Feb 27th- Mar 1st, 2015
San Francisco, CA
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Wisdom 2.0 2015 Schedule

This schedule is still subject to change; we will continue to update it in the coming weeks!

 

Registration opens at NOON on Friday, February 27. Please bring a photo ID to registration with you in order to receive your conference materials.

 

  • 10:30AM
    12:00PM
    Mindful Urban Hike in SF

    How do you be mindful and stay awake, focused and open hearted in an urban landscape? The intention for this hike is to take our mindfulness practice outdoors in order to realize we can practice anywhere, anytime. (It also doesn’t hurt to move your body, given that you may be sitting a lot for the next 3 days!)

    For those new to San Francisco, we will walk towards downtown, take in the vista of the SF Bay, and pause in some urban gardens at Yerba Buena and the Embarcadero. Here we will experience the power of nature even in the city.

    Participants will explore what it means to be embodied as you walk and how to stay present with a kind heart amidst city landscapes, people and traffic! We will mostly walk without talking. This will be fun, creative exploration!

    Participants will meet at 10:30am in the Marriott Marquis lobby.

    Hosted by Mark Coleman: Founder of The Mindfulness Institute, Mark Coleman MA is a mindfulness consultant and executive coach, teaching in companies across the US. He is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Mark is also a master teacher for at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. Author of Awake in the Wild, Mark leads wilderness retreats from Alaska to Peru and is an avid outdoor adventurer and nature poet.

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Yoga: The Yoga of Release

    Unwind from travel, ground your body and focus your mind: gentle and slow movement and breathing. Taught by Annie Carpenter.

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Hosted Conversations #1

    Hosted Conversations are small group discussions where the themes are chosen by the participants. Sessions are intended for conversations, not presentations. Hosts and participants may not distribute promotional material of any kind. Topics that are not aligned with this spirit will not be permitted.

    SESSIONS (in no particular order):

    • 'Price Tags' for Teaching Meditation and Yoga Practice
       
    • Combined Session: 
      -->Mindfulness in the Workplace: Science, Practices, and ROI; 
      -->Corporate Meditation Program Toolkit; and 
      -->Mindfulness and Meditation Strategies for Focus, Calm, and Productivity During A Computer-Based Workday 
       
    • Technology and Machines That Induce Happiness: What are the Risks and Possibilities?
       
    • Mindful Dating-Evidence and Research based sharing on what sparks, fuels and maintains happy romantic relationships.
       
    • Combined Session:
      -->Navigating Life's Changes; 
      -->Living the Question-The way forward is found in our questions-informed by what is seeking to emerge, not by what we know; and 
      -->Tools for a HAPPY life
       
    • Combined Session:
      -->How Mindfulness Can Shift Our Invisible Default Hiding Behaviors;
      -->In the eye of the storm: maintaining, regaining, recapturing peacefulness; and
      -->Mindfulness, finding peace and presence  
       
    • Combined Session:
      -->I Love You for Business and why it matters: how to grow heart-based businesses.
      -->"Love. Simple. Powerful. What does Love mean to people today?
      -->How might we inspire business leaders to practice business in a way that promotes connection over separation without having to sacrifice on profitability? 
       
    • Combined Session:
      -->"Changemakers Community
      -->The Impact of Meditation on Activism
      -->What happens at the intersection of mindfulness and social change?
      -->How can we change the world through mindful use of the tools the internet has to offer?
       
    • Wiser together - how can bridging the gender gap create greater presence, partnership, and progress?
       
    • Mindfulness and Law: How Can Mindful Lawyering Transform the Legal Profession and the People and Institutions We Serve?
  • 6:00PM
    6:15PM
    Topic Proposals for Saturday Sessions

    Sign up to host a conversation during one of 4 sessions on Saturday.

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Inspiration Village
    Q&A with Richard Davidson, moderated by Pat Christen

    Join us in the Inspiration Village for a question and answer session with Richie Davidson, the award-winning pioneer in mindfulness research. Moderated by Pat Christen, CEO of HopeLab, the session will explore mindfulness and neuroscience. There will also be time for questions from the audience.

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Golden Gate C2
    Wisdom and Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business With Mindfulness and Integrity

    Paul and Alison founded Wisdompreneurs as an outgrowth of the 2013 Wisdom 2.0 conference, with a twofold mission—to help wisdom-based practitioners succeed in business, and to help all entrepreneurs incorporate wisdom practices into their lives and their organizations. In this session they will share the central lessons they have identified for entrepreneurs who seek to successfully, and profitably, live their most heartfelt values. Those lessons reflect learning from Wisdompreneurs’ online community of more than 4,000 members, its chapters around the world, and its training and publishing activities. They will be joined by a diverse group of industry leaders including Ben Saltzman, Kalimah Priforce, Krishna Pendyala, and others, who will describe their own core learnings about combining wisdom and business.

