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Join us for two days of inspiring speakers, engaging discussions, and transformative practices aimed at awakening humanity’s highest expression of purpose.

Have you ever been so fully engaged in a mission that your body, heart, and mind felt like they were all perfectly aligned? Have you ever found yourself in a state of flow and synchronicity where it almost felt that the whole universe was conspiring to support you? Have you ever experienced a moment, or week, or year when your life just seemed to make sense — when your gifts, the world’s needs, and the support to connect the two were seamlessly interwoven together? The more you align with your own unique personal purpose, the more these instances will become less a spontaneous occurrence and more a simple way of being.

At the Global Purpose Movement we are convinced that purpose can serve as a unifying force for humanity. Join us at The Purpose Summit to find out.

Throughout the weekend, you will:

  • Learn how purpose can be a powerful tool for human flourishing
  • Experience new ways of connecting to your essential nature and expressing your unique purpose
  • Unite with other attendees in group practices to consciously evolve and embody our collective purpose
  • Explore the role of purpose in diverse fields, including wellness, spirituality, individual transformation, social action, business, education, science, government, and technology
About the Venue

Dogpatch Studios is a bright and spacious three-story event space located at 991 Tennessee Street in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Learn more at www.dogpatchstudios.com.

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See this Purpose Summit Sponsorship Deck (PDF) and contact Carly at cvisk@greenheart.org.

 
Daniel Pinchbeck
Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck is a countercultural thought leader and the bestselling author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and How Soon Is Now? He was co-founder of the company Evolver (www.evolver.net). He directed the think tank, Center for Planetary Culture (www.planetaryculture.com). He was featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change, and hosted the talk show Mind Shift for Gaia TV. He is working with the intuitive healer Bobby Klein to launch the Wisdom & Mystery School.

Drew Dellinger
Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally known speaker, writer, poet, and teacher who has lectured and taught extensively across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. He is author of the award-winning poetry collection, Love Letter to the Milky Way , and the upcoming book, Martin Luther King – Ecological Thinker: Toward a Cosmology of Connection. Dellinger has lectured at numerous colleges and universities and has taught at Prescott College, Schumacher College, Naropa University–Oakland, the Sophia Center, CIIS, and John F. Kennedy University, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Social Ecology. Dellinger has been called “a national treasure,” by Joanna Macy, “a deep and courageous poet,” by Alice Walker, and “one of the most creative, courageous, and prophetic voices of his generation,” by Cornel West. www.drewdellinger.org Twitter: @drewdellinger

Ken Wilber (via skype)
Ken Wilber (via skype)

With over two dozen published books translated in nearly as many languages, Ken Wilber has created what is widely considered the first truly comprehensive Integral Map of human experience.  By exploring and integrating the major insights and conclusions of nearly every human knowledge domain in existence, Ken created the revolutionary AQAL Integral Framework.  He is the founder of the nonprofit think tank Integral Institute, co-founder of the transformational learning community Integral Life, co-founder of Source Integral exploring the nature of Integral Society, and the current chancellor of Ubiquity University.

Aneel Chima
Aneel Chima

Aneel Chima, Ph.D., is associate director of the Division of Health and Human Performance at Stanford University, where he heads Wellness Education and the Flourishing Research Initiative (FRI). He is also co-founder of AT THE CORE. Learn more at www.at-the-core.org/who-we-are.

Cassandra Vieten
Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, PhD is President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a clinical psychologist and mind-body medicine researcher, author of several books and publications, and an international public speaker and workshop leader. Her current work focuses on extraordinary experiences in meditation, spiritual competencies for mental health professionals, and consciousness and communication for change agents.

Barbara Marx Hubbard (via skype)
Barbara Marx Hubbard (via skype)

Barbara Marx Hubbard is Co-Chair of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and co-chair of The Center for Integral Wisdom.  Author of 8 books, she is now writing several new books on evolutionary themes, living at Sunrise Ranch, Colorado working on “The Planetary Mission: To Connect Co-Creators World-wide,” and  on a year long course: The Planetary Birth Accelerator: to Activate a Planetary Awakening in Love through a Unique Self Symphony with Marc Gafni and Lisa Engles. The prize winning film of her life story  “American Visionary” has just been launched. Learn more about her current projects here: https://awakennewspecies.com/ & https://centerforintegralwisdom.clickfunnels.com/optin10728517

Duane Elgin
Duane Elgin

Duane Elgin, MBA and MA, is an internationally recognized author, speaker and media activist. His books include: The Living Universe, Promise Ahead, Voluntary Simplicity, and Awakening Earth. His website is:  www.DuaneElgin.com.   

Mikey Siegel
Mikey Siegel

Mikey Siegel is a robotics engineer turned consciousness hacker. He envisions a present and future where science and technology support psychological, emotional and spiritual flourishing.  Where our devices not only connect us to information, but also connect us to ourselves and each other, acting as a catalyst for individual and collective awakening.  He is currently teaching at Stanford University, founder of Consciousness Hacking, BioFluent Technologies,, and the Transformative Technology Conference. He received an MS in robotics from the MIT Media Lab.

Ervin Laszlo (via skype)
Ervin Laszlo (via skype)

Dr. Laszlo is generally recognized as the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution theory. His work in recent years has centered on the formulation and development of the “Akasha Paradigm,” the new conception of cosmos, life and consciousness emerging at the forefront of the contemporary sciences. He serves as President of the Club of Budapest, Chairman of the Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study, Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno New-Paradigm University, and Editor of World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. Learn more at www.ervinlaszlo.com.

