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Jesse Dylan      

Filmmaker & CEO, Freeform / Founder, Lybba.org

At the vanguard of the collective intelligence community, Jesse Dylan dedicates himself to his nonprofit medical website, Lybba.org. The hope behind Lybba is that all of the world's medical knowledge will be available in an open forum, free of charge, in simple, easy-to-understand language. Dylan is also an active member of several organizations dedicated to growing our understanding of the world in an effective and equitable way. He is a fellow at Science Commons and serves on the board of Public Knowledge, a public interest group based in Washington, DC, working to defend citizens' rights in our emerging digital culture.

Dylan is a filmmaker and creative director and CEO of FreeForm, a full-service production company focusing on corporate social responsibility and social media. The company works to translate potent thinking into content that moves people to act, and engages communities across the media landscape. In addition, he is a prolific director behind some of the most successful campaigns in commercial television, print, and interactive advertising; he has created award-winning commercials for clients that include Nike, Nintendo, Motorola, American Express, the NFL, and MTV.

Recently, Dylan's work has focused on telling the stories of the world's most innovative projects, people, and organizations. He created the iParticipate campaign for the Entertainment Industry Foundation, tying together film, print, and social media in the service of inspiring volunteerism across the United States. He directed the public service announcements, including a print campaign, for Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C.org), an organization committed to fostering collaboration in cancer research. He also directed a film for The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) about the newly completed Large Hadron Collider.

Dylan's previous work includes the Emmy Award-winning music video "Yes We Can," inspired by Barack Obama's historic run for president. He has created media projects for a diverse group of organizations, including Bono's nonprofit ONE, the (RED) campaign fighting AIDS in Africa, the Council on Foreign Relations, the PODER Reconciliation Forum, and a short film exploring innovation at Harvard Medical School. Dylan is also an active member of TED (Technology Entertainment Design), where he creates marketing materials and short films in support of TED prize winners.

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