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Dr. Genevieve Bell, Anthropologist and Intel Researcher

Dr. Genevieve Bell Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, Bell leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technologies and products that are increasingly designed around people’s needs and desires.

In this team and her prior roles, Bell has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its future products so that they are centered on people’s needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.

In addition to leading this increasingly important area of research at Intel, Bell is an accomplished industry pundit on the intersection of culture and technology.

She is a regular public speaker and panelist at technology conferences worldwide, sharing myriad insights gained from her extensive international field work and research. Her first book, ‘Divining the Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing,’ was co-written with Prof. Paul Dourish of the University of California at Irvine and released in April 2011.

In 2010, Bell was named one of Fast Company’s inaugural ‘100 Most Creative People in Business.’ She also is the recipient of several patents for consumer electronics innovations.

Moving to the United States for her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She then attended Stanford University, earning her master’s degree (1993) and a doctorate (1998) in cultural anthropology, as well as acting as a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology from 1996-1998. With a father who was an engineer and a mother who was an anthropologist, perhaps Bell was fated to ultimately work for a technology company, joining Intel in 1998.

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America’s Dream Coach Marcia Wieder

Marcia Wieder As Founder and CEO of Dream University Marcia Wieder travels the world – an ambassador for making dreams real. She’s known for giving inspiring and moving talks to notable companies such as AT&T, The Gap and American Express.

In addition to being a charismatic speaker, she’s the renowned author of fourteen books dedicated to achieving your dreams: Making Your Dreams Come True®, Life is But a Dream, Dreams are Whispers From the Soul and Doing Less and Having More. She’s also a syndicated columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, in which she urges readers to take “The Great Dream Challenge“- a call to arms for dreamers from all walks of life.

Appearing several times on Oprah and The Today Show, she’s shared her message of a “passion-filled life” with millions of viewers. Equally exciting, was the PBS featured national television special, Making Your Dreams Come True®, the namesake of her popular selling book, which has also been translated into numerous languages.

Interestingly enough, while serving as the President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she was often invited to the White House. During her time living in Washington D.C., she had the honor of meeting former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr.

With a growing world-wide audience, receptive and eager to achieve their dreams and support others in doing the same, Marcia founded Dream University, where she has certified over 1000 Dream Coaches to lead her masterful work. Many have their own successful practices, and others have brought her powerful message into their companies, communities, and even schools.

As the founder of Dream University, her live events include: the Dream Coach Certification program, How to be An Inspiring Speaker Workshop, and Create Your Future Now.

The universal content of her keynotes and workshops appeal to a wide range of audiences. Whether she’s teaching at the Stanford Business School, speaking to executives in China or Prague, or addressing a group of young women gathered at Girl Scout Camp, her belief that “each of our personal dreams matter, and are worth achieving” strikes a chord in everyone, everywhere.

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Cassandra Peterson: AKA Elvira

ElviraElvira’s alter ego, Cassandra Peterson, was born in Manhattan, Kansas and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cassandra remembers being mesmerized by Ann-Margret. “I always wanted to be a dancer, ever since I saw Ann-Margret in ‘Viva Las Vegas‘.” Just days after graduating from high school, Cassandra fled to Vegas where, at the age of 17, she became the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history.

Cassandra’s desire to emulate Ann-Margret led to an evening with the legendary Elvis Presley, who saw her perform and encouraged her to pursue a singing career.   Off to Europe, Cassandra toured extensively as lead singer for an Italian rock band. Eventually settling in Rome, where she became fluent in Italian, Cassandra met renowned director, Federico Fellini, who cast her in his classic film, “Fellini’s Roma“.

Returning stateside, Cassandra formed her own nightclub review, “Mama’s Boys“, which toured the national club circuit. In the late 70’s, she joined the satiric improvisational troupe, The Groundlings, which also produced such notables as Phil Hartman, Pee Wee Herman, Jon Lovitz and Julia Sweeney. There she honed her now renowned comedic skills as both a writer and performer.

Film and television appearances such as “Cheech And Chong’s Next Movie“, “Fantasy Island“, “Happy Days” and “St. Elsewhere” followed, but Cassandra recalls, “I was your typical struggling actress. I went to every audition, took a million acting, dancing and singing lessons and spent years wondering where my next meal was coming from.”

It was the fall of 1981, with the birth of her character, Elvira, that it all changed. While she has since played herself in many film and television shows including “Echo Park“, “Alan Quartermain” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure“, Cassandra Peterson ultimately combines her numerous talents into an intriguing persona which has not only become a Halloween icon, but a “vamp” for all seasons.

 

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