Take a moment to hit reset. This class will give you the pause you need in order to integrate and process all of the valuable information you have received and prepare you to download the rest of the day efficiently and clearly. Taught by Stephanie Snyder.
Whether you’ve traveled all day or drove in, we all need time to get acclimated. This practice will offer a nice mix of breathing practices and asanas that will balance and rejuvenate the mind/body container to prepare you for the rest of your day. Taught by Giselle Mari.
This year, we will be offering hosted conversations in parallel with the conference. The hosted conversations are small group discussions where the themes are determined by whoever signs up, much like the Unconference. This is a great way to connect around the themes from the conference that inspire and resonate with you most deeply.
You can also explore ideas or issues that you think have been left untapped by the speakers onstage. The hosted conversations will be located in Nob Hill B-D. There will be signup times each day where topics will be posted: First come, first served.
There are a limited number of tables available each day so please arrive on time.
There will be a whiteboard in the hosted conversation area where you can check out the topics and the schedule for the conversations.
Various participant-chosen and -led topics in group discussion.
Sign up to host a discussion about your topic of choice for 50 minutes on Saturday. 44 spaces available, first-come, first-served.
An audience Q & A with the heads of Learning and Development from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Moderated by Rich Fernandez.
People's Stage Contest Winning Session. Talk by Sanjay Nimar, Founder and CEO of iZone wellness, about vibrations thousands of times more potent than any form of self-effort. Understand and use this power to create “Positive Progression” in your organization.
A session with Levi Felix, Founder of Digital Detox and Camp Grounded: Summer Camp for Adults. In this interactive breakout we'll play some games, laugh, face-paint, move our bodies, discuss the role of play and share the best practices of going off-the-grid.
Dive into the principles of Improvisation in this energizing, fun and interactive educational experience. This session is highly engaging, energizing and applicable. We emphasize the application of the principles to presence and mindfulness. This fun, buoyant, and joyful environment creates buoyancy, expansion, and connections!
Talk by Pat Christen, CEO, HopeLab.
Question & Answer with H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, with Rwandan Delegation and special guests.
This class will ease you into your full day of inspiration without too much perspiration. Using gentle but effective yoga asanas, we'll coax your mind/body container to an awakened receptive state. You'll walk away smiling and a little caffeinated - yoga style. Taught by Giselle Mari.
This practice will give you a little spring in your step with some full body soul warming poses that will expand the heart and mind with a dash of meditation to sweeten the deal. Taught by Giselle Mari.
After long hours in the chair, get on the yoga mat. Move your body, pump your breath, and get grounded yet energized in order to maximize your presence the rest of the weekend. Taught by Amy Ippoliti.
Irene Au and Gopi Kallayil have been pursuing active careers in Silicon Valley (Google, Yahoo, Udacity, VC firms etc.). They are also long term yoga practitioners and teachers who lead yoga classes in their companies and at tech conferences. Right after their talk at the conference on the topic "Yoga in the Digital Age," they will be leading a yoga class in the Yogaglo yoga practice space.
Thinking Open your channels of creativity and alleviate stiffness in your body with rhythmic movement and breath. Yoga rejuvenates the body and refreshes the mind so clear insight can arise from within. Connect with the life force energy called prana and enjoy foundational yoga poses that help free the creative energy within you. Taught by Sianna Sherman.
Move your body and invigorate your breath with basic sun salutations and standing poses. Taught by Noah Mazé.
Let this class soothe your nervous system and unwind the hips and low back after sitting all day. You will feel relaxed and refreshed. Taught by Stephanie Snyder.
A: How can mindfulness of our relationship with techonology help us transcend our limited sense of a separate self?
B: How to motivate others with your presence?
C: Take your COEUR values to the stage
D: What is the role of gratitude in relationships?
E: Clear your way to wisdom, connectedness, mindfulness
F: Tapping into body and embodied wisdom for new entrepreneurial ventures
G: Youth Social Media Authentic Connection Self-Worth Mental Health Attention Disorders - How we can help?
