Four global keynote speakers sharing stories, life lessons and music from the WMPAC stage. These change-makers have been curated by HATCH to showcase examples of diverse learning principles of the IB program’s ideology.
A HATCH showcase in collaboration with the Big Sky School District and the newly launched IB curriculum. As a new IB World School, Big Sky School District is preparing students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others.
Founded in 2004 and based in Big Sky, HATCH is a global network, and a series of curated experiences designed to catalyze creativity and mentorship to collaborate on solutions to global challenges. HATCH, Lone Peak High School, and the IB Program share common values, and as such seek to collaborate to provide well-rounded experiences for students and the greater community of Big Sky.
A force of nature, a retro-futuristic, voice percussionist virtuosa. The world’s first female beatboxing champion, Butterscotch has created a unique style and is the definition of a one woman band. She fuses multiple genres and creates layers of singing, beatboxing, guitar and keyboard, recorded live on her loop station, that sound like a live band. Her music always contains a message to reach those who are in need of love and inspiration.
Kiran, known by her stage name Madame Gandhi, is an electronic music artist, singer, activist and Harvard MBA based in Los Angeles. Having gained recognition as the former drummer for M.I.A. and as the iconic free-bleeding runner at the 2015 London Marathon, Madame Gandhi now writes music that elevates and celebrates the female voice.
HEAD OF IMMERSIVE IMAGING, FACEBOO
Eric is an award-winning photographer, technologist and musician who specializes in developing and applying new technologies to media and storytelling. He works as Facebook’s Head of Immersive Media. His photographic work focuses on underwater and aerial perspectives.
Original brand Architect, NIKE/Jordan
Founder, AMPlifi SPORTS
Erin Patton is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost experts on branding, sports marketing and Hip-Hop culture, creating pivotal partnerships for an exclusive roster of Fortune 500 brands and pop culture icons. Erin was the original brand architect for the Jordan brand within Nike, engineering its successful launch in 1997. He later spearheaded NBA star Stephon Marbury’s award-winning Starbury brand launch that revolutionized the sneaker industry and earned launch of the year from Footwear News and Advertising Age in 2006. Patton has been recognized with numerous awards including the coveted Edison Award from the American Marketing Association, United Nations Honorable Mention, International Public Relations Association, The Network Journal’s “Forty Under Forty Award” and the Innovator Award from the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF). Gifted as a dynamic public speaker, Patton has appeared as an expert on ESPN, CNN, VH1, and BET and been quoted in USA Today, Time, Inc., Business Week, Wall Street Journal and Fortune. As a staunch advocate for higher education, Patton serves an Adjunct Professor of Sports Marketing in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he also directs its Sports Management Consortium targeting front-office executives and athletes with innovative executive education programs. As a civic leader, Patton devotes his time, talent and treasure to various national non-profit organizations and causes, including KaBOOM!, which builds playgrounds in underserved areas, and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), which uses sports to teach life lessons and character development.