The Visionaries Summit
Program Schedule

Thursday, Sept 19

10:00 am – 12:15 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Stephen Dinan & Elisa Parker
Opening & Welcome

Jess Magic
Keynote

Peter Rader and Paola Di Florio
Conscious Media Creation

Whitney Davis
Transformers within Mainstream Media

Trina Wyatt
Visual Storytelling to Raise Consciousness

Mikki Willis
Elevating Truth & Unity Through Media

12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Trish Adlesic

Participant Media, Counterpoint Films, Elevate Media, Amanda Chen of Social Impact
Panel

Gopi Kallayil
The Happy Human

Chris Deckker, Jonah Sachs , Mikki Willis, Jess Magic, Rich DDT, Gopi Kallayil
Media for Social Change

Jeffrey Smith
Future of Food

John Bowermaster
Storytelling for Environmental Action

Elisa Parker & Stephen Dinan
Wrap Up

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Network Reception

with DJ Dragonfly

Friday, Sept 20

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Guided Yoga
Qigong

Lila Taff
Vinyasa Yoga

Dr. Roger Janke
Qigong

9:15 am – 12:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Youssoupha Sidibe
Opening Music

Morning Star
Opening Blessing

Sister Jenna
Opening Meditation

Stephen Dinan
Welcome

Clare Dubois
Keynote

Governor Gavin Newsom
Keynote

CA Endowment - President’s Youth Council
Keynote

Christine Marie Mason, Devaa Haley Mitchell
Women’s Empowerment Panel

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Hosted Luncheon — Local Government Critical Issues + Q&A

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon

Nevada City Mayor Reinette Senum

More to be announced

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

David Gershon
Reinventing the Planet: A Bottom Up Grand Strategy

Teiahsha Bankhead
Envisioning Ubuntu Healing Center & 40 Acres and a Mule Restorative Hemp Farm: Using Restorative Justice and Micro/Social Enterprises for Youth Empowerment

Dereca Blackmon
Beyond Blame and Shame: New Ideas for Healing Racism

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

Climbing Poetree
Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality Through Cultural Activism

RJOY
Restorative Justice

Gemma Benton
Ancestral Trauma Healing Workshop

Laura Hansen with Lisa Berkley, Tynya Beverly, Melissa Hensel, Joan Marie, Sonny Walebowa, Felicia Lenee Williams
Together We Can Change Anything: The Compassionate Communities Movement

David Gershon
Reinventing the Planet Workshop: A Need to Change, But How?

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

John Wood Jr.
Transcending Politics: Healing Society by Transforming the Self

Jeffrey Smith & Guests
"The Healthy Food Imperative” Panel

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner Break

7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Welcome Party

PYC - Youth Performance
Musical Performance

Jami Sieber
Musical Performance

Climbing PoeTree
Musical Performance

Youssou Sidibe
Musical Performance

Elijah Ray
Musical Performance

Saturday, Sept 21

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Guided Yoga
Qigong

Lila Taff
Vinyasa Yoga

Dr. Roger Janke
Qigong

8:45 am – 11:30 am

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Jami Sieber
Opening Music

Elaine Whitefeather
Opening Meditation

Roberto Vargas
Porvida All Nations Opening Ceremony

Philip Hellmich & Sister Jenna
Opening Welcome

Fumi Johns Stewart
World Peace Flag Ceremony

Patch Adams
Living a Life of Joy

Joan Blades & John Gable
“How Embracing Political Diversity Can Build a Better Future” Panel

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Patch Adams
Deep Dive into “Living a Life of Joy”

Mayor Heidi Harmon
Activist to Elected - How to March into Office with Authenticity and Courage

Joan Blades
A Live Living Room Conversation: Technology and the Impact on our Relationships

Rudy & Karyn Westervelt
Rotary Creating World Peace – Joining Together, Sharing Solutions, Taking Action, Creating Peace

Rev. Dr. Joy Johnson
Building A Bigger “WE"

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Brian Swimme & Matthew Fox
Getting Drunk on the Universe

Nina Simons with Joel Solomon, Christine Marie Mason
“Mobilizing More Money with a Social Mission” Panel

Andrew Hewitt
Conscious/Ecological Business & New Models for “For-Benefit” Companies

Nina Simons
Living with Purpose & Meaning in This Moment: Reflections from an Eco-Feminist, Racial Justice, Indigenous and Relational Mindfulness-Informed Path

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Philip Hellmich, Sister Dr. Jenna, Elaine Whitefeather and more
Internal to International Peace

Dr. Robert Jahnke
Qigong: Tapping Universal Energy to Fulfill Your Vision

Brian Swimme & Matthew Fox
Getting More Drunk and Intoxicated on the Universe

Roberto Vargas
Optimize Your Leadership and Power: Leading and Living for Radical Positive Change

Brenda Gustin
The 3 G’s: Grief, Gratitude & Gateway

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Christine Marie Mason
Bending the Bow - The inner Lives of Great Activists

Clare Dubois
Reforestation, Climate Change

6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Dinner Break

7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

Peace Jam Event

Youssou Sidibe
Musical Performance

Elijah Ray
Musical Performance

Dj Dragonfly
Musical Performance

Sunday, Sept 22

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Guided Yoga
Qigong

Lila Taff
Yoga

Dr. Roger Janke
Qigong

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Desda Zuckerman
Sacred Anatomy Experience

Rabbi Michael Lerner & Cat Zavis
Revolutionary Love and Prophetic Empathy - A Strategy for Activists

Dr. Erica Anderson
Gender Revolution: Living in a Gender Spectrum World

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Dr. Erica Anderson
Gender/Identity LGBTQIA

Elaine Whitefeather
Love Transcends: A Paradigm Shift for personal & Social Change

Rabbi Michael Lerner & Cat Zavis
Revolutionary Love and Prophetic Empathy - A Strategy for Activists

Felipe Zimmer
Mastering Beliefs - The Inner Path to Real Change

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Amandine Roche & Philip Hellmich
Inner Peace Core: Meditating in War Zones – a Dialogue

Zoe Muntaner
Peaceful Protest: 12 Days of Creative Catalysis in Puerto Rico

Stephen Dinan & Guests
The Visionaries Summit Next Steps

Closing Keynote

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.