Who we are

Our Advisors

For each issue we tackle, we’re assembling a team of leading artists, researchers, and practitioners to help craft the content, design, and strategy.

 
 
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NOMINATE AN ADVISOR

Advisors on the upcoming Everyday Bias initiative will be invited to a weekend retreat and showcase in San Francisco in Summer 2019.

This three day event starts with two full days of facilitated discussions, brainstorming, and co-creating using The Plenary model. The last day is a public preview of the topic, featuring panels and talks by our Advisors on relevant topics. The weekend culminates in an after party where stakeholders meet and greet.

Advisors on the Everyday Bias initiative will be announced in early 2019.


 
 

- WHo SHOULD YOU NOMINATE?

The upcoming Plenary is on everyday bias. We define "everyday bias" as the ways that our brains, culture, and interactions distort or filter information in our daily lives, often without our conscious awareness. Resources and campaigns will focus on the ways that these forces shape our subjective realities, and what strategies can help us navigate them responsibly.

Ideal candidates are established leaders in their field or local community with expertise relevant to the theme of everyday bias and/or The Plenary's model. Nominees should be excellent communicators and collaborators who fit at least one of the following roles:

 
 

PRACTITIONER

educator, consultant, or creative with experience facilitating, training, writing, or creating artistic works inspired by or focused on everyday bias.

GENERAL SPECIALIST

individuals that bring general technical or creative skills and value to the goals of the upcoming Plenary -- such as resource development, film, marketing, business, or learning experience design -- that may not have specific content knowledge expertise.

RESEARCH EXPERT

scientist or scholar who studies topics related to everyday bias. Relevant fields may include neuroscience, psychology, sociology, political science, communications, anthropology, or history.
 
 
 
 
 

THE CONTRIBUTORS

Our Team

In addition to the rotating team of advisors, The Plenary is driven by dedicated volunteers, board members, contributors, and partners.

 
 
 
 

Contributors vary depending on project needs. The Plenary is based on a series of projects and experiments that began in 2015 under the name “The People’s Science”. In that time, we have worked with over 100 advisors, collaborators, and contributors who helped make our events and initiatives a success.

— SELECT PAST & CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS —

 
 

 

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS,
INTERNS & SUPPORT TEAM

  • Abigail Groff

  • Athina Chartelain

  • Barbara Braams, PhD

  • Ben Franta, PhD

  • Brian Fuller

  • Brooke King

  • Chantei Alves

  • Connor Vance

  • David Rose, EdD

  • Di Ma

  • Erik Bauch

  • Garth Coombs

  • Hillari Sasse, MA

  • Jennifer Looi

  • Katie Insel

  • Lauren Koppel

  • Liza Bialik

  • Matthew Sample

  • Michael Sasse, MS

  • Mihai Dinulescu

  • Natalie Koscal

  • Sukriti Dabral

  • Theresa Cheng

  • Yu-Hsien Sharon Wu, PhD

  • William Vitale

ADDITIONAL COLLABORATORS, PROJECT ADVISORS, 
& PROGRAM CONTRIBUTORS

  • Mahsa Ershadi

  • Mahzarin Banaji, PhD

  • Marco Morales

  • Marinna Madrid

  • Mia Cross

  • Mike Curtis

  • Nergis Mavalvala, PhD

  • Nessa Bryce

  • Nineta

  • Noor Al-Alusi

  • Pardis Sabeti, PhD

  • Peggy Morrissey

  • Rachel Tine

  • Ralph Bouquet

  • Raven Reddy, PhD

  • Rob Maloof

  • Rodrigo Braga, PhD

  • Ryoji Amamoto, PhD

  • Sam Spaulding

  • Scott Edwards, PhD

  • Susan Smiley, EdM

  • Thomas Darsney

  • Tim Heavican

  • Todd Rose, EdD

  • Wade Campbell

  • Wendy Surr

  • Xiao Xiao, PhD

  • Yamicia Connor, PhD MD

  • Abigail Ogilvy

  • Abel Sanchez, PhD

  • Adam Miller

  • Amy Vashlidan-Murray, PhD

  • Anit Das

  • Ayanna Thomas, PhD

  • Cassandra Extavour, PhD

  • Cesar Hidalgo, PhD

  • Charles Fadel, MBA

  • Christina Björnström

  • Christine Ortiz, PhD

  • Choukri Mekkaoui

  • Damien Fair, PhD

  • Daniela Pasqualini

  • Daniele Foresti, PhD

  • Evelisa Natasha

  • Francesca Dominici, PhD

  • Gabriella Hirsch, EdM

  • Greg Dunn, PhD

  • Isabel Esther Massey

  • Katie Lane O’Brien

  • Katie Wild

  • KEENA

  • Kevin Lucey

  • Lauren Robertson, PhD

  • Leah Somerville, PhD

  • Lisa Schnoll, EdM

  • Louise Nuijens, PhD