H: Wisdompreneurs how can we bring disruptive wisdom into organizations in a way that's accepted?
I: Lessons from Gross National Happiness in Bhutan
J: Friends of Bill W.
K: Mindfulness and community - giving and action, what can we learn from each other
OUTSIDE: Somatic Finance
A: Leading lasting culture change in organizations
B: If DNA is software, who programmed life, a deep exploration
C: How can we bring forth the full talent in our organizations joyfully?
D: Wisdom and a new economy, beyond workers vs. owners
E: Nature connection as a path to mindfulness
F: Know Thyself - Quantified Self and Mindfulness
G: Financial Grounding for Spiritual Practicioners
H: How do we share resources between organizations to change the world?
I: Embodied mindfulness: how do we tap into the body's wisdom to calm our minds?
J: Qigong with Mingtong Gu Wisdom - Healing -
K: Wisdom requires that the wise engage in works of service to relieve suffering
OUTSIDE: Authentic Relating in the Workplace in 1440 Lounge
A: Sharing the wisdom of our life experiences across generations and cultures - HOW?
B: How do we promote the mind-body-emotion connection?
C: How can we access our inner wisdom to make clear decisions?
D: How can film/media activate and inspire people for lasting change?
E: How can intention and mindfulness transform how you do business?
F: Am I walking my talk? The perception, the reality and how to narrow the gap
G: Tools for cocreating collective wisdom
H: What would it look like for global tech companies to meaningfully engage communities where they do business?
I: How to cultivate mindfulness, focus, to boost productivity and have more influence with your team through moving meditation
J: How to make spirituality cool and accessible for young people
K: Reaping wisdom from your dreams - dreamwork and healing embodied imagination
Outside: Talk about the film "HER"
A: Cocreating mindful intimacy - are you interested in small mindful groups after Wisdom2
B: Couples and Technology - Loving in a Digital Age
C: Using Archetypes to Bring Wisdom to Brands
D: Seven I's of Creativity: Learn and explore how the process of spiritual mastery and cultivating creativity are one and the same
E: The intersection of wisdom and entrepreneurship
F: Mindfulness and inclusion, exploring our interconnectedness across differences and implementions for cocreating social change
G: How do we positively influence individual choices without being slimy?
H: Practice Qigong
I: What it means to have embodied awareness? Do we really live in our bodies?
J: Intersection of mindfulness, communication and technology
K: Authentic embodied mind, emotions, being, personal, family, business: skills from natural medicine
Sign up to host a discuss on a topic of your of choice. 33 spaces available; first-come, first-served.
A guided meditation to begin your day; held in the Meditation Room.
In this breakout session, we will define love in behavioral terms to get a realistic picture of how loving we truly are to the people we claim to love, discuss how to overcome our fears of love, and learn some easy and effective techniques to help us become our most loving and lovable selves.
A session on Conscious Parenting with Michelle Gale, Mike Robbins, and Rachel Macy Stafford.
Talk by Roshi Joan Halifax, founder, Upaya Zen Center
Wisdom from our yoga mat and meditation cushion guide our professional careers and in turn our professional life provides the perfect classroom to deepen our wisdom practice. A conversation with Gopi Kallayil, Googler and yoga teacher, and Irene Au, X Googler, designer and yoga teacher.
Self-compassion involves treating yourself with the same kindness, support and understanding you'd show to a good friend. Most of us are incredibly hard on ourselves, however, and believe we need to beat ourselves up to achieve our goals in life. This session will present theory and research on self-compassion, including empirical evidence which indicates that self-compassion is a much more effective motivator than self-criticism. Exercises will be taught to engender self-compassion and learn how to motivate ourselves with kindness in daily life.
Session with Justin Rosenstein, co-founder of Asana, formerly of Google, Facebook
Today is the day to ask the two most important (and potentially most difficult) questions you can ask yourself about what you're doing in the world. Justin will guide you through an interactive partner exercise to reveal the first actionable steps on your personal path to self-actualization, fulfillment in your work, and giving your greatest gifts to the world.
