"Founders from Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Zynga and PayPal, and executives and managers from companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco ... in conversations with experts in yoga and mindfulness."
- The New York Times
Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.
Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.
We hold three primary events a year:
1) Wisdom 2.0 held generally in February each year in the Bay area. This is our flagship event bringing together over 2,000 people from 20 countries. We plan to announce 2015 dates soon.
2) Wisdom 2.0 Business in New York City. This year it will be October 14th & 15th. It is a two-day event focused on the latest efforts applying wisdom in business.
3) Wisdom 2.0 Europe in Dublin, Ireland, September 16th & 18th. Our first ever Europe exploring Wisdom 2.0 themes and topics.
Soren Gordhamer, Founder of Wisdom 2.0
The people at Wisdom 2.0 come from all over the world and from many vocations, including coaches; technology staff from Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter; as well as venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
Participants share a common interest: to live with greater wisdom, purpose, and meaning,
while using technology in ways that create a more open and healthy culture.
Speakers come from a variety of sectors, including technology, wisdom traditions, neuroscience, game development, and more. Past speakers have included the founders of Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Zynga, and Paypal, along with wisdom teachers from various traditions.
Wisdom 2.0 explores topics that cross sectors, borders, and party lines. In previous years we've explored wisdom in society, veteran's rights, education, coaching, mindfulness in tech, politics, business, neuroscience, and much, much more.
The events as much about making connections between people as about the presentations on stage. There are many opportunities to connect with people who share your interests, and explore overlaps and potential projects.
Every year we also throw a party (or two!) where people can connect, play, and enjoy both dance and silliness.