Allan Combs
Allan Combs

Allan Combs is the Director of The Center for Consciousness Studies at the California Institute for Integral Studies. He is the author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness including the award-winning The Radiance of Being; Consciousness Explained Better; and A Victorian’s Guide to Consciousness.

Emanuel Kuntzelman
Emanuel Kuntzelman

Emanuel Kuntzelman is a lifelong seeker and advocate of environmental awareness and world peace. Founder of Greenheart International, he has helped thousands of participants build a foundation of cultural understanding across the globe while promoting environmental initiatives. He also leads workshops, lectures and retreats with the idea that personal growth leads to a transformed society. Learn more at Emanuelkuntzelman.com.

Laura Rose
Laura Rose

Laura Rose is CEO and co-founder of Greenheart International, and supports its vision of communities coming together to create a more peaceful and sustainable future for all. Laura serves as vice chair of the board of Alliance for International Exchange and works closely with the U.S. Department of State and community leaders to further public diplomacy and cultural understanding.

Nick Seneca Jankel
Nick Seneca Jankel

Cambridge-educated thought leader Nick Jankel has advised thousands of people and hundreds of organizations from Unilever to Genentech. He is a professional keynote speaker (Google, Nike, CHRO Summit), lecturer (Yale, Oxford), philosopher (Aspen Ideas Festival, Science of Consciousness) and TV host (BBC. MTV). He is the author of Switch On, The Spiritual Atheist and Purpose Will Save Your Life and runs www.switchonnow.com.

Shamini Jain
Shamini Jain

Dr. Shamini Jain is a scientist, psychologist, and social entrepreneur. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and the Founding Director of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator that forwards the science and practice of healing.

Learn more at www.shaminijain.com and http://www.chi.is.  

Dustin DiPerna
Dustin DiPerna

Dustin DiPerna is founder of Bright Alliance and Co-Founder of Synergy Forum. He is an author, group facilitator, and meditation instructor. He studies Integral Theory and practices in the spiritual lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Dustin remains committed to the development of integrally informed spiritual paths that make spiritual awakening accessible to all.

DJ Taz Rashid
DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift of mixing beats ranging from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. Learn more at www.djtazrashid.com.

Andrea Dennis
Andrea Dennis

Andrea Dennis is the Outreach Director at Greenheart International. She has led workshops on global leadership and facilitated retreats for both youth and adults on personal development and social action. Her area of focus is the power of service and its ability to affect change worldwide.

Brandon Peele
Brandon Peele

Brandon Peele is a Certified Purpose Guide, and author of Planet on Purpose.  Brandon has guided over 2k people from 50 different countries on their path of purpose discovery, and has worked with leaders of startups as well as executives from Fortune 500 companies. Learn more at brandonpeele.com.

Jonathan Gustin
Jonathan Gustin

Jonathan Gustin, M.A, MFT, is the founder of Purpose Guides Institute. He guides people to find and embody their life’s purpose, as well as trains those who want to become Purpose Guides themselves. Jonathan has been a psychotherapist and integral mentor for over 20 years.  Currently, he is adjunct faculty at JFK University, and teaches Purpose Discovery at San Quentin Prison.

Pamela Kramer
Pamela Kramer

Pamela Kramer is President of ITP International, a non profit organization that stewards ITP and the work of its founders, George Leonard and Michael Murphy. Pam is on the faculty of Esalen Institute and presents workshops at venues in the US and abroad. She is engaged in training ITP teachers, helping to form ITP groups and bring integral principles and practices to the workplace. Pam is a performance consultant and executive coach with 30 years’ consulting experience for organizations and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Roger Marsh
Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh has been practicing ITP since 2004 when he helped establish and lead ITP Walnut Creek in Northern California. Roger has continued to develop his leadership through all ITP Mastery Programs since 2008. He was a primary author on the ITPI Group Leader Guide and has been co-leading and convening ITP Group Leader gatherings since 2012. Roger holds a B.S. in Engineering, a Masters in Business and is a Certified Life Coach. Working with both individuals and organizations, Roger’s passion is to facilitate the divine wisdom in all people for action in the world.

Max Gaenslen
Max Gaenslen

Max Gaenslen joined the ITPI Management Team in 2006 and has been involved in the design and implementation of the Mastery program since its inception. In addition to being a Mastery teacher, Max presents at ITP and LET workshops, conferences and at Esalen Institute. Max is the Coordinator of the Esalen Center for Theory and Research. He has shared his passion for growth and transformation in business, educational and therapeutic settings. He has been practicing ITP since 2004 and is co-leader of ITP San Francisco.

Julie Ann Perkins
Julie Ann Perkins

An ITPI community member since 2012, Julie serves ITPI through research, project design and development. Julie’s business model uses methods in relational neuroscience, depth psychology, leadership embodiment and Integral Transformative Practice to help people uncover answers to the question: How may we as individuals and organizations build a receptive and responsive body, mind, heart and soul that contributes to the psycho/spiritual evolution and physical well-being of humanity, along with the health of our planet?  

