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Summit LA17 Schedule Preview

Full schedule to be released the week of the event.

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Braving the Wilderness See Description

After delivering four #1 New York Times bestsellers and one of the most viewed TED talks of all time, Brené Brown continues to lead the conversation about human connection, vulnerability and courage. Summit LA17 opens with an exploration of the quest for true belonging as Brown shares her latest findings on what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

Feel no pain: secrets to mastering the body and mind See Description

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, maintaining body control in stressful situations, and achieving seemingly impossible goals. NOTE: Wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet if you choose to participate the in workshop portion of this session. Towels will be provided.

How to save the planet with two of the world’s leading environmental policymakers See Description

We have a short window - until 2020 - to curb greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. The challenge ahead is daunting and requires an accelerated adoption of low carbon strategies, including the critically important protection of our natural ecosystems. In a colossal diplomatic feat, Christiana Figueres helped convene 195 countries to sign the 2015 Paris Agreement - the most important international climate pact in history. Figueres sits down with Peter Seligmann, the CEO of Mesa Alliance and chair and co-founder of Conservation International, to discuss why we must act with unity and optimism to save our planet.

GT’s vegan ice cream kombucha floats See Description

Quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth with a kombucha float! GT's Organic Kombucha served over divinely creamy Coconut Bliss ice cream is a sweet and effervescent refreshment. Looking for your daily dose of probiotics? Load up wtih draft kombucha offered throughout the day.

Fast friends: 20 new friends in 60 minutes See Description

Whether it’s your first Summit event or you’re just looking to expand your circle, there’s no better way to meet new people than speed networking. Join us for Summit’s take on an old-school classic and get ready to make some new friends.

Love, lust, and commitment with Esther Perel See Description

Is chatting cheating? Have you been ghosted? Today’s intimate relationship landscape is a minefield. Join renowned relationships expert Esther Perel, Author of Mating in Captivity and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, and host of hit podcast Where Should We Begin for a deep dive on the challenges of modern relationships and the strategies you can use to forge thriving connections.

The science of change: how your brain can change your mind See Description

You are likely here because you seek ways to learn, grow, and expand your perspective. As you step into conversations over the next three days, how will you know if you’re taking in new information or simply validating your own opinion? Today’s polarized political climate reveals the mind’s vulnerability and how inflexibility can wreak havoc on relationships and communities. International conflict expert Tim Phillips will be joined by neuroscientist Emile Bruneau to explain what creates these intractable divisions and how to overcome them.

Go with the flow - the Vedic approach to meditation See Description

We live in a world that prizes critical thinking and effort. Yet the best experiences often happen when we’re barely thinking, in the flow of the present moment. Join Vedic Meditation master James Brown for a workshop in which you’ll discover the forces that prevent us from being present and learn some practical meditation techniques to engage your mind’s natural ability to settle on its own.

Fast friends: 20 new friends in 60 minutes See Description

Whether it’s your first Summit event or you’re just looking to expand your circle, there’s no better way to meet new people than speed networking. Join us for Summit’s take on an old-school classic and get ready to make some new friends.

Netflix and chill: a fireside chat with Reed Hastings See Description

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings started out with a simple idea: DVDs delivered straight to your mailbox. Fast-forward to the streaming age, and Netflix is a cultural pace-setter with over 100 million global subscribers in 190 countries, bringing people together with original stories from all over the world. Hastings attributes this success to the company’s culture of diversity, employee autonomy, and relentless innovation. Hastings and Summit co-founder Jeff Rosenthal discuss how to foster an environment of freedom and responsibility, the formula for creating an iconic brand, and the future of television.

A leading liberal thinker explains how the Left lost its way See Description

Our anxious times have exposed a disturbing paradox in liberalism. While liberal thinkers and activists have mobilized to take on the increasingly fraught battle for social justice, some have also drifted toward the polarizing intolerance they claim to oppose. Tim Urban, whose recent TED Talk has been viewed nearly 15 million times, explains how thoughtful progressives can continue fighting for equality while preserving the liberal drive toward open-minded debate.

Cities reimagined, powered by nature See Description

Today, we are in the midst of a historic migration of people into cities. By 2050, there will be an estimated 9 billion people on Earth, and a staggering 75% of them will live in urban areas. As we begin our first Summit gathering in a major city, we will explore the question: what role can nature play in helping to balance all of the competing interests of urbanism? Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, will discuss the latest innovations in urban development and conservation in a talk hosted by Ocean Collectiv founder, marine biologist and conservation strategist Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.

Superfood snacks with Beaming Wellness See Description

Beaming is an organic superfood café and lifestyle brand on a mission to inspire, encourage, and empower people of all ages to experience greater vitality through the power of delicious and nutritious plant-based foods. <br> Today's menu: <br> Holiday Salad, Mushroom Wrap, Chili Mushroom Quinoa, Cookies, Protein Bites, Coconut Yogurt Parfait

Meetup: W+ (women of Summit) See Description

W+ is the Summit women’s community. Don’t miss pre-dinner cocktails every night with summit’s better half.

Meetup: NYC See Description

New York is home to a huge portion of the Summit community. Come reunite with or meet other great folks from NYC over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Meetup: We are family See Description

The most impactful dialogues and relationships are those that defy cultural boundaries and connect people from all backgrounds into one shared human experience. Come celebrate the diversity that fosters a rich and meaningful community. Hosted by Summit community members, Karla Ballard, James Andrews and Nadia Nascimento.

Meetup: LGBTQ See Description

Calling all LGBTQ folks! Let's get together for a casual rooftop happy hour. Friends and allies welcome.

Cocktails and augmented-reality shopping See Description

Liberty Fairs, the fashion industry’s most innovative trade show, brings the Summit community a curated space in which to experience the innovation of retail. Through augmented reality, shoppers can gain insight into each brand’s story and the process behind one-of-a-kind collaborations between leading brands and artists including Amir Fallah, Jordan Nassar, Neil Raitt and Scooter LaForge. Stop by for cocktails, shop limited edition art and clothing collaborations, and experience the debut of this experimental environment.

Scent therapy: aromatics and breathwork See Description

Scent therapy is a guided quest through plant oils and their means to achieving states of bliss, relaxation, and elevation. Whether you’re a scent enthusiast or want to learn how to appreciate this often overlooked sense, Victorine Deych will teach you how to enhance performance and and to alter your mood through aromatics and breathwork. The practice is done in a comfortable seated position. Just bring yourself.

Superfood snacks with Beaming Wellness See Description

Beaming is an organic superfood café and lifestyle brand on a mission to inspire, encourage, and empower people of all ages to experience greater vitality through the power of delicious and nutritious plant-based foods. <br> Today's menu: <br> Holiday Salad, Mushroom Wrap, Chili Mushroom Quinoa, Cookies, Protein Bites, Coconut Yogurt Parfait

Modern tea ritual See Description

Join Harold Linde for an immersive, modern-day tea ritual. Limited seating of 6-8 people per session, multiple sessions per evening.

Superfood snacks with Beaming Wellness See Description

Beaming is an organic superfood café and lifestyle brand on a mission to inspire, encourage, and empower people of all ages to experience greater vitality through the power of delicious and nutritious plant-based foods. <br> Today's menu: <br> Holiday Salad, Mushroom Wrap, Chili Mushroom Quinoa, Cookies, Protein Bites, Coconut Yogurt Parfait

Raw chocolate ceremony See Description

Take an immersive journey of taste, touch, scent, and contemplation as we drop in, slow down, and nourish ourselves with “food medicine.” We will explore the nature and meaning of communion with respect to food. A tasting flight of raw dark chocolate food will be shared. Participants will receive a gift of chocolate food to share with other attendees. Limited space available.

