AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING
OF OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUALS
The NOW international expert council has selected for participation in the Assembly one hundred individuals, who have made their main occupation the study of the Universe and the nature of man, care for humanity and the planet as a whole.
Among them are the greatest thinkers and cultural figures, authors of breakthrough scientific discoveries, innovative ideas and practices, carriers of a holistic world view.
The composition of the participants is unprecedented.
Each has an ingredient of the elixir that they have extracted, and now comes the anticipation of the mystery – gathering them all together and making the drink of life for the first time...
This is a new concept of leadership. Until now, the common soup has been brewed by politicians and functionaries who specialise in controlling the masses; let it finally be prepared by pioneers who do not depend on artificial agreements or former structures and institutions – those who look attentively at man and the world...
Head of the Department of the Psychology of Personality at Moscow State University, full member of the Russian Academy of Education
Systems theorist, founder of the Club of Budapest and the Institute of New Paradigm Research
Environmentalist, President of Development Alternatives Group, ex-President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature
Biochemist specialising in the phenomena of self-organisation of chemical systems and their emergent properties in the origin of life
Environmentalist, businessman, Secretary General of the Be Earth Foundation
Buddhist monk and personal physician to the 14th Dalai Lama, founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute and the Human Values Institute
Film director and screenwriter, best known for No Man’s Land, winner of the 2001 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
Philologist, biologist specialising in psycholinguistics and theory of mind, Professor of the St. Petersburg State University
Former banker, now social entrepreneur and author, founder of the Ekskäret Foundation and the Perspectiva Institute
Psychologist, organisational consultant and management change leader, specialising in conflict resolution
Entrepreneur, writer, author of The Blue Economy, founder of the ZERI Foundation
Leading humanitarian and businessman, founder and co- founder of a wide range of charitable foundations
Researcher into global health and sustainable development, Senior Programme Director at the Gross National Happiness (GNH) Centre in Bhutan
General physician and clinical psychologist, founder of the French Association for Medical Hypnosis and the International College of Therapies for Activation of Consciousness
Environmentalist, former Director General of IUCN, Chair of the Bioversity International Board of Trustees and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, former Rector of the University for Peace
Professor of Physics at Brown University, jazz musician and author
Entrepreneur and financier whose investment activity centres on blockchain technology, education, artificial intelligence and neural networks
Ecologist, author, filmmaker and international consultant specialising in ‘regenerative development’, co-founder of the World Future Council
Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of India; animal rights and nature protection activist.
Neurophysiologist, Director of the University of Parma's Department of Neuroscience, ex-President of the European Brain and Behaviour Society, discoverer of the mirror neurons
Author investigating the patterns of thought that have led civilisation to its current crisis of sustainability, founder of the Liology Institute
Biologist, ethnologist, who has studied wolf behaviour for 20 years and spent 2 years with a pack of wolves
Professor in Biosemiotics, evolution scientist specialising in mechanisms of species coexistence in species-rich communities
International consultant and educator specialising in biologically- inspired whole systems design and transformative innovation
Biologist and environmentalist, founder of FUNAM (The Foundation for the Defence of the Environment)
Lead negotiator for the Whanganui Iwi tribe, Chair of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui, the post-settlement governance body for Whanganui Iwi for the purpose of the Whanganui River Settlement
Cinematographer, the 2015 Oscars Best Foreign Language Film shortlist nominee
Founder of Theatre of Transformation Academy and Convenor of the Enacting Global Transformation Programme at the University of Oxford's Centre for International Studies.
