, and participants to produce TEDxUniversityofNevada…

Tod Colegrove

Tod Colegrove, Ph.D., MSLIS, is the Director of the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He holds doctorate and masters degrees in physics, and a masters in library and information science More

Colin Loretz

As CEO of Cloudsnap and founder of Reno Collective, Colin is one of the strongest advocates for building up Northern Nevada’s technology sector…More

Gary Engels

Gary Engels is a 3rd degree black belt who founded a martial arts school called Leadership Academy in Woodruff, WI. The school was developed to use martial arts training as a vehicle to practice Project Based Leadership Training…

Karthik Rohatgi

Karthik Rohatgi is a junior at The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a high school for gifted students, located on the University of Nevada campus. In January 2011, he founded Farm Fresh For Kids (FFFK)…

Alicia Barber

Alicia Barber, Ph.D., moved to Reno in 2003 after earning her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She now directs the Oral History Program at the University of Nevada, Reno…

Aimal Halim

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1989, Aimal Halim is now a junior at the University of Nevada where he is majoring in political science with a minor in business. Growing up under the brutal civil war that engulfed Afghanistan…

Terry Jones

Terry Jones founded Travelocity.com. He led the company as President and was Chief Executive Officer from its founding until May 2002. Previously, Jones served as Chief Information Officer at Sabre Inc…

Keoki Flagg

Keoki Flagg is an award winning, internationally published fine art photographer based in Tahoe. One of the premier nature, outdoor sports and adventure photographers, he has worked all over the world’s top extreme creating images for many Fortune 500 corporations, including Disney and VISA…

Mark Helow

Mark is the Founder and Managing Partner of 10X CEO, which is the accelerated learning environment for high performing CEOs of rapidly growing companies from $50 – $500 million in sales…More

Danny DeLaRosa

As Vice President for United Federal Credit Union in Nevada, Danny works directly with the community. Danny is an advocate for economic development and passionate about providing the community with a partner to support individual and business growth…

Jason Pyle

Dr. Jason L. Pyle, MD, Ph.D. founded Triton Algae Innovations, Inc. and Fabric, Inc., and currently serves as Triton’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer…More

Colleen Camenisch

Colleen Camenisch is the owner of equilibrium-mbsr which is an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. During her career path as an MBA she found that stress was beginning to take over the quality of her life…

Dylan Jorgensen

Dylan Jorgensen co-founded one of the first companies to transplant into downtown Las Vegas to be part Tony Hsieh privately funded $350 million revitalization project…

Ryan Costella

Mr. Costella is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Click Bond, Inc. He specializes in strategic planning and communications, business development in China, and civic activism. He is also the co-founder and president of Empowerment Nevada…