A conversation with Grammy legend Quincy Jones See Description

Over his seven decades in the music industry, Quincy Jones has amassed an unparalleled 79 Grammy nominations (and 27 wins) and produced Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the bestselling album of all time. Legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone, The San Francisco Chronicle) will guide you on a musical journey through the life of the prolific producer, composer and humanitarian.

All recovery meeting See Description

This will be a time for those choosing to do Summit LA17 sober to gather and hold space for each other. Meetings are open to all.

Brett Love (DJ) @ The LA Theatre See Description

One of your humble hosts, Brett Love, is a selector whose sound is rooted at the intersection of world music, natural instrumentation, and electronica. In his live sets, a wide range of influences emerge as a thoughtful catalogue of nostalgic tracks that somehow feel brand new.

Raw chocolate ceremony See Description

Take an immersive journey of taste, touch, scent, and contemplation as we drop in, slow down, and nourish ourselves with “food medicine.” We will explore the nature and meaning of communion with respect to food. A tasting flight of raw dark chocolate food will be shared. Participants will receive a gift of chocolate food to share with other attendees. Limited space available.

Chances with Wolves (DJ) @ The LA Theatre See Description

Chances with Wolves is an online music phenomenon with an eclectic, six-year-running radio program on East Village Radio in NYC. Operated by two Brooklyn-raised DJs, Kenan and Kray—whose love of music has bonded them since they were kids—Chances with Wolves has freed itself of the traditional constraints of modern-day radio programming by ignoring genre categories in favor of feel and mood.

Craft cocktails and dumplings at Peking Tavern See Description

Peking Tavern has paired with Summit to create a custom late night menu complete with Bejing-style craft cocktails and otherworldly dumpling delicacies.

Soundbath with Sara Auster See Description

Join Sara Auster for a deeply immersive experience of sound. Relax and bathe in the soothing sounds of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, gongs, and tuning forks. A sound bath is a meditative event, intentionally using sound to invite therapeutic and restorative effects; a gentle yet powerful experience for the mind and body. Participants are invited to bring an eye mask or pillow if they wish to have their eyes covered during the session.

Martha Van Straaten (DJ) @ The LA Theatre See Description

Martha van Straaten is among Germany’s most influential soundmakers, lighting up festivals like Fusion, Garbicz and Nomade with her unique and colorful style. Her chilled out, downtempo sound has been long in the making, revealing itself as an exciting element of an emerging musical spirit.

A late night chat with an astrophysicist: the universe, exoplanets, aliens, and more See Description

The New York Times described MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager as “the woman who might find us another Earth.” The authority on exoplanets, along with <em>Wait But Why</em> writer Tim Urban, will review possible explanations for why proof of alien life has proved elusive despite the discovery of thousands of planets in our galaxy, a conundrum commonly known as the Fermi Paradox.

Allen Stone (band) @ The LA Theatre See Description

Allen Stone's music melts moods. The soulful American musician from Chewelah, Washington takes his listeners with him on a journey of love and life with his down-to-earth lyrics and R&B-style music. Describing himself as a "hippie with soul", Allen pulls from retro influences like Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Bill Withers, switching tones from funky and lighthearted to deep and introspective at will.

Actual Magic (DJ) @ The LA Theatre See Description

In late 2015, crate digging DJ’s Chances With Wolves joined forces with sample-chopping producers Javelin, to create a new thing. A whole slew of songs constructed from rare and forgotten gems. The end result may be an album, or equally, a strange map to an obscure continent. For now, it's a party it's a party it's a party.

Craft cocktails and dumplings at Peking Tavern See Description

Peking Tavern has paired with Summit to create a custom late night menu complete with Bejing-style craft cocktails and otherworldly dumpling delicacies.

The Jacy Method presents: slow flow (Workout) See Description

This invigorating workout will help you launch your day in true Summit style. Jacy will lead you through a variety of calisthenic movements aimed at reminding you to slow down, tune in and smile.

Sunrise meditation See Description

This is a chance to start the day by grounding yourself in something deeper than your day’s agenda. This session encourages all forms of silent meditation. If you don’t yet have a practice, or wish to try a different approach, James will provide a brief instruction in the Vedic approach to meditation which allows the mind to settle. The first half of the program will be spent in practice, after which you may leave or stay for a bit of wisdom sharing and discussion regarding the day’s theme.

Amplify Yoga See Description

This all-levels yoga class will unfurl with a slow flow focusing on hips, backbends, and breathing. Whether a novice or an advanced practitioner, you will have the opportunity to move, stabilize, and integrate during this session.

The Jacy Method presents: trap jumpin' (workout) See Description

Trap Jumpin is workout like no other. With fun as the ultimate goal, Trap Jumpin combines the rugged, cinematic sounds of Trap music with full-body plyometric exercises designed to create an atmosphere of rhythmic mayhem. In the words of Jacy himself, "it's the grooviest sweat you'll ever achieve".

La Colombe barista bar See Description

A leading coffee roaster known for ethical, long-term trade practices with growers, La Colombe provides a wide range of exceptional coffees to cafés, hotels, restaurants and retailers around the world. Swing by the barista bar for draft lattes and espresso drinks.

Camera obscura room activation See Description

In this large, darkened room with a small opening to the outside, an upside down view of the world is projected on opposite walls. A surreal collage revealed through natural optical effects. Aristotle first referred to the effect found in this room in 300 BC. Artist Abe Morell photographs interiors to juxtapose suffocative indoor environments with the expansive, otherworldly projections of the outside.

Vinyasa yoga practice with Baron Baptiste See Description

Join internationally renowned yoga revolutionary and author Baron Baptiste for a 60-minute master-class. Baron will lead you through a dynamic power vinyasa practice designed to move old energy out and invite new vitality in. You will joyfully transform any held resistance into newfound freedom. Any level of yoga experience is welcome and encouraged. Come prepared to move, breathe, and leave the mat feeling elevated and transformed.

Jessica Alba on defying expectations and building a business See Description

Entrepreneur, advocate and actress Jessica Alba has forged an unprecedented career as founder of both The Honest Company and Honest Beauty. Alba appeared on the cover of Forbes’ “Self-Made Women” issue and was named one of Fortune’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012. The Honest Company, which sells trusted products across a wide range of consumer categories, has progressed from a small startup into a household name. Alba will discuss her experience as a female entrepreneur and walk us through her journey building a business from the ground up.

A conservative vision for rebuilding and reuniting See Description

The political left and right can agree on the struggle to understand America’s current populist moment. Are acute polarization and a tattered two-party system America’s new normal? Arthur Brooks, a writer and musician and the president of the American Enterprise Institute, draws on cultural history, economics and social science to analyze these chaotic times and propose a path to restoring prosperity for all Americans.

Superintelligence: the opportunities, ethics, and implications of AI See Description

Are we building technology that will ultimately undermine us? How do we approach the ethics of AI? And what should be done to govern it? Nick Bostrom, an Oxford professor and the director of the Future of Humanity Institute, will discuss various future shocks with Tim Urban, the author of Wait But Why and a popular long-form internet pontificator.

The state of the orgasm with Dr. Nicole Prause and Sid Azmi See Description

Despite enormous advances in science and technology, research on American sex habits is still largely rooted in the mid-century work of Alfred Kinsey and the Masters and Johnson team. Dr. Nicole Prause could very well change that. After 20 years spent unlocking the neural and physiological state of orgasm, Dr. Prause will join Sid Azmi, founder of Please NYC, to explore the health and wellness benefits of our sex lives. This conversation will be moderated by Citizens of Culture founder, Maceo Keeling.

