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Summit LA18 Schedule

Full schedule at LA18 Event.

Thursday Nov-1st
Friday Nov-2nd
Saturday Nov-3rd
Sunday Nov-4th
Monday Nov-5th

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

2:00 pm

Cause Circle: Environment, Sustainability, & Conservation

Location:
Convene - Prow Commons 4

2:00 pm

Cause Circle: Civic Engagement

Location:
Convene - Work Suite 416 - 4th Floor

2:00 pm

Cause Circle: Mental Health and Wellbeing

Location:
Convene - Arts Hub

2:00 pm

Cause Circle: Education and the Future of Learning Ecosystems

Location:
Convene - Library Hub

2:00 pm

Cause Circle: Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Location:
Convene - Beach Hub

9:00 pm

Summit LA18 Pre-Party in The Orchard See Description

Location:
826 S Broadway - Broadway Lobby
Let the festivities begin! Summit welcomes you to LA18 with a pre-party in The Orchard. Enjoy refreshments, light bites, and music from local favorite DJ Bianca Lexis.You will need to check in at The Broadway Lobby (826 S Broadway) and receive credentials prior to entering.

12:30 pm

Legendary Hollywood Entrepreneur Michael Ovitz & GaryVee on Recognizing Talent and Opportunity See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Michael Ovitz - Co-Founder, CAA

Gary Vaynerchuk - Serial Entrepreneur, Chairman of VaynerX

When the history of Hollywood is finally written, few people will have played a larger role than Michael Ovitz. In his journey from the mailroom to media mogul, Ovitz launched the most powerful agency in the world, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), sold two major Hollywood studios, and was at the forefront of the digital revolution. Ovitz has earned a reputation as a ruthless negotiator, brilliant strategist, and confidant and super-agent to Hollywood stars like Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Bill Murray, and David Letterman. For the past two decades, he has been a private investor and advisor to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs behind companies like Skype, Stripe, and Airbnb. Modern media mogul GaryVee joins Ovitz for a rare, intimate glimpse into the highs and lows of this mega success story, sharing everything from his secrets, to lessons learned, to where he spends his time and attention today.

12:30 pm

The Science of Belonging: Using Neuroscience and Technology to Rethink Identity, Community and Inclusion See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Michael Niconchuk - Senior Researcher, Beyond Conflict Innovation Laboratory

Bill Casebeer - Director, Beyond Conflict Innovation Laboratory

The increasing prevalence of conflict and identity-driven political polarization suggests that how we identify, and where we feel we belong, are foundational to our progress on the most significant social issues. Using the latest research in neuroscience and behavioral science, Bill Casebeer and Mike Niconchuk from the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab will share the fascinating biological underpinnings of belonging. While providing an opportunity to experiment with the new VR and video game technologies they’re developing in the lab, Casebeer and Niconchuk will share practical tools of inclusion and belonging that can be used personally, professionally, and by the communities that need them most.  

2:00 pm

Defining Democracy with Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Anthony Romero - Executive Director, ACLU | Premier defender of civil rights in the U.S.

Lara Logan - Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News and 60 Minutes Correspondent

As ACLU’s Executive Director, Anthony Romero has overseen many of the organization’s defining initiatives, including its “Keep America Safe and Free" campaign in the aftermath of 9/11, its litigation and lobbying efforts to protect same-sex couples, and its crucial role in the prevention of the Trump administration’s “travel ban.” In this session, Romero will sit with veteran CBS News/60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan to discuss the biggest threats to our constitutional liberties today.

4:00 pm

Success is Best When It’s Shared: Howard Schultz’s Journey to Reimagine the American Dream See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Howard Schultz - Former CEO and Executive Chairman, Starbucks

M Sanjayan - CEO, Conservation International

Howard Schultz joined Starbucks in 1982 when there were four stores open in Seattle. Over the following three decades, he created one of the world’s most iconic brands, leading the company’s expansion to 28,000 stores in 78 countries. In this intimate fireside chat, Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan will talk to Schultz about his childhood in public housing, his socially minded corporate leadership, and his legacy of achieving profitability without sacrificing integrity

4:00 pm

Your Practical Guide to Creating Inclusivity and Gender Equity at Work See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Aileen Lee - Founder and Partner, Cowboy Ventures

Tina Tchen - Co-Founder, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and Former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama

What do the words “exclusion” and “inclusion” really mean in the context of the workplace? Tina Tchen, Co-Founder of Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, has devoted her career to fighting sexual misconduct, gender inequity, discrimination and lack of workplace diversity. In this session, Tchen will sit down with acclaimed investor and equality advocate, Aileen Lee, to unpack best practices and share concrete actions toward a future of equality and inclusivity.

4:30 pm

A Hero's Journey Yoga See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Garden]

Kathryn Budig - Founder of Aim True yoga

Enjoy this whimsical blend of story and yoga that will get you out of our head and into your body. From battling warrior poses and mystical arm balances to the enchantment of backbends—this class is an epic encounter.

7:00 pm

Dinner in The Marketplace by KCET's The Migrant Kitchen See Description

Location:
Marketplace (854 Main Street) - [Dining Area]

The Migrant Kitchen - Emmy Award-winning Series

Louis Tikaram - Executive Chef, E.P. & L.P. in Los Angeles

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins - Executive Chef and Partner, El Jardin in San Diego

KCET’s Emmy Award Winning series The Migrant Kitchen explores the booming food scene across California inspired by the immigrant experience. Featuring Fijian-born Chef Louis Tikaram of EP & LP and the San Diego based Chef Claudette Zepeda Wilkins of El Jardin, featured in the all new Season 3 airing November 7 at pm on KCET.

9:00 pm

Performance Art: "Freakerinas" See Description

Location:
St. Vincent Court - The Port of Middle Space

Sokamba - Dance / Performance Art Group

Sokamba is a performance art / dance group.

9:30 pm

Why We Gather: Guy Laliberté and Marian Goodell on the Power of Collective Experiences See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Guy Laliberté - Founder, Cirque du Soleil, One Drop Foundation, and Lune Rouge

Marian Goodell - CEO, Burning Man Project

Brent Bushnell - CEO and Co-Founder, Two Bit Circus

At a cultural moment when we connect with others primarily through screens, there’s a profound need for shared experiences, especially those defined by creativity and storytelling. Few people understand this better than Guy Laliberté, visionary founder of Cirque de Soleil and Groupe Lune Rouge (whose projects include the development of Miami’s Magic City Innovation district) and Marian Goodell, Co-Founder and CEO of Burning Man Project, the nonprofit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of our time. Alongside moderator Brent Bushnell, creator of Los Angeles-based Two Bit Circus, Laliberté and Goodell will discuss the power of collective experiences to inspire profound change and revive civic engagement.

9:30 pm

HAIM (DJ Set) See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Grand Lobby]

HAIM - HAIM

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, sisters Este and Alana Haim of popular rock band HAIM drop the usual bass and keyboard to spin a special DJ set at LA18.  The full band (add third sister, Danielle) released their critically acclaimed and highly anticipated sophomore album, “Something To Tell You,” in July 2017 which debuted in the top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. “Something To Tell You” is the follow up to their 2013 debut album, “Days Are Gone”, which earned them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

9:30 pm

Cocktail Pop-Up: Whiskey and a Blind Barber See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Cocktail Bar & Lounge]

Blind Barber - Cocktail Bar

Blind Barber – the barbershop-meets-speakeasy concept – is a favorite party spot and grooming brand with locations in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Check out their pop-up barbershop and boilermaker bar hidden within the LA Theater. Stop in for a cut, shave, drink, and some hip hop with DJ Premier handling the soundtrack live on stage.

