We are catalytic innovators.
Out-of-the-box thinkers with unprecedented ideas and solutions.
We are humans standing in the fire.
The unapologetic heroines and heroes solving the critical issues of our time.
And in a time of peril, we can’t afford to burn out.

Because real-world change demands our highest potential.

September 19-22, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento, CA



The Visionaries Summit

is where innovative approaches to the most critical issues of our time are introduced, explored and amplified. Not only do we come together to cross-pollinate and meld ideas in order to create the future we all deserve, but we come together to shift our perspectives, and activate the next level of our potential for the evolutionary challenges ahead.



This is a playground for collaboration. Cross-pollinate and meld ideas with heart-centered changemakers to create the future we all deserve. We are stronger and more productive together. These arenʼt times for the faint of heart, so If youʼre called to make a difference in the world, then this space is for you.



Changing the world begins with a change within, so use this hub to go deeper into your heart space and ask yourself, ‘What’s my next level?’
We're in this mission with you — we’re bringing in renowned transformational teachers to lead experiential workshops dedicated to individual and collective awakening.



The summit is estimated to host over 1,000 dynamic and diverse socially-conscious leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, artists, activists and innovators looking to amplify their work through relationship building, and connecting with new resources. Let’s get loud.

There is no other gathering that crosses as many divides or offers as bold of solutions.

We have featured mayors with youth leaders from around the state, our current First Partner alongside healers of racial wounds, members of both left and right, spiritual leaders and groundbreaking artists. We are optimists with our feet on the ground.

"We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

- Albert Einstein

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."

- Henry Ford


The Four-day Experience

Not only will you gain access to fresh resources and world-changing solutions, but you’ll be invited to roll up your sleeves and join the efforts!


Sep 19, 2019

Thursday is all about conscious media. The world craves authentic and inspirational stories, and this is where we amplify the conscious creators doing honorable work to awaken humanity and elevate our planet.


Sep 20, 2019

The first day of The Visionaries Summit includes a powerful line-up of policy makers, and prominent and emergent world-changers, all tackling heavy topics such as racial healing, climate change, social fragmentation and restorative justice. In the evening we’ll unite and play at the welcome party.


Sep 21, 2019

After potent mainstage talks and breakout sessions honoring the UN International Day of Peace, spend some time in our meditation room and Culture Lab to better digest the information you’ve gathered. There are many offerings and resources available to support individual and collective awakening.


Sep 22, 2019

Our final day is still packed with epic main-stage talks, breakouts and workshops. And we’ll unite to share a celebratory luncheon together.


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The Lowdown

In 2016, after the US presidential election, Stephen Dinan (founder of The Shift Network) wanted to create an antidote to the fear that we were facing as a society, and instead recognize our strengths to lift the world up with game-changing innovation. He saw this couldn’t happen alone - it required a community of heart-centered changemakers. In 2017 he launched The California Vision 2020 Conference, in collaboration with many other leaders, as an initiative that convened over 700 visionaries from around the state (and country) in 2017 & 2018.

We found that by crossing sectors and divides, by putting policy-makers side-by-side with grassroots leaders, spiritual leaders, artists, and innovators, and by putting our focus on what is POSSIBLE, magic happened. A restoration of hope and practical strategies for moving California forward, and ultimately the world.

The name evolved in 2019 to The Visionaries Summit as it represents both who we are convening, and the spirit of what we are achieving: new visions for our future and the practical roadmap for how to get there.


2019 Featured Speakers and Talent

We’re bringing together many of today’s brightest visionaries! This list is expanding so stay tuned for more additions!

Patch Adams

A Clown who Became a Doctor To Bring his Hospital to the World

Climbing Poetree

Musicians, Artivists, Speakers

Gopi Kallayil

Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google

Nina Simons

Co-founder & Chief Relationship Strategist at Bioneers

Mayor Heidi Harmon

Mayor of San Luis Obispo

Matthew Fox

Spiritual Theologian

Sister Dr. Jenna

Spiritual Mentor, Author

Andrew Hewitt

Creator of GameChangers 500

John Wood

Director of Media Development, Better Angels

Trina Wyatt

Founder & CEO of Conscious Good

Dr. Brian Swimme

Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe, Professor at the CIIS in SF

Jami Sieber

Renowned Electric Cellist, Vocalist & Composer


The Visionaries Summit is more than just a conference.

We’re asking you to bring your WHOLE-SELF through our doors — because changing the world will take nothing less.

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