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insight, inspiration & practices from 60 iconic artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, creativity teachers, a few monks and a robot! too busy? watch the 10-minute highlight videos.

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15 deep-dive expert interviews & 40 mini-sessions

monday, sept 27

the deep-dives

Mary Evelyn Tucker

CO-AUTHOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE
Justin Michael Williams
AUTHOR, SPEAKER, MUSICIAN
Dorota Stańczyk
TRANSFORMATIONAL ARTIST, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY TRAINER, SPEAKER, WRITER

the mini-sessions

Suiko McCall

FOUNDER OF ART MONASTARY
Diane Allen
THE ‘OWN YOUR POTENTIAL’ SPEAKER, VIOLINIST
Gabriella Goddard
CREATOR OF BRAINSPARKER APP, LEADERSHIP COACH
Maxim Jago
FUTURIST, AUTHOR, FILMMAKER
Jeff Harry
PLAY CONSULTING, PLAY SPEAKING, POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COACHING
Mark Coleman
MINDFULNESS TEACHER, WILDERNESS GUIDE, AUTHOR
Masha Halevi
COUPLES’ THERAPIST, AUTHOR, PHD

Dave Rock

POET, PERFORMER, WORKSHOP LEADER

tuesday, sept 28

the deep-dives

Arne Dietrich
PROFESSOR OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Nick Skillicorn
COACH, SPEAKER, AUTHOR, TEDX SPEAKER

Arjuna Ardagh

RADICAL BRILLANCE COACH, WRITER, SPEAKER

the mini-sessions

Jill Badonsky
AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR, CREATOR KAIZEN-MUSE CREATIVITY COACHING CERTIFICATION
Caverly Morgan
MEDITATION TEACHER, FOUNDER, AUTHOR, CHANGEMAKER, VISIONARY
Katie Goodman
SPEAKER, AUTHOR, COMEDIAN, COACH
Vladimir Mladjenovic
FOUNDER, TOMORROW PEOPLE ORGANIZATION
Paulina Larocca
AUTHOR, TRAINER, COACH
Carlita Victoria
ACTOR, PERSONAL TRAINER, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE

Jamie Catto

AUTHOR, FILMMAKER, MUSICIAN, TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP LEADER

Rhiannon
SINGER, PERFORMANCE ARTIST, COMPOSER, AND MASTER TEACHER

wednesday, sept 29

the deep-dives

Mitch Ditkoff
INNOVATION PROVOCATEUR, CREATIVITY CATALYST, STORYTELLER, AUTHOR

Cyndi Burnett

FOUNDER, CHIEF CREATIVE INSTIGATOR, AUTHOR

David Nichtern
EMMY WINNING COMPOSER, SENIOR MEDITATION TEACHER

the mini-sessions

Cathy Wild
COUNSELOR, CREATOR, CATALYST
Bruce Honig
CHIEF EXECUTIVE FACILITATOR, MASTER TRAINER
Jonathan Robinson
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, FREQUENT OPRAH GUEST
Jessica Graham
AUTHOR, MEDITATION TEACHER, SEX & RELATIONSHIP GUIDE
Jennifer Leigh Selig
TEACHER, WRITER, PUBLISHER
Nando Reynolds
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, LIFE COACH, MARTIAL ARTIST
Laurie Rosenwald
ARTIST, DESIGNER, AUTHOR, WORKSHOP LEADER
Fabienne Jacquet
DISRUPTIVE INNOVATOR, PHD, SPEAKER, AUTHOR

thursday, sept 30

the deep-dives

Ginny Whitelaw

FOUNDER, INSTITUTE FOR ZEN LEADERSHIP

Reef Karim
TRANSFORMATIONAL SCIENTIST, MEDICAL PHYSICIAN, CREATIVE ARTIST
Michael Gelb
FOUNDER OF HIGH PERFORMANCE LEARNING

the mini-sessions

Alyea Sandovar
GAMIFICATION AND PLAY CONSULTANT
Danielle Raine
AUTHOR, DESIGNER, CREATIVITY COACH
Patti Clark
AUTHOR, SPEAKER, WORKSHOP LEADER
Jim Friedman
CREATIVITY PROFESSOR
Caitlin E O’Connell Rodwell
SCIENTIST, AUTHOR, STORYTELLER
Dr. Pavan Soni
FOUNDER AND INNOVATION EVANGELIST
Blaise Kennedy
FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, TRANSFORMATION COACH
Giovanni Dienstmann