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Golden Gate C1
    People's Stage: Contemplative Sensors: How supportive technologies are building a mindful age

    At InteraXon our purpose is to develop engaging experiences using brainsensing technology to free people from the challenges and obstacles they face and we approach building our technology through user centred design, cutting edge-research and innovation of meaningful applications. As technology weaves into our daily interactions, we need to steer its design in a way that the environment we create brings the best out of us. Join us at Wisdom 2.0 to explore how supportive technologies are building a mindful age. 

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Golden Gate A
    Wisdom, Coaching & Leadership

    Would you like to bring your wisdom and coaching expertise into businesses? Would you like to see your workplace operate with more mindfulness and emotional intelligence? Join us for this session where we’ll discuss some of the latest trends in coaching, leadership development, and company culture…as well as some of the do’s and don’ts for external consultants to know about partnering with companies.

  • 3:15PM
    4:15PM
    Golden Gate B
    Authentic Networking

    Trying to connect with other human beings to advance our professional goals doesn't always feel natural or aligned with who we really are-- even at a mindfulness conference. Join us for an interactive session where we will explore ways to cultivate awareness of our relational experience, invite non-striving flow and trust, gracefully navigate misalignment and rejection, and shift from a mindset of scarcity to abundance. You'll emerge with insights on how to make networking a constructive and even fun part of your practice, both during the conference and beyond.

  • 6:00PM
    7:00PM
    Inspiration Village
    Open House in the Inspiration Village
  • 8:30AM
    9:15AM
    Yoga: Rise and Shine

    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 Stephanie Snyder.

  • 8:30AM
    9:15AM
    Morning Meditation with the Holistic Life Foundation

    Hosted by the founders of the Holistic Life Foundation, in Salon 9.

  • 8:30AM
    9:15AM
    Morning Nature Meditation

    Join us as we access the Wisdom of Nature in a unique meditation experience.

    Hosted by Linda Graf and Marie-Jeanne Juilland in Nob Hill D (Rest & Recharge Sanctuary).

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Yoga: Yoga to Awaken You

    A mindful and flowing sequence of simple poses to enliven and refresh you. Taught by Annie Carpenter.

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Yoga: Be Ready to Fully Receive the Wisdom!

    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 Stephanie Snyder.

  • 1:30PM
    2:15PM
    Afternoon Nature Meditation

    Join us as we access the Wisdom of Nature in a unique meditation experience. 

    Hosted by Linda Graf and Marie-Jeanne Juilland in Nob Hill D (Rest & Recharge Sanctuary).

  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Yoga: Stand, Breathe, Move

    Move your body and invigorate your breath with basic sun salutations and standing poses. Taught by Felicia Tomasko.

  • 4:00PM
    5:00PM
    Yoga: Unravel and Release

    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 Felicia Tomasko. 

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Hosted Conversations #2

    SESSIONS IN THIS BLOCK:

    • Understanding the neurobiology of mindfulness and how to apply this understanding to everyday life
    • transforming university cultures: can they be realigned to their missions?
    • (de)commodifying and (re)claiming wisdom- the heretics' table
    • Flourishing enterprise: how can our organizations promote a flourishing world and flourishing employees and partners
    • Ending gay conversion therapy and bringing peace to the LGBT community
    • how to create intentional opportunities at wisdom for people looking for services and service patrons
    • integrity and self esteem: keeping the pact with yourself
    • AI: evolution and empathy values and trust in relationships
  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Hosted Conversations #3
    • fallen from grace: finding the way on the Wisdom wagon
    • How to incorporate wisdom into organizational life and leadership?
    • woven: creating face to face local circles of women for transformation
    • Maslow's pyramid: is unemployment the right time for entering mindfulness?
    • mindful psychology
    • conscious hiring: unleashing the power of intention on your people strategy
    • emotions of the heart and how to release and let go
    • scalability of compassion education 
  • 1:45PM
    2:00PM
    Topic Proposals for Sunday Sessions

    Sign up to host a conversation during one of 2 sessions on Saturday.

