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Schedule times are Mountain Standard Time (GMT-07:00)
10:00
Welcome Message from Kirsten Liegmann
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Kirsten Liegmann, President of Foundation for Humanity

10:12
PanelThe Potency and Choice Before Us
How are we to understand the current times we live in? Beyond the immediacy of every day challenges? Beyond the daily breaking news? What are the deep currents that flow through our collective human experience at this momentous time in our history? Humanity stands at a profound choice point, and each one of us must choose individually: allow darkness and fear to make this humanity’s last chapter or step onto the glorious and challenging path of waking up 100%. Waking up 100% is where hope for the future of humanity resides. Waking up 100% is where the solutions to all the challenges that vex humanity will reveal themselves.
11:00
Preparation for Hope Meditation
Welcoming 11.11 Unify viewers and preparing everyone for the meditation
11:11
ActivationHope Meditation (Synchronized Activation)
Guided by the voice of Rennie Davis and accompanied by a musical score specifically composed for this project by Eric Moon, this meditation is embedded with precise (non-Hertz-scale) frequencies that support and deepen your inward experience and prepare you for the high frequency of electrical Life in its purest form to flow through you and ripple out into the world.
11:50
PerformanceAlexa Wildish, "Invocation"
Filmed in the lungs of the Biosphere near Oracle, AZ, Alexa debuts her song "Invocation" as she lets her hauntingly beautiful voice soar in harmony and deeply touching reverence with the rushing sounds surrounding her
12:00
PanelThe Awake100 Journey with Kirsten and Rennie
Waking up 100% is the ultimate path to liberation — a liberation that frees you from the control of emotional drama, that allows you to move through life with an inner, radiant beauty, calm centered, fear-free, unshakeable and filled with Life, passion and joy. With a precise, no fluff framework and life principles upon which to anchor the journey to 100% awake and a clear, expansive vision of who you can become if you choose, you can radically accelerate this leap in your evolution. Rennie and Kirsten will introduce you to the 13 Life Principles which offer a profound blueprint for liberation and the awesome Awake 100 journey.
12:14
performanceCornflower
Cornflower’s sound emerges from the moment connecting you to your Soul. His voice calls us deeper into Presence utilizing modern mantra-like lyrics upon a landscape of vocal loops, he builds layers and dimensions of harmony and groove like a sonic tapestry into an anthemic chant to set your body ablaze in movement and prayer.
12:28
Discussion"From What Is to What If" with Rob Hopkins
What if we could reignite our imagination to help presence a new way of living on Earth? What if we let our imagination create a future so delicious it evokes our longing? According to Rob Hopkins our imagination has shriveled profoundly since the 80s to the detriment of our ability to solve the multitude and magnitude of challenges facing humanity. Watch us explore in this conversation the importance of reawakening our imagination and with it our capacity to remember the future we want to live, grow and thrive in.
1:07
PerformanceHeather Evans, "Quiet Hope"
Let yourself bathe and relax in Heather's beautiful song "Quiet Hope." Heather’s main goal is to spread positivity through her music.
1:11
PanelThe Path to Ultimate Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing are cornerstones to thriving. To achieve a state of ultimate wellbeing, we are invited to reconnect to our bodies, align with them as partners on this life’s journey, and learn their language. What are the patterns that inform a whole systems approach to nutrition? What do symptoms tell us about underlying issues? What are the core principles of wellness upon which a healthy body is built? What role does perception play on the healing journey? As we meandered these topics, Deanna and Todd brought their decades of experience and wisdom to the inspiring conversation.
1:44
PerformanceAlexa Wildish, "Magic Hours"
Alexa is deeply committed to using her music to open hearts in hope and come into contact with her own vulnerability. "Magic Hours" was filmed by Aaron Bugaj in the beautiful lands of Arizona.
1:48
MessageIgniter Message from Aaron Perry
Aaron is the host of the Y on Earth Community podcast and videocast series, and is chief guide and inspiration officer to the organization’s global network of Community Impact Ambassadors.
