Birds of a Feather

Sign up below to attend a dinner hosted by a fellow Wisdom 2.0 2017 attendee on Saturday, February 18th!
Unless otherwise noted, participants are responsible for paying for their own meals.

  • Mindfulness in the Collegiate Academic Environment (Ingrid Greene)

    Restaurant: A16
    Cuisine: Italian-American; vegan available
    Seats: 10
    Average Entree Price Point: $16
    Description: I'd like to bring together leaders and people interested in talking about bringing mindfulness programs to the collegiate environment. Like UMass, UCLA, and a variety of other universities, programs have been started to help undergraduates, bring awareness to the public, and inspire research. View Dinner Here >>>

  • Seattle Wisdom (Clint Lunde)

    Restaurant: Pacific Catch
    Cuisine: Seafood
    Seats:  18
    Average Entree Price Point: $22
    Description: Discuss trends and impact of the growing mindfulness movement in the Greater Seattle community, and how to foster continued growth and engagement. View Dinner Here >>>

  • Leveraging Technology for Deeper Connection (Greg Jarmiolowski)

    Restaurant: Il Fornaio
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
    Seats: 15
    Average Entree Price Point: $30
    Description: Let's get back to the original topic of connecting through technology. Let's brainstorm the ways we can either create or use existing technology to connect with others. This could be ways to enhance new relationships or create new ones. It could even be ways to connect with strangers. View Dinner Here >>

  • Mindful Tech: Let's Think About It! (Jenifer Joy Madden)

    Restaurant: Paxti's Fillmore
    Cuisine: Sharable pizza plus flatbread sandwiches and fresh salads. Gluten-free and veggie options.
    Seats: 5
    Average Entree Price Point: $12
    Description: We'll chat about how we can push back against technology that gobbles up our time and nudge makers to create products that support and promote us in body and mind. View Dinner Here >>

  • Party like it's 2100 (JP)

    Restaurant: Nick's Crispy Tacos
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Seats: 10
    Average Entree Price Point: $12
    Description: We will start with a nice dinner, then go for a drink, then go for another, then find some magic unicorns, then go dancing with the unicorns, then drink lots of water, then watch the sunrise, then go to bread, then go to conference. For people who have dancing boots and cats and boots and cats. In that order. View Dinner Here >>

  • Applied Mindfulness for Corporate Learning and Development (Suzanne Bigelow)

    Restaurant: Mezes
    Cuisine: Greek
    Seats: 11
    Average Entree Price Point: $16
    Description: What is the most effective way to integrate the core skills of attention and awareness into existing corporate trainings in leadership development, employee engagement, workplace safety, change management, personal wellness? What's working out there? Thoughts and sharing success. View Dinner Here >>

  • Be Your Own Mindful Superhero (Carin Winter)

    Restaurant: Blackwood
    Cuisine: Thai, Asian Fusion
    Seats: 25
    Average Entree Price Point: $15-22
    Description: We will talk about how we can become our own mindful superhero by focusing on the ways in which we embody mindfulness, cultivate joy and spread altruism. View Dinner Here >>

  • Sacred Practices that Support Dharma (Cate Stillman)

    Restaurant: Chotto Izakaya
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $12-20
    Description: What are your daily habits? How do your habits support your life work? In Ayurveda(translation science of life) habits are the most important tool for creating a balanced life. Moment by moment, day by day, season by season, we are our habits. How can we optimize our daily patterns to support our dharma? View Dinner Here >>

  • Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment (Stephen Pfleiderer)

    Restaurant: Presidio Social Club
    Cuisine: American (New)
    Seats: 10
    Average Entree Price Point: $20
    Description: I'm especially interested in connecting with people who are interested in creating solutions to revolutionize the addiction treatment industry. As you probably already know, substance misuse and substance use disorders directly affect millions of Americans every year, causing motor vehicle crashes, crimes, injuries, reduced quality of life, impaired health, and far too many deaths. According to the first-ever landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, only one in 10 people with substance addictions receive treatment. Every 19 minutes an American dies from an opioid or heroin. This is beyond disturbing and unacceptable to me. I would love to chat and discuss how through the use of technology and genuine human connection we make a difference.  View Dinner Here >>

  • Public Art: Beautifying our schools and communities (Morgan Bricca)

    Restaurant: Flores
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Seats: 9
    Average Entree Price Point: $20
    Description: Are you interested in heading up a mural project in your community or school? Have you been part of a successful mural project and can share your info with others? Are you an artist needing practical advice to plan or begin a mural project? I've painted over 50 murals pubic/commercial/ schools over the past 15 years in the Bay Area, and I am a passionate advocate for public art projects. Come with questions, solutions, success stories, and let's grow the movement. View Dinner Here >>