AUTHOR, MEDITATION TEACHER, COACH AND SPEAKER

friday, oct 1

the deep-dives

Arthur I. Miller
SCIENTIST, AUTHOR, SPEAKER
Paul Austin
PSYCHEDELIC PIONEER, FOUNDER OF THIRD WAVE
Dorte Neilson
CREATIVITY EXPERT, AUTHOR AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

the mini-sessions

Srinavas Rao

BRANDING CONSULTANT, CHIEF WONDER TRACKER, AUTHOR

David Chislett
CREATIVITY ACTIVATOR
Brooke McNamara
POET, TEACHER, ZEN DHARMA HOLDER
Peter Cutler
MONK, MYSTIC, AUTHOR, ARTIST, SPIRITUAL TEACHER
Cynthia Singleton
AUTHOR, CREDENTIALED TEACHER, AND INTUITIVE EXPLORER
Fleet Maull

AUTHOR, MEDITATION TEACHER, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, MINDSET TRAINER AND EXECUTIVE COACH

Tara Roskell & Sandra Busby
ARTIST AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Jeffrey Davis
BRANDING CONSULTANT, CHIEF WONDER TRACKER, AUTHOR

15 deep-dive expert interviews

journey of the universe

Mary Evelyn Tucker

CO-AUTHOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER,
JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE
  • The universe as a creative process
  • Human creativity, the microcosm within the macrocosm
  • Align ourselves with the powers of the natural world

the creative brain

Arne Dietrich

PROFESSOR OF COGNITIVE
NEUROSCIENCE
  • Debunking creativity myths such as the right brain phenomenon & insane creative genius
  • Why locating creativity in the brain has proved impossible
  • How to distinguish between 3 different types of creativity
  • What unites all altered states

get out of your own way

Dorota Stańczyk

ARTIST, CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
CONSCIOUS CREATIVITY TRAINER, WRITER
  • How to get free from the inner critic as a block to creativity and life flow
  • Discover the 3 most common ways people suppress their emotions
  • GUIDED EXERCISE: to determine what aspects of yourself you have suppressed or rejected

we rise together

Justin Michael Williams

AUTHOR, SPEAKER,
MUSICIAN
  • The limiting nature of living from within one’s conditioning
  • Asking questions of guidance in meditation practice
  • The colonization of wellness practices
  • Be guided through Justin's proprietary process to identify your Unique Energy Signature
  • Justin sings "I Am Enough"

the courage to create

Mitch Ditkoff

INNOVATION PROVOCATEUR, CREATIVITY CATALYST, STORYTELLER, AUTHOR
  • Aha moments versus ongoing disciplined work
  • Innovation as an individual process
  • The importance of intrinsic motivation
  • Rethink what it means to be disciplined
  • How to recover your intrinsic motivation for any given creative project

meditation & creativity

David Nichtern

EMMY WINNING COMPOSER,
SENIOR MEDITATION TEACHER
  • Why creativity, spirituality, and business are not in conflict with one another, despite popular opinion
  • Spiritual practice and everyday living: one and the same
  • The art of being a professional creative
  • Creative process as expression of one’s unique life force

radical brilliance

Arjuna Ardagh

RADICAL BRILLANCE COACH,
WRITER, SPEAKER
  • The heart of a person's life is their essential creative impulse
  • The spectrum: from hustling the system to the pure giving of one’s gift
  • How we lose sovereignty over our lives
  • The brilliance cycle - see where you get stuck in the creative process

resonance & leadership

Ginny Whitlaw

FOUNDER,
INSTITUTE FOR ZEN LEADERSHIP
  • The importance of stepping out of analytical, ordinary mind in order to create
  • The power of embodied leadership
  • GUIDED BREATHING EXERCISE to invite a state of samadhi

awaken your mad genius

Reef Karim

TRANSFORMATIONAL SCIENTIST,
MEDICAL PHYSICIAN, CREATIVE ARTIST
  • Why breaking free of conformity is essential to reclaiming your innate creative self
  • How to get to that place where you've got a clear mind
  • Reef’s “energy triad” way of life
  • The mad genius state of being
  • The importance of taking micro risks

art & artificial intelligence

Arthur I. Miller

SCIENTIST, AUTHOR,
SPEAKER
  • Historic examples of films, poems, and visual art created by AI
  • Some of the challenges, limits, and arguments against machines’ creative capabilities

think like da vinci

Michael Gelb

FOUNDER HIGH
PERFORMANCE LEARNING
  • 7 carefully organized steps to thinking like Leonardo da Vinci
  • A guide to creating an inner environment that invites creativity
  • The magic question that will liberate your appreciation of the senses
  • GUIDED EXERCISE: to spark your curiosity

