The Visionaries Summit
Program Schedule

Thursday, Sept 19

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Sister Jenna
Opening Meditation

Stephen Dinan & Elisa Parker
Opening & Welcome

Trina Wyatt
Why Conscious Media Matters

Whitney Davis
Chasing Courage

Joy Donnell and Nicole Haggard (CIME)
Re-Framing Hollywood’s Diverse Future

Peter Rader and Paola Di Florio
The Challenges of Conscious Leadership in an Ever-Changing Entertainment Industry

Louie Schwartzberg

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Sister Jenna

Elisa Parker & Tabby Biddle
Creating Systemic Change in the Media & Entertainment Industry: Building Trust & Community

Elisa Parker - SeeJaneDo, Amanda Chen - Participant Media, Kathy LeBackes - Wise Entertainment, Mikki Willis - Elevate Films, Paola di Florio - Counterpoint Films, Peter Rader -  Counterpoint Films
Awaken, Amplify and Activate: Production Companies Creating Social Impact & Social Good

Jeffrey Smith
Case Study: How to Popularize the Global Threat of Altering and Replacing Nature with Runaway Genetic Engineering

Gopi Kallayil
The Happy Human

Elisa Parker with Chris Gallo, Peter Rader
Conscious Visual Storytelling

Chris Deckker with Johah Sachs, Mikki Willis, Rich DDT, Gopi Kallayil & Paola di Florio
The Emerging Edge of Technology and Media

Elisa Parker & Stephen Dinan
Closing Remarks

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Media Reception

Friday, Sept 20

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Guided Yoga
Qigong

Lila Taff
Vinyasa Yoga

Dr. Roger Janke
Qigong

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Youssoupha Sidibe
Opening Music

Jess Magic
Welcome

Morning Star Gali
Opening Blessing

Sister Jenna
Opening Meditation

Clare Dubois
Outrageous Possibility – Invoking Collective Visionary Brilliance

Michael Beckwith
The Danger Zones - Where are You?

Governor Gavin Newsom
The Innovation of California

CA Endowment - President’s Youth Council
Panel

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

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Hosted Luncheon — Local Government Critical Issues + Q&A

Mayor Heidi Harmon
Mayor of San Luis Obispo

Mayor Reinette Senum
Mayor of Nevada City

Rebecca Kaplan
Oakland Councilmember At-Large

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

David Gershon
Reinventing the Planet: A Bottom Up Grand Strategy

Teiahsha Bankhead & Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)
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

Teiahsha Bankhead & Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)
This is how we do it: Approaches to racial equity and social justice practiced at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

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

Laura Hansen with Tynya Beverly, Melissa Hensel, Joan Marie, Sonny Walebowa, Felicia “Fe Love” Lenee
Together We Can Change Anything: The Compassionate Communities Movement

Gemma Benton
Calling in the Wisdom of Our Ancestors

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

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

Jeffrey Smith
The Healthy Food Imperative

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Networking Reception

Youssoupha Sidibe
Musical Performance

Jami Sieber
Musical Performance

Climbing PoeTree
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

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Jami Sieber
Opening Music

Elaine Whitefeather
Opening Meditation

Roberto Vargas
Porvida All Nations Opening Ceremony

Philip Hellmich
Opening Welcome

Fumi Johns Stewart
The World Peace Flag Ceremony

Christine Marie Mason
Bending the Bow – The Inner Lives of Great Activists

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

Clare Dubois
For the Love of the Trees – Exploring the Role of the Global Forest in Planetary Healing

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Philip Hellmich, Sister Dr. Jenna, Elaine Whitefeather, & Amandine Roche
Peace: From Inner Peace to International Peacebuilding

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

Hosted Lunch

Patch Adams
Living a Life of Joy

2:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Brian Swimme & Matthew Fox
Getting Drunk on the Universe

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

Andrew Hewitt
The Next Great Experiment

Rosa Lee Harden with Joel Solomon & Christine Marie Mason
Clean Blood, Clean Money

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

Andrew Hewitt
The Evolution of Economics: From Win-Lose to Win-for-All

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 & Rebeca Mendoza
Optimize Your Leadership and Power: Leading and Living for Radical Positive Change

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

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dinner Break

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Peace Reception

DJ Dragonfly
Musical Performance

Elijah Ray
Musical Performance

Jamie Sieber
Musical Performance

Jess Magic
Musical Performance

Reign Morton
Musical Performance

Youssoupha Sidibe
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
Embody Your Sacred Anatomy: Bring Your Presence, Spirit and Essence into your Physical Body

Rabbi Michael Lerner & Cat Zavis
Revolutionary Love and Prophetic Empathy - A Strategy for Liberals, Progressives, and Activists to win in the 2020's and 2030's

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

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

Dr. Erica Anderson & Sylvia Braillier
Thriving in a World of Gender Spectrum

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

Rabbi Michael Lerner & Cat Zavis
Practical Skills in Revolutionary Love and Prophetic Empathy

Paola di Florio & Peter Rader
Disruptive Distribution

Felipe Zimmer
Mastering Beliefs - The Inner Path to Real Change

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Keynotes & Discussions

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

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

Stephen Dinan
Building a Movement of Effective Visionaries

Morning Star Gali
Closing Blessing

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.