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Adam Bly / Seed Media Group

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
November 5, 2010 - 5:30pm

Adam Bly is the founder and CEO of Seed, a media and technology company committed to helping advance science and its potential to improve the state of the world. "The best comparison for Seed," wrote a media critic, "is the early years of Rolling Stone, when music was less a subject than a lens for viewing culture." Under Adam's leadership, Seed received two National Magazine Award nominations, for Best Design and General Excellence, the magazine industry's highest honor. The magazine's mission has since led to the development of new brands, platforms - from software to data visualization - and markets - from Europe to Brazil.

Adam has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is a recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and has been cited by former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, "for showing people the scope and power of science not just as an object of study but as a key to understanding the world around us." He has served on the nominating committees and juries of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the Earth Award, and the TED Prize, and sits on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum, the American Committee of Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, the Communications Advisory Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Innovation.