The magic of mushrooms with Paul Stamets See Description

Author and fungi connoisseur Paul Stamets has for decades praised the healing, ecological and pesticidal powers of mushrooms. A recognized pioneer in the field, Stamets will chew on the potential of mushrooms and psilocybin to address problems ranging from the dying bee population to psychological depression.

New Orleans dance workout: Bounce Fitness with MoeJoe See Description

Bounce Fitness with Moe Joe is a daily free-flow fitness festival that celebrates the Louisiana Creole diaspora through music and moves. Dancer, teacher and culture entrepreneur Marissa “Moe Joe” Joseph leads this propulsive danceout as a singular experience shaped by community and tradition. The class instruction style is call and response, making it accessible to all skill levels.

Puppy play pen at The Orchard See Description

It’s play time! Share some love with some pups that have had a rocky start to life as they await adoption.

Facial treatments by OSEA See Description

Experience a healing facial treatment with natural beauty purveyor OSEA’s non-toxic, vegan seaweed-based skincare products. Hydrate, purify, and exfoliate your skin using rich minerals and botanicals from the sea.

Hotbox Infrared Sauna Studio See Description

This is not your grandfather's schvitz. Come visit HotBox, an infrared sauna studio that delivers wellness to the mind and body. Perspire in a pristine private suite equipped with your own vitamin C-infused shower. Relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. Unlike traditional Finnish saunas, which heat the body from the outside-in, HotBox’s infrared saunas heat the body from the inside-out, leaving the air pleasant and allowing for a better detoxification. Experience glowing beauty, cleansing immunity and more from the proactive benefits of a vibrant sweat. Suites accommodate up to 1-2 people. Easily book your suite online at https://hotboxsaunastudio.com/ or call the studio at (213) 628-3221. Use promo code Summit17 for your free schvitz.

Prana Vinyasa yoga with Shiva Rea See Description

Fluidity supports our longevity, creativity, intelligence, and flow. In this dynamic prana vinyasa session with founder Shiva Rea you will hone your skills and transform how you feel at every level through a fluid-energetic based practice that is instinctual and effective in enhancing your state of flow. Fluid Power is an all-level, vinyasa as movement meditation that rejuvenates your system. Each practice strengthens and opens you up from the inside out. Breathe and move through asana and rhythmic movement. You will emerge more connected and ready to flow with the pulse of life.

Andre Agassi and Bobby Turner on Scaling Change See Description

America faces profound societal challenges in areas including education, housing, and healthcare. While the government and philanthropy can treat these issues, they often fail to make a lasting difference. Increasingly, investors are coming to the realization that by harnessing market forces one can create sustainable solutions to social crises while turning a profit. Through their shared passion and frustration, tennis champion Andre Agassi and renowned real estate investor Bobby Turner created the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund. In less than four years, it has developed 79 charter school facilities serving more than 41,000 students while generating strong risk-adjusted returns for investors. Agassi and Turner will speak with Jamie Gutfreund, Wunderman’s global chief marketing officer, about how their personal and professional journeys led to a bold solution to America’s daunting educational challenges.

Governing in the Trump age: race, guns, and the urban-rural divide See Description

The economic and cultural gaps between the urban and rural areas of Colorado and Washington are some of the starkest in America. Writer-comedian Baratunde Thurston sits down with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Washington Governor Jay Inslee to discuss the challenges of representing such diverse populations. They’ll also talk race, guns, and what it’s like to govern in the age of President Trump.

Will the future take all our jobs? See Description

Technology is revolutionizing where, when, how and even if we work. Profound uncertainty about future job and industry losses, the ethics of automatization and how to adapt to a new world order are topics driving conversations across boardrooms, dining rooms and political rallies. GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock and MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy Co-Director Andrew McAfee will parse the threats to and opportunities of our future work economy.

Parenthood: sourcing community knowledge on raising children with Dr. Gabor Maté See Description

Modern parenthood has generated a cottage industry of advice books and made celebrities out of mommy bloggers. But the deluge of information has also spawned competing philosophies and controversies over how best to approach this profound biological and creative endeavor. Dr. Gabor Maté, the bestselling author of <em>Hold On To Your Kids</em>, will explore the challenges and joys of 21st century parenting alongside moms and dads from the Summit community including Margot Bisnow, Esther Perel and others.

Big data, fake news, and today’s digital markets See Description

Dan Wagner has been credited by admirers including Eric Schmidt for helping inject big data into political campaigns. As chief analytics officer on Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection bid, he revolutionized the often tradition-bound campaigning process. Now, with more data available than ever before and the internet riddled with misinformation and ad fraud, Wagner shares how to preserve trust while navigating today’s digital wilds.

Joy as resistance See Description

Amidst the marches, petitions, chants and senator calling, our most powerful tool remains the unbreakable spirit and celebration of shared humanity. Favianna Rodriguez uses visual art to reclaim her humanity and rewrite narratives around pleasure, migration, gender justice and climate change. Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck of MAI use the universal language of dance to battle forces like mass incarceration and police brutality. In a conversation hosted by ARTNOIR founder Nadia Nascimento, artists Rodriguez, Boogz, and Buck will explore the joy of the creative process and the rebellious power of art.

Cold-pressed Clover Juice See Description

Locally sourced, cold-pressed Clover Juice is defined by a superior taste and quality and a small-batch production process that packs three pounds of locally sourced produce into every bottle. Co-founders and spouses Andrew Walker and Cassandra Troy believe a juice a day makes a huge difference in the way you feel.

Architects of culture: Shonda Rhimes and David Adjaye See Description

Megastar showrunner Shonda Rhimes and world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye are pioneers in media and design, crafting culture and challenging the status quo. Over the past 15 years, Rhimes has taken over network television (and some of our lives) with her hit-making production company Shondaland and shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. Named the World’s Most Influential Architect of 2017 by Time magazine, Adjaye has emerged as a leading cultural voice, most notably with the completion of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History in Washington D.C. Join them as they sit down with Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, to discuss overcoming adversity and censorship to forge cultural narratives that pave the way for future creatives.

Kobe Bryant has a story See Description

In the fall of 2015, Kobe Bryant announced that he would be retiring from the NBA after 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. His decision to move on from basketball was no big surprise, but the way he shared the news with the world was—he wrote a poem. In the ensuing months, reporters hounded Kobe with questions about what he’d do when he was done playing. His short answer was storytelling. This year, we’ve gotten a hint of what he meant: wildly ambitious and creative short-film projects that transcend genres. Puppets. An elaborate cardboard city. A whole new way to talk about sports. In this talk with Cal Fussman, a world-renowned interviewer and the creator of Esquire magazine’s “What I Learned" column, Kobe will discuss his transition from the arena to the studio, his passion for stories, and his bold dreams for Kobe, Inc.

Project Drawdown: the blueprint for reversing climate change See Description

Conversations about global warming are dominated by the doom-and-gloom idea that we can at best mitigate the harmful activities contributing to climate change. Legendary environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken convened 200 researchers, businesspeople, students, and activists to collect the data necessary to shift the conversation from mitigation to reversal. Project Drawdown maps, measures, models, and describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. Hawken will present the shocking, hopeful results.

Bill Gross, Bond King, on staying ahead of the market See Description

Bill Gross is the market guru who helped define debt trading as we now know it. Gross co-founded Pimco in 1971 and built it into a $1.6 trillion asset management fund. Award-winning financial journalist Mary Childs will sit down with the Bond King himself to explore the quirky underpinnings of his success, remaining at the vanguard of financial innovation over five decades and his vision of the market’s future.

