Sprouts Schedule - Nov 12th, 2016
Sprout PathsChoose your own adventure with Sprout sessions. Each path offers a themed exploration.
- Healing Our Streets: Police Reform for Peaceful Communities
- Child Slave: From Human Trafficking to Human Flourishing
- Radical Decentralization: Disrupting Politics & Pioneering Community
- Small Village, Big Dreams: Sustainability & Communal Living in the 21st Century
- Bioarchitecture: Life-Inspired Design, Sacred Geometry & Fractal Spaces
- The Great Transportation Debate: Peer-to-Peer vs. Mass Transit
- Transformative Technologies: Hacking Consciousness & Creativity
- Humanity Ascending: New Pathways for Personal and Social Development
- Singularity: Upgraded People & Exponential Innovations
- Technologies of “Voice”: How Cryptography can Unleash Free Expression
- F*ck College: Make Your Own Career Destiny
- Exponential Education: A Paradigm of Child Learning Through Discovery & Play
- Don’t Just Build a Startup: Launch a Personal Revolution
- Discover Your Own Meaning in Work & Life (The JOurneY Model)
- Beyond Brainstorming: Bringing Out the Genius in Groups
De-escalate: Police Reform for Peaceful Communities
Neill Franklin and Dale Brown
What are the real causes of friction between police and civilians? Is there a better way to design this essential function? Join Neill Franklin, a retired a 34-year law enforcement veteran and Dale Brown from revolutionary Threat Management Center to explore different ways and strategies to reduce frictions between police and civilians. From drug-war reform to better police tactics. Learn about little known methods for the future of policing.
Bioarchitecture: Life-Inspired Design, Sacred Geometry & Fractal Spaces
Michael Rice, Gabriel Cavazos, Will Beilharz
Nothing in nature lives in a box, except for modern humans. Join seeds speaker Michael Rice, bio-engineer Gabriel Cavazos and biomimicry designer/architecture Will Beilharz for a deeper dive into the design principles that guide the construction of physical spaces in which humans can truly thrive.
Sukha Flow + Meditation
Our signature Sukha Flow focuses on transitions and the simplicity of breath, movement, intention, and presence. You will breathe deeply and move mindfully through an all levels practice including warming sun salutations, grounding standing postures, energizing heart openers and a calming mind clearing meditation to send you into your day of Sprouts refreshed and present.
F*ck College: Make Your Own Career Destiny
Isaac Morehouse, Derek MaGill, TK Coleman
Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t go to college and look how he turned out. In fact, the guilds of the renaissance relied on real world experience (through apprenticeships) to produce masters. As tuition prices soar, debt rises, and post-graduate employment opportunities dry up, it’s time to consider new models for higher education. Join Isaac Morehouse, CEO and Founder of Praxis, as well as Derek Magill -- a college dropout on a mission -- to gain a radical new perspective on how we can generate the renaissance men and women of the 21st century.
Transformative Technologies: Hacking Consciousness & Creativity
Dr. James Hardt, Duilio Menghini, Robin Arnott
Is the future of cognitive optimization going to come from smart drugs, or from developing permanent and stable internal enhancements from neurofeedback and brain training? Join Seeds speaker Dr. James Hardt, Biocybernaut Trainer Duilio Menghini, Robin Arnott to discuss the emerging field of transformative technologies--that is, technologies that enable personal transformation at the level of human consciousness.
Exponential Education: A Paradigm of Child Learning Through Discovery & Play
Michael Carberry, Solomon Masala, and Dr. Karen Maxfield Lunkin
Saying that our education system is outdated is getting, well, outdated. Plagued by standardized testing, systematized learning processes, traditional schools seem more like factories. Learn from forefront teachers blazing trails in education as they set about to liberate every child’s inner genius through projects, play and personal discovery.