  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Hosted Conversations #4
    • heroic invitations -architecting change
    • how do we integrate mindfulness and emotional intelligence into everyday business
    • sitting together on the cloud- mobile apps supporting meditation at home while connecting to a group
    • finding a conscious intimate relationship
    • engineering enlightenment: exploring the technology in the transformation of human consciousness
    • plastic bag pollution: what is needed to create a global behavior change?
    • what we can do to create inspirational and transformational media now
    • I love you: the core of business
    • tune into the body's wisdom
  • 3:45PM
    4:45PM
    Hosted Conversations #5
    •  boomers with aging parents: understanding and accepting what comes next
    • reducing stress in the work office environment - how to introduce mindfulness activities to HR and corporations and prove ROI
    • the soul of the next economy: evolution of consciousness, integral leadership, our values, sacred narrative, and the shift to an abundant regenerative economy
    • let's talk about practical application - what do you want to actualize when you go home?
    • conscious prosperity: okay, you have money- now what and why?
    • inner balance and outer impact
    • the new masculine: being a man in today's women's empowerment: what does it mean to you?
    • education, children, mindfulness 
  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate C2
    Lessons for Marriages from Businesses that Fail

    Marriages/Intimate Partnerships fail for the same 3 reasons as start-ups/businesses. Learn what works, what doesn't and what you can do to create an intimate partnership that thrives! 

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate A
    The Work

    In this session, Byron Katie will help you find freedom from your painful beliefs about others, yourself, and the world. She will show you how to identify your stressful thoughts and use the four questions of The Work to radically open your mind and heart.

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Inspiration Village
    Q&A with George Mumford and Michael Gervais on Mindfulness and Sports, moderated by Congressman Tim Ryan
  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate B
    Lessons on the Entrepreneurial Path: Pandora Town Hall

    Tim will share his personal entrepreneurial journey. From the incarnation of the idea, to making the leap into starting a business, to improvising through years of uncertainty and doubt, and ultimately to experiencing the amazing effect of connecting tens of millions of listeners to music they love.

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate C1
    People's Stage: Balancing Personal Accountability with Compassion

    Leadership means taking full responsibility -- doing what needs to be done and being a problem solver, even when it’s technically not our job -- and not being a victim. AND sustainable leadership also means connecting to others, showing compassion and caring. These are two very different components of effective leadership, and not easy to master -- particularly together. Come and participate in an open and practical discussion. Share your stories and ideas, and help us learn from your experience. 

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate B
    Embracing Discomfort: A Gateway to Innovation and Altering the Status Quo

    Innovation and change require moving through the fire of uncomfortable and unfamiliar territory. In this interactive session you will be introduced to some resourcing tools for staying present in the face of discomfort, as we take a deeper dive into conference topics that have you at the edges of your comfort zone.
     

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate C2
    Living Your Purpose

    The path each of us is on in our lives is wildly different, from free climbing El Capitan, to walking in an open field at night. Join us to explore how this sacred journey is expressing itself in our lives and work. In this experiential breakout session, you will have the opportunity to see clearly where you are on your path, observe any obstacles that are present, and identify all you have available to you so that you can take the next steps on your journey with ease.

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate C1
    The ART of Conscious Parenting: Connecting to Ourselves, Connecting to our Children

    Join an experiential journey through the Art of Conscious Parenting. Explore multiple ways of connecting, understanding and relating with the ones we love most as we begin the journey to transform ourselves and empower our children. 

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate A
    Conscious Business at LinkedIn

    Linkedin seeks to connect the world’s professionals with wisdom and compassion. To manifest this calling in the external markets, it needs to live it in its internal operations. In this session we’ll briefly describe our leadership, learning and development efforts to create a culture of consciousness. The floor will be open then to engage all participants a consideration crucial to our times: how does an economic entity become also an enlightening one?
     

  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Golden Gate C2
    This Bridge Called "Ferguson": Mindfully Engaging With Racial Experience to Transform the World for All

    In this session, we'll come together to create a focused "learning-doing" community. We'll explore and expand practices of Engaged Mindfulness with the aim of making change for good. Following-up on the "Lessons from Ferguson" panel discussion on Friday, this session will facilitate small and large group Transformative Conversations -- structured discussions with others where we reflect deeply and think together about what we might actually do with others to help solve some of the problems illuminated by the Ferguson tragedy and others involving police and community violence in racially hyper-segregated urban communities and other locations of concentrated suffering.

  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Inspiration Village
    Q&A with Martin Tracey, followed by Q&A with Golbie Kamarei, Scott Unterberg, Peter Bostelmann; both moderated by Rich Fernandez)
  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Golden Gate C1
    People's Stage: Bringing Wisdom 2.0 to Work

    “You get the culture that you embody and practice every day.” Over the last four years, we have heard many inspiring leaders share about their efforts to create thriving workplace cultures. If you have ever had the thought: “I wish I could work at place like that!” This breakout session is for you. We will explore the following questions: 1. How do you create a culture consistent with the values and wisdom of the Wisdom 2.0 community?; 2. What are the three reasons why most culture-building efforts fail and what to do about them?; 3. What specific daily practices support wisdom-based cultures? This is an interactive session. You will spend time crafting your own “culture code” and leave with a clear path forward.

