Acclaimed journalist and entrepreneur Shane Snow has helped expose gun traffickers and gender discrimination, eaten only ice cream for weeks in the name of science, and been variously captured and escorted by armed guards as he's explored and photographed abandoned buildings and tunnels around the world. His company, Contently, has helped over 100,000 freelance writers and photographers market themselves and put food on the table, and Snow is today one of the world’s most sought-after speakers on innovation, teamwork, and human behavior.
Snow currently serves as Founder at Large at Contently, which works with Fortune 500 brands and creative people around the world, and he is a board member of The Hatch Institute, a nonprofit for investigative journalism in the public interest.
Snow’s writing has appeared in Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ, Fast Company, Advertising Age, The Washington Post, Time, and many others. He's the bestselling author of Smartcuts and The Storytelling Edge, and recently, his most important book yet: Dream Teams, a journey through science and history that reveals the counterintuitive science that explains what separates groups that simply manage to get by from those that get better together—and how we might change our companies, communities, and the world through it.
Snow has been named a "Digital Maverick" by Details Magazine, called a "Wunderkind" in the New York Times, and honored as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Originally from Idaho, he studied journalism at Columbia University and lives in New York City.
Dale Stewart is a solo explorer, field researcher, and natural sound recorder, published author, speaker, and award-winning media host who still seeks that next great challenge. For the past four decades, Dale has followed winding trails, reached mountain tops, and ventured into tropical jungles, swamps, deserts, raging rivers, indigenous villages and bustling cities to study some of the wildest places, animals, and people on this planet. Dale has devoted much of his life to exploring the planet’s most remote areas and rivers and living among and learning from indigenous people. The more inaccessible and distant from civilization, the more excited Dale becomes about exploration. Founder and Managing Partner of Nature's Edge Media, a film and audio entertainment production company whose focus is developing innovative concepts that help individuals, companies and organizations tell a more compelling story. Nature's Edge, Dale's syndicated radio program, aims to immerse the listener into the wonder, surprise and importance of nature. His commitment to making the world a better place is a mantra he is bound to in all he endeavors.