Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard is an author, public speaker, social innovator and President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. She has initiated a guided educational program supported by Internet systems called Gateway to Conscious Evolution offering a new developmental path toward the next stage of human evolution, now reaching over 1000 people. She is creating a new vehicle: The Communion of Pioneering Souls to connect the large group of evolving humans now arising in every culture, field and tradition. She is developing a new series of videos entitled “Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together,” her Legacy Project, which provides a comprehensive and dramatic presentation of the processes of conscious evolution, self and social. She is a founder and member of the Santa Barbara Conscious Evolution Community. She is initiating the SYNCON Process, for synergistic convergence to overcome the polarization in the United States by bringing together opposing groups to seek common goals and match needs and resources in the light of new capacities at the growing edge of the sciences and the psychologies. Her websites, www.evolve.org and www.BarbaraMarxHubbard.com, are designed to be global communion/communication hubs for the conscious evolution of humanity. In the 70's she co-founded The Committee for the Future in Washington D.C., which developed the New Worlds Educational and Training Center based on her work. She co-produced 25 SYNCON conferences to bring together people from every field and function to seek common goals and match needs and resources in the light of the growing edge potentials of humanity. In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket, proposing a Peace Room in the White House and throughout the world to scan for, map, connect, and communicate what is working. She was one of the original directors of the Center for Soviet American Dialogue and served as a citizen diplomat during the late 80's. She has been instrumental in the founding of many important organizations and initiatives including the World Future Society, New Dimensions Radio, Global Family, Women of Vision and Action, The Foundation for the Future, and the Association for Global New Thought. She was awarded the first Doctorate in Conscious Evolution by Emerson Institute.