Lawrence Ellis
Lawrence Ellis

Lawrence Ellis is an Oxford-trained complex-systems consultant and spiritual activist focused on radical interconnectedness of ecological, human, technological and other systems. He works to shift our global society in life-affirming directions through leadership, consulting, spiritual activism and filmmaking.

A former executive with one of the world’s oldest change-leadership consulting firms, his projects focus on triple bottom line impacts (people, planet, profits), and include 25 landmark national anti-pollution demonstration programs, 100% user-adoption of a new IT system markedly improving enviro-safety for 4.3 million customers of the largest utility in the US, dramatically strengthening language of EPA legislation.  His current focus is on cultivating collective intelligence and transformative leadership in these tipping-point times – through large-scale change, leadership development and executive coaching. He serves as senior faculty with American Leadership Forum’s Silicon Valley Chapter, supporting the region’s top leaders across all sectors to create an equitable, diverse, resilient and thriving Silicon Valley.

He is especially passionate about fostering exchanges about complex systems between ancient wisdom traditions and modern science, such as in one of his signature works, The Indigenous Wisdom & Modern Science global telesummit.

LawenceEllis.net, PathsToChange.com, WeArePlanetary.com

Leela Bergerud
Leela Bergerud

Leela Bergerud is a medicine woman, ordained minister, certified tantra teacher, integrative breath practitioner, and wholistic bodyworker.  Since 2001, she has been walking the ‘Red Road’ as a vision quester, sun dancer, moon dancer and water pourer for sweatlodges.  Her work facilitates embodiment through bridging the body, mind, and spirit.

Jon Darrall-Rew
Jon Darrall-Rew

Jon Darrall-Rew is co-founder of Synergy Forum, co-founder of Bright Alliance as well as a facilitator of We-Practice, a form of collective spiritual practice. He is a certified leadership consultant, co-author with Dustin DiPerna of the forthcoming book, Earth is Eden, and holds a degree in Psychology.

Mina Lee
Mina Lee

In prior life chapters, Mina Lee was COO of Xiaomi Southeast Asia, a World Bank innovation and technology consultant, and a BCG consultant. These days, she provides strategic and execution support to individuals, foundations, and companies focused on raising consciousness. She has built communities of practice and purpose in Asia and the US and is deeply passionate about scaling them. Find her at TKURL.com.

Bo Shao
Bo Shao

Bo Shao is Founding Managing Partner at Matrix Partners China. He is focused on helping entrepreneurs build promising businesses in China. Learn more at www.matrixpartners.com.cn.

Todd Jason
Todd Jason

Todd Jason is a serial entrepreneur who creates products, courses and technologies in the transformation space.  He is currently the founder of ‘The Amplifield’, a digital platform that hosts a continuous series of synchronized meditations.  Previously Todd worked with Ken Wilber to create the Superhuman Operating System online course.

Yeshua Adonai
Yeshua Adonai

Yeshua Adonai is founder of Systemic Innovation, a consultancy empowering leaders actualize individual and organizational potential. As a coach, educator, and consultant he uses his eclectic background as a U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant, U.S. Department of State diplomat, mindfulness teacher, and serial entrepreneur to design regenerative systems inspired by nature.

Jake Merriman
Jake Merriman

Jake Merriman is CEO of Epic Impact. He has a powerful vision for where the market is heading. He is a brilliant growth strategist and a dynamic leader. He is the creator of the Epic Power and Leadership training program and one of his greatest passions is speaking, training and leading fellow CEOs to be at the top of their game.

Cynthia Hendricks
Cynthia Hendricks

Cynthia Hendricks J.D. is a Purpose Guide and Transformative Coach.  She is the founder of the Purpose Revolution – a movement aimed at shifting the I centered paradigm to a purpose infused culture and achieving super coherence in our world.  Her work is focussed on calling people into their greatness and creating a vibrant context for their thriving.

Sam Clayton
Sam Clayton

Sam’s a Purpose Guide™, speaker, and movement builder. He’s kick-starting the Purpose Revolution by awakening a critical mass of millennials to their purpose. How? By creating a new transformational container that powerfully and rapidly pulls millennials into purpose-infused realities where they naturally discover their power, light, love and inner guidance.

Holly Woods
Holly Woods

Holly Woods PhD is founder of the TruePower™ Academy, guiding people into their Wild BeYonder™, and also co-founder of OfCourse!™, Brands and Products on Purpose™. As a transformational scientist and polymath practitioner, for 35 years she has coached, mentored, and inspired people who want to live into their sacred potential and create bigger impact through meaningful work.

Lisa Chacón
Lisa Chacón

Lisa Chacón is a Co-Founder of Impact Hub Oakland, a co-working and community space for social entrepreneurs and changemakers that inquires of everyone “what makes you come alive?” Lisa is an innovator, strategist and facilitator who works in contexts from startup entrepreneurship and social innovation to corporate consulting and technology R&D. What makes her come alive ranges from cultivating communities of purpose (including Bay Area Integral and Impact Hub Oakland); empowering and training changemakers for systemic and cultural transformation; divining a blockchain cryptocurrency to transform global economy and governance while increasing love and well-being with every transaction; and working from quantum consciousness to architect in the invisible. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s in Sustainability from Sweden’s Blekinge Institute.