  • Shamans (Kimberly Errigo)

    Restaurant: The Commissary
    Cuisine: Spanish-influenced California cuisine
    Seats: 7
    Average Entree Price Point: N/A
    Description: Those who practice shamanism are invited to gather. View Dinner Here >>

  • Starting Over Bungles and Bloopers (Valerie Gaino)

    Restaurant: Pizzeria Delfina
    Cuisine: Italian 
    Seats: 14
    Average Entree Price Point: $7-$15
    Description: Have you ever had to start over in a new town/city/country? Come and share trials and tribulations with an emphasis on the funny, awkward interactions, cultural mishaps, and busted open heart moments during your transition. View Dinner Here >>

  • Using Mindfulness in Social Impact Work (Angeli Weller)

    Restaurant: Alegrias
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Seats: 6
    Average Entree Price Point: $20
    Description: This aspiration for this dinner is to explore how mindfulness is, or could be, used to further social impact work, including all kinds of mission and purpose-driven organizations, whether non or for-profit. View Dinner Here >>

  • Age IS an Attitude (Paula Fitzgerald Boos & Wally Boos)

    Restaurant: Scoma's
    Cuisine: Classic Seafood at Fisherman's Wharf
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $30
    Description: We all age. We can influence how our "number" shows up. A conversation about choosing to be a "fine wine" instead of a "prune." View Dinner Here >>

  • Wisdom Design (Kristian Simsarian)

    Restaurant: The Plant Cafe
    Cuisine: Organic; vegetarian and non-vegetarian
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $11-15
    Description: Design is playing an increasingly important role in the shaping of technology. The tech field appears to have a wisdom gap as evidenced by the current distractive, addictive and occasionally even irresponsible role technologies are playing. What can design and designers offer the endeavor in order to create more positive cultural and social impact? View Dinner Here >>

  • Finding Digital Balance in 2017 (Andrew Dunn)

    Restaurant: Mandalay
    Cuisine: Burmese
    Seats: 12
    Average Entree Price Point: $13
    Description: As our relationships with connected devices become increasingly relevant, how can we practice moderation? What healthy habits can we begin today that will help us reclaim control of our time and attention? Why is this important at all? View Dinner Here >>

  • The Awakened Participant in the Digital Age (Sophie H. Janicke & Dror Amir)

    Restaurant: Delarosa
    Cuisine: Italian
    Seats: 14
    Average Entree Price Point: $13-16
    Description: Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities of living mindfully in the digital age. You’ll get a chance to explore the following questions with other Wisdom Attendees: What are the challenges you face in your everyday life when it comes to technology? What are some of the benefits you've experienced of living in the digital age? What are some of your favorite tips, tricks, and hacks that support you in living as a more awakened digital participant? Together, we will gain insights into these questions and develop a clear first step to enhance our own digital mindfulness. View Dinner Here >>

  • Building Bridges with Your Voice (Kelly McNelis)

    Restaurant: Mamacita
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Seats: 10
    Average Entree Price Point: $17
    Description: The Women For One team will lead a discussion on the global rise of the women’s movement, and the diversity of the voices and perspectives within the movement. Let's grab dinner and explore how we can tear down existing walls and bridge the gap of our differences through authentic communication and connection. View Dinner Here >>

  • The Inner Stance for True Collaboration (Kathryn Graham)

    Restaurant: Dosa
    Cuisine: Indian
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $25
    Description: I'm in the process of learning to truly collaborate. It would be great to explore with others what inner approaches they bring that promote creative, kind, open and respectful collaboration. One potential discussion topic could be how each of us grapples with the inner work to freely connect; and what in-the-moment inner stances we've found to be effective in keeping us in collaborative flow. View Dinner Here >>

  • Keeping Positive in Changing Times (Ambrosia Moonstone Harwood)

    Restaurant: Sessions at the Presidio
    Cuisine: Seasonal small plates
    Seats: 7
    Average Entree Price Point: $17
    Description: I want to facilitate a conversation about how we can hold our positive attitude and mindfulness in a world that is changing. What can we each do in the face of so much negativity surrounding our country. View Dinner Here >>

  • Wisdom Singles-Mindful Dating Games (Yasmina Porter)

