April 23-24, 2015 in New York City.
Our theme for Gel 2015 was "impact": we explored people, projects, and teams that go beyond the intent or idea of creating a good experience - they actually do it. What are the aspects of good experience that make for real-world success?
|Andy Baio||Writer, entrepreneur, host of XOXO Festival||An acute observer (and creator) of technology with a unique perspective on digital experience.|
|Michael Hearst||composer, musician, and author||Writing music to cure the fear of flying, spotlight unusual creatures, and improve the ice cream truck.|
|Omar Ishaq||Radiation Oncologist, NYU||Bringing the patient experience into better focus.|
|Jordyn Lexton||Founder, Drive Change||Building and running food trucks with formerly incarcerated youth.|
|Nancy Lublin||CEO, Crisis Text Line||Leading and growing a vital program that counsels teens through crisis - via text message.|
|Leland Maschmeyer and Brett Renfer||Founder and Director of Experience Design, Collins||Reinventing how brands are built in an experience-driven era.|
|Paul Murphy||CEO, Dots||Leading the team that created one of the most successful iPhone games in history.|
|Jason Saenz||writer and comedian||Adding surprise and delight to the urban landscape.|
|David Segal||"The Haggler" columnist, New York Times||Exploring how companies treat customers well, or not - and what to do about it.|
|Lou Shapiro||CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery||Leading one of the top-rated hospitals in the world - and creating a world-class patient experience.|
|Nikki Sylianteng||Founder, To Park Or Not To Park||Sharing her vastly improved design of parking signs with cities worldwide.|
|Jonathan Wegener||CEO, Timehop||Creator of a wildly successful mobile app and community.|