  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Golden Gate B
    Integrate & Rejuvenate: A Women's Oasis

    By now you are half way through the conference and have likely received a lot of information and made some amazing connections. In this breakout, we are creating a space for women to celebrate and integrate what they have received so far, while allowing for rejuvenation in a nourishing and playful space. Let your hair down, move your body and indulge in your feminine self. This will be a place to connect with your wisdom, your purpose and your peers in a container of deep listening, fun and support. Re-enter the second half of the conference from a resourced space, with new friendships and a deeper connection to yourself and your purpose.

  • 2:30PM
    3:30PM
    Golden Gate A
    Parenting with the Brain in Mind: An Inside Out Approach to Supporting Children and Adolescents in the Digital Age

    Interested in weaving the latest understanding of the science of parenting with the challenges of raising children and adolescents well into their twenties in the modern world? Then come join us on the journey integrating interdisciplinary views of the human mind, interpersonal relationships and the developing brain with practical steps to cultivate compassion and resilience in our youth, and in ourselves. Welcome! 

  • 3:45PM
    4:45PM
    Golden Gate A
    Wisdom and Technology: How Can Technology Serve and Support Humanity?

    Every technology has an effect on its users and on humanity as a whole. But often those effects are not consciously considered by the technology’s creators, or its users. In this conversation, we’ll explore questions like:
    How can we redesign technology to be of more benefit to its users, with fewer drawbacks?
    How would the services we use every day be different if they applied “conscious design”?
    What would be required for to allocate more money, attention, and people to building technology that has a maximally positive social outcome?
    For which values should technology optimize in an ethically pluralistic society?

  • 3:45PM
    4:45PM
    Golden Gate C1
    People's Stage: Mindful Loving

    Is 21st century information overload ruining our relationships? And if so, can mindfulness save us? The practice of mindfulness does not just belong on the meditation cushion. It belongs in our life, in our conversations, and in our bed. In essence, to create passionate relationships we must become passion, cultivating the peace and playfulness within each moment. This is Mindful Loving. Let's talk about mindfulness and relationships at Wisdom 2.0. How can we connect one-to-one in order to connect more skillfully globally? Together we will explore dyadic exercises and Mindful Loving meditations, and have spirited conversations about relating with wisdom and compassion. Let's rewrite our love stories, mindfully.

  • 3:45PM
    4:45PM
    Golden Gate C2
    Q&A with Pico Iyer, moderated by Gopi Kallayil
  • 3:45PM
    4:45PM
    Golden Gate B
    Collaboration and Connection in the Workplace

    Take a mini journey with us as we share a deeper-than-usual way of collaborating and connecting in business. Hear and experience how and why we do some of the EILEEN FISHER practices. Think together about how the way we work transforms the work we do.

  • 3:45PM
    4:45PM
    Inspiration Village
    Q&A with Alanis Morissette, moderated by Arturo Bejar
  • 5:00PM
    5:30PM
    Golden Gate B
    Veterans in Mind: Can I really make a difference?

    Krishna Pendyala with veterans - Bobby Fleetwood, Autumn Riddle/Hillary Mooney, and James Franklin

    You may ask this question upon reviewing statistics regarding the impact of war on our service members, their families and society as a whole. Despite support in the form of military treatment and rehabilitation, government assistance and established healing protocols, returning veterans are frequently still in crisis or continue to deal ineffectively with issues tied to anger, anxiety, addiction, isolation, stress, panic, family relationships, parenting, sleep, sexual trauma, employment, homelessness and more. You have the opportunity to pioneer a new era in veteran self-care, recovery and resilience, and create a legacy of transformation by providing our war veterans with a wide range of evidence-based practices founded on self-awareness and mutual support. Join us to learn from the personal journeys of several war veterans.

  • 8:30AM
    9:00AM
    Morning Meditation with Roshi Joan

    in the Inspiration Village.

  • 8:30AM
    9:15AM
    Yoga: Open Heart Open Mind = Awesome Life

    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 Stephanie Snyder.

  • 8:30AM
    9:15AM
    Morning Nature Meditation

    Join us as we access the Wisdom of Nature in a unique meditation experience.

    Hosted by Linda Graf and Marie-Jeanne Juilland in Nob Hill D (Rest & Recharge Sanctuary).