10:00 pm

Art Installation: "Astronomia Nova" See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - The Attic

Lyall Sprong - Contemporary Artist

FAITH XLVII - Contemporary Artist

This site-specific installation by Faith XLVII and Lyall Sprong creates space for contemplation. Paying homage to the ancient rhythms that predate the construct of time, the piece stands as an ode to the forces that enliven us and the systems we were built upon. Entrance to Astronomia Nova can be found in the mid-basement bar on the second level of the Los Angeles Theatre. Look for the fake moon to find the real moon.

10:00 pm

Art Installation: "Portals" See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - Mezzanine

Phillip K. Smith - Contemporary Artist

"These works make us step away from our pattern, our life, our work, our errands, and our conversations and allow us to see sublime beauty shifting and changing before our eyes.  Those are the moments that make life worth living.” - Phillip K. Smith, IIIEach Portal is a part of Smith’s ongoing Lightworks series, investigating the relationship of color, form, surface and change.  Smith views each Portal as a highly specific three-dimensional canvas that he paints with light over time. He crafts each color selection, location and pace of change to evoke a sense of breath within the work.  The spatial experience changes from Portal to Portal based on Smith’s chosen color combination — at times giving the viewer a sense of pushing away from or pulling towards the wall. Additionally, each Portal is meant to adapt to the space in which it is shown, merging with the changing ambient light of the space.  By day, the colors merge with the sunlight, creating more pastel light and shadow relationships, while at night, the colors saturate appearing to hover as they envelope the surrounding space.Year: 2016Medium: Painted Fiberglass, LED lighting, electronic components, unique color programDimensions: 72” diameter x 24” deep Curated by Lauren Miller of Modern Art Services.

10:00 pm

Hassan Hajjaj Photo Studio See Description

Location:
St. Vincent Court - The Port of Middle Space

Hassan Hajjaj - Artist, Photographer | "The Andy Warhol of Marrakech"

Welcome to Hassan’s studio!Hassan Hajjaj is a self-taught and thoroughly versatile artist whose work includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and video. Through this work, he investigates and translates his background into Artworks.Turning to photography in the late 80s, Hajjaj is a master portraitist, often styling his models who are friends, musicians, and artists, or strangers. These colorful and engaging portraits combine the visual vocabulary of contemporary fashion photography and pop art, as well as the studio photography of African artists.* If you would like to get your picture taken, you will need to sign the release form. Hassan’s team will put it on Instagram and you’ll be free to use it for yourself. Hassan Hajjaj remains the owner of the images.

11:00 pm

Bob Weir and Governor John Hickenlooper on the Long, Strange Trip to Stronger Communities See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Bob Weir - Founding Member, The Grateful Dead

John Hickenlooper - Governor of Colorado

Bernie Cahill - Bernie Cahill Founding Partner, Activist Artists Management

As a founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir has been at the center of a wild, decades-long journey that upended the music industry and gave birth to an expansive family of devoted followers. Since taking office in 2011, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has pursued a boldly collaborative approach to governing that has made the state’s economy the best in the nation while engendering a deep sense of camaraderie among Coloradans. He’s also championed the distinctly Colorado lifestyle pillars of trials, bikes, beers, and bands. In this unique session moderated by Bernie Cahill, Founding Partner of Activist Artists Management, these two iconoclasts will share stories and lessons learned from their efforts to create positive social change by bringing people together.

11:00 pm

Munchies: Street Eats in St. Vincent’s Court See Description

Location:
St. Vincent Court - The Port of Middle Space
We've scouted the streets of LA for the most unique street vendors, sidewalk stands, and flavors from around the city to bring to our pop-up night market at LA18. Get out back of the LA Theater for a gumbo, barbacoa, maki, and a few of our favorites around town each night in St. Vincent's Court.

11:00 pm

Marian Hill (Synth-Pop Duo) See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Auditorium]

Marian Hill - Electronic Duo

Songwriting duo Marian Hill, whose Billboard Top 100 hit “Down” riddled the airwaves in 2016, is composed of the multi-talented Jeremy Lloyd (music/lyrics/production) and Samantha Gongol (music/lyrics/vocals). Their one-of-a-kind sound blends blues harmonies with sparse hip hop drums, horns with classic vocal melodies, and soloistic vocal chops with clear, intimate lyrics. You’ve never heard this before, yet it’s surprisingly familiar.

1:00 am

DJ Green Lantern (Hip-Hop DJ) See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Oval Ballroom]

DJ Green Lantern - Official DJ for Shady Records

James D'Agostino, professionally known as DJ Green Lantern a.k.a. the Evil Genius, rose to prominence practically overnight when he aligned himself with Eminem and became the official DJ for Shady Records. He is also recognized as a producer, featuring on his own mixtapes several "Green Remixes," including, most notably, a remix of the Nas and Tupac collaboration, "Thugz Mansion."

7:30 am

Discovering Your Life's Purpose Meditation See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Lounge]

Preethaji - Founder, O&O Academy

Co-founder of O&O Academy, Preethaji,  will lead a sojourn that uncovers the sacred mystery of life beyond monotony, boredom, and stress that clouds our everyday living and loving. Each participant will move beyond confusion to a space of connection and stillness where your unique purpose is revealed.

9:00 am

America’s New Mainstream: Fireside Chat with Telemundo's Cesar Conde and Finance Icon David Rubenstein See Description

Location:
The Ace Theatre - [Cathedral]

Cesar Conde - Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

David Rubenstein - Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

As Chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Cesar Conde helped propel Telemundo to the number one spot on the Spanish-language TV rating charts and cement NBCUniversal as a leading broadcaster. In this session moderated by The Carlyle Group co-founder and co-executive chairman David Rubenstein, Conde will discuss how he's reached a generation of young viewers, his vision for a truly multicultural-media landscape, and the future of entertainment, news, and sports content.

9:00 am

Understanding, Unwinding, and Preempting Racism and Other Learned Biases See Description

Location:
SOHO Style - [Main Foyer]

Emile Bruneau - Director, Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab Lead Scientist, Beyond Conflict Innovations Lab

Steven O. Roberts - Director, Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab Lead Scientist, Beyond Conflict Innovations Lab

When do humans develop biases about race? The answer may surprise you: between 3-5 years of age. In this provocative session, Stanford professor of psychology Steven O. Roberts and neuroscientist Emile Bruneau will lead us through a series of questions designed to challenge our most hardwired assumptions and demonstrate the plasticity of the human brain. Join them to learn the latest tools and techniques to “unwind” racism in adults and to “preempt” racism from taking root in the minds of children.