A talk by Fred Kofman, Author, Conscious Business
Mindfulness communities of practice are reflections of the larger societies in which they exist, and so what are the ethical imperatives to actively cultivate openness and inclusion, and question power and privilege within these communities? We never really talk about this stuff! Join us for a lively exploration of the social dynamics of transformative communities.
Discovering the Power and Purpose of the Adolescent Brain with author and psychiatrist Dan Siegel
Are you a cultural innovator, a thought pioneer, a passionate leader? Are you ready to think bigger, act bolder, and create the shift you wish to see in the world? Or are you just fascinated with the powerful process of how a meme reaches the tipping point? If so, then come learn the 5 essential steps to building a movement from the ground up: 1) Know your Value. 2) Clarify your message. 3) Master your Model. 4) Create your Training Program. 5) Impact the World.
Q&A with Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
Connect to your breath and body and cultivate a clear mind in this yoga sequence designed to ground you in the present moment. The constant of life is change and yoga is the path of knowing your true center regardless of the changing circumstances. By staying centered within, each life change becomes a doorway of opportunity and growth. This class will help you find your strength and steadiness while encouraging you to radically affirm the expanding possibilities of your life. Taught by Sianna Sherman.
Stretch and open your hips, spine and shoulders in standing poses, hip openers and basic backbends. This short class will reset and rejuvenate you. Taught by Noah Mazé.
Stretch, breath and glide into a more open heart, and better posture. Walk away feeling free, uplifted, and unstoppable! Taught by Amy Ippoliti.
Stretch, twist, and breathe your way to a calmer, more enjoyable trip home no matter how long the journey. Integrate and assimilate all you gained at the conference and leave Wisdom 2.0 ready to soar! Taught by Amy Ippoliti.
A: Join me for a mind mapping exercise to explore signals and messages from our Body and Nature
B: Holacracy: Building Conscious Organizations
C: Making work meetings mindful
D: Mindful or Not: A Fierce Conversation about power, inclusion and community: a follow up conversation
E: How mindfulness improves sports performance and wellbeing
F: How can we include our children in events like this?
G: Speaking about mindfulness to business leaders
H: Feminine leadership and sexuality: what would the workplace look like if women were comfortable and confident to show up fully?
I: Beyond meditation: a discussion on how quickly we can heal destructive thoughts
J: Workspeak 2.0 - languaging in the workplace
K: Cultivating authenticity in the workplace
Outside: Environmental Vibrations
A: Activating our Civic Chi
B: Sexuality: a path to creativity mindfulness and full potential
C: How to cultivate wisdom in organizational life and leadership
D: Millennials leading: how to develop the mindful leaders who will rock the world
E: Connecting with Nature in Daily Life as a Path to Mindfulness
F: Teaching Positive Psychology in High Schools -- How do we scale that?
G: Free open source vs. proprietary licensing in relation to wisdom
H: Conscious leadership - how do we nurture conscious leadership in business and organizations?
I: Dear Paulette: Finding joy in the presence of death
J: Practice Qigong
K: Courageous conversations: what are the conversations you do not want to discuss?
Outside: Walking meditation in life and labyrinths - at the labyrinth - creating sacred space to listen to our own inner wisdom
A: New York Times Article Today about Tibetan Buddhism in China and Literature Preservation
B: Wisdompreneurship: What is it?
C: Let's talk about how we want to take our practice deeper, whatever that practice is.
D: Meaning at work: no tradeoffs between profits and flourishing
E: How mindfulness can make lasting change in underserved communities
F: Mental illness - what's the connection to corporate work?
G: Connect with your inner wisdom - the neurobiological benefits
H: How does this lead to charity?
I: What are the conversations that could change the world really?
J: Transformative education for young adults
K: Higher Edu in 2025 - what do you want to see?
Outside: In this world of the rise of the feminine, what is the new masculine?
