Nadia Aboulhosn is a Lebanese-American designer and model, as well as one of the fashion industry’s most sought after influencers. A catalyst for redefining beauty standards, she has collaborated with reputable brands and as of January 2017, she released her self-titled, size inclusive clothing line, ranging from size Small to 3X.
As a model and influencer, she initially managed herself and is now signed to world renowned modeling agency Wilhelmina. She has been featured in numerous magazines and articles such as The NY Times, Business Insider, Paper Magazine and has modelled for Stylist Magazine, Seventeen Magazine and Good American, to name but a few.
She hopes to continue to push societies’ definition of beauty in the years to come, inspiring men and women to focus on what truly matters to them, understanding that the opinions of others don't define us.
Dimitris Papastergiou is the mayor of the Municipality of Trikala, in the region of Thessaly, Greece. He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and has worked in the field of software development, as well as been involved in over 300 Renewable energy projects.
Having always a vivid interest in sociopolitical affairs, he was elected as a member of the Municipal Council in 2002 and 2006, also holding the position of the vice president. In 2014, he was elected as the mayor of his hometown, Trikala, a position he successfully holds to this day. He is also member of the administrative council of the Central Union of Greek Municipalities as well as the president of the Committee for Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship.
Married and a father of three, he strongly believes that no change around us is possible, unless we first change ourselves.
Huw Kingston is an Australian adventurer, environmentalist and writer, with more than 30 years of undertaking long human-powered journeys in wild places across the world. Having won numerous awards, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Worldwide Responsibility Pioneers for his work on reducing plastic waste and pollution.
Ten years ago, Kingston was the driving force behind making Bundanoon, his hometown, the first town in the world to go Bottled Water Free. Since then, he has worked around the world to reduce the consumption of this environmental scourge.
Huw's latest journey was a circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea by sea kayak, foot, ocean rowboat and bike. It lasted a year and traversed 13,000km through 17 countries, inspiring him to write a book about it. Enthused by Greece's hospitality in the past, he’s very excited regarding his return.
Massimo Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the science philosophy relationship, pseudoscience and the philosophy of Stoicism.
Having published in national and international outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, he is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. He owns two blogs: Plato’s Footnote on general philosophy and How to Be a Stoic on his personal exploration of Stoicism as practical philosophy.
Pigliucci has also published 153 technical papers in science and philosophy, while he is the author or editor of 13 books, most recently of the best selling How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.