    Restaurant: TBA
    Cuisine: Vegetarian, gluten free
    Seats: 12
    Average Entree Price Point: $25
    Description: For the 3rd year in a row, Yasmina Porter will facilitate this fun opportunity to play and muse on how busy professionals can align our spiritual practice with our romantic life. View Dinner Here >>

  • Women’s Networks in Corporate (Monique Martineau)

    Restaurant: Presidio Social Club
    Cuisine: American (new)
    Seats: 9
    Average Entree Price Point: $12-$29
    Description: Would you enjoy dinner conversation about how we might bring more wisdom into the workplace through women’s networks in your company? We sure can use all the feminine energy we can muster these days! This dinner is for women employees who have a women’s network at their company. The Dalai Lama said, “The world will be saved by Western women.” What’s possible when we bring Wisdom 2.0 topics, such as mindfulness, embodiment, and deep listening into the workplace. How might coworkers be affected? How might wisdom practices ripple out to loved ones and the country? Let’s find out! View Dinner Here >>

  • Vibrant Well-Being While Working! (Megan McNealy)

    Restaurant: Mezes
    Cuisine: Greek
    Seats: 7
    Average Entree Price Point: $17
    Description: We will discuss ways that each person promotes body, mind and spirit well-being in themselves, and how that has positively impacted their career and optimal performance. Prepare to be inspired! View Dinner Here >>

  • Empathetic Leadership (Patricia Bravo)

    Restaurant: The Commissary
    Cuisine: Californian with Spanish influences
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $25 - $30
    Description: Want to make a difference in the work environment by increasing how empathy is used in the workplace? Come dine with us and share your experiences. We'll discuss ways to bring empathy into the workplace both formally and informally. View Dinner Here >>

  • Community Dinner: Mindfulness Champions @ Work (Peter Weng)

    Restaurant: Catered Mediterranean feast at the SIYLI Office!
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Seats: 20
    Average Entree Price Point: $15 suggested donation
    Description: What does it take to be a Mindfulness champion in your organization, company or community? Come join a dinner of like-minded leaders (and aspiring leaders) elevating wisdom and compassion in their communities. Together, we'll meet, eat and share our challenges and successes. The format of our dinner will include time to mingle with beverages and appetizers, as well as structured discussion in small groups with dinner. Our dinner will be hosted at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) office, former Officer's Quarters in the historic Presidio of San Francisco and just a few blocks from the Palace of Fine Arts. We'd love to see you there! This Dinner is Full. If you signed up, the host will be in contact to confirm your attendance. 

  • Bigger Impact, Bigger Profits, Conscious Business (JV Crum III)

    Restaurant: The Commissary
    Cuisine: Spanish-influenced California cuisine
    Seats: 7
    Average Entree Price Point: $28 - $37
    Description: How to consciously build and grow your business to create bigger impact and bigger profits. Doing good and building a heart-based conscious business that is profitable and a win for all those involved. View Dinner Here >>

  • Digital Mindfulness in Medicine (Emily Hine)

    Restaurant: The Plant Cafe
    Cuisine: Organic; vegetarian, vegan
    Seats: 12
    Average Entree Price Point: $11-$30
    Description: We know that traditional face to face mindfulness programs are scientifically proven to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, pain and more for patients in need. But what about digital mindfulness programs? New apps seem to be popping up in the marketplace daily, and they can serve as a great complement to traditional medical options. What’s new in this field and how can we ensure the integrity and efficacy of digital mindfulness programs especially in the medical arena? How can we encourage innovation and scalability in the marketplace, while safeguarding patients who are seeking tangible relief from their suffering? View Dinner Here >>

  • Bringing Values Back into Management Decision-Making (Candice Chow)

    Restaurant: Greens Restaurant
    Cuisine: American Vegetarian
    Seats: 12
    Average Entree Price Point: $25
    Description: The predominant corporate strategic decision-making criteria largely based on economic returns. Long-term orientation that consider social, ethical and ecological values tends to be secondary. Current business / economic model is not sustainable to drive the social and environmental changes needed ahead of us. I would like to take this dinner opportunity to solicit your input and discuss how we may influence and drive change in the boardroom, in management meetings and in our day to day operation to take a broader perspective in decision making. As we share our experiences and ideas on what may work, what may be possible and current objections, this session could provide an invaluable opportunity for us to craft out an agenda for change in management practice and pilot transformational changes in our respective workplace or with our clients. View Dinner Here >>

  • Is Compassion a Radical Notion? (Anuradha Gandhi)

