There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth:
not going all the way,
and not starting.
Learn how best to structure your brainstorming session, who to include in it, and how to produce the most innovative ideas.
Seamus is a San Francisco based designer, filmmaker, and educator. His work tends to find a way of hi-jacking pop culture and redirecting it towards what really matters, education.
As a member of the Stanford 2025 team Seamus worked with David Kelley and a core team at the Hasso Plattner Institue of Design at Stanford to redesign what it means to live and learn at Stanford in the future.
Prior to working with the d.school Seamus toured the nation for three years as the Senior Producer with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus working with thousands of students, teachers, artists, executives, and politicians.
Seamus holds an MFA from Stanford University and has received Fellowships for his creative endeavors from The Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts (SiCA) and The San Francisco Foundation.
After an eye emergency in Madagascar that literally changed his vision on life, Bart dedicated his life to improving the wellbeing of people by investing in leadership on a global scale.
He is the co-founder of Groundwork Opportunities (GO), a nonprofit that began with a $1,000 investment and raised millions of dollars for local leaders implementing innovative solutions to craft a better and more just world. In previous lives, Bart earned a BA in Finance at the University of Illinois and then worked 8 years as a management consultant at Accenture and Slalom Consulting. He worked with senior leadership at 10+ Fortune 500 companies in both the USA and Europe. Bart continues his passion as a social entrepreneur and worked with amazing people to help launch various for-purpose companies including GO, Start Something Good, and Button It Up Events.
He has traveled to over 100 countries and in 2014, Dell honored him as one of the 25 World Change-makers alongside Lauren Bush, Edward Norton, and Adam Braun. When not working with tomorrow’s change-makers today, Bart finds inspiration and gratitude by reflecting on the joy of just being, right here, right now.
My passion for planning and organizing started at a very young age, five years old to be exact. My mother told me that as a little girl, I would wake up in the morning and the first thing I wanted to do was call my friends to start setting an agenda for the day.
For as long as I can remember I’ve taken pride in coordinating events both small and large – from creating detailed itineraries for personal travel to planning and executing a 250 person Annual Gala. I find joy in the little details and believe there is something tremendously magical and rewarding about a flawlessly executed event.
Originally from northern Michigan, I now call California home after living in the Bay Area for nearly 10 years. After receiving a BA in Supply Chain Management + Marketing from Michigan State University, I began my career in Sales and spent the last eight years specializing in Meeting + Event Planning and Trade Shows. My experience ranges from working for start ups, non-profits and Fortune 500 companies. I managed events in the non-profit, tech, legal, pharmaceutical, bio-tech and sports marketing industries.