2:00
ActivationSynchronized Global Prayer for Unity
In collaboration with 11.11 Unify, we will be facilitating a ceremony to open the 11.11 portal, activating our planetary light grid, re-activating the sacred sites on mothership gaia, amplifying our vibration with the “angelic frequency” of 11.11 with a synchronized global prayer for unity.
2:13
PerformanceRebecca Folsom, "Sanctuary"
Rebecca Folsom’s music is all about love and the connection to our shared humanity. Her four-octave range dances from raw and powerful to sweetly tender, creating a deeply moving, edgy and elevated style. Her voice aims to the heart like a gentle bull’s eye, and cracks you open while filling you with hope.

Rebecca is thrilled to contribute my new single, Sanctuary, a song of healing separation and inspiring a new dream of unity  to Hope 11-11.  They captured the live recording in Dallas Texas with 5 time Grammy winner Shaun Martin and the Saul Gates Chorale.
2:23
PanelWhat If Economics Thought Like an Ecosystem?
We are witnessing the challenging consequences of an economic paradigm, whose addiction to growth is bringing the natural systems and society to the brink. The monetization of all that we hold precious and valuing consumption over connection has left many financially, emotionally and spiritually destitute. What if we could create a system of exchange that celebrated local economies, enhanced community connection and measured success by qualities far more meaningful and informative than GDP? What if that new economic system was designed to function like a natural ecosystem devoid of waste, resilient, diverse, adaptive and regenerative? Della and Richard adeptly meandered the landscape of regenerative economics as we explored these topics and more.
3:02
PerformancETree Sisters, "Women Seeding Change"
Clare is an Earth loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who worked internationally for 18 years facilitating groups, coaching business leaders and creating behaviour change processes within the personal growth sector. As a Be The Change Symposium facilitator and freelance writer, she worked for three years as the UK co-ordinator for a massive agro-forestry initiative in southern India called Project GreenHands (PGH) before initiating TreeSisters. Through her work with PGH she has distilled the social mobilisation strategy deployed with great success in India, and now turns it towards the mobilisation of women within TreeSisters.

Clare is leading the campaign, but TreeSisters at all levels is jointly held and developed within the circle of core team members. Her passion has always included exploring how patterns of consciousness manifest as behaviours and her primary work is in the creation of processes, tools, courses, and messaging that can access the nature connected essence of woman and activate new forms of leadership. She works on network development, ethos and principles, organisational culture and strategy as they relate to the Map of 5 Choices and behaviour change materials.She is committed to the creation of an evolving system that learns as it goes and continually models itself upon the flows and forms of living systems. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, to revel in freedom and health and to be 'walking permission' for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go.
3:11
DiscussionHow to Create a Safe, Mature Space for Effective Decision-Making with Ted Rau
In today’s highly discordant world of extreme side-taking and a hardening inability or willingness to listen or soften concrete-encased beliefs, Ted offered a path to effective, mature and respectful ways of decision-making and governance. If we want to create a thriving, regenerative world, what framework can guide our progress? Sociocracy gives us a powerful methodology that can open the door to feeling fully heard, listening deeply, and working toward a consent-based outcome that takes into account concerns.
3:28
PerformanceCornflower

‍This piece is a longer intermission piece that allows you to sink into a space of calm celebration and awakening.
3:46
PanelFood Abundance through Regenerative Agriculture with Ed Huling, Andrew Langford and Luwayo Biswick
Modern, highly subsidized, mono-crop food production has brought our health and the health of the planet to a dangerous precipice. Nutrient depleted, over fertilized, lifeless soils are producing foods that lack nutrition, variety or flavor. Ed, Andrew and Luwayo offer an abundance of solutions for growing plentiful food by revitalizing and nourishing soils, tending to biodiversity and reconnecting to nature, community and place in a state of reverence.