Gigi Azmy
Gigi Azmy

Gigi Azmy is the co-founder of Awakened Founders, a coaching platform to help startup founders and business leaders tap into their innate genius so their companies achieve their highest potential for positive impact in the world.  She has also co-founded Urban Awakening, a gathering for the past 2 years, that helps share the awakening journey with community. Her work draws from Stillness practices from the East mixed with the sacred Earth and heart-based intuitive knowing of indigenous ancestors.  Gigi will block time for you to explore the creative future of your awakening, career and relationships. Reach out to her at www.gigiazmy.com.

Spencer Honeyman
Spencer Honeyman

Spencer is dedicated to helping people live more naturally and honestly in themselves. He is a Certified Integral Facilitator, student of Thomas Hubl, former hip hop MC, Shadow yogi, and student of the Art of Circlesinging. Spencer is a coach and facilitator for a variety of groups, teams, and organizations. He leads experiences using music, play, and movement to integrate shadow material and unlock creativity. He also runs a design-build studio in the Bay Area (www.honeymandesignstudio.com) creating physical spaces for companies like Etsy, Impact Hub, and Signature Development. Spencer lives with his wife and son in the East Bay, CA in Wildcat Canyon. Learn more at www.spencerhoneyman.com.

Jeff Parrett
Jeff Parrett

Jeff Parrett is a software engineer turned modern mystic. When we examine the programs which run in our heads we can re-write them and create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. He is Founder and CEO of The Rising Foundation and Living System Design, LLC which support individuals and organizations developing the technologies and social structures on which this new would will emerge.35

Claudia Welss
Claudia Welss

Claudia Welss is a pioneer in bridging social entrepreneurship with innovations in consciousness. She’s board Chair at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), on the steering committee of the Global Coherence Initiative, and is cofounder and Chair of Invest in Yourself at Nexus Global Youth Summit, focusing on the relationship between personal and planetary transformation for a network of Millennial change agents.  As a philanthropist, impact investor, entrepreneur and citizen scientist, her mission to increase coherence across domains using both inner and outer technologies results in collaborations ranging from grassroots subtle activism to transtech to new laser applications in alternative healing.  Claudia is founder and ED of NextNow Collaboratory, once described by the director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence as a “new kind of collective intelligence.”  Previously, Claudia was director of the University of California, Berkeley Haas School’s Center for Executive Development, building and delivering strategic learning programs for global corporations while pioneering CSR curriculum.  That experience inspired her to focus on consciousness as a higher leverage point in creating a truly regenerative culture.

Eleanor Blake
Eleanor Blake

Eleanor Blake, MPA, is an intrepreneur who works with change agents, teachers, leaders, guides and messengers that use their business to create a purposeful world. Her work is dedicated to collaborative community solutions, relationship building, transformation, and celebration. And her focus is on the evolution of organizations’ critical everyday practices such as meetings, information flow and problem solving processes. Eleanor is the project manager of Amoveo Mundi, a global nonprofit that uses the True Purpose® methodology to guide collectives in identifying the higher purpose of countries. Their current projects are the Purpose of Israel and Transformar Colombia (“Transforming Colombia”). Eleanor’s higher purpose is to create a world where everything is integrated and nothing is destroyed. 

Sai Hossain
Sai Hossain

Sai Hossain is the founder and CEO of Crowdcast, a platform enabling thousands of coaches and teachers from across the world to collaborate and connect with their community over live video. As a lifelong builder of community, Sai uses his talents in service of creating spaces for authentic connection.

Julian Norris
Julian Norris

Dr. Julian Norris is an underworld guide who supports individuals and complex human systems to encounter and unlock their unique capacities. Currently this includes serving on the board of the Animas Valley Institute, co-directing the Banff Centre’s Social Innovation Residency and teaching at the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary.

Ahmed Alashwah
Ahmed Alashwah

Ahmed Alashwah was raised in Egypt in close relationship with his Sufi grandfather traveling together through villages brimming with whirling dervishes and esoteric states. In search of purpose, he was radicalized at 16, imprisoned for three years, and freed shortly before his 20th birthday. Today, more than 20 years later, the earlier seeds of spirituality sprouted again. For over a decade he has been practicing meditation, now teaches Vipassana and Mahamudra online and in person using his in-depth knowledge of neuroscience, linguistics, and culture.

Xiaoan Li
Xiaoan Li

Xiaoan Li, Ph.D. in higher education and organizational change, is currently a program officer at the Fetzer Institute, a private operating foundation in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Since 2011, Xiaoan has actively participated in the exploration of building the spiritual foundation for a loving world, being responsible for the development of new project initiatives and the management of the full life cycle of the project process within the areas of higher education, spiritual literacy and education, spiritual formation and spiritual communities, spiritual development of children and youth, workplace spirituality, and for forth.  

Prior to his working at the Fetzer Institute, Xiaoan has assumed numerous teaching and leadership positions in educational institutions in both China and the United States. As a Teaching Fellow, he has taught several courses, including Diversity in U.S. Higher Education, Chinese Language and Culture, and International Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for four years. He has also worked once an Associate Faculty at Indiana University. While in China, Xiaoan served as faculty and director of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program at the China University of Geosciences Beijing (CUGB) from 1998-2001. He also once served as assistant president of the Meijia Education Group, a private educational company in Beijing.  From 2001 to 2005, Xiaoan was acting president and Chief-Teaching-Officer (CTO) at the Beijing Global Times Language Training School.