9:00 am

Biomimicry: Design and Partnerships Inspired by Nature See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Janine Benyus - Co-Founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and The Biomimicry Institute

Dayna Baumeister - Co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8

Biomimicry is the conscious emulation of nature’s genius in design, engineering, architecture, chemistry, business, urban planning, organizational design - in fact, all forms of human innovation. Examples of biomimics include learning to repel bacteria like a shark, create concrete like a coral, circulate resources like a forest, and form partnerships like mutualists. The resulting designs are beautiful, functional and sustainable. Janine Benyus and Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founders of Biomimicry 3.8 and The Biomimicry Institute, will take us on a deep dive into the incredible database of design nature has to offer us followed by a workshop examining nature’s principles for enduring collaborations and how to use them to enhance your professional and personal partnerships.

9:30 am

Dream Teachings and Tobacco Cleansing See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Lounge]

Manari Ushigua - Dream Interpreter, Shaman and Sapara Leader, Founder of NAKU

From the age of 5, Manari Ushigua’s father trained him to provide healing through dreams and dream interpretation. Manari will lead a dream empowerment practice and a tobacco cleansing meditation using mapacho, a ceremonial Ecuadorian jungle tobacco. Manari will also discuss the Sápara tribe’s relationship with and understanding of dreams, how to use them for guidance and strength, and how the Sápara utilize traditional plant medicines for integrated healing.

9:30 am

Over Coffee with Summit LA Chefs: Immigration's Impact on the World of Food See Description

Location:
Preux and Proper - The Glenlivet House of Hospitality - 2nd Floor

Ray Garcia - Esquire Chef of the Year Chef and Owner, Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria

Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins - Executive Chef and Partner, El Jardin in San Diego

Louis Tikaram - Executive Chef, E.P. & L.P. in Los Angeles

Antonio Diaz - Founder and CEO, Life & Thyme

Whether creating menus, cultivating ingredients, or keeping a kitchen running, immigrants have long held skilled and indispensable positions in the culinary world. In this session, Life & Thyme founder and The Migrant Kitchen producer Antonio Diaz sits down with a distinguished group of panelists--Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish), Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins (El Jardin), Louis Tikaram (EP & LP)--to discuss the role of immigration in the nation’s food industry.

9:30 am

Summit Forum: Making Teamwork Work See Description

Location:
Gentle Monster - [Mezzanine]

Beth Comstock - Former CMO and Vice Chair, GE

Matt Donovan - General Manager, Microsoft 365 Marketing

Andrew Horn - Co-founder & CEO at Tribute

Collaboration, synergy, communication... We hear these buzzwords a lot. There’s a reason for that – in today’s modern workplace, connection and understanding is often the difference between success or failure. Join GE former vice chair Beth Comstock, Tribute.co founder Andrew Horn, and Microsoft 365 general manager Matt Donovan for an interactive conversation about teamwork. Come prepared to share experiences and seek advice from others dealing with similar communication-related challenges.

11:30 am

Writing Workshop: What’s Your Story? Finding Your Truth and Rewriting Your Life See Description

Location:
Gentle Monster - [Mezzanine]

Rebecca Walker - Writer, Producer

Joan Didion famously wrote, “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” In this interactive writing workshop, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love) leads you on a journey of self-exploration, prompting you to define your current story and articulate a new one. Using the power of connecting heart to hand and mind to pen, you will write yourself a more authentic, aligned, and powerful future--just by changing the narrative.

11:30 am

Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Birmingham: How Steve Case and JD Vance are Changing America’s Startup Culture See Description

Location:
The Palace Theater - [Auditorium]

Steve Case - Co-Founder and Former CEO, America Online

JD Vance - Author, "Hillbilly Elegy"

AOL co-founder Steve Case and author-turned-venture-capitalist J.D. Vance (Hillbilly Elegy) are betting $150M that the future of startups isn’t in Silicon Valley, Southern California, or New York City. Join Case, Vance and Summit Community Director Courtney Boyd Myers for a conversation about the tech industry’s failure to embrace talented innovators in Middle America and the remarkable new opportunities in the US innovation economy.

11:30 am

LA Spotlight: A Poet, a Lawyer, and an Activist Unpack Immigration See Description

Location:
SOHO Style - [Main Foyer]

Tanzila Ahmed - Poet, Essayist, and Electoral Organizer

Bamby Salcedo - President & CEO The TransLatin@ Coalition

Brigit Greeson Alvarez - Immigration Attorney

Mike de la Rocha - Founder, Revolve Impact

Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the world, representing the spectrum of nationalities. So it’s a fitting venue for a wide-ranging discussion of immigration--from the latest in policy and reform movements to broader viewpoints on what it means to be an American. Join Tanzila Ahmed, activist, storyteller and politico, immigration attorney Brigit Greeson Alvarez, and Latina transgender activist Bamby Salcedo as they probe these urgent and topical issues about immigration in the US and Los Angeles.

11:30 am

Reinventing Everything with Legendary Designer Yves Béhar See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Yves Behar - Founder and Principal Designer, Fuseproject

Yves Béhar is CEO and Founder of the award-winning design and branding firm Fuseproject--whose clients include Herman Miller, Movado, Samsung, L’Oreal, and Prada--and one of the most successful and influential designers today.  In this session, Béhar himself will take you on a visual journey through his boundary-breaking work and will premiere his latest design project exclusively for the Summit community.

11:30 am

Exploring Inner Peace and Global Spirituality See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Studio]

Karen Berg - Founder, Kabbalah Centre International

Sometimes, in seeking our own individuality, we can overlook our inextricable relationship with the whole – finding the divine in ourselves asks that we also find the divine in others. Kabbalah Centre International founder, Karen Berg calls this Global Spirituality — the act of maintaining an awakened consciousness of divinity in everything and everyone. Join Karen for an inspiring discussion on finding harmony and unity in all.

11:30 am

David Rubenstein on buying the Magna Carta, Optimizing Philanthropy, and Interviewing The World’s Super-Leaders See Description

Location:
The Ace Theatre - [Cathedral]

David Rubenstein - Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

Mark Ein - CEO, Venturehouse Group

David Rubenstein who founded The Carlyle Group which became the largest private equity firm in the world and Mark Ein who has become one of America’s noted investors and recently purchased the famed Washington City Paper have been close friends for years. In this intimate fireside chat, two titans of the Titans of private and public markets will talk trade, taxes, regulation and the midterms, as well as the business outlook for 2019.

11:30 am

Cooking Workshop: Plant Powered Superfood School with Lynnette Astaire See Description

Location:
Preux and Proper - The Glenlivet House of Hospitality - 2nd Floor

Lynnette Astaire - Founder, Superfood School

In this delicious demo with Chef Lynnette of Superfood School, you will learn how to upgrade your meal preparation with simple solutions for becoming a plant-based powerhouse. We’ll talk trends and myths, preventative nutrition for optimal health, problems with processed foods, tips on meal planning, entertaining your guests, and most importantly, how to be realistic and consistent with it all.

12:00 pm

From Canvas to Movement: Lessons of Democratizing Voice Through Art See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Panel Room]

Hank Willis Thomas - Hank Willis Thomas

Christopher Bedford - Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art

Art has long been a potent form of political action, deployed to change mindsets and instill the promise of possibility into disenfranchised communities. For Artist Hank Willis Thomas, this action comes in the form of co-founding For Freedoms, an organization that leverages artists and cultural activations to promote discourse on civic issues and decency. As Director of the Baltimore Contemporary Art Museum, Chris Bedford's method of action comes in the form of redefining inclusion for artists of color within traditional institutions. Hank and Chris will discuss what creating in today's world means for artists of color – and how the spaces and places where their creations live have political and cultural consequences.