    Restaurant: Starbelly
    Cuisine: Californian
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $15-18
    Description: "Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”-The Dalai Lama. Compassion is defined as a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering. In these times of great change, what does compassion look like in our lives? Is it radical to be a compassionate person? Where do we struggle with giving or receiving compassion? Is it easy to give compassion to ourselves? In this dinner, we will take the time to reflect on and share examples of compassionate moments so that we can better understand the impact that compassion has on our inner and outer worlds. View Dinner Here >>

  • Building Values-based Technology: Designing for health and happiness (Nelli Lähteenmäki)

    Restaurant: Belga
    Cuisine: French / German
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $20
    Description: The world needs more values-driven technology design that considers the health & happiness of the users. We need this more than ever before, since we are facing an epidemics of stress and lifestyle -related diseases. Let's discuss what values-driven design means, how we can build better, healthier, values-based technologies, and more transparent systems to help people evaluate the health impact of existing technologies. View Dinner Here >>

  • Creating Spiritual Community for Kids (Betty Ray)

    Restaurant: El Mansour
    Cuisine: Morroccan
    Seats: 10
    Average Entree Price Point: $22
    Description: Our schools are designed to educate our children's minds, but not really body or spirit. I have been intrigued by some recent research by Dr Lisa Miller at Columbia University (http://www.lisamillerphd.com ) who found a scientific link between spirituality and health, showing that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances; are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers; are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex. Many parents feel conflicted about church or synagogue, yet they know that a shared spirituality is important for our kids as it is for ourselves. I am eager to talk with other parents who are trying out new models of shared spirituality with their children, and to share new ideas and models. Do they have regular rituals? How do they talk to their kids about god or the divine? How might we create communities around the idea of spiritual practice and kids? Church 2.0? View Dinner Here >>

  • The Other People's Stage (Laura Jackson)

    Restaurant: Baker Street Bistro
    Cuisine: French
    Seats: 5
    Average Entree Price Point: $11 - $30
    Description: I would like to invite people whose videos weren't selected for People's Stage to have an opportunity to share a modified version of what they wanted to present. View Dinner Here >>

  • Powerful Conversations to Change the Game (Steve Levin)

    Restaurant: Meze's Kitchen and Wine Bar
    Cuisine: Greek
    Seats: 20
    Average Entree Price Point: $15
    Description: We'll share our efforts to break through the clutter of conventional thinking and unleash creative energy through conversation. Come with your stories of success and frustration, and let's inspire each other! View Dinner Here >>

  • Mindfulness, Food, and Nourishment (Andrea Lieberstein)

    Restaurant: Mandalay
    Cuisine: Burmese
    Seats: 10
    Average Entree Price Point: $12
    Description: At this dinner come prepared to share a mindful eating practice or a food "ritual" that is nourishing to you. We'll explore and share the way mindfulness and associated qualities such as compassion and loving kindness are nourishing to our whole being, sometimes in surprising and subtle ways. The theme of nourishment can extend to an exploration of how we can create a world that is more "nourished" and how resourcing ourselves first or concurrently with mindfulness and self-compassion practices can help support our intentions and actions to make a positive difference in the world. View Dinner Here >>

  • Sacred Geometry Experiences in VR (Tommi Ullgrén)

    Restaurant: Blue Mermaid at Argonaut Hotel
    Cuisine: American
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $19 - $30
    Description: I'm an enthusiast for transformational tech and consciousness hacking. I'd live to discuss and share on apps for sacred geometry, meditation and mind tech especially in VR. Fellow Burners welcome with love. View Dinner Here >>

  • Conversation Beyond Intelligence (Sarah McCrum)

    Restaurant: The Commissary
    Cuisine: Spanish-influenced Californian cuisine
    Seats: 11
    Average Entree Price Point: $14
    Description: When conversation explores beyond the normal realms of intelligence and intellect you experience a pleasure that's hard to describe but easy to feel. Expect honest, open-hearted talk that allows you to be yourself fully and makes you feel wonderful. View Dinner Here >>

  • Gut Brain and Creating Flow State (Stephanie Barton & Bob Bennett)

    Restaurant: Presidio Social Club
    Cuisine: American/Bar
    Seats: 8
    Average Entree Price Point: $20
    Description: Have you ever overreacted to any situation and did or said something you regretted later even though you just finished meditating? Join Bob and Stephanie for a conversation that wraps recent scientific findings on the startle reflex/gut brain and finding and proactively creating the flow state throughout your day. It is possible to become more aware and eliminate most, if not all, overreactions. We will discuss how you can learn to proactively manage your gut responses while simultaneously lowering stress, improving sleep and increasing overall well-being. View Dinner Here >>