4:19
PerformanceDJ Cavem
When DJ Cavem (Ietef Vita, PhD in Ecology) coined the term eco-hip hop in 2007, he didn’t know it would sprout into a global movement. His mission to rap about climate change, food justice and plant-based foods spread far beyond his Denver hometown. Having performed at the Obama White House and been featured in Oprah Magazine and on the Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita became known as more than just a rapper — but an activist, educator and vegan chef. Now, several years after the release of The Produce Section, his award-winning album that fused hip hop with lessons on eco-friendliness, Cavem has shifted his focus to new material. His latest project BIOMIMICZ is being released as an album/seed pack to get people involved and spur listeners into action.
4:23
PanelThriving in Community with Mark Lakeman, Chloe Buzzotta, and Dakotah Apostolou
An epidemic of loneliness, isolation and disconnection has ignited a longing for community. How do we reweave the fabric of a society torn apart by the forces of modern living? How do we use our built environment to provide the container within which bonds are knitted again and community can flourish? In a deeply inspiring conversation, Mark, Chloe and Dakotah shared their wisdom on how ecovillages can offer people a way of living that is more simple, resilient, sustainable, beautiful, meaningful and aligned with and connected to the natural world. But not everyone needs to move to the land. Revitalizing cities can be as simple as people reclaiming public spaces through placemaking activities as a way to reconnect more deeply with neighbors and reignite the heartbeat of a neighborhood.
4:58
PerformanceTwain featuring Brianna Kin, “Little Dog Mind”
Twain is the solo project of Mt. (Mat) Davidson, a tender and evocative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Twain has been described as “a voice for the ineffable that must be heard" an "artist of the deepest importance”. For the past decade or so, Mt. Davidson has cultivated his songs and sounds, attempting to create a bridge, a meeting place, between the terrestrial and the mystic.  He is a ponderous and delicate sort of creature, short and vaguely leonine, who has spent most of his young life abiding in the midlands of transcendence.
5:01
PerformanceSpoken Word with P.H.A.R.T.
Dank P.H.A.R.T. (Pretty Hot And Reasonably Talented) The Pirate Poet A.K.A Matthew Bovard is a community organizer and cultural instigator based in Boulder, CO.  With his words he calls forth humanity to find its heart as it journeys into balance with its environment. His work focuses on spiritual cultural transformation and is a call to action for self-empowerment. He is continually deepening his work in life and calls forth humanity to remember how beautiful it is.
5:06
PanelThe Journey to Evolve Through our Experience - An Intimate Conversation
Witness this “fishbowl” conversation of a small group of students fully, absolutely, unwaveringly committed to waking up 100%. What has this journey been like? What were (and still are) the inner obstacles that have kept us from fully expanding into and claiming who we truly are and can choose to become?  What drives us to keep making this choice to evolve? Through a free-flowing, vulnerable conversation, we share with you our aha’s, our struggles, and the deep river of gratitude that runs through each of our unique journeys as humans on an eternal path of evolution.
5:46
DiscussionShowcase for a New Way of Living
Rennie and Kirsten will give you a sneak peak into a project developing in Arizona the will become a showcase village and demonstration center for a new way of living on Earth in harmony with the intelligence of nature, each other and ourselves.
6:00
PerformanceCornflower
As we wrap up the day, allow Cornflowers music to wash over you one more time. It will help you integrate the day's information and open you up to engaging and participating in the evening activities.
6:10
ExperienceImaginarium
A participatory experience of visiting and imagining the future that is so delicious it evokes your longing and calls you to it.
7:15
After Party: Mastermind and Networking Sessions
Now that we're tapped into the vast playground of our imagination, we will breakout into groups for a one-hour facilitated mastermind session to explore solutions to many of the topics discussed throughout the day. You won't want to miss this!
Speakers

Meet the faces of hope.

