Our events act as experiences that manifest the possibilities for positive change in the world. The Interactive Workshops are magnet for the larger community to engage in intellectual discussion, communal processing, and novel discourse.
Tuesday, Aug 28th 2018
Ethical Technology: Building a Regenerative World
with: Natasha Birnbaum
How To Take the Learnings from Starting Mogul (https://onmogul.com) - an award-winning worldwide platform enabling women to connect - Mogul & our Team's Work & Apply it to Every Person's Life to Empower Women Around You
with: Greg Delaune
Greg is an Urban Planner / Architect working on the deployment of autonomous green and cleantech-based floating Islands in French Polynesia with Blue Frontiers. He'll give us an update and overview of the status of their seasteading project.
Artist: Mileece i'anson
Mileece is a pioneer in specialized generative music, gestural interfaces and plant biofeedback. She has toured an array of prestigious museums, festivals and venues (e.g. MoMA, NYC, BHIF Festival, Bhutan, Kew Gardens, London) with her hand-coded ‘aesthetic sonification’ system, interactive sculptures, hand crafted instruments, live and composed music and field recordings as immersive installations and performances.
Artist: Mileece i'anson
A dance music focused DJ set incorporating Biofeedback sounds and immersive UV environments.
Mileece is a pioneer in specialized generative music, gestural interfaces and plant biofeedback. She has toured an array of prestigious museums, festivals and venues (e.g. MoMA, NYC, BHIF Festival, Bhutan, Kew Gardens, London).
Wednesday, Aug 29th 2018
Global Community: One Planet, One Tribe, One Mission
with: Mina Lee
What is emerging in China in terms of the consciousness movement? What is happening in the USA? What can both sides learn from each other in this global movement and how can they collaborate more deeply? Hot off a convening of the top leaders in the consciousness sector between China and the USA in August right before Burning Man, Mina will share her experiences and juicy stories from the event and open a dialogue for all of us to explore what could be possible next.
How Technology can Advance Health Equity – Lee Sanders
Why Disobedience and Activism for Women’s Rights are Key Today – Sara Bergamaschi
Radical Contribution and Radical Compassion Begins with Our Youngest Citizens – Rebekah Granger-Ellis
Artist: Lindsay Jarman
An impassioned singer-songwriter, Lindsay Jarman’s tone derives from an amalgamation of influences that were birthed through early exposure to Folk and Jazz. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she divulges her roots through a display of warm intent, and enveloping tenor. The tender, Blue-Eyed Soul inflections will sweep you up in a gentle blanket that warms from the inside out.
Thursday, Aug 30th 2018
Applying Burning Man Principles to the Rest of the World
with: Michel Bachmann
Michel has been building global community for the past 10+ years, working with networks such as Impact Hub, WWF and the League of Intrapreneurs.
According to his experience, the WHO is much more important than the WHY in building community, especially at the beginning. So he's adapted Simon Sinek's Golden Circle around the WHY, HOW and WHAT to include the WHO at its core. Given today's rapidly changing realities, it may be critical to furthermore place the "Who" in context of the “Where & When”.
with: Jesse Bloom & Kate Rosenblatt
A community conversation about creating a space for people from all sectors come together to make food and catalyze transformative conversations.
Friday, Aug 31st 2018
Enterprise for Social Impact and Transformation
Saturday, Sep 1st 2018
Expanding Personal Consciousness
with: Cynthia Beodihardjo & Jessica Sharp
a dynamic speaker who lays out a provocative perspective and then engages in dialog; TED-like.
these are typically exercises that involve certain artifacts, e.g. roles, templates, toy, tools, VR equipment, etc. Here the goal is to let participants experiment with tools, learn, and possibly take away for use “beyond the Playa."
Concerts / Art Installations
e.g. the amazing Christen Lien, and also at another event the remarkable Marco Cochran (describing his Bliss Project)
Lightning Talk s/ Open Space Events
these are themed experiences facilitated by a talented guide around particular topics that invite participants to present a perspective and then engage in small group discussions, which are later described in a plenary discussion.
a group of people who offer a five minute perspective each on a particular topic, then - guided by a moderator - discuss their various views, of course always open to engagement with the “audience."
A Story: Impact Beyond The Playa
sculpture: "Truth is Beauty" by Marco Cochrane
photo: Trey Ratcliff
placement of the iconic “Truth is Beauty” SCULPTURE at a corporate campus in San Leandro
A particularly wonderful example of the successful transfer of a Burning Man experience through efforts of members of IDEATE is the placement of the iconic “Truth is Beauty” sculpture near the San Leandro BART Station, where it is making an impact every day.
This was done through the efforts of IDEATERS Greg Delaune, Gaye Quinn, and Debbie Acosta - and many others as well. The tagline to this extraordinary sculpture is “What would the world be like if women were safe?” As you can imagine, the sculpture and its theme stirs deeply meaningful dialog in the community where it is placed.