  • 9:00AM
    9:15AM
    Live Sand Mandala Exhibition Chant

    in the Inspiration Village.

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Yoga: Mid Morning Yoga Break

    Stretch, breath and glide into a more open heart, and better posture. Walk away feeling free, uplifted, and unstoppable! Taught by Felicia Tomasko.

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Yoga: Prepare for Travel

    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 Felicia Tomasko.

  • 1:30PM
    2:15PM
    Afternoon Nature Meditation

    Join us as we access the Wisdom of Nature in a unique meditation experience.

    Hosted by Linda Graf and Marie-Jeanne Juilland in Nob Hill D (Rest & Recharge Sanctuary).

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Hosted Conversations #6

    Hosted Conversations are small group discussions where the themes are chosen by the participants. Sessions are intended for conversations, not presentations. Hosts and participants may not distribute promotional material of any kind. Topics that are not aligned with this spirit will not be permitted.

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Hosted Conversations #7
  • 8:30AM
    9:00AM
    Inspiration Village
    Morning Meditation with Roshi Joan

    in the Inspiration Village.

  • 9:00AM
    9:15AM
    Inspiration Village
    Live Sand Mandala Exhibition Chant

    in the Inspiration Village.

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Inspiration Village
    Q&A with Brandon Stanton, moderated by Peter Deng
  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate A
    Surfing the Waves: The Art of Loving Awareness toward Ourselves and Others in a Hyper-Connected Age

    Join us for an hour of a deep breath, wise trainings and skills to stay centered and effective, empowered and joyful in the midst of 24/7 modern life. 

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate C2
    Q&A with Otto Scharmer, moderated by Roberta Riga
  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate B
    Creating a Gossip-free World: The Power of Open and Honest Communication in Work, Family, and Society

    Gossip is one of the key behaviors that supports drama, separates us from our authentic emotions and keeps us distant from one another.
    It is also one of the most toxic patterns that derails engagement in the workplace.
    In this session we will answer the following questions?
    How do we clean up past gossip?
    What structures do we use to support difficult conversations?
    How do groups make agreements to end gossip? What do you do in the moment when someone is breaking the agreement?
    How do we address gossip in the moment?
    How can we use gossip to become more self-aware and self-accepting?

  • 10:45AM
    11:45AM
    Golden Gate C1
    People's Stage: WisdomMovement.org ~ Thriving Together

    This is a grassroots movement...a global web of conscious communities focused on thriving personally, professionally, and collectively. Our “collective wisdom” will guide us in this breakout, as we explore our wisdom and our challenges. When we feel heard and valued, our cup fills, and trust builds. Then, we naturally cooperate and collaborate more. The result? Together we serve others more effectively, so they thrive more...and we thrive more ourselves!

    During this session, we will 1) share our passions and professions, so we can collaborate; 2) explore what it means to thrive, personally and collectively, and 3) identify ways to bring the wisdom movement back home.

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate A
    Past, Present and Future of Wisdom 2.0

    Interested in the work of Wisdom 2.0? Join Wisdom 2.0 Founder Soren Gordhamer for a question and answer session to explore areas and topics of greatest interest to you. 

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Inspiration Village
    Jon Kabat-Zinn in conversation with Arturo Bejar
  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate C2
    Wichita in Mind: Building a Mindful Nation One Community at a Time

    Borne directly out of a breakout session at the last Wisdom 2.0 in 2014 on making mindful living mainstream, this session will showcase the possibilities when a group of committed people raise their hand, pool their talents and channel their leadership to alter the legacy of their community by creating a learning community for mindful living. Inspired by Congressman Tim Ryan, the Mindful Nation Network was founded to serve as a national platform to promote and scale the nation's promising mindful living initiatives. The strategy involves bringing key stakeholders together to help five critical community groups in need—Veterans, Children, Teachers, Leaders, and Healthcare workers. With an emphasis on collective impact at the local level and that a mindful nation starts with a mindful community, we have launched the five group initiatives and an ambassador program that supports them with a team of mainstream Americans in the heartland—Wichita, Kansas. The reactions thus far from the participants in the various programs have been transformative.

  • 12:00PM
    1:00PM
    Golden Gate B
    Co-Mindfulness, Compassion and Connection: Experiential Exercises to Enhance Relationship Resiliency

    DIane Poole Heller and Eileen Fisher will elaborate the power interactive connectedness in the work environment. We will focus on experiential exercises that illuminate the aliveness of co mindfulness and connection that you can use immediately in your workplace, with your intimate partner and significant relationships to enhance secure attachment. Let's start a tsumani of health, fun filled and fulfilling relationships!