Aaron Perry
YonEarth.org
Aaron William Perry is an advisor, executive consultant, author, educator, and founder of the Y on Earth Community. An adept with Mohawk, Celtic, Slovenian, Hebraic, and Germanic heritage, he is a Jesuit educated Master Freemason trained in the arts of Biodynamic land stewardship, permaculture design, social enterprise, sustainable development, and organic regeneration, and works closely with Kabbalistic, Rosicrucian, and indigenous, Earth-based spiritual technologies. He is a carrier of sacred waters and potentized land and plant medicines. He has written the tome Y on Earth: Get Smarter, Feel Better, Heal the Planet, as well as the Soil Stewardship Handbook and several children’s books. Aaron is the host of the Y on Earth Community podcast and videocast series, and is chief guide and inspiration officer to the organization’s global network of Community Impact Ambassadors.
Alexa Wildish
Alexa Wildish is a singer-songwriter currently residing in Nashville, TN, with roots all around this beautiful country. Her music is defined by her refined vocal skill and technique, and is tinged with influences of country, bluegrass, Americana and traditional Celtic folk. In 2019, performing original material, Alexa won the Songwriter Showcase at the Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival at Planet Bluegrass and has been invited to perform a full set on the main stage for the 2021 event. Alexa is deeply committed to using her music to open hearts in hope and come into contact with her own vulnerability.
Andrew Langford
Gaia University
Andrew is an unusualist, a possibilist and a lover of small-scale living associated with large-scale thinking. In the early 1970’s, influenced in part by the book Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered, he transitioned out of an early career in industry to design and develop an open source, human-scale shoemaking workshop at a time when the mainstream manufacturing industry in England was abandoning the domestic workforce in favor of cheap labor pools on the Pacific Rim.Andrew and his family supplemented their income through this 10-year period by cultivating an intensive smallholding, growing vegetables, wheat, pigs, chickens, geese and sheep. This smallholding provided essential resources and taught Andrew a profound life-lesson: people with willing hands and access to even modest amounts of fertile land and viable seed can provide for a good portion of their own needs, and this relative self-reliance confers upon them a great deal of freedom.Andrew was early adopter of permaculture design thinking when it first spread through Europe in the 1980’s. He became the first permaculture design teacher in Britain, and had a successful business  designing at garden and farm scale for private clients, as well as designing urban retrofits for local governments. He also his applied his qualifications in Management Studies and Organizational Development to set the Permaculture Association of Britain on a successful course towards establishment. In 1993, Andrew designed and implemented the Diploma in Applied Permaculture system, an action learning worknet for the development of professional permaculture designers that has become a basis for capacity building operations in several northern European countries.In Gaia University, Andrew champions action-based learning arising from thoughtful and protracted engagement over more common cerebral academic approaches and supports the Gaia University community in the activation of complementary currency and project networking systems based on agile, leading-edge designs.
Chloe Buzzotta
Youth Global Ecovillage Network, North America Chapter
Chloe Buzzotta's passions lie in community building for a greener earth. Currently she is the director and co-founder of the Whole Systems Network, an educational platform to build the new world. She has taught and spoken at countless ecovillage/permaculture events. She served as the regional coordinator for the Global Ecovillage Network( of North America) and was the co-director of the Austin Permaculture Guild.  She has a BA in ecovillage building, Ecovillage design certification, Permaculture design, and Earthship building experience.
Cornflower
Cornflower’s sound emerges from the moment connecting you to your Soul. His voice calls us deeper into Presence utilizing modern mantra-like lyrics upon a landscape of vocal loops, he builds layers and dimensions of harmony and groove like a sonic tapestry into an anthemic chant to set your body ablaze in movement and prayer. With influences ranging from Phish to Michael Jackson and Al Jarreau to Björk, Cornflower’s music is a mix of experimental vocal soul, world-funk, jam & electronica layered over a delicate balance of structure and improvisation. Cornflower has shared stages with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bobby McFerrin, Victor Wooten, Jeff Pevar, Ayla Nereo, Mike Love, DJ Drez, Indubious, Jai-Jagdeesh, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Jaime Janover, Yoga with Janet Stone, scientist and author Nassim Haramein, and best-selling authors Gary Zukav, Linda Francis, Neale Donald Walsch, Gregg Braden, James Twyman, and Dr. Joe Dispenza. After his debut album “Journey Into Sound” in 2009, his newest releases “Explorations, Vol. 1”, “You Are The Medicine feat. Indubious"" & “Monks on Main Street” are his most potent material to date.