12:00 pm

One Year Later: Founder of #MeToo Tarana Burke on the Work Still Ahead See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Tarana Burke - Creator of the MeToo movement | Sr. Director, Girls for Gender Equity

Matt McGorry - Actor and Activist

Tarana Burke has dedicated more than 25 years to social justice, laying the groundwork for a movement initially created to support young women of color who survived sexual assault. In a moment, Tarana was ushered into the spotlight and the #MeToo movement became the center of a national dialogue. Actor and activist Matt McGorry will sit with Burke to explore the movement and the role we each play in the critical years to come.

1:30 pm

Cooking Workshop: Making Fresh Pasta with a Tuscan Nonna See Description

Location:
Preux and Proper - The Glenlivet House of Hospitality - 2nd Floor

Siriana Fumi - Tuscan Women Cook, Montefollonico, Tuscany

Tuscan Women Cook is an agroturismo group that takes guests to the hills of Italy’s countryside to learn cooking and culture with the nonnas of Tuscany. For this incredibly special workshop, we’ve flown out Nonna Siriana Fumi and her son Giuseppe Savignano to teach us the rustic style of handmade pasta, Italian wines, and a taste of Tuscan hospitality. Space is limited. Arrive early.

1:30 pm

Summit Forum: The Future of Meat See Description

Location:
Gentle Monster - [Mezzanine]

Uma Valeti - CEO & Co-founder, Memphis Meats

Christiana Musk - Founder, Flourish*ink

Climate change, animal rights activism, and the paleo movement have all contributed to the contentious discussion around consuming animal protein. In this interactive conversation, food systems activist Christiana Musk and Memphis Meats founder Uma Valeti dissect the competing perspectives on the ethics, and environmental costs of the global demand for meat, and what the future holds for carnivores and vegetarians alike.

1:30 pm

Startup Story: From “Shark Tank” Reject To $1B Amazon Acquisition See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Jamie Siminoff - Jamie Siminoff, Founder & Chief Inventor of Ring

Courtney Reum - Co-founder of LA investment firm, M13

Startup company Ring revolutionized the doorbell, decreased home burglary and was recently acquired by Amazon for $1B. But the company’s standout success was preceded by years of failed products, countless rejections, and near financial collapse. In this no-holds-barred conversation, Ring founder Jamie Siminoff will join his friend and early investor, Courtney Reum of M13, in a discussion about making it through the darkest times and building a company with radical transparency.

2:00 pm

The Future is Better Than You Think with Peter Diamandis See Description

Location:
The Ace Theatre - [Cathedral]

Peter Diamandis - Founder, Executive Chairman, the X Prize Foundation

Many believe the world is getting worse, but the data shows just the opposite -- abundant access to energy, water and information is creating data-driven optimism about our future. Over the next decade we are going to be adding 20+ health years onto our lifespan, connecting 8 billion people at gigabit speeds and creating more wealth and solving more challenges than we did during the past century. Join author, entrepreneur and futurist Peter  Diamandis, Founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University, for an uplifting and empowering conversation that explores humanity’s extraordinary future.

2:00 pm

Manufactured Organs and The Radical Quest to Cure Aging See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Martine Rothblatt - Creator, SiriusXM | Chairman & CEO, United Therapeutics

Dean Kamen - President, DEKA Research and Development | Founder, FIRST

Marc Hodosh - Former Owner and Co-Creator, TEDMED | Founder, Hodosh Productions

In this mind-expanding conversation, entrepreneur & TEDMED co-creator Marc Hodosh will interview two pioneering innovators--Dean Kamen (founder of FIRST Robotics, the Segway and numerous medical inventions) and Martine Rothblatt (founder of Sirius XM Radio and biotech firm United Therapeutics)--who have embarked on boundary-pushing initiatives to mass produce human organs. Learn how regenerative medicine is playing a crucial role in extending human health and explore the questions we’ll face as a society, in a world where human aging may one day be cured.

2:00 pm

What are Intentional Communities and How do we Build them? See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Panel Room]

Tony Cho - Founder and CEO, Metro 1

Mike Schott - Director of Community Development, Kaufman Development

Gary Derck - CEO, Summit Powder Mountain

Kathy Roth-Douquet - Co-Director, Summit Institute

Intentional communities are built around a shared ethos, values or goals, fostering social cohesion, purpose, and vastly improved quality of life for its members. This interactive session will engage a panel of leaders involved with intentional communities, from an urban innovation district in Toronto to a mountaintop resort in Eden, UT.  Conversation will explore the rising popularity of these communities, the opportunities and the challenges they face, and how you can support, foster or create an intentional community in your hometown.

2:00 pm

Free Money For All: The Case for Universal Basic Income See Description

Location:
SOHO Style - [Main Foyer]

Andrew Yang - 2020 Candidate for President / Founder, Venture for America

Michael Tubbs - Mayor of Stockton, California

Annie Lowrey - Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

Imagine if every month the government deposited money into your account, with no strings attached. This policy, known as Universal Basic Income (UBI), is being explored by politicians, economists, and technologists as a potential solution to economic inequality. In this session, economic reporter Annie Lowrey (author of NYT Book Review Editors’ Choice Give People Money) will sit down with two leading figures in the growing UBI movement--presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Stockton, CA Mayor Michael Tubbs--to discuss UBI’s revolutionary potential and its possible pitfalls.

2:00 pm

The CEO of the Biggest Cannabis Company in the US Reveals What's Next for the Industry See Description

Location:
The Palace Theater - [Auditorium]

Adam Bierman - Co-Founder and CEO, MedMen

Stan Parish - Editor-in-Chief of THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING: A Look Ahead from The Wall Street Journal

The legal cannabis market in the US is projected to hit $25B by 2025. In this session, Wall Street Journal’s “Future of Everything” Editor-in-Chief Stan Parish sits down with Adam Bierman, CEO of marijuana industry powerhouse MedMen, to discuss lessons learned from building a $1B company and the future of recreational cannabis.

2:30 pm

Spiritually Fly Yoga See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Garden]

Faith Hunter - Creator, Spiritually Fly Yoga

Get Spiritually Fly with global yoga and meditation teacher Faith Hunter! Merging the pure essence of the yoga practice and the eclectic beauty of her own life, Faith Hunter's style, Spiritually Fly™, awakens the divine energy of life that flows through us all, incorporating a creative blend of yoga postures, breathwork, kriyas, and soulful music to ignite the body and mind. Each breath will connect you with your “spiritually fly” self. All levels welcome.

4:00 pm

LA Spotlight: Addressing Houselessness in Los Angeles See Description

Location:
SOHO Style - [Main Foyer]

Becky Dennison - Executive Director, Venice Community Housing

Pete White - Founder and Executive Director, Los Angeles Community Action Network

Barbara Schultz - Director of Litigation & Policy, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Mike de la Rocha - Founder, Revolve Impact

There’s an epidemic of houselessness in Los Angeles.  In 2017 alone, the number of people living without homes rose 23% to 58,000. While most attribute this trend to addiction, mental illness, and poor lifestyle choices, the data suggest that chronic housing insecurity, gentrification, and sky-high rents underlie the crisis. Hosted by Becky Dennison, Executive Director of Venice Community Housing, Barbara Schultz, Director of Litigation and Policy at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, and Pete White, LACAN Executive Director and Founder, this conversation will focus on how public policy, structural obstacles, and upcoming ballot measures can all help combat this local and national crisis. An interactive strategy session will follow.  