science of innovation

Nick Skillicorn

COACH, SPEAKER, AUTHOR,
TEDX SPEAKER
  • Research-based definitions of “creativity” and “innovation”
  • The mental blocks to actualizing change in your life and how to get over them
  • The power of creative constraints
  • The dampening effect of stress and worry on creativity

educating creative kids

Cyndi Burnett

DIRECTOR, CREATIVITY AND EDUCATION
  • The Star model and its five points on teaching creativity in the classroom
  • Creativity as a constellation of traits and skills
  • Why it’s important that teachers share their failures with their students

the art of psychedelics

Paul Austin

PSYCHEDELIC PIONEER,
FOUNDER OF THIRD WAVE
  • How psychedelics support creativity and problem solving
  • The history of psychedelics from back before the ancient Greeks to the present
  • The surprising connection between psychedelics and early Christianity
  • Different psychedelic doses and their corresponding effects
  • Taking psychedelics as a skill

our sustainable future

Dorte Nielsen

CREATIVITY EXPERT, AUTHOR,
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Creativity is about making connections.
  • We can absolutely develop more creative thinking.
  • Our Sustainable Future is a challenge for students to create one-minute videos about a global issue.

40 mini-sessions

in these potent 20-minute sessions, each speaker shares their most effective approaches to living with more creativity and innovation

this is what education should be

 

hosting
the muse

Suiko Betsy McCall

FOUNDER OF ART MONASTERY
  • The nonlinear process of creativity
  • Parallels between the spiritual and creative paths
  • The Four Petal Path of the Artmonk
  • GUIDED PRACTICE: to get you creating every day

be an ideas sparker

Gabriella Goddard

CREATOR OF BRAINSPARKER APP, LEADERSHIP COACH
  • Daily habits to spark your best ideas
  • How to crystallize your vision
  • 3 killer questions to disrupt routine thinking
  • Why it’s crucial to take time to incubate

uncover your flow strategy™

Diane Allen

THE 'OWN YOUR POTENTIAL' SPEAKER, VIOLINIST
  • Hear violin music played by Diane (former lead violinist of the Central Oregon Symphony)
  • Develop a personalized flow strategy
  • 3 essential questions to ask yourself to discover how you can get into flow on demand

embracing our pain

Maxim Jago

FUTURIST, AUTHOR, FILMMAKER
  • Exploring pain and suffering as intrinsic to the creative process
  • Why it is crucial to resolve past painful experiences
  • Why each conscious choice is a creative act

find your inner genius

Jeff Harry

PLAY CONSULTANT, POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COACHING
  • How to find your unique, self-motivating inner genius
  • Key questions to ask yourself in order to determine your passions
  • Why it’s important to let yourself get bored
  • How to identify your “play values”

awake in the wild

Mark Coleman

MINDFULNESS TEACHER, WILDERNESS GUIDE, AUTHOR
  • What happens physiologically when we get out into nature
  • The quality of attention known as “soft fascination”
  • Some of the discoveries people tune into when their minds are quiet enough
  • Tips to help enrich your relationship with your environment

rethinking monogamy

Masha Halevi

COUPLES’ THERAPIST, AUTHOR, PHD
  • The history of monogamy
  • Some different structures of non-monogamous relationships
  • Why it’s essential to work with “negative” feelings to access personal freedom

flow speaking

Dave Rock

POET, PERFORMER, WORKSHOP LEADER
  • The true meaning of confidence
  • The most powerful way to start speaking in flow
  • What happens when you’re flowing
  • Dave’s improvised poem about potatoes

kaizen-muse

Jill Badonsky

AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR, CREATOR KAIZEN-MUSE CREATIVITY COACHING CERTIFICATION
  • Kaizen and how it applies to creativity
  • How to ask questions that cultivate intuition
  • One of the biggest tools to get yourself out of procrastination
  • PLAY EXERCISE: to break you out of perfectionistic habits

inner space to create

Caverly Morgan

MEDITATION TEACHER, FOUNDER, AUTHOR, CHANGEMAKER, VISIONARY
  • How to drop into the creative space that is always already here
  • What it is to give yourself over to the deep creativity inside of you
  • The ways in which being absorbed in the surface keeps us from hearing that meaningful voice inside
  • GUIDED MEDITATION: to help you identify your inner self-talk

improvisation
for life

Katie Goodman

SPEAKER, AUTHOR, COMEDIAN, COACH
  • 8 principles of improv comedy to apply to your daily life
  • Change the inner critic to an inner coach
  • A simple game to play at the dinner table

ripples of cultural diversity

Vladimir Mladjenovic

FOUNDER, TOMORROW PEOPLE ORGANIZATION
  • How opening to perspectives from other cultures and world views is a catalyst for profound creativity.
  • We need to understand each other's world views if we are to make real progress together.