Arnaud Delorme
Arnaud Delorme

Arnaud Delorme, Ph.D., is a university professor at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France. In 2001, Dr. Delorme developed the free EEGLAB software for advanced analysis of electroencephalography signals, software which is now the most used software in electroencephalography research worldwide. Dr. Delorme was awarded a Brettencourt-Schueller young investigator award and a 10-year anniversary ANT young investigator award for his contributions to the field of electroencephalography research.

 
 
Saturday, November 11
Sunday, November 12
8:45amDoors Open
9:15amMorning Session
Purpose RisingEmanuel Kuntzelman
The Role of Deep Purpose Making in Human FlourishingAneel Chima
We Are All Related: Co-Creating a Flourishing EarthAndrea Dennis, Brandon Peele, Aneel Chima, & Cynthia Hendricks
The Triple Purpose of LifeJonathan Gustin
12:15pmLunch Break
1:15pmEarly Afternoon Session
Humanity's Journey: Becoming Bio-cosmicDuane Elgin
2:00pmBreakout Sessions
Our Purpose in the New Paradigm & Awakening the New Species in YouErvin Laszlo and Barbara Marx Hubbard via Skype
A Taste of Integral Transformative Practice: Evolutionary Love in PracticeRoger Marsh and Julie Perkins
The Dance of Purpose: Finding Flow, Dancing with Fear, and Owning Your Crazy on the Path to Full Purpose AwakeningSam Clayton
3:15pmBreakout Sessions
The Well of Being: How Our Personal Well-Being Fuels Planetary PurposeShamini Jain, Cassandra Vieten, Claudia Wells & Yeshua Adonai
The Purpose RevolutionCynthia Hendricks
Enliven: Tuning Self & Group as Instrument
Spencer Honeyman
4:30pmLate Afternoon Session
The Fetzer Institute: Healing the Heart of American DemocracyXiaoan Li
Purpose to Impact: The Art and Science of AdvocacyCassandra Vieten
6:00pmDinner Break
7:30pmPurpose Vibration Celebration
Max Gaenslen, Jon Darrall-Rew & DJ Taz Rashid
8:15amThe ITP Kata Movement Practice (Enter Through North Door of Venue)Max Gaenslen
9:15amMorning Session
Integral Purpose: Ultimate Truth in Relative RealityKen Wilber via Skype
The Future of Spirituality and PurposeJon Darrall-Rew, Dustin DiPerna, Leela Bergerud, Gigi Azmy & Ahmed Alashwah
The Spiritual Rebirth of DemocracyEmanuel Kuntzelman, Drew Dellinger, Cassandra Vieten, & Lawrence Ellis
12:15pmLunch Break
1:15pmEarly Afternoon Session
Scaling Consciousness
Mikey Siegel, Mina Lee, Bo Shao, Todd Goldfarb, & Jeff Parrett
2:30pmBreakout Sessions
Transforming Organizations with the Power of PurposeLaura Rose, Jake Merriman, Sai Hossain, Lisa Chacon & Pam Kramer
Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life on PurposeBrandon Peele
The Power of WeArnaud Delorme, Mikey Siegel, & Shamini Jain
3:45pmLate Afternoon Session
Evolution of PurposeEmanuel Kuntzelman, Holly Woods, Allan Combs, & Eleanor Blake
Cosmology of ConnectionDrew Dellinger
The Greatest Opportunity We Have Ever HadDaniel Pinchbeck
6:00pmEvent Concludes
 

Daniel Pinchbeck: The Greatest Opportunity We Have Ever Had

We are living in a time of accelerating progress and existential threat. In humanity’s rush to industrial globalization, we have unleashed an ecological emergency that could bring about our own extinction in the short term or lead to a civilizational crash. However, if we overcome our fear and distraction, we can realize that this emergency is also our greatest opportunity: Awakening to the challenge, we can rapidly reinvent and redesign our technical and social infrastructure to make a transition from a destructive virus on the Earth to a planetary immune system, caring for the health and diversity of the biosphere as we enhance the lives of everyone on Earth. Let’s consider how we bring about this great transition.

Ken Wilber: Integral Purpose: Ultimate Truth in Relative Reality (via skype)

The tricky part about purpose is keeping both the ultimate and the relative in mind.  In the ultimate domain, there is no actual purpose in any real sense—everything, exactly as it is right now, is utterly and radically perfect—the Great Perfection. But then in the manifest, relative realm, everything is lacking something, and purpose is the way that those missing holes are filled—which also gives a relative meaning to the relative self (which definitely has a relative reality!).  So it is in relative reality where we get to the AQAL Framework and Integral Theory—while keeping it grounded in the ultimate truth of nondual spirit.

Aneel Chima: The Role of Deep Purpose Making in Human Flourishing 

Our current cultural moment demands the very best from us individually and collectively. In an age of ever-accelerating cultural rhythms, of hyper-complexity, and of tech ubiquity, what is the future of human flourishing and, most importantly, how do we practice and propagate it? A common thread unifying the range of possible answers is, simply put, cultivating deep purpose. Finding purpose and making meaning is at the core of the human enterprise–it fuels motivation, builds resilience, gives focus and direction to our lives, and galvanizes communities into transformation. During this talk we will explore the intersection of purpose and human flourishing because without deep purpose there exists no foundation for individual or collective flourishing.

