Nik Hafermaas

An internationally recognized and award-winning artist, designer and educational leader, Nik is a regular keynote speaker on creative leadership topics at conferences around the world.

Nik is a passionate advocate for creative strategies that address the relationship between breakthrough technology and being human.

An innovator and initiator of creative collaborations between industry, education, research, and social innovation, he founded the artist platform Ueberall International, specializing in exhibitions and art+tech installations that converge digital media and spatial experiences.

In his 14 years leading the undergraduate and graduate Graphic Design Departments at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Nik has created a revolutionary transmedia curriculum that fuses print, packaging, motion and visual interaction design.

At the Berlin-Based innovation agency Graft Brandlab, Nik is expanding the creative integration of digital experiences into the physical environment in his role as Managing Partner, Creation.

Maher Mezher

Maher Mezher is the Founder of Innovators League LLC, a regional consulting and training firm that has been built on his theory that innovation is a science and can therefore be taught. He is an innovation expert and internationally recognized speaker who delivered speeches in more that 25 countries.

As a professional consultant and trainer with more than 20 years of experience, he has served more than 130 clients from a variety of industries including Telecom, Banking, Education, Oil and Gas, Retail and Pharmaceuticals, among many others. As a well-known Public figure, he has been interviewed by more that 150 international media outlets including CNN, BBC, Kyodo, and Reuters regarding his cutting edge innovations.

Maher Mezher is the creator of many inventions including the Innovators Tool®, the first innovation App built on Music, Sound effects, 3D animated images, Dynamic quotes and Strategic tailored questions that guides innovators to transform their ideas into innovative projects, the Innovators Process®, Innovators Habits© and The Become an INNOVATOR® Methodology, as well as the Fertility Loan and Stem Cell Loan. His ideas are so notably groundbreaking that they were mentioned as a case study in Professor Philip Kotler’s university textbook, Principles of Marketing.

In addition to his professional work, Maher Mezher has 15 years of university teaching experience where he strives to spread the culture of everyday simplified innovation. On a personal level, Maher is an accomplished musical artist who plays the piano flute and drums, in addition to performing as a classical Tenor Opera singer.


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Maher the Innovator led the way to our brains in one of the rare joyful moments. Proving his style to unleash the creative potential inside the learners and transform them into innovators. -  Fatima Mahfouz, Managing Director, Startegy Advisor, Board Member


Maher is a top-level speaker with amazing energy and verve. People warm to him, and he is able to bring a unique set of talents to his audience. - Brett King, Author, Speaker, Radio & Media Personality, Founder - Moven


Our work with Maher led to the top product launches accross our international brand. - Nour Chbaro, Chief Human Officer - Touch


Maher is one of the most effective and innovative speakers that I have worked with. He was able to change the participants’ mindset by pushing their limits and enabling them to discover their potential as team members and leaders. - Rodolphe Bou Ghaba, Dean for Executive Education – Georgetown University in Qatar