asking beautiful questions

Paulina Larocca

PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF 3 BOOKS, TRAINER, COACH
  • How to shift your mindset by asking better questions
  • The mistake most people make that destroys the power of a question
  • The power of creative language
  • Why it is key to defer self-judgment in order to access the flow state

mental health & creativity

Carlita Victoria

ACTOR, PERSONAL TRAINER, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
  • The correlation between creative artists and mental health issues
  • Speaking up about one’s mental health as a first step in healing
  • How mental health issues impact the black and brown community

insanely gifted

Jamie Catto

AUTHOR, FILMMAKER, MUSICIAN, TRANSFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP LEADER
  • Why being in your unapologetic juicy aliveness allows innovation to flow through you
  • Head f*ck FM, the radio station of voices in the head that we tend to mistake for who we are

the body of improvisation

Rhiannon

Singer, Performance Artist, Composer, and Master Teacher
  • Rhiannon’s lifelong journey exploring musical improvisation
  • Ensemble improvisation where anyone can lead or solo or stay silent
  • Improvisation’s relationship to social change
  • How improv helps people learn to relinquish control

creativity from the inside out

Cathy Wild

COUNSELOR, CREATOR, CATALYST
  • The stages of the creative process, from inspiration to completed projects
  • Steps to overcoming inner blocks to creativity
  • KEY TECHNIQUES: to deepen your experience of your self

the BETA way to cultivate creativity

Bruce Honig

CHIEF EXECUTIVE FACILITATOR, MASTER TRAINER
  • The BETA way to cultivate your creativity
  • Being aware of your blocks to creativity
  • The 4 basic rules of brainstorming
  • GUIDED EXERCISES: to get you generating fresh ideas

awareness, awakening and creativity

Jonathan Robinson

PSYCHOTHERAPIST, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR & FREQUENT OPRAH GUEST
  • Jonathan’s extraordinary experiences of asking for and receiving guidance
  • The role of awareness in cultivating creativity
  • A simple way to still the mind within 3 minutes
  • GUIDED PRACTICE: to move you out of your ordinary frame of reference

sexual energy & creativity

Jessica Graham

AUTHOR, MEDITATION TEACHER, SEX & RELATIONSHIP GUIDE
  • The link between sexual and creative energy
  • Working with blocks in the body
  • A practice to help turn on your sexual energy before working on a creative project

following your wyrd

Jennifer Leigh Selig

TEACHER, WRITER, PUBLISHER
  • Why weirdness is so critical for creative expression
  • A helpful myth from Plato’s Republic
  • The origin of our genius
  • 7 questions to contemplate to help you get in touch with your unique weirdness

mistakes on purpose

Laurie Rosenwald

ARTIST, DESIGNER, AUTHOR, WORKSHOP LEADER
  • The principle of making mistakes on purpose
  • Why you need to stop doing what’s always worked and risk trying something new
  • Invite the random into your life
  • Alternatives to familiar, logical, problem-solving

sensitivity and spontaneity

Nando Raynolds

PSYCHOTHERAPIST, LIFE COACH, MARTIAL ARTIST
  • How developing sensitivity to movement in the body fuels the creative process
  • How to tune more deeply into your own body impulses
  • GUIDED PRACTICE: to get into a more creative state of mind and drop inner blocks

venus genius

Fabienne Jacquet

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATOR, PHD, SPEAKER, AUTHOR
  • Looking at innovation through the lens of masculine and feminine polarities
  • The current driving force behind innovation
  • Intuition as a crucial, often overlooked element in innovation
  • Tips on how to be more flexible in yourself

the power of play

Alyea Sandovar

GAMIFICATION AND PLAY CONSULTANT
  • 8 different play styles
  • QUIZ: discover your personal play style
  • Rediscovering how to play as an adult
  • Play as a practice

muse magnets

Danielle Raine

AUTHOR, DESIGNER, CREATIVITY COACH
  • Danielle’s powerful personal experience with creative trance
  • Tips on how to access inspiration in your everyday life
  • Forming a relationship with your Muse