4:00 pm

Identity Beyond Gender: Freedom of a Non-Binary Future See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Martine Rothblatt - Creator, SiriusXM | Chairman & CEO, United Therapeutics

janaya khan - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter Toronto

Jill Soloway - Creator and Writer, Transparent | Artist and Activist

What does a world look like where people aren’t assigned a gender identity from the moment they're born (or before)? What freedoms can individuals enjoy when they are free to choose which feminine and masculine qualities they possess? Transparent Creator and Executive Producer Jill Soloway will join Sirius XM Founder and transhumanist Martine Rothblatt, alongside activist and Black Lives Matter Toronto founder janaya khan, to imagine a future without these guardrails on our identities.

4:00 pm

Summit Forum: Driving Industries Forward through Eco-Innovation with adidas, Google, Parley, and Biomimicry 3.8 See Description

Location:
Gentle Monster - [Mezzanine]

Janine Benyus - Co-Founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and The Biomimicry Institute

Kate Brandt - Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

James Carnes - Vice President of Strategy Creation & Open Source at adidas

Dr. Sarah Jeanne Royer - Parley Ambassador and Oceanographer

Hear and share ideas about designing with the earth in mind and staying on the cutting edge of your industry. Join James Carnes, Vice President of Strategy Creation & Open Source, adidas, Kate Brandt, Chief Sustainability Officer at Google, Dr. Sarah Jeanne Royer oceanographer and Parley ambassador, and Janine Benyus, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8 in conversation on the latest nature-inspired design innovations across industries: from tech to sports and everything in between.

4:00 pm

From Design Thinking to Design Feeling: Behind the Scenes with Google's Celebrated Head of Hardware Design See Description

Location:
The Palace Theater - [Auditorium]

Ivy Ross - Vice President and Head of Design for all Hardware Products, Google

Sarah Thornton - Ethnographer and Writer

As Head of Design for Google Hardware, Ivy Ross spearheads the tech giant’s charge into consumer products, injecting the world’s most powerful information technology company with intuitive and beautiful design (even winning Fast Company's “2018 Design Company of the Year" Award).  Ross' incredible career has taken her from accomplished artist to boundary-breaking entrepreneur to business and tech leader and has established her as one of the most influential figures shaping human-technology interactions. Today, Ross will sit with contemporary art expert and cultural sociologist, Sarah Thornton, to take us on a visual journey of her design principles, discussing everything from the value of beauty to neuro-aesthetics to the importance of interpersonal relationships

7:00 pm

Dinner in The Marketplace by La Cocina and World-Class Women Chefs See Description

Location:
Marketplace (854 Main Street) - [Dining Area]

Ria Dolly Barbosa - Executive Chef, Paramount Coffee Project

Bricia Lopez - Chef and Restauranteur, Guelaguetza Restaurant

Reem Assil - Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Dyafa Oakland

Heena Patel - Chef and Co-Owner, Besharam SF

La Cocina - San Francisco-based Women's Culinary Incubator

San Francisco-based women’s culinary incubator La Cocina and an all-star lineup of women chefs lead the kitchen on Saturday night. Celebrate an amazing set of flavors by Chefs Ria Dolly Barbosa of brilliant all-day café, PCP, Bricia Lopez of James Beard Award-winning Guelaguetza, Reem Assil of Oakland Arabic concept, Dayfa, and LA Cocina alumnus Heena Patel who will offer recipes from her native Gujarat, India.

9:00 pm

What the World Needs from Men: A Masculinity Workshop for Women and Men See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Garden]

Dan Doty - CEO and Co-Founder of Evryman

As boys grow up, they’re often taught to suppress their emotions, becoming less open and less vulnerable. But a healthy, happy, and balanced society needs men with an expanded capacity to express the full spectrum of emotion, from anger to sadness to joy. In this experiential workshop hosted by Evryman founder Dan Doty, both women and men will learn a new paradigm of masculinity and develop simple and powerful skills that can immediately be implemented for happier and healthier lives.  

9:30 pm

RZA: Live From The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Live Movie Score) See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

RZA (of Wu-Tang Clan) - Rapper, Producer, Musician, Actor, Filmmaker and Author

Award-winning musician and film director RZA (founder of the Wu-Tang CLan) is unleashing his hip-hop genius on the mother of all material arts masterpieces, Lau Kar-leung’s THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN in a live re-score for the ages. RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN features RZA re-scoring the film from opening sequence to closing credit.Every frame of the original film has been revisited and will be re scored by RZA utilizing a Wu-Tang catalog over two decades deep. This new score features a vast array of over 50 instrumental tracks, beats and vocals individually crafted and placed to amplify the narrative and electrifying action of Kar-leung’s enduring classic. A true, redefining assault on the senses, this is an experience not to be missed.

10:00 pm

Hassan Hajjaj Photo Studio See Description

Location:
St. Vincent Court - The Port of Middle Space

Hassan Hajjaj - Artist, Photographer | "The Andy Warhol of Marrakech"

Welcome to Hassan’s studio!Hassan Hajjaj is a self-taught and thoroughly versatile artist whose work includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and video. Through this work, he investigates and translates his background into Artworks.Turning to photography in the late 80s, Hajjaj is a master portraitist, often styling his models who are friends, musicians, and artists, or strangers. These colorful and engaging portraits combine the visual vocabulary of contemporary fashion photography and pop art, as well as the studio photography of African artists.* If you would like to get your picture taken, you will need to sign the release form. Hassan’s team will put it on Instagram and you’ll be free to use it for yourself. Hassan Hajjaj remains the owner of the images.

10:00 pm

Art Installation: "Portals" See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - Mezzanine

Phillip K. Smith - Contemporary Artist

"These works make us step away from our pattern, our life, our work, our errands, and our conversations and allow us to see sublime beauty shifting and changing before our eyes.  Those are the moments that make life worth living.” - Phillip K. Smith, IIIEach Portal is a part of Smith’s ongoing Lightworks series, investigating the relationship of color, form, surface and change.  Smith views each Portal as a highly specific three-dimensional canvas that he paints with light over time. He crafts each color selection, location and pace of change to evoke a sense of breath within the work.  The spatial experience changes from Portal to Portal based on Smith’s chosen color combination — at times giving the viewer a sense of pushing away from or pulling towards the wall. Additionally, each Portal is meant to adapt to the space in which it is shown, merging with the changing ambient light of the space.  By day, the colors merge with the sunlight, creating more pastel light and shadow relationships, while at night, the colors saturate appearing to hover as they envelope the surrounding space.Year: 2016Medium: Painted Fiberglass, LED lighting, electronic components, unique color programDimensions: 72” diameter x 24” deep Curated by Lauren Miller of Modern Art Services.

10:00 pm

Art Installation: "Astronomia Nova" See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - The Attic

Lyall Sprong - Contemporary Artist

FAITH XLVII - Contemporary Artist

This site-specific installation by Faith XLVII and Lyall Sprong creates space for contemplation. Paying homage to the ancient rhythms that predate the construct of time, the piece stands as an ode to the forces that enliven us and the systems we were built upon. Entrance to Astronomia Nova can be found in the mid-basement bar on the second level of the Los Angeles Theatre. Look for the fake moon to find the real moon.

