"2009 Google Open Source Award winner in the "Best Education Hacker" category, and a contributor to both Moodle and Mahara. From her blog: "This is a website about me. I am just this girl, who works on open source web based education stuff, and drinks too much."
"Paul Jones, the director of ibiblio.org. He's a poet, teaches at a journalism school and a library school, he's a part of internet and open source history (how many of you downloaded your first linux distro from sunsite.unc.edu?) and he's a fantastic public speaker. Here's an extract from his website (http://www.ibiblio.org/pjones/): "Although often mistaken for other unreconstructed relics of the failed social policies of the Sixties, Paul Jones is the Director of ibiblio.org, a project that includes the Site Formerly Known as MetaLab and SunSITE, The Public's Library -- a large contributor-run digital library. Besides speaking at several conferences world-wide, Paul teaches on the faculties of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the School of Information and Library Science. He can be found many places on the Internet. He was the original manager of SunSITE.unc.edu, one of the first WWW sites in North America and is co-author of The Web Server Book (Ventana, 1995) (rereleased as The Unix Web Server Book, Second Edition Ventana, 1997). Jones has an additional on-going research interest in Open Source and Sharing Communities and Information policy issues as well as being an actively publishing poet. Paul is the editor of the Internet Poetry Archives, published with UNC Press. Paul is a founding board member of the American Open Technology Consortium, a member of the Board of Trustees of Chapel Hill Public Library, and a board member of the Linux Documentation Project. But he is most pleased to have been admitted into the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists and to have been selected in April 2003 as Best Geek in the Research Triangle by the Independent Weekly. "
"I've known Paul for years, although unfortunately my interactions with him in recent years have been few. In addition to the bio below, he's funny and his sense of humor gains an additional kick by being delivered in a Southern drawl. <hyperbole>I'd run over kids in strollers to hear him speak.</hyperbole>"
"programmer/math geek/xkcd creator/all-around genius. His Authors@Google talk was pretty entertaining, and he seems like the kind of guy who would put some effort into surprising and engaging the crowd he's talking to."
"Chair of the Mozilla Foundation is an excellent speaker, and perhaps a more modern evangelist for open source and a gimmick-free web."
"Adrian is co-creator and a bdfl of django, a journalist, an inspirer of Greasemonkey, an influencer of google-maps, a winner of a $1.1m Knight Foundation grant (the org promotes journalism), and creator of everyblock.com." 
" - formerly an authority control librarian, now a co-director for University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. He's been the chief technical architect for EAD and EAC (Encoded Archival Context), a companion data model thats much more machine-oriented and linked data-friendly. He's also worked on some really great, innovative digital humanities projects.."
"Jono Bacon works at Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager and works to grow and lead the world-wide Ubuntu community. He wrote several books  and currently is working on a book titled the Art Of Community published by Oâ€™Reilly. According to their site , "the book will also be freely available online to enjoy, share and modify under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike Non-Commercial license." The draft of the first chapter is available online. 
Bacon previously had worked as a professional Open Source advocate at the UK government funded OpenAdvantage. He is a member of the Open Source community, co-founder and presenter of LugRadio, contributor to projects such as Jokosher, KDE and GNOME, and SeveredFifth music project. "
"He is a Library Director [at Villanova] who fully supports Open Source software and speaks on it from time to time. He was the keynote speaker at the recent Evergreen conference."
Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked
Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of
Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of Congress, Microsoft's Technical Computing Science Advisory Board, the board of the New Media Consortium, and the Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access; he was a member of the National
Research Council committees that published The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual
Property in the Information Age and Broadband: Bringing Home
"She's not a developer-type, but Joan Frye Williams has a lot of insights that she might be willing to turn towards the issues C4L discusses. They might not be what we want to hear, but sometimes that's a good thing."
"mostly because I know of few people with such a practical bent and I think it would be helpful to hear her perspective on what library coders might be able to do to help the largest number of people."
"I've never heard him talk but I admire the project, which is about gathering and analyzing enormous amounts of data and making it accessible and understandable to make the world a better place, like we do---except they do it about torture and human rights violations.
"Here's a video of him leading a panel at Berkeley recently: http://fora.tv/2009/05/04/Human_Rights_Databases_Data_Sharing_and_Data_Security
"Benetech HRDAG develops database software, data collection strategies, and statistical techniques to measure human rights atrocities. Our technology and analysis is used by truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, and non-governmental human rights organizations around the world. Our analysis identifies the trends and patterns which is the evidence of crimes of policy. "
"Martus is a secure information management tool that allows you to create a searchable and encrypted database and back this data up remotely to your choice of publicly available servers. The Martus software is used by organizations around the world to protect sensitive information and shield the identity of victims or witnesses who provide testimony on human rights abuses. Martus is the Greek word for witness."
"Ben Mako Hill is a Senior Researcher at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Fellow at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, and an adviser and contractor for the One Laptop per Child project. He has been a leader, developer, and contributor to the Free and Open Source Software community as part of the Debian and Ubuntu projects. He authored "The Official Ubuntu handbook" (together with Jono Bacon) and "Hacking Knoppix", among other things , and a member of the Free Software Foundation board of directors."
Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft and is the main author of several copyleft licenses including the GNU General Public License, the most widely used free software license. Since the mid-1990s, Stallman has spent most of his time advocating for free software, as well as campaigning against both software patents and what he sees as excessive extension of copyright laws. Stallman has also developed a number of pieces of widely-used software, including the original Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, and the GNU Debugger. He co-founded the League for Programming Freedom in 1989.