The legacy of Standing Rock See Description

Last year, protesters gathered at North and South Dakota’s Standing Rock reservation in support of the Lakota tribe’s fight to protect its sacred land and water from development. The events sparked a nationwide cultural reevaluation of the political and ecological struggles still facing America’s indigenous people. Former Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault II and author dream hampton dive into what really happened at Standing Rock, how modern cultures can learn from their native people, and the future of the movement.

A 4-Star General and a comedian discuss the politics of war See Description

Four-star General Wesley Clark’s distinguished career has taken him from West Point (where he was valedictorian and named a Rhodes Scholar) to Vietnam to commanding U.S. military and NATO forces in 89 countries as NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe to running for president. Today he’ll sit down with comedian Ben Gleib for a wide-ranging conversation in which the unlikely pair will tackle the nature of fear, the most immediate global threats, the effectiveness of war and, most pressingly, what generals eat for breakfast.

Marie Kondo’s life changing art of tidying up See Description

Author Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up have been translated into 38 languages and sold more than 8.5 million copies worldwide. Kondo, whose philosophical guides to gaining inner-peace through organized decluttering have made her an international guru of tidying up, will share and demonstrate her transformational methods.

Puppy play pen at The Orchard See Description

It’s play time! Share some love with some pups that have had a rocky start to life as they await adoption.

Facial treatments by OSEA See Description

Experience a healing facial treatment with natural beauty purveyor OSEA’s non-toxic, vegan seaweed-based skincare products. Hydrate, purify, and exfoliate your skin using rich minerals and botanicals from the sea.

How to let go of relationships and habits See Description

James Brown leads a workshop that explores the reasons we get stuck, and teaches participants how to employ a simple, natural approach to meditation to get beyond analysis paralysis.

Meetup: The cannabis economy See Description

Thanks to expanding legalization across the United States and larger investments in scientific research, marijuana is a focus point of medical professionals and venture capitalists alike. Join a diverse group of leaders in the new green economy to discuss where it all goes from here. Hosted by Rob Kampia, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project and Jeff Chen, Director at UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative.

Meetup: Latin America, Asia, Africa See Description

Summit hosts leaders from around the world and continues to forge new global connections each year. Come eat, drink, chat and connect with Summit’s growing international community.

Meetup: I hate politics but love America See Description

Come discuss strategies to engage constructively in public policy and make positive change in an era of discord, division, partisanship and gridlock.

Battlefield: food See Description

Global food suppliers face major challenges in feeding over 7 billion people: a rural exodus and urban renaissance, small organic farms, big producers and ever-shifting technology. Join restaurateur and philanthropist Kimbal Musk and Dr. Axel Bouchon, the head of Leaps by Bayer, as they discuss future farming innovations.

Camera obscura room activation See Description

In this large, darkened room with a small opening to the outside, an upside down view of the world is projected on opposite walls. A surreal collage revealed through natural optical effects. Aristotle first referred to the effect found in this room in 300 BC. Artist Abe Morell photographs interiors to juxtapose suffocative indoor environments with the expansive, otherworldly projections of the outside.

Hotbox Infrared Sauna Studio See Description

This is not your grandfather's schvitz. Come visit HotBox, an infrared sauna studio that delivers wellness to the mind and body. Perspire in a pristine private suite equipped with your own vitamin C-infused shower. Relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. Unlike traditional Finnish saunas, which heat the body from the outside-in, HotBox’s infrared saunas heat the body from the inside-out, leaving the air pleasant and allowing for a better detoxification. Experience glowing beauty, cleansing immunity and more from the proactive benefits of a vibrant sweat. Suites accommodate up to 1-2 people. Easily book your suite online at https://hotboxsaunastudio.com/ or call the studio at (213) 628-3221. Use promo code Summit17 for your free schvitz.

Deconstructing excellence with Tim Ferriss and Hollywood mega producer Brian Grazer See Description

Brian Grazer is among the most successful producers in Hollywood history. After co-founding Imagine Entertainment with Ron Howard, he brought audiences movie classics including Splash and Apollo 13 and TV blockbusters like 24, Empire and Arrested Development. Grazer, whose work has garnered a collective 43 Oscar and 149 Emmy nominations and grossed $13 billion at the box office will sit down with Tim Ferriss, whose podcast The Tim Ferriss Show has been downloaded over 200 million times. They will explore the tactics, beliefs, core lessons, and habits that have helped Brian succeed time and time again.

Winning: a record-setting Olympian and a pro athlete on competing at the highest level See Description

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her husband, pro volleyball player Casey Jennings, serve up the secrets to competing at the sport’s highest level. In a panel moderated by legendary sports agent Leonard Armato, Kerri and Casey will share their insights spanning physical training, mental preparation, teamwork and discipline.

Sex, power, and rethinking relationships with Esther Perel See Description

Assumptions, expectations, and abuses of power manifest in prominent ways in our society. Before we can create new norms and build a culture of respect for all, we must reach out and listen to the experience of the other. In this interactive session, psychotherapist and relationship expert Esther Perel, whose TED Talks have been viewed more than 18 million times, will lead a frank discussion about sex and gender at home and in the workplace.

Unearthing the roots of addiction with Dr. Gabor Maté See Description

From the bottomless hunger for power to the headline-grabbing opioid crisis, addiction is an inescapable facet of modern life. Dr. Maté has transformed the way the medical community thinks about the growing social scourge of addiction. He will expound on the causes of addictive behaviors and their roots in early trauma, and provide tools for healing that rely on redemption rather than punishment.

On creativity with Questlove and Hannibal Buress See Description

As a co-founder of the Grammy-winning hip-hop outfit The Roots, the musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a bestselling author and a producer, Questlove continues to carve out a singular niche in American pop culture. The Philly-born Renaissance Man joins comedian, Broad City co-star and provocateur Hannibal Buress for a raucous conversation about the influencer’s influences, including race, politics and social responsibility.

The next stop for autonomous cars with Padmasree Warrior See Description

Padmasree Warrior spent 30 years as a technology executive at Motorola and Cisco. Now she’s the CEO of NIO U.S., an electric and autonomous car company that’s at the bleeding edge of the next major technological disruption. How will self-driving cars affect our commutes, our jobs, and our communities? Futurist-comedian and Emmy-nominated TV host Baratunde Thurston sits down with Warrior to understand how we’re accelerating towards the future.

Facial treatments by OSEA See Description

Experience a healing facial treatment with natural beauty purveyor OSEA’s non-toxic, vegan seaweed-based skincare products. Hydrate, purify, and exfoliate your skin using rich minerals and botanicals from the sea.

A conversation between Jeff and Mark Bezos See Description

As the founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has been a world-changing force in business and technology, pioneering innovations that have transformed retail, media, cloud computing, and the aerospace industry. His early vision for a new kind of shopping experienced upended traditional retail and ultimately altered fundamental aspects of modern life. His personal purchase of The Washington Post and Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market have further cemented Bezos’s extraordinary influence on culture. In this first-of-its-kind conversation with his brother Mark, a seasoned marketing executive, longtime member of the leadership council at the Robin Hood Foundation, and a volunteer fireman, the Bezos brothers will discuss their early influences, the successful habits and strategies they’ve developed during their respective journeys, and the most important shifts in business and society that are just on the horizon.

The Peter Tunney Experience See Description

Find notorious artist, philanthropist, and storyteller Peter Tunney in his unmistakable airstream marked “GRATITUDE" for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Meetup: Women in business See Description

As Ingrid Sanders said, “Being an entrepreneur is tough enough. Being a woman entrepreneur in Silicon Valley is like walking a tightrope to catch a flying trapeze, blindfolded with a scalding pot of molten lava balanced on your head.” This interactive session will explore the challenges of being a woman entrepreneur and the authentic relationships we can cultivate as fellow women in business. All who identify as female are welcome.