10:30 pm

Cocktail Pop-Up: Whiskey and a Blind Barber See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Cocktail Bar & Lounge]

Blind Barber - Cocktail Bar

Blind Barber – the barbershop-meets-speakeasy concept – is a favorite party spot and grooming brand with locations in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Check out their pop-up barbershop and boilermaker bar hidden within the LA Theater. Stop in for a cut, shave, drink, and some hip hop with DJ Premier handling the soundtrack live on stage.

10:30 pm

Pete Rock (Hip-Hop DJ) See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Grand Lobby]

Pete Rock - Grammy Award-winning Producer and Hip Hop Icon

Grammy Award-winning Producer Pete Rock – also known as Soul Brother #1 and the The Chocolate Boy Wunda – pioneered the fusing of jazz, funk and soul into hip-hop, laying down the blueprint for beautiful, soulful production within the genre. He revolutionized rap production through groundbreaking studio wizardry; he made remixes matter more than the original songs; he established ad-libs as a standard recording asset. Along With Pete Rock’s production credits, it is Pete Rock’s ability to continue to influence the masses 20 years later that only confirms age is not a factor when you are a genius.

11:00 pm

Munchies: Street Eats in St. Vincent’s Court See Description

Location:
St. Vincent Court - The Port of Middle Space
We've scouted the streets of LA for the most unique street vendors, sidewalk stands, and flavors from around the city to bring to our pop-up night market at LA18. Get out back of the LA Theater for a gumbo, barbacoa, maki, and a few of our favorites around town each night in St. Vincent's Court.

11:45 pm

Lee Fields & The Expressions (Soul Band) See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Auditorium]

Lee Fields & The Expressions - Soul Band

Apologies to the late, great James Brown, but you'd be hard pressed to find another singer who's ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who's been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Since that time, Fields has toured the world with musical legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal, recorded with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, and has somehow found a newer, younger audience and become more prolific as the years transpire."In a curious case of musical evolution, the older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul that he grew up with as a young man," noted NPR music writer Oliver Wang ... Now Fields returns with his most triumphant and honest record yet, Special Night, recorded with The Expressions and released on Brooklyn's Big Crown Records.

1:00 am

Sound Meditation Concert See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Studio]

Nacho Arimony - Sound Alchemist and Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Nacho’s innovative technique uses sound and pulse frequencies to promote brain function and body alignment. The meditation uses the principles of the Golden Ratio to express the neural pathways of the brain and find the true frequency of the individual.

1:00 am

DJ Premier (Hip-Hop DJ) See Description

Location:
The Los Angeles Theatre - [Grand Lobby]

DJ Premier - Three time Grammy Award-winning Producer (Notorious B.I.G. and more)

For twenty-five years, the music of DJ Premier has been the cornerstone of hip-hop’s sound. From The Notorious B.I.G. to Christina Aguilera, “PREEMO”—as he’s affectionately known—is the conduit for artists in all genres to attach their lyrics to the complex rhythm of the streets. Throughout it all, Premier and late partner Guru orchestrated a unique sound and wise message in the gold-selling duo Gang Starr that remains a hallmark of positive, advanced music. The three-time Grammy Award winner pushes ahead with an active label, a legendary studio, and his hands scratching away at hip-hop’s next wave of greatness.

9:00 am

Primal Kalari Martial Arts See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Studio]

Shiva Rea - Founder, Prana Vinyasa

Introduce yourself to the ancient Indian martial art form Kalarippayatu, or Kalari, and its intertwined roots within yoga and Ayurveda. Explore the spiral fluidity, core power, and internal meditation of Kalari through foundation vaidavus, body mudras, namskaram, and Kalari Prana Vinyasa--a sequence to prepare and activate the Prana Flow Kalari.

9:00 am

A New Way to Work, Together: Relationships And Professional Success with Esther Perel See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Esther Perel - Relationship Therapist, Author, and Speaker

The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives, both personal and professional.  Could new models of personal relationships be the key to radically enhancing the way we show up to work?  In this session, legendary psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel will explore how the vocabulary of relationships--words like “authenticity,” “trust,” and “belonging”--have become business buzzwords, signaling a new era where workplaces help foster self-development, belonging, and even self-actualization.

9:00 am

The Art of Negotiation with Former FBI Hostage Negotiator See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Chris Voss - Former FBI Lead Hostage Negotiator and CEO, Black Swan Group Ltd

Everything you think you know about negotiation is wrong: people are highly irrational and compromise is the worst possible outcome. These insights weren’t cooked up in a classroom-- they’re the field-tested tools FBI agents use in high-stakes negotiations with criminals and hostage-takers around the world. In this interactive workshop, former FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator Chris Voss (Author, Never Split the Difference) will break down these strategies and their applications to business and personal relationships

9:00 am

Biohacking 101 with Robin Berzin See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Panel Room]

Robin Berzin - Founder and CEO, Parsley Health

Boundary pushers, fitness gurus, and health hackers: assemble here to talk about the latest innovations in achieving peak performance. Workshop hosted by Parsley Health founder Dr. Robin Berzin.

9:00 am

Writing Workshop: What’s Your Story? Finding Your Truth and Rewriting Your Life See Description

Location:
Gentle Monster - [Mezzanine]

Rebecca Walker - Writer, Producer

Joan Didion famously wrote, “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” In this interactive writing workshop, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love) leads you on a journey of self-exploration, prompting you to define your current story and articulate a new one. Using the power of connecting heart to hand and mind to pen, you will write yourself a more authentic, aligned, and powerful future--just by changing the narrative.

9:30 am

Cooking Workshop: Plant Powered Superfood School with Lynnette Astaire See Description

Location:
Preux and Proper - The Glenlivet House of Hospitality - 2nd Floor

Lynnette Astaire - Founder, Superfood School

In this delicious demo with Chef Lynnette of Superfood School, you will learn how to upgrade your meal preparation with simple solutions for becoming a plant-based powerhouse. We’ll talk trends and myths, preventative nutrition for optimal health, problems with processed foods, tips on meal planning, entertaining your guests, and most importantly, how to be realistic and consistent with it all.

10:00 am

Dream Teachings and Tobacco Cleansing See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Lounge]

Manari Ushigua - Dream Interpreter, Shaman and Sapara Leader, Founder of NAKU

From the age of 5, Manari Ushigua’s father trained him to provide healing through dreams and dream interpretation. Manari will lead a dream empowerment practice and a tobacco cleansing meditation using mapacho, a ceremonial Ecuadorian jungle tobacco. Manari will also discuss the Sápara tribe’s relationship with and understanding of dreams, how to use them for guidance and strength, and how the Sápara utilize traditional plant medicines for integrated healing.

10:30 am

Film Screening and Talkback: Portrait of Labor and Feminist Icon Dolores Huerta See Description

Location:
The Palace Theater - [Auditorium]

Dolores Huerta - Activist, President, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential activists in American history, yet few know her name. As a co-founder of the first nationally-recognized farm workers union, alongside Cesar Chavez, Dolores has tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. With intimate and unprecedented access to Huerta and her family, this new film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. A Q&A with Dolores Huerta will follow the screening.

