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Jeff Bezos
Chief executive, Amazon.com
Owner, The Washington Post
Founder, Blue Origin
Charles Bolden
Administrator, NASA
Martine Rothblatt
Chairman, United Therapeutics Corporation
Vinton G. Cerf
Chief Internet evangelist, Google
Arati Prabhakar
Director, DARPA
Helen Greiner
Founder, CyPhy Works

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Peter Kovler spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Eric Schulze spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Harvard's Gary King spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Novelist Andy Weir spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Human Longevity co-founder Craig Venter spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Wendy Schmidt spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Martine Rothblatt spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Google's Vinton G. Cerf spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Twitch founder Emmett Shear spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Julie Van Kleeck spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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DARPA director Arati Prabhakar spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Amazon president Jeff Bezos spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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David Strickland, counsel for the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets, spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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CyPhy Works founder Helen Greiner spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Sheila Nirenberg spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Julia Ross spoke at The Post’s 2016 Transformers live journalism event May 18 in Washington, D.C.

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Transformers is a live journalism event by The Washington Post about advances that are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and the people who are making radical change seem inevitable.

On May 18, in Washington, D.C., trailblazers in science, business, and technology explored breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, commercial space travel, education and health care.

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