Move with gravity. Find ease of motion. Tune into the deep structure of your body. Feel the bones and the healing pleasure of simple mobility. A movement class for all ages and all bodies. No dance experience necessary.
In the meditation room. Led by Atman & Ali Smith and Andres Gonzales from Holistic Life Foundation
Interactive session with members of ServiceSpace.org.
Join Arturo Bejar, Director of Engineering, Facebook; and Nancy Larocca Hedley, founder, Crescent Coaching as they explore being authentic at work. What are some ways we can identify the work we are here to do? How do we deal with the challenges that inevitably come up? And how do we get support from our co-workers and loved ones? It is a big journey, but starting small, and taking action with support, opens up a world of possibilities.
MOVED TO THE INSPIRATION VILLAGE.
A talk with Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow, Google, and Shinzen Young, meditation teacher
Intentional culture is built through deliberate practice and what we call co-mindfulness. When we attend to culture we create highly productive workplaces and happy relationships. In breakout groups of 5, participants will apply seven vital skills to appreciate the Wisdom 2.0 culture in the moment.
This breakout will feature both the strategy and the tactics the Mindful Nation Foundation has developed to launch a national movement for creating positive change and improving the quality of our lives in America. The biggest challenge we face as a group is to go beyond the enthusiasts and inspire the mainstream and help them adopt a mindful way of life.
MOVED TO INSPIRATION VILLAGE.
Join Wisdom 2.0 Founder and Host Soren Gordhamer, and ask your questions about the past, present, and future of Wisdom 2.0.
Meditations for accomplishment, achievement, and peace -- a talk by Sharon Salzberg, meditation teacher
Based on their personal practice of compassion and presence, the co-founders of Soulful Brand have been observing the relationship created between ‘entrepreneurs marketing their brand’ and ‘potential customers.’ They’ve noticed that building trust in this relationship is not just about what you say, but who you become when marketing your business. What would it be like to create conversations with deeper meaning while sharing yourself and your work?
The average working professional spends 60 – 150 work days a year in meetings -- yet most would argue that meetings are tolerable at best, and soul sucking at worst. This session will introduce Meetings 2.0: purpose-driven, relevant, effective, and energizing. We will explore practical but powerful ideas for becoming more conscious and deliberate in how you use your time and in how you engage with others.
Join us for an exploration around the topic of how we as parents, teachers and mentors of youth can come together to raise a conscious generation. With a culture moving faster than ever, it is easy for us to get so busy that we make very little true contact with ourselves or the kids in our lives.Yet deep down, we know this is the greatest gift we can give them. Whether you are a parent of a teen or newborn, a teacher, or simply someone interested in youth, you will be invited into a day of presentations, experiential application and reflection.
Opening: Megan Cowan & Michelle Gale
This is Why We Do This Work; Vinny Ferraro
Eve Ekman: Emotion & Childhood Development
A Science-Based Formula for Lifelong Happiness, Christine Carter
Breathing With Life: Mindful Support for Parents of Special Needs Children, Will Kabat-Zinn and Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
Will Kabat-Zinn Meditation
The Art of Conscious Parenting: Dr. Shefali Keynote
Dr. Shefali Breakout Session
On the Ground Programs; Laura from the Mosaic Project and Jessica from IBme
Stories from The Front Lines; Ali Smith, Atman Smith, & Andres Gonzales
Wisely Moving Forward: Susan Kaiser Greenland
Closing: Vinny Ferraro
Join us to explore “Conscious Aging” and embrace the challenge and opportunity to live into our aging years wisely and whole-heartedly. In this intensive we will inquire into how to use this time to deepen our own sense of self and connection to those around us. We will ask the question, “What does it mean to become an Elder?” We will explore new ideas, including innovative and creative technologies, around how we live and die, create new models, and care for ourselves, each other, and the world.
Welcome & Introduction: New Paradigm for Aging. What does it mean to be an Elder?; Patricia Savitri Burbank:
Welcoming Song from Peter Makena
Panel: Why A New Paradigm is Important (and how you are contributing to it)
What it Means to Become an Elder: Nader Shabahangi
Encore Careers with Purpose; Marc Freedman, CEO Encore.org
The Second Half of Life; Angeles Arrien
Dyad: “How do I imagine growing old?”