Capuchin monk, Catholic priest and moderator of TV programs about spirituality
Professor of Philosophy and Music, ECM musician with a special interest in animal sounds as music, founder of Terra Nova Music
Performance artist and clown, creator of the Snow Show, founder of the Academy of Fools
Writer best known for his novel Loneliness on the Net, chemist and computer scientist
Jazz musician, founder of La Lyronne association
Lim Cai Fu
Advisor to business
structures of Singapore on living space design, Feng Shui Grand Master
Spiritual leader, peace activist, author; Chairperson of the Goi Peace Foundation, May Peace Prevail On Earth International, Byakko Shinko Kai; co-initiator of the Fuji Declaration
Filmmaker, writer and photographer specialising in reportage ethnographic, best known for Raoni, nominated for the Oscars Best Documentary Feature
Investor, philanthropist, humanitarian. Founder of ICV (Investment Community Visibility), Senior Advisor to the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
Innovative educator, founder and President of the Children of the Earth
Dancer and choreographer, creator of the new style in Argentine tango
President of the Ecumenical Delphi Union, Founding Member of the Symposium of Seven Wise Men, Founding member of the movement "World Citizens for Culture & Humanity", Mayor of Delphi 2002 – 2011
Jazz musician, multi -instrumentalist, composer, ECM recording artist
Interdisciplinary artist, inventor and eco-acoustics researcher, specializing in primary forest soundscapes, founder of Fragments of Extinction
Behavioral and wildlife biologist, specialising in cetaceans and elephants,
founder of TerraMar Research.
Social entrepreneur, co-founder of in/PACT Inc., founder of Change Makers Club, YPO Monaco and French Riviera Gold,
Writer, journalist. Author of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings and A New Map of Wonders
Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre with research focus on Systemic Transformational Change and Transitioning to a Thrivability Civilisation, author.
Founder & Chair of EARTHwise Centre, Founder & CEO 3CS, senior executive coach, psycho-social expert, social scientist, eco-historian, naturopathic physician
Economist, writer, facilitator, communicator. Managing Director of the World Resources Forum (WRF). Former UN Environment official.
Social activist, founder of the ActionAid Hellas and World Human Forum, co-founder of Action Finance Initiative.
Producer, songwriter, musician, environmental activist, founder of Artists Project Earth (APE)
Ecological economist, Professor of Public Policy at The Australian National University, co-founder of the International Society for Ecological Economics, the Solutions Journal, editor in chief of the
President and Founder, The Source of Synergy Foundation, Co-Founder, The Evolutionary Leaders Circle.
Research biologist, National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Visiting Scholar, Department of Human Evolution, Harvard University
Contract writer and photographer, the National Geographic magazine
Chairperson and co-founder of Lilleoru education hub, co-founder of organic trade company Biomarket, ambassador of Global Ecovillage Network.
Professor of Philosophy of Science, Minimal Intelligence Lab, University of Murcia, specialising in philosophy of cognitive science; plant neurobiology and ecological psychology
Expert in social change management, speaker, trainer, initiator of numerous social movement, founder and CEO of Let’s Do It World, organiser of the World Cleanup Day.
Philosopher & Artist
Author of the award-winning book Being Salmon, Being Human. Discovering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild
Music producer, Director of the Research Program for Music-Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, President of IAMM (International Association for Music and Medicine)
Biophysicist, Philosopher, bestseller author,
Biophysics Director at the International Council for Scientific Development (ICSD), Co-founder of ÉlpisÉremo,
Social innovation facilitator, trainer and researcher, studying and fostering community-led social change, semiotic expert and consultant, founder and CEO in semiotic insight company Padmare
Social entrepreneur, climate change activist, sustainable business consultant, co-founder of Circle Carbon SL, initiator of the Asociación
Art Historian, Educator, Independent Visual Artist, Creativity Coach and Consultant
Director of Research in the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry, Athens
Associate Professor at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University,
founding managing editor and co-editor-in-chief of magazine/journal
and Nicole Gratovsky
Cultural anthropologists, founders of the Dolphin
Embassy and the Ultimate
originators of the NOW Assembly, originators of the "30th Parallel - Archaeology of Possibilities" round-the-world research project.
* The list of participants continues to grow. At the same time, changes are possible due to circumstances not dependent on the organisers.