Ervin Laszlo: Our Purpose in the New Paradigm (via skype)

A new paradigm is emerging at the cutting edge of the contemporary sciences of nature, life, and mind. This is a revolutionary paradigm fundamentally different from the mainstream interpretation of cosmos and consciousness. Acquaintance with this paradigm changes the way we think of ourselves and of the world. We obtain fresh answers to perennial questions, such as where have we come from? where are we going? and who are we?  If we have a purpose in life, that purpose will be encompassed by the new paradigm. But to discover it we each have to inquire ourselves — the framework and the key concepts for doing so are offered in the new paradigm.

Cassandra Vieten: Purpose to Impact: The Art and Science of Advocacy

Social-, cognitive-, and neuroscience have a lot to tell us about how people actually change their minds and how they are inspired to take action.  In this talk, learn how the science of consciousness transformation can boost your effectiveness as a change agent. Make your talks, strategies, and media more engaging and powerful by incorporating specific strategies that research indicates work to change worldviews and behaviors, and avoiding methods that science indicates are ineffective or unintentionally counterproductive. We will also explore the qualities one might practice and embody to enhance their change-making work, such as dignity, authenticity, trustworthiness, vulnerability, and inspiration.

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Awakening the New Species in You (via skype)

This is the moment I have been born for. I have spoken throughout the years that Our Crisis is Birth, before there was a crisis or a birth!  Now there are both simultaneously. This has encouraged me to offer for the first time a genuine EVOLUTIONARY JOURNEY to the world.  It is a once a week Call to “Awakening the New Species in You.” This year-long journey on Internet is open to all who choose to subscribe.  It is a Call that assumes that many of us are becoming newer, that we are awakening to new capacities, new vocations and above all new levels of love. We are yearning to connect with others and to join our genius with one another. In partnership with Humanity’s Team we launched “Awaken the New Species” on Nov. 7 a convening of leaders of this movement. People are invited to connect now.

Duane Elgin: Humanity’s Journey: Becoming Bio-Cosmic

For centuries, science has assumed the universe is “dead” or non-living at its foundations. New discoveries are transforming this view and science is beginning to reconsider Plato’s ancient insight that, “The universe is a single living creature that contains all living creatures within it.” In this emerging understanding, the universe is a unified living system that is almost entirely invisible and permeated by an ecology of consciousness. We humans are an integral aspect of this larger aliveness and, like the universe itself, we also are almost entirely invisible. We are both biological and cosmic beings. We are bio-cosmic. With this growing understanding, humanity is beginning to turn from the material exploitation of a dead universe to an entirely different life-trajectory — learning to live in a living universe. Our bodies are biodegradable vehicles for this precious learning.

Drew Dellinger: Cosmology of Connection

Drew Dellinger, internationally-known speaker and author of the award-winning poetry collection Love Letter to the Milky Way, is a vehicle for authentic purpose as he expresses himself through the art of poetry. Allow yourself to listen deeply and allow his words to open you to greater purpose and passion within your heart.

 

Emanuel Kuntzelman: Purpose Rising

From the beginning of time there has been purpose in the universe. It came out of the primordial field of consciousness as the fine tuning that made the growth of galaxies possible. It is the life-force that drives evolution and that which awakens the human spirit. There is nothing more powerful than purpose, as it is our reason for being. Yet it becomes manifest in the individual mind and on the Earth in a myriad of ways. Now is the time to activate our highest purpose, both individually and collectively. On an individual level it should reach to the depths of our souls and resonate as the reason for which we were born. On a planetary scale it means a re-affirmation of human rights and civil liberties within democratic traditions to ensure a peaceful, equitable, and inclusive society that will be the foundational premise for the greatest transformation in human history. Purpose thus summons itself to actualize a flourishing future for Earth and its inhabitants.

Mikey Siegel, Mina Lee, Bo Shao, Todd Jason & Jeff Parrett: Scaling Consciousness

The greatest challenge facing humanity is humanity itself. If we are to survive we must change ourselves. This presents a unique challenge. One possible solution is to make highly effective tools for transformation universally accessible across geography, culture and socioeconomic status. This is the scaling problem. We’ll be solving it during our panel discussion or your money back.

Emanuel Kuntzelman, Drew Dellinger, Cassandra Vieten, & Lawrence Ellis: The Spiritual Rebirth of Democracy

In these critical times of divisive politics and planetary challenges, we see that the very foundations of democracy are being eroded.  In order to restore and improve the democratic principles needed for a society that stands for dignity and justice for everyone, we will explore the need to reaffirm the highest values and spiritual underpinnings of a truly democratic society.  Not only does democracy need to be maintained throughout the world, it must be re-evaluated in terms of the twenty-first century to ensure a radically inclusive process that works in service to the good of the whole.  It is time to put our collective purpose to work in order to evolve a robust democratic system that will give us leadership imbued with altruism and vision for the future stability of humanity and planet earth.   

Dustin DiPerna, Jon Darrall-Rew, Ahmed Alashwah, Leela Bergerud, & Gigi Azmy: The Future of Spirituality and Purpose

In this panel, spiritual teachers and practitioners will explore the connection between spirituality and purpose. We’ll explore what it means to not just engage a path of spiritual awakening into ever deeper wholeness, but also the path of discovering, revealing and actualizing our unique purpose in service of the whole, and what it means to play a role in catalyzing the spiritual awakening and purpose discovery in others, and in humanity as a whole.