Dakotah Apostolou
New Humanity Living
Dakotah Joseph Apostolou trained at the late Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. He has worked in renowned design firms in Europe and the United States. Dakotah currently leads Studio Protos, a holistic design and architecture studio committed to develop new paradigms contemporary challenges. Studio Protos works on projects ranging from new farming models to relocatable and disaster resilient and disaster recovery housing. Dakotah also is a partner at Bright Bridge Network doing system design, business development consulting, and marketing. Bright Bridge works to develop new networks across multiple disciplines empowering and enabling new economic models to support an regenerative economy.
Deanna Minich
Dr. Deanna Minich
Deanna has more than 20 years of diverse, well-rounded experience in the fields of nutrition and functional medicine, including clinical practice, research, product formulation, writing, and education. Her doctoral (Ph.D.) research focused on essential fatty acid absorption and metabolism, and her Master of Science degree (M.S.) allowed her to explore the health benefits of the colorful, plant-based carotenoids. She has authored six books on health and wellness and over forty scientific publications. Currently, she is Faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine and the University of Western States. She has developed an online certification program for health professionals so that they can apply the color-coded 7 Systems of Full-Spectrum Health in their practice. Her lectures are heard by patients and practitioners throughout the world. Dr. Minich’s passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.She is the founder of the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program™, providing health practitioners with learning and application of the 7 Systems of Full-Spectrum Health.
Della Duncan
Upstream Podcast
Della Duncan is a Renegade Economist who hosts opportunities for personal and systemic transition to a more equitable, sustainable, and enlivened world. She is the host of the Upstream Podcast, a Right Livelihood coach, an Atlantic Fellow of Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, a Gross National Happiness Master Trainer, a Work that Reconnects facilitator, and a Regenerative Economics Consultant. She is currently studying with James Baraz and Dr. Ha Vinh Tho to be an Engaged Buddhist Dharma teacher. She holds a MA in Economics for Transition with Distinction from Schumacher College, a BA in International Relations and Sociology with highest honors from the University of California, Davis, a graduate certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University, and has completed Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects Intensive Program.
DJ Cavem Moetavation (Ietef Vita, PhD)
When DJ Cavem (Ietef Vita, PhD in Ecology) coined the term eco-hip hop in 2007, he didn’t know it would sprout into a global movement. His mission to rap about climate change, food justice and plant-based foods spread far beyond his Denver hometown. Having performed at the Obama White House and been featured in Oprah Magazine and on the Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita became known as more than just a rapper — but an activist, educator and vegan chef. Now, several years after the release of The Produce Section, his award-winning album that fused hip hop with lessons on eco-friendliness, Cavem has shifted his focus to new material. His latest project BIOMIMICZ is being released as an album/seed pack to get people involved and spur listeners into action.
Ed Huling
Working Lands
Ed Huling is a Co-founder and Chief Biotech Officer for Working Lands Soil and Water. As a thought leader, Huling develops regenerative farming methods to rebuild depleted soils, sequester carbon, and grow fruits and vegetables and grass finished meats with superior flavor and nutrient density. Prior to co-founding Working Lands, he built and ran New Day Farms, a producer of high quality heirloom tomatoes, microgreens and other crops sold to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers. Whole Foods called Huling’s heirloom tomatoes “a phenomenon” because they sold so quickly.