Naomi Newman, comedian/mime
Angeles Arrien and Brother David Steindl-Rast
Lunch on our own (grouped into interested tables: co-housing, giving back, career change, health, mentoring, memory, end of life, spiritual practice.)
Growing Livelier and Happier through Wisdom Healing Qigong; Chi Kung with Master MingTong Gu
Aging and Technology; Katy Fike, Gopi Kallayil, Megan Prentiss, and Nick Baum
Aging as Art: Lakiba Pitman
New Ways of Being Together as We Age – On Living and Dying; BJ Miller from Zen Hospice, Alexandra Hart, David "Lucky" Goff, and Nader Shabahangi
Mini-talks from participants: What touched you from today? What could make a difference in your life?
Closing song from Peter Makena
The theme of this day is “Authenticity.” Given the busy lives we have and the disconnected cultures predominant in organizations today, how can we live grounded in our wisdom as women? Together, we will explore and experience the topics of Authenticity in Being, Expression, Action, Connection and Leadership. Workshop-style presentations will include talks, panels, meditations, movement practice and connection exercises. Join us for a journey of self-connection and inspiration, with a focus on community support.
Authentic Being: Tami Simon
Relearning Loveliness: Shauna Shapiro
Improv: Zoe Galvez and Betsy Crouch
Authentic Embodiment: Kim Arnold
SoulMotion: Valerie Chafograck
Bringing our Authentic Selves to the Workplace; Panel with Danae Ringleman & Julie Meisner
Exercise on Bringing your Authentic Self to the Workplace: Christine Barrington and Laurel Kilgour
Authentic Action; Priya Haji
Authentic Leadership; Tami Simon
Authentic Leadership Group Discussion: Kerena Saltzman and Jeanine Becker
Authentic Voice Exercise
Embrace Your Authentic Voice: Agapi Stassinopoulos
For those interested in the creation of wisdom-based technologies, from apps to wearable items. We will explore how to develop or support technologies that focus on deeper mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion. Where are we today, what's on the horizon that's exciting and innovative, what are the greatest opportunities and how can we support those efforts?
Welcome; Cory Smith, Ben Tauber
Intentions for the Day; Richard Tate
Collective Check-In; Nicole Guthrie (Who is in the room today? Why are you here?)
Funders Panel: Where Should We Invest in Wisdom and Tech?; Luke Nosek, Jeff Walker, Stuart Rudick
Wisdom Tech: InterAxon; Michael Apollo
Insights from Science; Richard Tate, Marc Brackett, Vic Strecher
Wisdom Tech: Senstream; Hugh Lusted
The Essential Self; Linda Stone, Will Henshall, Dr. Evian Gordon
Wisdom Tech: Lift; Jon Crosby, Tony Stubblebine
The Science of Character;Tiffany Shlain
How Might We?; Nicole Guthrie
This day is for people who realize that the nature of business is changing radically; and that many of the old ways of working and communicating no longer serve us or the companies with which we work. We will explore this new chapter of business life emerging in our world today, and investigate how the connection between mindfulness and innovation can be a win-win for both staff and companies. We will focus both on personal practice, and also how to support greater wisdom and connection in groups and teams.
Opening by Karen May, Vice President of People, Google; and Soren Gordhamer, Founder, Wisdom 2.0
The Purposeful Career by Brynn Harrington, Head of People Growth at Facebook
Mindfulness at Work with Todd Pierce, Executive VP at SalesForce
Awake at Intel: Talk by Lindsay and Anahaka sharing about the mindfulness program they developed at Intel
Lunch on your own.
Appreciation in the Workplace with Mike Robbins, Author
Mindfulness at Medium: Lessons and Challenges. Interview with Jason and Don, Senior Team at Medium.
Having the Difficult Conversations: Q and A with Karen May, Vice President of People, Google