Emily Dreyfuss

Senior Writer at WIRED, one of the top 10 technology news websites in the world. Reaching approximately 30 million people monthly, WIRED focuses on how emerging technologies impact breakthroughs and innovations in business, the economy, politics, security, science, design and culture. As Senior Writer at WIRED, Dreyfuss covers the intersection of technology and society, and is in a unique position to monitor trends, innovations and factors that influence the future. During the 2016 presidential election, she led WIRED's National Affairs coverage. Prior to that, she managed and edited WIRED Opinion and WIRED Security sections.

Peter Gray

Peter Gray is an American psychologist who currently occupies the position of research professor of psychology at Boston College. He is the author of a widely used introductory psychology textbook, Psychology, The book broke new ground when the first edition was published (in 1991) as the first general introductory psychology textbook that brought a Darwinian perspective to the entire field. He is also author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life and he writes a popular blog for Psychology Today magazine entitled Freedom to Learn.

Gray is a well-known critic of standard educational systems and is frequently invited to speak to groups of parents, educators, and researchers about children's needs for free play, the psychological damage inflicted on children through our present methods of schooling, and the ways in which children are designed, by natural selection, to control their own education. Along with a group of other concerned citizens, he has created a website, AlternativesToSchool.com aimed at helping families find alternative, more natural, routes to education.


Timothy Harlan

Physician, chef, author and director of Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. Timothy S. Harlan is a board certified internist, chef and author. He has written It’s Heartly FareHand on HeartThe Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users and Just Tell Me What to Eat!; his best known book, Just tell me what to eat! : the delicious 6-week weight loss plan for the real world is in 491 libraries, according to worldCat. His work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and on CNN, among other top-tier media outlets. Harlan won an Emmy award in 2002 for excellence in medical programming for his Dr. Gourmet Show television program.