Humanity Ascending: New Pathways for Personal and Social Development
Yasuhiko Genku Kimura
The world changes as we change, and we change as the world changes. We human beings are at our best not when we are engaged in solitary reflection or in our personal transformation for its own sake, but when we are engaged in the act of transforming the world of which we are part. There, your passionate engagement in self-transformation is inseparable from your passionate participation in world-transformation, and vice versa. In this presentation, you will learn how to find your ‘Cosmic G-Spot’ where your individual evolutionary passion merges with your creative world-transformative mission and your playful engagement in world-transformation becomes your singular path of self-transformation.
Child Slave: From Human Trafficking to Human Flourishing
Rocky Peter and Phyllis Blees
A former child slave in West Africa, Rocky Peter (former American Idol contestant) and Phyllis Blees of Peace Through Commerce® discuss the conditions that give rise to child trafficking, and how conscious culture, business, and law can forge a path to prosperity in the poorest parts of the world.
Discover Your Own Meaning in Work & Life (The JOurneY Model)
Throughout history, people have generated life meaning from authorities or external sources, such as religious teachers, governments and experts. But we are now entering a different era. Though humanity has mastered three major dimensions to date: understanding our physical world; the importance of extending rights and rules to more of humanity; and creating wealth through commercial activity, we are entering an age of experience and self-generated meaning. We are now on the cusp of a breakthrough on the fourth major dimension: life meaning. Join Bijoy Goswami has he guides us into this new era.
The Great Transportation Debate: Peer-to-Peer vs. Mass Transit
Josh Baehr, Steven Knapp
Some say we should build large, community transit projects like gondolas and light rail. Others argue the future of transportation should emphasize driverless cars and ridesharing networks. Should we build linear or non-linear transportation systems? Who will make the best case? Let the debate begin!
Beyond Brainstorming: Bringing Out the Genius in All of Us
Dr. Keith Sawyer
Creativity has long been thought to be an individual gift, best pursued alone by unique geniuses. Schools, organizations, and whole industries have been built on this idea. But what if the most common beliefs about how creativity works are wrong? Creativity expert Keith Sawyer tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity, revealing that the process is almost always collaborative--even when you’re alone. Sharing the results of his own acclaimed research on jazz groups, theater ensembles, and conversation analysis, Keith Sawyer shows us how to be more creative in collaborative settings. Learn how to change organizational dynamics for the better -- and how to tap into our own group genius.
Technology of Voice: How Encryption Impacts Free Speech and Association
Mike Godwin, Jesse Blumenthal
Access to information is a critical element of a free society. As our communication increasingly moves online, the design, structure, legal rights, and obligations we impose will influence how we're are able to speak and associate with each other. What limits should law and policy impose? How will privacy work in an age of digital communications? Despite recent headlines, these are not new questions. Join a conversation with Mike Godwin (author of Godwin’s Law) about the history of ‘the encryption fights,’ the practical and legal realities, the ethical principles at stake, and where we should go from here.
Radical Decentralization: Disrupting Politics & Pioneering Community
What’s the future of electoral politics? Corporate and government powers are working together to create a rigged game. Many people are disenfranchised. And yet democracy can give rise to unhealthy populism, voting paradoxes, and tribal thinking. What happens when technology allows people to operate more like a hivemind? What does a system upgrade look like for all of us who have to co-exist and make some common rules, and yet create their own unique communities? Join technology maven Jordan Greenhall as he rethinks politics for a more abundant, distributed, and inclusive system.
Small Village, Big Dreams: Sustainability & Communal Living in the 21st Century
Join Marc Coppola, co-founder of the Valhalla movement--a growing tribe of storytellers out to proliferate “freedom culture” by igniting a passion for local self-reliance, collaborative action, and sustainability. Learn about Valhalla’s current initiative to create a prototype home that is comfortable, affordable, and takes 30 days to build.
FM 1 (Fair Market 1) - This is the main stage at the main venue, Fair Market.
FM 2 (Fair Market 2) - This is the outdoor presentation area at the main venue, Fair Market.
Handsome 1 - One block from the main venue at partnering organization, Handsome’s offices. This location is at the east end of the building.
Handsome 2 - One block from the main venue at partnering organization, Handsome’s offices. This location is at the west end of the building.