Meetup: W+ (women of Summit) See Description

W+ is the Summit women’s community. We seek to promote and celebrate each other as leaders in our respective fields. Don’t miss pre-dinner cocktails every night with summit’s better half.

Meetup: San Francisco See Description

San Francisco is the epicenter of the tech industry, a progressive hub of innovation, and a beautiful location to live, work and grow. It also happens to be home to a large portion of Summit attendees. Stop by Crane's to connect with other bay area friends over drinks.

Meetup: Cryptocurrency See Description

Welcome to a gathering of people in the Summit community working in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Key topics to be discussed include privacy, security, regulation, and the challenges and potential of this emerging field. This cocktail hour meetup will be hosted by Mike Jones, the founder of Science, and Galia Benartzi, founder of Bancor.

Meetup: Summit arts See Description

Please join us for a special gathering of individuals from within the Summit community who are dedicated to supporting the arts at Summit Powder Mountain. During this special sunset cocktail hour we will share our vision for supporting artists as well as fostering creative programs for children and families. Cocktails will be provided in addition to a special performance by Lil’ Buck and toast by legendary installation artist Janet Echelman.

Hotbox Infrared Sauna Studio See Description

This is not your grandfather's schvitz. Come visit HotBox, an infrared sauna studio that delivers wellness to the mind and body. Perspire in a pristine private suite equipped with your own vitamin C-infused shower. Relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. Unlike traditional Finnish saunas, which heat the body from the outside-in, HotBox’s infrared saunas heat the body from the inside-out, leaving the air pleasant and allowing for a better detoxification. Experience glowing beauty, cleansing immunity and more from the proactive benefits of a vibrant sweat. Suites accommodate up to 1-2 people. Easily book your suite online at https://hotboxsaunastudio.com/ or call the studio at (213) 628-3221. Use promo code Summit17 for your free schvitz.

The lack of love in modern medicine See Description

Much of modern Western medicine fails to address how to heal the body as an integrated system; we fall short of recognizing emotional, environmental, and social factors in addition to the physiological. How do we as doctors, patients, families, friends, and partners offer support to each other in times of extreme health vulnerability? Join Ethan Lipsitz for an interactive, open-hearted conversation about the qualitative side of modern medicine and explore ways in which we can all improve our bedside manner.

Soulection (The Whooligan with Andre Power) @ The Globe Basement See Description

Andre Power is Co-founder and Creative Director of worldwide movement Soulection. Hailing from the east coast, Power is now residing in Los Angeles. Andre Power is a force on the 1’s & 2’s; making his DJ sets more of an experience rather than just music to your ears. His sets are up-tempo, high energy, and soulful—opening up the space for anything from 90s R&B to jersey club to UK house-inspired jams. Andre currently has a monthly NYC residency for the remainder of the year. Feel free to go to andrepower.co for insight on travels, shows, etc. Julio Galvez aka “The Whooligan” is the Director of Worldwide Bookings and Partnerships for record label Soulection. A global citizen, DJ and event curator of 15+ years, now currently residing in Brooklyn, New York - this seasoned artist and lover of music brings a unique perspective to his work through passion, open-mindnesses and inherent positivity.

The curse of the haystack search: molehunts, mammograms and police stops See Description

In a globalized digital world, potentially profound connections exist between people who don’t know or trust each other. Are we good at managing those kinds of relationships? <em>New Yorker</em> luminary and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of "The Tipping Point" Malcolm Gladwell thinks not. He’ll share his thoughts on searching for honesty when you don't know where to start the hunt.

Dance meditation with 5Rhythms See Description

Dance can be a cathartic workout--and one you actually enjoy. The 5Rhythms is a dance meditation practice that explores how energy moves through the world and our bodies, and is capable of creating a potent feeling of transcendence and connection. The 5Rhythms practice is rooted in the principle that if you put the body in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action.

Hotbox Infrared Sauna Studio See Description

This is not your grandfather's schvitz. Come visit HotBox, an infrared sauna studio that delivers wellness to the mind and body. Perspire in a pristine private suite equipped with your own vitamin C-infused shower. Relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. Unlike traditional Finnish saunas, which heat the body from the outside-in, HotBox’s infrared saunas heat the body from the inside-out, leaving the air pleasant and allowing for a better detoxification. Experience glowing beauty, cleansing immunity and more from the proactive benefits of a vibrant sweat. Suites accommodate up to 1-2 people. Easily book your suite online at https://hotboxsaunastudio.com/ or call the studio at (213) 628-3221. Use promo code Summit17 for your free schvitz.

The Peter Tunney Experience See Description

Find notorious artist, philanthropist, and storyteller Peter Tunney in his unmistakable airstream marked “GRATITUDE" for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Raw chocolate ceremony See Description

Take an immersive journey of taste, touch, scent, and contemplation as we drop in, slow down, and nourish ourselves with “food medicine.” We will explore the nature and meaning of communion with respect to food. A tasting flight of raw dark chocolate food will be shared. Participants will receive a gift of chocolate food to share with other attendees. Limited space available.

Stand-up comedy @ The Orpheum Theatre See Description

Hannibal Buress and Ben Gleib take the stage for an hour of stand up comedy at the historic Orpheum Theatre.

Real talk: finding connection through poetry See Description

Our voices are the strongest weapon. We've brought together the stars of Spoken Word to perform unique works about today's most pressing issues. Part Slam, part dance party, this is your chance to celebrate community through art and music.

Modern tea ritual See Description

Join Harold Linde for an immersive, modern-day tea ritual. Limited seating of 6-8 people per session, multiple sessions per evening.

Steve Lacy (band) @ The Globe Main Stage See Description

Steve Lacy is the youngest member of THE INTERNET , co-producing the band’s Grammy-nominated album, Ego Death, when he was just 16 years old. Graduating high school and turning 19 last year, he traveled the world from Fuji Rock (Japan) to Splendor in The Grass (Australia) to Bonnaroo. He is now home in Compton, CA making music with / producing for everyone from Syd to Jhene Aiko to Tyler, The Creator to J. Cole, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Soul Clap (DJ) @ The Globe Basement See Description

Soul Clap is an American DJ and production duo from Boston, Massachusetts. Active in the club scene since 2001, the group has released a number of mixtapes, EPs, singles, and albums. In 2016 they released their most recent full-length album, Soul Clap, and at Movement Electronic Music Festival in 2017 they debuted their new live show, complete with full band, vocalists, and dancers. Soul Clap blends neon-splattered nostalgia with a crisp futurism, courtesy of their experimental production techniques.

AlunaGeorge (band) @ The Globe Main Stage See Description

Vocalist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid combine to make AlunaGeorge. The English duo encourages empowerment, taking on pressing social issues and keeping the party moving with their future pop sound. Since meeting in 2009 the two have created a litany of memorable tracks that achieve this feat, racking up millions of plays while speaking to something larger.

Scent therapy: aromatics and breathwork See Description

Scent therapy is a guided quest through plant oils and their means to achieving states of bliss, relaxation, and elevation. Whether you’re a scent enthusiast or want to learn how to appreciate this often overlooked sense, Victorine Deych will teach you how to enhance performance and and to alter your mood through aromatics and breathwork. The practice is done in a comfortable seated position. Just bring yourself.

Sooma (DJ) @ The LA Theatre House Party See Description

Sooma’s sets explore a driving variant of Deep House - percussive, tribal and inextricably linked to a childhood spent listening to her father’s record collection, which paired George Clinton with St. Germain and original Madagascan music. She lifts from her own experiences on the dance floor to generate an energetic, focused rapport with her audience.

The Peter Tunney Experience See Description

Find notorious artist, philanthropist, and storyteller Peter Tunney in his unmistakable airstream marked “GRATITUDE" for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band @ The LA Theatre House Party See Description

At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.