11:30 am

Reaching 20 Million Users with Rising Media Titan and Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun See Description

Location:
The Ace Theatre - [Cathedral]

Morgan DeBaun - Founder and CEO, Blavity | Leading Media Firm for Black Millennials

Stan Parish - Editor-in-Chief of THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING: A Look Ahead from The Wall Street Journal

Morgan DeBaun built a first-of-its-kind media platform for black millennials, which now reaches 20M users and has secured $6.5M in funding. She has been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, NPR and Huffington Post as a voice of her generation for her insights on the intersections of technology, politics, and culture. In this session, Wall Street Journal’s “Future of Everything” Editor-in-Chief Stan Parish sits down with DeBaun for a conversation about what it takes to build a media empire, how media companies can reach beyond their current user base, and how to leverage their platform for important issues while staying authentic to their brand.

11:30 am

The State of Crypto with Mike Novogratz See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Mike Novogratz - CEO and Founder, Galaxy Digital / First wall street billionaire to get involved in crypto

Galia Benartzi - Co-Founder, Bancor Protocol

As a former hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group and Partner at Goldman Sachs, Mike Novogratz has successfully navigated global markets for the last three decades.  Now an outspoken voice in cryptocurrency, he suggests that every investor should have 1-2% of their portfolio in blockchain-related assets. In this conversation, Novogratz will be joined by Bancor Founder Galia Benartzi to examine how crypto could disrupt market mechanics, global politics and the ways we measure and conceive of value itself.

11:30 am

Dream Teachings and Tobacco Cleansing See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Lounge]

Manari Ushigua - Dream Interpreter, Shaman and Sapara Leader, Founder of NAKU

From the age of 5, Manari Ushigua’s father trained him to provide healing through dreams and dream interpretation. Manari will lead a dream empowerment practice and a tobacco cleansing meditation using mapacho, a ceremonial Ecuadorian jungle tobacco. Manari will also discuss the Sápara tribe’s relationship with and understanding of dreams, how to use them for guidance and strength, and how the Sápara utilize traditional plant medicines for integrated healing.

11:30 am

Over Coffee with Summit LA Chefs: A Time for Women in Food See Description

Location:
Preux and Proper - The Glenlivet House of Hospitality - 2nd Floor

Reem Assil - Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Dyafa Oakland

Heena Patel - Chef and Co-Owner, Besharam SF

Bricia Lopez - Chef and Restauranteur, Guelaguetza Restaurant

Ria Dolly Barbosa - Executive Chef, Paramount Coffee Project

Stef Ferrari - Senior Editor, Life & Thyme

Emiliana Puyana - La Cocina

Today’s food industry is fraught with challenges for female workers, from fights over fair wages and equal representation to harassment and historical omission of deserved credit. In this session, Life & Thyme Senior Editor Stef Ferrari will moderate a lively conversation with Emiliana Puyana (La Cocina), Reem Assil (Dyafa), Heena Patel (Besharam), Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza), and Ria Dolly Barbosa (PCP) to illuminate their efforts to fight for women’s visibility and equity in the culinary world.

12:00 pm

Al Gore and Jaden Smith on New Hope for Solving the Climate Crisis See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Auditorium]

Al Gore - Former Vice President of the United States and Chairman, Climate Reality Project

Jaden Smith - Founder, JUST Water

Nobody has done more to wake us up to the threats of climate change that former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore. During his decades of leadership, he has pushed governments, industries, and individuals toward solutions to address this urgent crisis. Despite a caustic political climate and increasingly devastating natural disasters spurred by rising global temperatures, Gore is resoundingly optimistic about the future because he sees a rising generation of problem-solvers heeding the call to action. Passionate young advocates like Jaden Smith, the 20-year-old cultural icon and Co-Founder of sustainably-bottled water brand JUST, are creating businesses, technologies, and social movements that are fundamentally altering humanity’s relationship to the planet. In this powerful conversation, Gore and Smith will candidly address the challenges we face and offer insights on where we go from here.  

1:30 pm

Chef to Radical Philanthropist: The Journey of Chef José Andrés See Description

Location:
The Palace Theater - [Auditorium]

José Andrés - Chef and Owner, ThinkFoodGroup | Founder, World Central Kitchen

Mary Sue Milliken - Co-Chef and Owner, Border Grill

José Andrés is a Michelin-starred, James Beard-winning chef, the Chairman Emeritus of LA Kitchen, Founder and Chairman of World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization focusing on chef-driven solutions to global hunger and poverty, and author of New York Times best-selling We Fed An Island. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, Andrés and his team from World Central Kitchen created the world’s largest kitchen, serving over 3.6 million meals. In this session, the super-chef turned superhero will sit with acclaimed LA cuisine legend Mary Sue Milliken to unpack his journey to feed the hearts, souls, and stomachs of those who need it most.

1:30 pm

The Future of Education and Passion-based Learning See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Sir Ken Robinson - Visionary on Education Reform & has the most-viewed TED talk of all time

Suzy Amis Cameron - Founder, The Muse School

Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson and MUSE School founder Suzy Amis Cameron are challenging the way we educate and nourish our children. Join these two pioneers to imagine a world where schools nurture creativity, provide healthy plant-based lunches, and empower children to follow their passions through personal, customized curriculum.

1:30 pm

How to Make Your Company a Green Powerhouse with Google’s Sustainability Officer See Description

Location:
SOHO Style - [Main Foyer]

Kate Brandt - Chief Sustainability Officer, Google

M Sanjayan - CEO, Conservation International

Before serving as Google’s Sustainability Officer, Kate Brandt served as the Nation's first ever Federal Chief Sustainability Officer under President Obama, winning honors from the U.S. military for helping to cut the carbon footprint of its massive fleet of war frigates, aircraft carriers and naval crafts.  From the White House, Brandt moved to Silicon Valley where she took on the role of Google’s Sustainability Officer, leading sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products and supply chain. Brandt is leading Google’s commitment to circular economy principles, an approach of doing business while minimizing impact on the earth. From successes, pivots, and missteps, Brandt will share lessons learned from her unique career and engage in a candid discussion about what’s needed to achieve and scale sustainability and foster a world of abundance. CEO of Conservation International M. Sanjayan will moderate a shot conversation after the presentation. 

1:30 pm

Cooking Workshop: Making Fresh Pasta with a Tuscan Nonna See Description

Location:
Preux and Proper - The Glenlivet House of Hospitality - 2nd Floor

Siriana Fumi - Tuscan Women Cook, Montefollonico, Tuscany

Tuscan Women Cook is an agroturismo group that takes guests to the hills of Italy’s countryside to learn cooking and culture with the nonnas of Tuscany. For this incredibly special workshop, we’ve flown out Nonna Siriana Fumi and her son Giuseppe Savignano to teach us the rustic style of handmade pasta, Italian wines, and a taste of Tuscan hospitality. Space is limited. Arrive early.

1:30 pm

Theater of Oppression: A Workshop on Promoting Social and Political Change with Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Panel Room]

Patrisse Marie Cullors - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter

Join Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors in this interactive workshop that explores theatrical techniques used to promote social and political change. Games and discussions will be fun and fast-paced and will revolve around issues of systemic racism, breaking patterns that perpetuate oppression, allyship and intentionality, and impact.

