Bohdanna Kesala

Director of International Summits

Bohdanna is the Director of International Summits at Singularity University. She oversees the execution of close to 30 International Summits for SU, impacting and educating over 40,000 people on exponential technology and how to use that technology to solve the world’s largest challenges.

Prior to Singularity University, Bohdanna worked at The Thiel Foundation as their Event Curator, managing dozens of projects including CNBC Transforming Tomorrow, a documentary focused on the Thiel Fellowship and the series ‘Teen Technorati’ showcasing Fellows from The Thiel Fellowship. Bohdanna was also one of the architects of The Thiel Foundation Summit; a bi-annual assembly of young entrepreneurs and visionaries from around the world.

Working directly with entrepreneurs inspired Bohdanna to open 10 Forward Events, a full service event-curation firm specializing in producing innovative and one-of-a-kind events focused on education and

collaboration for the science and tech industry, startups, entrepreneurs, and VC firms. Her vision and reputation is as a connector, getting a diverse group of people together to form the links needed to move projects forward. And, while working at SU, Bohdanna devotes time to her painting career, exhibiting her work in the US and internationally.

Bohdanna holds an M.F.A from San Francisco State University, a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from California College of the Arts, and a B.S. from Indiana University – Bloomington.

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