Huling has conducted research trials to test the nutrient levels of vegetable crops at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research station and greenhouses in Beltsville, MD. During this project he discovered that the nutritional value of our foods has declined significantly over the past century, which motivated him to develop new farming methods to address this serious issue.

Prior to his involvement with nutrition and food, Huling developed and patented the most energy efficient building system in the U.S., according to a national comparison published in the Annual Review of Energy. As President of Northern Energy Homes, he designed and produced hundreds of his energy efficient homes throughout the Eastern U.S. As an authority on energy efficient building design, Huling was interviewed frequently, and served as a guest lecturer including at the Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University.

Huling majored in Environmental Science at Brandeis University. He was the only undergraduate in the school’s history to publish his original environmental research in the prestigious Science magazine.
Heather Evans
Heather is based in Sacramento by way of Columbus, OH. In her four-year West Coast tenure, Heather has already left her mark by founding the Sacramento Songwriter Circle a Music Showcase & Community. In addition, on the local front, Heather won the 2019 Sacramento Music Awards (SAMMIES) in the Singer/Songwriter Category. Heather’s music has been featured by CNN, MTV, FOX, NBC, FREEFORM and more. Over and above all the industry recognition and accolades, Heather’s main goal is to spread positivity through her music.
Kirsten Liegmann
Foundation for Humanity
Kirsten was the co-founder of a successful manufacturing company where she served as President and CEO of Soma Ergonomics. She brings invaluable knowledge to any company wanting to merge sustainability and consciousness into their business practices. She earned an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio School of Management, San Francisco, California. She has served as Registrar and Director of Operations & Finance for Gaia University, an international university dedicated to the advancement of ecological and social projects worldwide, where she created and implemented systems for every quadrant of the operation including accounting, finance, business development, regional center development, database design and student advisory services. With nearly 20 years of  business and leadership experience, she has an extensive knowledge of organizational system design in both non-profit and for-profit markets. She has a broad spectrum background in sustainability, including eco-efficiency, closed-loop design, triple bottom line accounting, community and regional economic revitalization and alternate financial systems. She is an inspiring public speaker, a skilled workshop and mastermind teacher and facilitator, and lead coach and trainer at the New Humanity Academy. She has dedicated her life to bringing together and supporting the New Humanity to wake up 100%, come together as a powerful, unstoppable global force for change, and create a new way of living on Earth. She currently serves as president of the Foundation for Humanity.
Leo Shallat
Artist, Designer, Muralist
Native to Seattle, Washington with foundations in hip hop culture, Leo Shallat incorporates movement and lyrical aspects to his multi-disciplinary work. From murals to canvas to interior design, Leo is developing an intuitive symbolic language, inspired by dance, typography, and storytelling. His work explores the intersection of proto-word forms, fine art elements, and everyday objects.
Lia Davis
Lia Davis began playing piano by ear at age five. Her classical training provided a foundation for her multifaceted music career. She is an accomplished musician across many genres, including jazz, Argentine tango, classical, folk, and pop music. Piano is her native instrument, though she also sings and plays the accordion, organ, electric bass, folk harp, and drums. Lia serves as the Music Director of First Unitarian Society of Denver, where she has worked since 2007, and has taught piano to students of all ages and skill levels for over twenty-five years.
Luwayo Biswick
Permaculture Paradise Institute, Malawi
Luwayo Biswick – Founding Director Permaculture Paradise Institute & Expert on Agro-ecology, 12 years of experience as Agro-Ecology and Permaculture Facilitator, Consultant and Designer. EU Climate smart Champion, Accredited international Holistic Land Management Professional Educator by the Savory Institute. Former adjunct Permaculture Lecture at Shareworld University. Founder of the New life Permaculture Youth organization which deals with recycling and waste management, works with local and international organizations, schools, and colleges, hospitals, local villages, communities, churches and individuals on Permaculture, Agro-ecology and sustainable land use designs for improved food production, holistic health food nutrition and lifestyles, infrastructures and integrated land management, poverty reduction, climate change mitigation and rehabilitation of degraded chaotic landscapes. Co-author of 13 Permaculture and Agro-ecology step by step manuals, author of Permaculture Design manual.