trauma & transformation

Patti Clark

AUTHOR, SPEAKER, WORKSHOP LEADER
  • How creative self-expression helps heal trauma and addiction
  • Creative visualization as a tool to relax and open to new ideas

the freedom to fail

Jim Friedman

CREATIVITY PROFESSOR
  • The most creative act every single person is engaged in
  • The biggest squasher of creativity
  • A pro tip for bringing expanded creativity into your life
  • Why to push past that first potential solution to a problem

wild rituals

Caitlin E O'Connell

SCIENTIST, AUTHOR, STORYTELLER
  • What researching elephants in the wild for 30 years has taught Caitlin about the importance of ritual
  • How rituals of greeting, play and renewal create trust and comfort and support creativity

working from home

Dr. Pavan Soni

FOUNDER, INNOVATION EVANGELIST
  • The distinction between individual and group creativity
  • Why individual creativity can flourish in solitude
  • What type of productivity increases when working at home
  • How to optimize working at home

how to truly relax

Blaise Kennedy

FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, TRANSFORMATION COACH
  • Why relaxation is an essential component of letting our creative energies flow
  • GUIDED JOURNEY: to sourcing transformational power from a higher level of reality

mindful self discipline

Giovanni Dienstmann

AUTHOR, MEDITATION TEACHER, COACH AND SPEAKER
  • Mindful discipline as a way to honor our deeper values
  • Bringing awareness to our choices allows us to see our patterns, the impacts of our actions, and our deeper desires

stories that inspire

Srinavas Rao

FOUNDER, CHIEF CREATIVE INSTIGATOR, AUTHOR
  • The ecosystem of creative ideas
  • The importance of combining creative inspiration and practicality
  • Why consistency is key to creativity
  • The danger of focusing more on marketing than solid craft
  • What Srinivas learned in interviewing a porn star

weapons of mass creation

David Chislett

CREATIVITY ACTIVATOR
  • Debunking society’s myths about what it means to be a creative person
  • Why incremental change is at the heart of creativity
  • What stops creative thinking in its tracks
  • What leaders need to know about encouraging creativity in others
  • The most effective way to be creative on a daily basis

opening to the poetic

Brooke McNamara

POET, TEACHER, ZEN DHARMA HOLDER
  • 2 beautiful, grounding poems by Brooke
  • Discover the poetic in the ordinary
  • GUIDED MEDITATION
  • GUIDED WRITING PROMPTS

zen scribbling

Peter Cutler

MONK, MYSTIC, AUTHOR, ARTIST, SPIRITUAL TEACHER
  • The practice of Hitsuzendō
  • GUIDED ART PRACTICE: to get you into a child’s creative mindset

supercharge your intuition

Cynthia Singleton

AUTHOR, CREDENTIALED TEACHER, AND INTUITIVE EXPLORER
  • Tune into the power of your innate gifts
  • Tap into your intuition
  • Awaken, explore, and ignite your signature superpowers
  • GUIDED PRACTICE: explore intuition

radical responsibility

Fleet Maull

AUTHOR, MEDITATION TEACHER, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, MINDSET TRAINER AND EXECUTIVE COACH
  • The greatest obstacle to fulfillment and is the belief that your current life situation has the power to determine your future.
  • When we escape this belief we access the full power of our authentic selves.

kick in the creatives

Tara Roskell & Sandra Busby

ARTIST AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  • How creative challenges can get you thinking outside the box
  • Specific challenges Tara and Sandra have used to kickstart their creativity
  • Letting go of the fear of being “bad” at art
  • The accountability inherent to artistic community

tracking wonder

Jeffrey Davis

BRANDING CONSULTANT, CHIEF WONDER TRACKER, AUTHOR
  • What exactly is “wonder”
  • Why wonder is important to creativity
  • A PERCEPTUAL EXERCISE you can do today to track wonder
  • The daily practice of devotion

5 stunning live performances

each day begins with a dazzling performance that will make you proud to be a human being

awkward while airborne

Buddy Wakefield

Actor, Writer, Producer,
Spoken Word World Champion
Buddy Wakefield is here to slam some poems and jolt you right into an inspired state. Keep a pen and paper handy. Poems might start pouring out of you.

experimental musical instruments

Bart Hopkin

WRITER, PUBLISHER,
BUILDER OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Sad Aggie, Bosky Jangle, Arby McCone… characters on your kid’s favorite TV show or the names of a few of the unbelievably inspired instruments created by Bart Hopkin? (Spoiler alert: it’s the latter) Tune in to hear sounds that are out of this world.