Zaytoven (DJ) @ The Globe Main Stage See Description

When Grammy Award Winning and multi-platinum R&B heartthrob Usher needed a smash hit for his 6th album “Raymond vs. Raymond,” he called on the melodic sound only super-producer Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson could provide. Zaytoven is the epitome of a multi-layered musical genius. He has been on his grind behind closed doors for over a decade and is now the go-to producer for Future and Gucci Maine among others. Not only has he mastered playing the guitar, drums, organ and piano by ear, but he is also a gifted producer, songwriter and performer.

Goldcap (DJ) @ The LA Theatre House Party See Description

Berge Sahakian AKA Goldcap’s DJ style is owed to a penchant for an eclectic pool of genres: everything from classic rock to traditional middle-eastern styles of music. Also being a fan of poetry, films, ambient sounds, traditional instruments, and the spoken word, he’s known to incorporate a wild array of organic samples into his sets.

Monolink (DJ) @ The LA Theatre House Party See Description

Monolink is a singer-songwriter and electronic music producer from Berlin. His ‘electro-funk’ style seamlessly connects the narrative structure of a song with the compelling forward thrust of electronic rhythms. Guitar chords merge into synthetic pad sounds; hypnotic bass vibrations meet emotional vocal parts; passionate physicality meets sublime stimulation for the mind.

Restorative sound bath See Description

Reset your mind and body by bathing in a warm pool of sound with pro surfer and photographer Kassia Meador and Venice Beach-based audio/visual artist Farmer Scher. Restorative aural meditation will arrive via quartz crystal singing bowls, gongs, and lap steel uniting to build a calming wave.

Birds of Mind (DJ) @ The LA Theatre House Party See Description

Birds of Mind is the collaboration of Parisian-based duo Alex Heim & Adrian Carreno. Together they produce electronic music nourished by the exploration of organic sounds and ancient chants. Their music offers a spiritual and peaceful feeling, always close to nature.

Mira (DJ) @ The LA Theatre House Party See Description

For over 10 years, Mira has influenced the East-German techno scene. Anyone who has experienced her endless sets understands why Berlin holds in such high regard her particular sound; a soulful, mesmerizing sound that sinks under your skin and leaves you with a feeling of deep warm-heartedness.

"I am my father's son" See Description

This hand woven print speaks to Gabriel Román's relationship with his father - an acknowledgment that the artist’s diverse body of work is indebted to his father’s insatiable curiosity. As a child, Román eagerly watched his father disassemble countless machines and put them back together to see how they worked. This inability to remain still, channeled by perpetual tinkering and a fiddling of things, finds its embodiment in a son’s ever-expanding artistic vocabulary.

Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project See Description

The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project is a public art installation drawing on vernacular cultures of Los Angeles neighborhoods to create surreal architectural sculptures. This project is an extension of artist Lauren Halsey’s existing practice, where she constructs ephemeral environments to counter oppressive architecture and spatial metaphors that reinforce familiar narratives of inferiority and stereotypes. The resulting works serve as a social space that offers a transcendent proposition for the future of marginalized communities.

Richard Duardo and his Modern Multiples See Description

The Los Angeles art scene has been greatly influenced over the last several decades by "The Warhol of the West", Richard Duardo. Since his first studio Hecho en Aztlan to his last living studio Modern Multiples founded in '99, Duardo worked with the likes of David Hockney, Keith Haring, John Van Hamersveld, Carlos Almaraz, Chaz Bojorquez, Shepard Fairey, and Banksy. Besides influencing and cultivating the careers of countless others, he was a self-proclaimed "3rd generation Pop Artist," regurgitating and appropriating found imagery to comment on society. Exclusively for Summit LA17, the Modern Multiples studio is exhibiting select pieces from Richard Duardo’s body of work.

New Orleans dance workout: Bounce Fitness with MoeJoe See Description

Bounce Fitness with Moe Joe is a daily free-flow fitness festival that celebrates the Louisiana Creole diaspora through music and moves. Dancer, teacher and culture entrepreneur Marissa “Moe Joe” Joseph leads this propulsive danceout as a singular experience shaped by community and tradition. The class instruction style is call and response, making it accessible to all skill levels.

Improve your lifestyle, change your genes with Dr. Dean Ornish See Description

Dr. Dean Ornish has been a leading advocate of lifestyle changes being the foundation of improved health. His emphasis on the importance of diet and other habits helped make him Bill Clinton’s medical mentor and a preventative health advisor under President Obama. Dr. Ornish will debut the content of his newest book, which details a 9-week program that may actually shift the expression of your genes, leading to a healthier life free of deprivation.

Now what? Turning conversation into action See Description

Since its founding, the Summit community has gathered leaders who share a goal of leveraging their talent, resources, and action to create positive change. After this event’s stirring discussions about civic engagement, gender equality, houselessness, feminism and political polarization, it’s time for talk to become action. Come with ideas about how Summit and our non-profit Summit Institute can make a broader impact on our community and the world.

The open secrets of Silicon Valley See Description

The open secrets of Silicon Valley In the last few months a revealing spotlight has shone on Silicon Valley and the need to combat sexual harassment and gender inequality within. Attend an open conversation to hear about the challenges and stories from the tech and finance industries, and collaborate on solutions for the near future. This session will be recorded as part of a long-term, community-driven project.

Life through prose-colored lenses See Description

Aja Monet is a poet and activist described by Harry Belafonte as “the true definition of an artist.” Monet, who is in the midst of an international book tour supporting My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter, will guide you through potent and transformative body exercises driven by poetry and writing prompts.

Nice views See Description

Taking inspiration from the Los Angeles landscape, Maxwell McMaster has created various site-specific installations to create captivating and peaceful vibes. His evocative colors and shapes, which serve as the visual theme for this year’s event, spark an innate appreciation for the natural beauty all around us.

Feel no pain: secrets to mastering the body and mind See Description

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, maintaining body control in stressful situations, and achieving seemingly impossible goals. NOTE: Wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet if you choose to participate the in workshop portion of this session. Towels will be provided.

The evolution of art as experience with Miranda July and Jeffrey Deitch See Description

Miranda July and Jeffrey Deitch are both alternately adored for their ability to break the golden ropes that surround “fine art” by expanding the art experience. Through revolutionary, irreverent, and interactive works, Miranda July has reinvented the artist. In this amusing and unique conversation, these two friends will guide us through the rarified world of art exposing the performer who exists at arts core.

Inequality in America with Jane Fonda and Saru Jayaraman See Description

We are living through a period of income inequality not seen since the Gilded Age, with 10% of American families holding 76% of the nation’s wealth. This growing financial schism has grave implications for our country’s overall economic health and social cohesion. Join legendary actress and seasoned activist Jane Fonda and Saru Jayaraman, an author and advocate for low-wage restaurant workers, to discuss how the growth of the nation's lowest-wage sectors has contributed to economic inequality and how working people, employers, and consumers can work together toward a more prosperous future for everyone.

We are what we eat: revolution is served See Description

From the Black Panthers’ free breakfast program to the Last Supper, food has always been about much more than sustenance and calories. How do we feed the hungry? How do we amplify historic memory? How can the dinner table shape culture and address the many crises we face? The founders of Ghetto Gastro and LA Kitchen dive into conversation with designer and teacher Pandora Thomas to explore the explosive impact of food culture and dining as community.

