Larry Harvey is Founder of Burning Man and Executive Director of Black Rock City, LLC, a founding board member and Executive Director of the nonprofit Burning Man Project, and Chairman of the Board of the Black Rock Arts Foundation. He co-chairs Burning Man's Art Department, scripts and co-curates the annual art theme, and collaborates with artists in creating aspects of the art theme and the design of Black Rock City. Larry is also a political planner. He supervises the organization's lobbying efforts and regularly attends meetings with county, state and federal agencies. As a spokesperson for Burning Man, Larry is frequently interviewed and has lectured at Harvard, the Commonwealth Club of California, the Walker Art Center, the Oxford Union, South by Southwest and more.