CEO, The Carbon Underground
Larry Kopald has been a communications and branding professional for over twenty-five years, working at some of the world’s top advertising agencies. He has overseen the advertising for brands ranging from McDonalds to American Express to Honda, and has helped launch multibillion brands like Acura, Oracle, and Huggies. Larry has also been a lifelong environmentalist serving on boards like Oceana, the National Marine Sanctuaries, 1% For The Planet and others. He has done the environmental communications for the UN and the Olympics, and his work for the Earth Communications Office was seen in over 100 countries by over a billion people. Larry has been nominated for both Emmy and Grammy awards.
Director, The Zeitgeist Trilogy
Joseph began his professional career working in advertising and as a private equity trader on Wall Street. In 2007 he produced a live performance art piece in New York that he entitled “Zeitgeist.” A film version was created and released by Joseph online and went viral with millions of views. It became the first in a trilogy of films produced by Joseph, the others being Zeitgeist: Addendum and Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, released in 2008 and 2011.
In 2009, Joseph founded The Zeitgeist Movement, a self-described “sustainability advocacy organization.” Joseph’s work with the Movement and the Trilogy has been the subject of national media attention to include articles in The New York Times.
Joseph has given a number of lectures and interviews, including TEDx talks, a feature at the 2011 Cine Futuro film festival, a feature at the 2011 Leaders Causing Leaders conference, appearances on RT TV, the Joe Rogan podcast in 2012, The Young Turks, and the Marker TV in Israel. He was a judge in the 2015 USFUCA Worldwide Youth Contest supporting youth generated technological progress and has been featured by The Global Summit. Joseph is also on the steering committee of Project Peace on Earth.
Director, nature cinematographer
Louie Schwartzberg is a director, producer, and cinematographer recognized as a pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography. He is the only cinematographer in the world who has been shooting time-lapse film 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for over three decades. Schwartzberg is a visual artist who focuses on connections between humans and the subtleties of nature and environment.