1:30 pm

Are You Awake? Exploring Consciousness with Bestselling Spiritual Author, Eckhart Tolle See Description

Location:
The Ace Theatre - [Cathedral]

Eckhart Tolle - Author, "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth"

Topics of this talk will be determined in The Now.Eckhart is pleased to offer a free online course to all Summit attendees. Deepening Into Stillness: 7 Days of Teachings and Meditations with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng, will allow you to heighten your awareness of stillness and bring presence into every area of your life. Retrieve your gift at https://eckharttolle.com/deepening-into-stillness

3:30 pm

Feel No Pain: Secrets to Mastering the Body and Mind See Description

Location:
Orchard - [lululemon Sweatlife Playground]

Wim Hof - "The Iceman"

When Wim Hof climbs Everest, he does it in shorts. He runs marathons in the Namib desert without water just to keep things interesting. Hof’s mastery of oxygen and temperature regulation has helped him capture 21 Guinness World Records. Now, he’s a go-to guru for performance junkies and moguls like surfer Laird Hamilton and music icon Rick Rubin. In this discussion, Hof will share secrets to improving the ability to reason under pressure, maintain body control in stressful situations, and achieve seemingly impossible goals.

3:30 pm

The Science of Belonging: Using Neuroscience and Technology to Rethink Identity, Community and Inclusion See Description

Location:
Orpheum Theatre - [Orpheum Club]

Michael Niconchuk - Senior Researcher, Beyond Conflict Innovation Laboratory

Bill Casebeer - Director, Beyond Conflict Innovation Laboratory

The increasing prevalence of conflict and identity-driven political polarization suggests that how we identify, and where we feel we belong, are foundational to our progress on the most significant social issues. Using the latest research in neuroscience and behavioral science, Bill Casebeer and Mike Niconchuk from the Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab will share the fascinating biological underpinnings of belonging. While providing an opportunity to experiment with the new VR and video game technologies they’re developing in the lab, Casebeer and Niconchuk will share practical tools of inclusion and belonging that can be used personally, professionally, and by the communities that need them most.  

3:30 pm

Achieving Collective Awareness with Mindfulness Legends See Description

Location:
The Ace Theatre - [Cathedral]

Duncan Trussell - Conscious Comedian

Jack Kornfield - Bestselling Author and Vipassana Buddhist Teacher

Raghu Markus - Founder, Be Here Now Network

Ram Dass - Spiritual Teacher and Author, "Be Here Now"

Trudy Goodman - Vipassana Teacher and Founder, Insight LA

Join spiritual teachers Duncan Trussell, Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, and Raghu Markus for a lively conversation aimed at uncovering how we can transform our self-centered identities (”the movie of me”) into a collective awareness with greater capacity for compassion, generosity, and service (“the movie of we”).  Ram Dass will lead a Loving Awareness Meditation (via video conference).

3:30 pm

A Conversation with Ray Dalio on Creating a Culture Where the Best Ideas Win See Description

Location:
The Palace Theater - [Auditorium]

Ray Dalio - Founder, Bridgewater Associates | The World's Largest Hedge Fund

Peter Seligmann - Chairman, Conservation International

At the onset of his career, Ray Dalio began writing down his principles for running his small business, Bridgewater Associates, which went on to become the world's largest hedge fund. Those principles informed the firm’s distinctive culture--meritocratic and radically transparent--and became the focus of Dalio’s recent bestseller, “Principles”, an all-encompassing portrait of one of the world’s most brilliant minds. In this revealing talk followed by a short conversation with Chairman of Conservation International, Peter Seligmann, Dalio will discuss how these principles have guided his personal and professional ambitions and led to Bridgewater’s legendary success.

4:45 pm

Lemurian (DJ)

Location:
Orchard - [lululemon Sweatlife Playground]

Lemurian - DJ

6:45 pm

Dinner in The Marketplace with Ghetto Gastro See Description

Location:
Marketplace (854 Main Street) - [Dining Area]

Ghetto Gastro - Bronx-based Culinary Collective

Bronx-based culinary and creative crew, Ghetto Gastro, takes over The Marketplace with dishes inspired by their travels across the globe. Chefs Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, Malcolm Livingston II, and Lester Walker have made waves bringing a fresh perspective to the industry with a unique brand of flavors inspired by art, culture, and of course, The Bronx.

8:15 pm

Lemurian (DJ)

Location:
Orchard - [lululemon Sweatlife Playground]

Lemurian - DJ

10:15 pm

Classixx (Live Electronic) See Description

Location:
The Belasco Theater - [Main Theater]

Classixx - Live Duo

Classixx's young but nostalgic melodies and sublime chords establish them not only as producers – Pitchfork called them "great songwriters, too." The duo’s disco-inspired, groove signature draws inspiration from Venice beach to the mountains of South Africa and everywhere in between. Like a balmy breeze from a world of endless summer, Classixx are back with “Faraway Reach,” a buoyant follow-up to their 2013 debut – something to cruise to with the top down, from festival fields to the beach, from the dance floor to the shotgun seat.

10:30 pm

Cocktail Pop-Up: Super Tiki Wasteland at The Belasco See Description

Location:
The Belasco Theater - [Vintage (Wine Bar)]

Trash Tiki - Anti-Waste Craft Cocktail Pop-Up

Brainchild of bartenders Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths, Trash Tiki is a DIY punk rock anti-waste Tiki Bar. For Summit LA18, Ford's Gin has invited Trash Tiki half way across the world to serve delicious cocktails made from the grocery waste of the entire event and served in rescued vessels.

11:30 pm

Sound Meditation Concert See Description

Location:
Haven (854 Main Street) - [Studio]

Nacho Arimony - Sound Alchemist and Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist

Nacho’s innovative technique uses sound and pulse frequencies to promote brain function and body alignment. The meditation uses the principles of the Golden Ratio to express the neural pathways of the brain and find the true frequency of the individual.

12:45 am

Chromeo (DJ Set) See Description

Location:
The Belasco Theater - [Basement]

Chromeo - Electro-Funk Duo

World leaders, powerful CEOs, and other fat cats could learn a lesson or two from electrofunk duo Chromeo, namely: know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. Montreal natives Dave 1 and P-Thugg have gone from from cult 80s fetishists on 2004’s “She’s In Control” to indie blog darlings on 2007’s “Fancy Footwork,” to international touring sensations on 2010’s “Business Casual,” to bona fide pop stars on 2014’s “White Women.” Early 2018 marked the release of their fifth studio LP: “Head Over Heels.” The album elevates Chromeo’s blueprint of ass-targeting beats, melodic honey, and clever lyrics about the foibles of contemporary love with unprecedented conceptual cohesion and booming sonics.

1:10 am

Black Coffee (DJ) See Description

Location:
The Belasco Theater - [Main Theater]

Black Coffee - DJ, Producer

Considering his meteoric rise to fame, it would be easy to stereotype Black Coffee as just another black diamond, a BEE beat magnet out to mine the insatiable urban house party market. But as he proved on his South African Music Award-winning album “Home Brewed”, this DJ and producer defies convention. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favor of restrained sophistication, Black Coffee's penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but fresh and future-focused.

11:00 am

Post-Event Poolside Decompression at Hotel Figueroa

Location:
Hotel Figueroa - Pool & Veranda
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