spontaneous creation

Dave Rock

POET, PERFORMER,
WORKSHOP LEADER
Watch Dave Rock’s unbelievable, spur-of-the-moment flow speaking performance and you might just start speaking to yourself on a regular basis. You’ve been warned.

robot creating art

Pindar Van Arman

ARTIST, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
PIONEER
Inspired by his children’s creativity, Pindar Van Arman has created robots that paint like you would not believe. Watch as they blur the lines (literally and figuratively) on your familiar definition of “artist.”

something from nothing

Stuart Davis

MUSICIAN, WRITER,
DIRECTOR, COMEDIAN
A lover of “sex, God, and rock n’ roll,” Stuart Davis is a creative sure to keep you on your toes. Will he share songs? Crack jokes? Do a strip tease?! Tune in to get freaky and celebrate the intrinsic deity within each of us.

5 stunning live performances

each day begins with a dazzling performance that will make you proud to be a human being

Buddy Wakefield

ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER, SPOKEN WORD WORLD CHAMPION

Bart Hopkin

WRITER, PUBLISHER, BUILDER OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Dave Rock

POET, PERFORMER, WORKSHOP LEADER

Pindar Van Arman

ARTIST, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PIONEER

Stuart Davis

MUSICIAN, WRITER, DIRECTOR COMEDIAN

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a note from jeff - the host...

In college I thought I was going to be a poet but somehow I tripped on my shoelaces and started a business. I built what became a leading meditation and world music record label. All the while, I followed my longing to understand this world through graduate studies, ashrams, meditation retreats and inquiry practice. Now, I’m hosting online events exploring the most beautiful, liberating and consequential things I know – and I’m having a blast.

Human beings have covered the surface of Earth with our seemingly infinite creativity – for better and for worse. At our best, we bring beauty, kindness and brilliant solutions into the world. We will need to be at our best, not only for our personal lives to flourish, but to respond effectively as a species to the unparalleled challenges we are facing.

Being & Doing: Awakening Creativity offers a kind of education most of us never received. The 60 speakers will show you how to tap deeply into your creative potential. It is a myth that creativity is just an inborn trait. Creativity isn’t hard. There is no shortage. Creativity is for everyone, whether you are a creative professional, an entrepreneur, a leader, a builder or someone sensing that a deeper, more uniquely YOU life is ready to emerge. Your life can become a flowing expression of originality and the power to enact new possibilities.

Plus, every morning of the conference begins with a jaw-droppingly creative, live performance – just for fun 🙂

Be there or be square!

Jeff Charno

host of being & doing

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if you can’t make it to all of the sessions you want to see, you’ll have a chance to upgrade to the All-Access Pass to own the recordings

A truly inspiring project that we are proud to be supporting in this conference

Our Sustainable Future is a global one-minute video challenge. The initiative is a stage for the next generation to showcase their creativity and help us build a better world.

The initiative is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the “Global Goals” or the “SDGs”.

Our Sustainable Future combines creativity, ideas, imagination and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, teaching young people how to use creativity to address real-life challenges.

any questions?

when is the conference and how do I join in?

The conference begins on Monday September 27th at 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 6:00pm CET.

Join for free by entering your email on this page. We will send you a welcome email with info about the event including the log in link.

what times can I view the deep-dives and the mini-sessions?

Each day when you come to the conference LOBBY you will be able to watch all of the day’s sessions. They will be available to view for 24 hours starting at 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 6:00pm CET.

what times can I view the live performances?

The live performances will start each day at 9:00am Pacific and will then be available to watch as replays.

what is the virtual cafe?

This is a live happening for a few hours each day where you can participate in creativity practices and games facilitated by conference speakers. It is interactive, likely somewhat chaotic, and almost definitely a lot of fun. Come and go as you please.

where can I watch the conference?

You can watch on any device – computer, tablet or mobile phone.

will recordings of the sessions be available?

Yes. The conference includes pre-recorded and live sessions.  If you want immediate access to watch all of the pre-recorded sessions you can upgrade to the All-Access Pass to own the audio and video recordings (and some other great programming). You can stream them online for a year, download them any time, or get the full library sent to you on a thumb drive. You’ll see the details for the upgrade after you join for free on this page.

who is being & doing?

Being & Doing was founded by Jeff Charno. Its mission seems to keep evolving – and we hope that continues. The basic orientation of Being & Doing is that our wisest, most potent, joyful, creative and compassionate capacities are here for everyone with the right inner alignment. Thus, the Awakening Creativity Conference… and more to come.

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