Larry Bogad is an author, artist, and professor of political performance at U.C. Davis. In this talk he discusses why good theater makes good protest, and why being right is not enough. He is a cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, and founding Director of the Center for Artistic Activism/West Coast.

Bryan Enderle grew up in Modesto, CA though he now lives in Davis, CA with his wife, Peggy, and son, Isaac. Bryan received two BS degrees, in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; an MA in Theology; and an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering.

A professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Director of the University Writing Program (UWP) at the University of California, Davis. His research areas include writing in the disciplines and professions (particularly in the sciences and engineering), writing assessment, and the impact of information technologies on literacy practices.

Exploring the cosmos has always been a dream of Amy's. With the natural world as a source of great inspiration, she has become interested in geobiology - the interactions between microbial life and the environment. She has worked on the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover mission, and has found new and innovative ways to search for clues of martian life.

Aaron Watkins is the president of Appency -- the first full service marketing agency dedicated to the promotion of mobile apps. In this talk he details what he calls "The Privacy Tax" the price we all pay for free online services, and why it's not necessarily a bad thing.

Since officially launching the Brain Endowment for Autism Research Sciences (BEARS) tissue program in February of 2012, Dr. Cyndi Schumann has given outreach lectures to the community, parent organizations, organ procurement organizations, and health care providers across the county on the critical need for brain donation to autism research.

A founding member of The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, Stewart is a geographer that is focused on making aerial image maps. Inspired by the digital age of map making and virtual globes, his work centers on making maps with both new technology and classic field techniques.

Bill Habicht is a "common good" and social media conspirator. He has been serving as a Pastor at Davis Community Church since 2005. In this talk Bill describes the importance of crafting our communities in the image we want.

Christine Germain and Slater Penney created "Le Projet Migration" to share onstage that thing we look for in life: genuine human connection. They discovered their shared background in contact improvisation acted as a bridge between her contemporary dance choreography experience and his circus acrobatics performance base.

Currently the Chief Technology Officer for Velti, Vishal Gurbuxani was the co-founder of Mobclix, the Largest Mobile Ad Exchange. In his talk he describes how your everyday actions are crafting the ads you see, and how technology has enabled marketers to keep tabs on all almost everything you do.

Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people's heads.