Emanuel Kuntzelman, Allan Combs, Holly Woods, & Eleanor Blake: The Evolution of Purpose

Purpose was initially the “simple,” driving force of evolution, establishing the initial conditions to bring a material universe into existence. After nearly 14 billion years of work, it then created minds of self-reflective consciousness that have rediscovered the original field of spirituality. Now, evolution has brought us the wisdom and insight that gives us the ability to analyze the very purpose that got us here so that we can take it to the next level of its own purpose. At the Purpose Summit, we can witness how purpose co-creates itself with the power of our own evolutionary thought, forming a positive feedback loop that reinforces the essence of purpose and pushes it through to generate a higher understanding of humanity’s role in the cosmos. In this panel discussion, we will explore this phenomenon and its implications for the evolution of our species during this vital moment in human history.     

Jonathan Gustin: The Triple Purpose of Life

The triple purpose of life: wake up to Spirit, grow up into emotional adulthood, and show up with our soul’s purpose as a gift of service to life.  When supported by enlightened awareness and emotional adulthood, the path of soul discovery opens us up to the experience of the descent to soul, a burrowing into our depths where we discover our place, our gifts, our people and our purpose-beyond-self.  If successful, we discover the thrilling place where, “…our deepest gladness and the world’s hunger meet.”

Andrea Dennis, Brandon Peele, Aneel Chima, Cynthia Hendricks, & Julian Norris: We Are All Related: Co-Creating a Flourishing Earth

Following Aneel Chima’s talk that explores human flourishing and the role of purpose, we continue the discussion with a panel of multidisciplinary leaders. Since we know from both indigenous wisdom and modern science that everything in the universe is intimately interconnected, we also know that human flourishing is deeply interwoven with the harmonious thriving of all life on earth. In this panel, we will continue to explore the cultivation of human flourishing through purpose-making and investigate our potential to flower more fully than we can currently imagine as part of the living, breathing fabric of the Earth and Universe we call home.

Brandon Peele: Writing the Next Chapter of Your Life on Purpose

Are you at a crossroads?  Are you awash with the many opportunities to satisfying your desires and nurture your values?  If so, it is time to purposefully, intentionally write this next chapter of your life.  We’ll do two powerful exercises, one to reveal the deeper threads of your personal narrative, connecting your deepest values and greatest achievements, and another to physically move you into the next chapter of your purposeful life.

Shamini Jain, Cassandra Vieten & Claudia Welss: The Well of Being: How Our Personal Well-Being Fuels Planetary Purpose

What is well-being and how does it relate to purpose? How does our experience of well-being lead to transformation in ourselves as well as throughout social systems?  In this panel, scientists, clinical psychologists and social purpose instigators Dr. Cassandra Vieten (President, IONS), Claudia Wel​s​s, (IONS Board Chair, NEXUS Invest in Yourself Co-Founder) and Dr. Shamini Jain (Founding Director, Consciousness and Healing Initiative), share the science and practice of well-being (including hedonic and eudaimonic aspects of well-being), and explore with you, how the well of our being leads us to better understand and fuel our personal and planetary purpose.

Laura Rose, Jake Merriman, Sai Hossain, Lisa Chacon & Pam Kramer: Transforming Organizations with the Power of Purpose

Deep inside, we all long for work that allows us to feel authentic, passionate, and purposeful. However, most organizations and businesses today aren’t structured to support this kind of human flourishing in their communities. Fortunately, leaders are beginning to find that purpose can be a powerful tool to change this and there are many organizations embodying these changes already. In this panel, you will hear from visionaries in the conscious business movement who are transforming leadership, creating new organizational structures and deeply aligning their organizations with purpose. You will hear dynamic discussions with questions like: How can an organization find its purpose and allow the individuals within it to express their individuality and thrive? Is it possible to create a world in which every enterprise serves the greatest good of the whole? What tools and technologies can we utilize to help organizations evolve swiftly and sustainably? Join us to learn how you can use the power of purpose to transform your organization and help pave the way to a thriving future.

Jon Darrall-Rew, DJ Taz Rashid & Max Gaenslen: Purpose Vibration Celebration

Join DJ Taz Rashid and Jon Darrall-Rew of the Global Purpose Movement in this event that will combine collective meditations to awaken our consciousness and every person’s unique purpose with conscious movement, great music, binaural beats and dance. We see purpose as an electric current of empowerment, clarity and creativity that lies at the core of every being, and dance as a highly effective way to support us to embody our purpose. Max Gaenslen will also utilize principles of Integral Transformative Practice to bring the group into a collective state of embodied consciousness, wonder and play. We will engage this evening event as a collective ritual that can link us up with humanity as a whole during these crucial times of our collective journey.

Roger Marsh & Julie Perkins: A Taste of Integral Transformative Practice: Evolutionary Love in Practice

Come explore Integral Transformative Practice® a research-based program for realizing your fullest potential.  In this experiential session, you will learn what ITP is, its roots in Esalen and how it may benefit you in your daily life.  Offering a comprehensive integral approach, ITP combines proven practices for nurturing and developing all parts of ourselves – body, mind, heart, and soul.  Grounded in evolutionary love and built on the underlying philosophy that every soul naturally desires to manifest its divinity, find greater fulfillment, more love and resilience, ITP is a potent transformative path.  Enjoy a taste of GRACE, and an induction to discover what is most alive in your body, mind, heart and soul.  We offer practice-based community support and invite you to explore next steps on your own evolutionary journey.  