Punks can be Buddhists, too: a conversation with Noah Levine See Description

Noah has written multiple books and hosts a wildly popular spiritual gathering space in LA, "Against the Stream", but that's not where he started. His story dates back to starting to smoke marijuana at age 6, moving into more drugs, violence, and multiple suicide attempts, and ending in a padded detoxification cell in juvenile prison 11 years later. Today, Noah is a member of the Prison Dharma Network, working with juvenile and adult prison inmates and combining meditation techniques with psychotherapy. Join Audrey Buchanan as she digs into the honest, open and judgement-free journey of Noah Levine who has proven that there’s nothing more radical than the Buddha’s original teachings.

The longevity paradox: breakthroughs, benefits, and ethics of immortality See Description

The Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn made huge strides in the field of longevity with her co-discovery of telomere, which protects the ends of chromosomes and holds potential in the universal pursuit of long, healthy lifespans. Joon Yun, creator of the Palo Alto Longevity Prize and Nicole Shanahan, whose patent-management business is dedicated to longevity innovation, will join Blackburn to weigh the benefits and pitfalls of the quest for extended living.

A community without homes: addressing houselessness in LA See Description

There’s an epidemic of houselessness in Los Angeles, with the number of people living without homes rising 23%, to 58,000, in the past year alone. Outdated assumptions attribute this to poor choices, addiction and mental illness, yet empirical data suggests that chronic housing insecurity, gentrification and sky-high rents underline the crisis. This conversation will focus on the intersection of houselessness and immigration policy, structural obstacles, and recent ballot measures. LA poet Yosimar Reyes, the executive director of Venice Community Housing Becky Dennison, activist and Homies Unidos founder Alex Sanchez and LACAN executive director Pete White will discuss the opportunities to improve policy and public perception.

Foil in D major: fencing with Olympic medalist Miles Chamley-Watson See Description

Miles Chamley-Watson is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist fencer and America’s first and only senior world champion. With breathtaking technical skills and unforgettable flair, he’ll share his philosophy about fencing as a combination of chess and boxing. During this fencing 101 clinic participants will learn basic concepts and moves; a few will even test their skills on an Olympian.

Decoding diets: Alice Waters with Dariush Mozaffarian See Description

Alice Waters is one of the most influential food activists in the world and a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. The chef and author will join Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, the Dean of Nutrition at Tufts University, to clarify a dietary landscape riddled with misinformation and explore how the food we eat impacts the world. This session will be moderated by longtime Summit advisor, Michael Hebb.

Changing the face of venture capital with Arlan Hammilton See Description

Arlan Hamilton is smashing boundaries in the VC world, where she arrived via an unorthodox path including homelessness and stints in the indie music business. Her mission at Backstage Capital is to deliver well-deserved funding to underrepresented and overlooked minority founders. Her drive and market strategy have inspired Silicon Valley titans like Stewart Butterfield, Marc Andreessen and Chris Sacca to invest. Hamilton, with Summit Series founder Elliott Bisnow, will share her incredible journey and unapologetic assessment of the state of VC.

How hope survives the war: the entrepreneurs of Syria See Description

The bitter, bloody war in Syria has left more than 500,000 dead and perhaps 7 million displaced. Yet among the resilient people who have survived is a crop of innovative entrepreneurs building the foundation of a more stable future for the country. Meet and learn about the bright lights of this young Syrian generation providing opportunity and hope despite the devastation.

The color of cool with Daniel Arsham See Description

Architect, sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist Daniel Arsham’s work defies easy categorization. His initial work with famed choreographer Merce Cunningham has evolved into collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Hedi Slimane. Specialty eyeglasses have recently allowed Arsham, who is color-blind, to greatly expand the style and scope of his art. Arsham will take us on a visual exploration of his multidisciplinary process.

Do we need to decelerate innovation? See Description

The speed of innovation is increasing in parallel to environmental pressures and population shifts. We are developing technology to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, but this may come at the cost of our ethical values. Science and technology visionaries Jaan Tallinn and Axel Bouchon discuss how society ought to strike the right balance between the competing forces of speedy innovation and moral diligence.

Van Leeuwen's ice cream social See Description

Started in the Spring of 2008 out of a buttery yellow truck on the streets of NYC, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream set out to revive the classic American ice cream truck and the art of traditional ice cream making using ingredients perfected by nature, not science. Van Leeuwen Classic and Vegan ice creams are made with just a handful of fresh ingredients. Each flavor is a celebration of some of the world's best artisan producers and farmers both local and from around the world.

Meetup: Superhumanification See Description

Boundary pushers, explorers, and health hackers: assemble here to talk about the latest innovations in achieving peak performance. Hosted by founder of Bulletproof Coffee, Dave Asprey.

Meetup: Europe and the UK See Description

Connect with others who've crossed the Atlantic to be here at this informal gathering of Summit community members from Europe and the UK.

Meetup: LA See Description

Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative, innovative and dynamic people in the world. Whether you're a film producer, yoga instructor or tech company founder, come connect with other Summiters from the City of Angels.

Sound meditation See Description

Alexandre Tannous will give a short talk on how to employ the consciousness-altering properties of sound to heighten self-awareness and unlock powers of inner healing. The talk will be followed by a sound meditation practice with overtone-emitting instruments (e.g. gongs, singing bowls, chimes). The overtone series is nature’s true harmony, based on mathematical ratios, used as a therapeutic tool to disconnect from discursive thinking and to delve into a transcendental state.

The revolution will be spiritual See Description

Marianne Williamson’s bestseller, A Return to Love, is considered a must-read among those adhering to the New Spirituality. One passage reads, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” and is considered an anthem by a generation of seekers. Williamson joins us to explore the intersection of spirituality and politics, and how the convergence of the two is key in mending the most broken parts of our society.

Mindfulness over matter: building emotional honesty in men See Description

The Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America put their world-saving duties aside to have a chat about their feelings... It sounds like a joke, but the image makes you wonder how idealized fantasies of masculinity inhibit some men from discussing their mental health and general well-being. In this conversation in the round, we’ll hear from various community members and share efforts to expand the conversation about mental health for all men.

The power of radical kinship See Description

Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program. He will share what three decades of working with LA gang members has taught him about compassion, kindness and the enduring power of kinship. His stories and parables will likely shake up your ideas about God, humanity, and the barriers between.

Pelé See Description

Born into poverty in São Paulo, Edson Arantes do Nascimento (known to the world as Pelé) led Brazil to victory in three World Cups. His electric, wildly creative style of football made him a global superstar. Warring armies declared truces to watch him play. In the mid-1970s, Henry Kissinger convinced him to join the New York Cosmos and elevate the game of soccer in the United States. Forever humble, Pelé has dedicated his retirement years to humanitarian work as part of a lifelong effort to improve the lives of children. In this intimate conversation with Summit co-founder Jeff Rosenthal, Pelé will announce an ambitious project that will define the next chapter in his remarkable life.

The F word: the rise of the intersectional feminine See Description

At a time when instability, divisiveness, and short-term gain are so pervasive, there's an awakening happening that deserves celebrating - the rise of divine, intersectional femininity. janaya khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada, and America Ferrera, actor, producer, director, and advocate, sit down with filmmaker and creative producer Audrey Buchanan to analyze the cultural and political power ignited by this social movement.

A meditative guide to success by Biet See Description

With meditation being an ancient study that can be hard to understand, Biet thought it would be wise to take her 30-plus years of study and share it in a raw, punchy way. In this session, Biet will explain the Law of 7, otherwise known as the Law of Success - a seven-part blueprint to completing goals in any domain. This system will give you tools to realize dreams in romance, business, or community in addition to revealing undermining patterns that keep people stuck.

W+ Meet-Up See Description

W+ is the Summit women’s community. We seek to promote and celebrate each other as leaders in our respective fields. Don’t miss pre-dinner cocktails every night with summit’s better half.