Max Gaenslen: The ITP Kata

The ITP Kata is a 40-minute series of non-strenuous exercises designed to articulate all the muscle groups and joints in the body and involves deep rhythmic breathing, relaxation, transformational imaging and meditation. Created as a daily practice by George Leonard, Aikido sensei and ITP founder, the Kata vitalizes, balances and harmonizes one’s entire being.

Sam Clayton: The Dance of Purpose: Finding Flow, Dancing with Fear, and Owning Your Crazy on the Path to Full Purpose Awakening

Experience the flow, joy, and ecstatic power of purpose in realtime in this embodiment workshop/dance party/activist rally/soul ceremony all rolled into one. Yeah…it’s gonna be wild…and weird…and totally unpredictable…and maybe just the coolest, most beautiful celebration of purpose/life/divinity you ever did see? This is the first-of-its-kind experiment to see what happens when we collectively summon in the full, wild, sacred power of purpose into the space, into our bodies, and into this crazy world that so desperately cries out for it. This is the beginning of a full purpose awakening.

Spencer Honeyman: Enliven: Tuning Group as Purposeful Instrument 

In this breakout session, we will practice both inner and outer listening through play, sound, rhythm, and movement. The problems we face as a planet require us to work creatively and efficiently together. To do so, we must learn to maintain connection with ourselves, while also attuning to the larger group. Music is a great place to practice this balance. For example: Can I hear myself, while simultaneously feeling the rest of the group? How is my part fitting in with the whole? From where in my body am I expressing? Are we coherent as a group, or incoherent? Come practice this dynamic way of listening and expressing as a collective.

Cynthia Hendricks: The Purpose Revolution

Purpose is the key to individual thriving – it is the way home to who we are and all our soul longs to express. The beautiful paradox of purpose is that which ignites personal thriving also feeds the most universal. Purpose is the potent portal to connect the individual to the collective.  Individual coherence is both the requisite and catalyst for social supercoherence – a place where our interiors individually and collectively co-conspire to usher in a just, sustainable, humane human presence on this planet. The presenter believes “purpose” is the most efficient and impactful route to supercoherence and thus THE quickest path to global transformation. It is an evolutionary hack to evolving the collective consciousness and to our collective thriving. If this is the game we are truly up to, are we really claiming the fullest potential of this work together? As a field, are we playing the biggest game possible? Perhaps the WHY of purpose work is even bigger than we have imagined. The Purpose Revolution is both a movement and a framework to create a NEW Paradigm of Purpose so that it becomes both a foundational and catalytic part of our culture. We invite you into this Revolutionary Vision so that all strands of the Purpose movement will benefit from co-elevation and world-changing impact.  

Arnaud Delorme, Mikey Siegel, & Shamini Jain: The Power of We

How strong is our collective power?  What effects might global meditation for a common purpose have on our well-being individually and collectively, as well as on the fabric of reality itself?  Join the Power of We Team – Arnaud Delorne, Mikey Siegel, and Shamini Jain as they describe what we know scientifically about the power of collective consciousness, and where we are headed next with collective consciousness exploration.  Engage in a group collective purpose meditation, where we will collect initial data on the Power of We, and share our experience.

Is there a detailed schedule available?

Yes, here it is.

Where is the venue located?

Dogpatch Studios is located at 991 Tennessee St. in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Learn more at http://dogpatchstudios.com.

What is the ticket refund policy?

Tickets are fully refundable up to 1 week before the event with a $10 service fee. Between 1 week and 24 hours before the event, you may request a 50% refund. No refunds will be given less than 24 hours before the start of the event. Tickets are transferable. Please email Carly at cvisk@greenheart.org with any questions or requests.

What are my dining options during the Summit?

Meals are not included with registration but there will be ample dining options. Food trucks will be parked outside of the venue for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and you can eat in the venue or walk to the lovely Esprit park for a picnic. There are also many walk-able restaurants and cafes in the area for lunch and/or Saturday dinner.

Where can I say if I’m traveling from afar?

There is a block of discounted rooms reserved at Hotel Via – which is a short trolley ride away from the venue. You can book at www.hotelviasf.com with the booking code GHT or you can call the reservations department directly at (415) 200-4996 and say you are booking a room for The Purpose Summit. The block of discounted rooms will only be held until October 9th, so be sure to make your reservation before then.

There are also many Air BNB‘s in the area.

What are my transportation options?

Dogpatch Studios is located at 991 Tennessee St. in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.

Public Transportation: Dogpatch Studios is just one block away from the Third St. and 20th St. Muni Metro (KT line) stop.

Parking: There is ample parking on Tennessee St. between 20th St. and 16th St.

Ubers, Lyfts, & Taxis are always good options too.

What should I wear?

Anything that expresses your purpose! There will be opportunities for purposeful movement in some of the sessions, so clothes that are easy to move in are welcome.

Should I bring a reusable water bottle?

Yes!

 


2 day pass online$250


2 day pass day of event or at the door$280


Saturday only pass online$150


Saturday only pass day of event or at the door$180


Sunday only pass online$150


Sunday only pass day of event or at the door$180


Saturday evening party only (included with other tickets)$30