Meetup: angel investors See Description

Angel financing is an integral part of the early-stage capital process. In this gathering, the Summit community’s many active angel investors will exchange knowledge and tips and discuss the rapidly evolving world of early investing. Open to angel investors who have completed at least five deals this year.

Equal (DJ) @ The Marketplace See Description

Equal is a New York City DJ and music producer originally from Asheville, NC. He’s previously spent his nights wooing crowds all over the world, from New York City's hottest parties for the downtown-club kids and fashion elite, to large scale events and festivals such as Bonnaroo. As a lifetime drummer from a musically inclined family, his transition to production from solely DJing was a natural one. He first garnered attention as a producer with the release of his single, "Lost in the Evening (ft. Gary Jules),” and his recent hit “Shakedown” has garnered worldwide DJ support alongside placement in outlets such as Vogue UK and a collaborative ad-campaign from Ciroc for Zoolander 2. Equal will continue to release exciting collaborations featuring indie music’s elite as the year continues.

Equal (DJ) @ The Marketplace See Description

Equal is a New York City DJ and music producer originally from Asheville, NC. He’s previously spent his nights wooing crowds all over the world, from New York City's hottest parties for the downtown-club kids and fashion elite, to large scale events and festivals such as Bonnaroo. As a lifetime drummer from a musically inclined family, his transition to production from solely DJing was a natural one. He first garnered attention as a producer with the release of his single, "Lost in the Evening (ft. Gary Jules),” and his recent hit “Shakedown” has garnered worldwide DJ support alongside placement in outlets such as Vogue UK and a collaborative ad-campaign from Ciroc for Zoolander 2. Equal will continue to release exciting collaborations featuring indie music’s elite as the year continues.

Equal (DJ) @ The Marketplace See Description

Equal is a New York City DJ and music producer originally from Asheville, NC. He’s previously spent his nights wooing crowds all over the world, from New York City's hottest parties for the downtown-club kids and fashion elite, to large scale events and festivals such as Bonnaroo. As a lifetime drummer from a musically inclined family, his transition to production from solely DJing was a natural one. He first garnered attention as a producer with the release of his single, "Lost in the Evening (ft. Gary Jules),” and his recent hit “Shakedown” has garnered worldwide DJ support alongside placement in outlets such as Vogue UK and a collaborative ad-campaign from Ciroc for Zoolander 2. Equal will continue to release exciting collaborations featuring indie music’s elite as the year continues.

Modern tea ritual See Description

Join Harold Linde for an immersive, modern-day tea ritual. Limited seating of 6-8 people per session, multiple sessions per evening.

Raw chocolate ceremony See Description

Take an immersive journey of taste, touch, scent, and contemplation as we drop in, slow down, and nourish ourselves with “food medicine.” We will explore the nature and meaning of communion with respect to food. A tasting flight of raw dark chocolate food will be shared. Participants will receive a gift of chocolate food to share with other attendees. Limited space available.

Magic Giant (band) @ The Belasco Ballroom See Description

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 10 “Artists You Need to Know,” Los Angeles-based MAGIC GIANT’s first single "Set on Fire" broke the Top 25 on Billboard's US Alternative chart earlier this year. The band has toured with artists such as The Revivalists and Mike Posner and played festivals ranging from Firefly in Delaware to WayHome in Toronto. DuJour named Magic Giant “the most festive band in the festival circuit… quickly becoming a must-see with their buzzy energy and upbeat sound.”

L.A. Salami (band) @ The Orpheum Theatre Main Hall See Description

L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer/songwriter from London known for an unwavering ability to tell stories through song. “His songs are deliberate meanderings on the mundane and the poignancy in everyday life. If you have a penchant for broadside ballads, and observations of our times reflected through the mind of a brilliant songwriter, take a look at L.A. Salami.” - Bob Boilen, NPR Music

David Mayer (DJ) @ The Belasco Basement See Description

Mayer experiments with diverse forms of music without regard for genre, although his passion for funked up and heavily pounding 4/4 beats clearly dominates his creative output. As a producer, he is characterized by an intriguing knack for detail and precise sound design. When spinning records and producing tracks, Mayer presents his own interpretation of Techno and House - sometimes deep, and always to the delight of a swaying audience.

RY X (DJ) @ The Belasco Main Room See Description

Australian singer/songwriter Ry Cuming -- better known as RY X -- found commercial success with his sparse, atmospheric single "Berlin," which charted in the U.K. Top 40 in 2013. Born in New South Wales, Cuming grew up listening to the likes of Pearl Jam and Jeff Buckley, and their influence can be heard in his distinct, ethereal vocal delivery. After touring extensively as the vocalist for electronic act The Acid, Ry X settled into his studio to work on his debut solo-album “Dawn,” which saw release in 2016.

Gary Clark Jr. (band) @ The Orpheum Theatre Main Hall See Description

Gary Clark, Jr. is a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist who can boast fans that include Barack Obama, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys and Beyonce to name a few. His music is a ferocious blend of rock, hip-hop and gorgeous falsetto-sung soul, all laced through with extraordinary guitar playing. Rolling Stone Magazine has dubbed him “The Chosen One” and American Songwriter Magazine claimed, "These days, it’s impossible to watch him perform without a sense of awe. To say those talents seem to grow exponentially is not an exaggeration.”

Dance meditation with 5Rhythms See Description

Dance can be a cathartic workout--and one you actually enjoy. The 5Rhythms is a dance meditation practice that explores how energy moves through the world and our bodies, and is capable of creating a potent feeling of transcendence and connection. The 5Rhythms practice is rooted in the principle that if you put the body in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action.

LEAPS Sunrise Party See Description

Summit has partnered with Leaps by Bayer to bring Miss Melera, Umami and Paul Kalkbrenner to the Sunrise Party at Cooper Design Penthouse. Leaps is a global movement that aims to make breakthrough innovations that could positively transform healthcare and agriculture as we know it. Along with bringing globally renowned DJs from Berlin to the Sunrise Party, you'll find their staircase installation in the Summit campus - an impressive space that tells the inspiring story of people willing to take a leap.

St. Lucia (band) @ The Belasco Main Room See Description

St. Lucia has released a self-titled EP and two critically acclaimed albums (2013’s When The Night and 2016’s Matter) on Columbia Records. The band has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Good Morning America and Late Night With Seth Meyers, performed at renowned festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo, and provided official remixes for artists ranging from Lady Gaga and Marina And The Diamonds to Passion Pit and Foster The People. As Jason Bentley from KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic put it, “this should be the biggest band in the world right now.”

Let’s talk about death See Description

Society often tries to obscure the unavoidable reality of death. Yet every wisdom tradition is shaped and informed by the unassailable fact that that we die. When the veil between this world and the next is lowered we learn about ourselves, each other, and humanity. The walk into the valley of loss and mortality is an intentional one, and this perennial Summit conversation in the round has become legendary for a reason: this is a conversation that defines who we are.

WhoMadeWho (band) @ The Belasco Ballroom See Description

WhoMadeWho are a Danish experimental pop trio who have collaborated and toured with some of the scene’s most popular acts including Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, and Erol Alkan. Since the release of their first album, the band has gone on to release albums with Kompakt (“Knee Deep" in 2011 and “Brighter” in 2012) and Get Physical (Berlin).

A-Trak (DJ) @ The Belasco Basement See Description

At a time when the DJ sits firmly at the center of popular culture, A-Trak stands out as MVP. Very few share his mastery of turntablism while also pushing the forefront of musical innovation, looking keenly to the future with history tucked in his back pocket. A true connector, “Trizzy” hops effortlessly from colossal festival stages to sold-out concert venues and sweaty underground clubs, linking hip-hop and electronic music and watching genre barriers crumble.

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