Mark Lakeman
City Repair Project
Mark Lakeman is the founder of the City Repair Project,as well as the founder and Design Director at communitecture, architecture & planning. Both organizations are Portland, Oregon-based world-changing initiatives that transform social, political, and physical infrastructure in order to embed permanent transformative effects. He has also been lead instructor for the Planet Repair Institute’s Urban Permaculture Design Course for a decade. Mark’s work has been published by El Mundo, Dwell, Architecture Magazine, New Village Journal,Sotokoto, The Utne Reader, Permaculture Activist and many more. With City Repair, in 2003 Mark was awarded the National Lewis Mumford Award, and his collaborative work has been featured at the Global Venice Biennale Exhibition. Additionally, in 2017, Mark’s work in City Repair was awarded “Social Design Circle” global recognition by the Curry Stone Design Prize.
P.H.A.R.T. (aka Matt Bovard)
Dank P.H.A.R.T. (Pretty Hot And Reasonably Talented) The Pirate Poet A.K.A Matthew Bovard is a community organizer and cultural instigator based in Boulder, CO.  With his words he calls forth humanity to find its heart as it journeys into balance with its environment. His work focuses on spiritual cultural transformation and is a call to action for self-empowerment. Growing up in Fairfield, IA, a small rural farm town that is also the epicenter of Transcendental Meditation in the U.S., he was exposed to many different world views. This cosmopolitan experience reflects deeply in his work and he walks his path as an artist to help heal the broken wounds among nations so we can all rise together as the ancient rainbow tribe of all colors, creeds and orientations.  He studied theater and English at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.  In 2009 he graduated with a B.A. in theater and a minor in English. September, 16, 2011 he moved to Boulder, CO where he started organizing art and conscious community events. He is continually deepening his work in life and calls forth humanity to remember how beautiful it is.
Rebecca Folsom
Rebecca Folsom’s music is all about love and the connection to our shared humanity. Her four-octave range dances from raw and powerful to sweetly tender, creating a deeply moving, edgy and elevated style. Her voice aims to the heart like a gentle bull’s eye, and cracks you open while filling you with hope. In short, her performances will “knock-you-to-your-knees.” (KUNC radio). She has been singing, songwriting and touring for over 25 years; honing her craft on stages across the USA, the UK and Ireland. Her career highlights include sharing the stage with Lucinda Williams, numerous listings on the National Folk DJ chart and most recently collaborating with Grammy-award winning musicians on her newest album.“Her songs hit like little earthquakes!” (Westword magazine).

In her songs, she shares stories from her own life and from others’ lives, bringing to light the vulnerability and wisdom that we all share. Her words point like a compass into our deepest emotions, inviting us to find the courage to face our fears, embrace our dreams and choose to live our best life with loving-kindness as our guide.Rebecca feels strongly that for humanity to thrive globally, the voices of all people must be heard. While writing her newest album, SANCTUARY, she reached out to established organizations representing marginalized communities. She hosted The Art of Vocal Freedom workshops, guiding participants in the discovery and expression of their unique voices, and then collaborated with the group in the writing of the songs for the album. These communities include, refugees, inmates, the aging, recovering addicts, as well as environmental leaders and people experiencing homelessness. Her dream for this project is that the music becomes an awakening force and a motivating catalyst that leads to solution-based action that has global impact.

Rebecca’s performance on this album will call to your soul and uplift your spirit; before you know it you will be filled with inspiration for the steps to activating your own gifts and talents in service of healing and transforming our world.
Rennie Davis
Foundation for Humanity
Rennie was the coordinator of the largest antiwar and civil rights coalition in the 1960s, organizing the largest civil disobedience events of that turbulent time. He organized the 1968 demonstration in Chicago watched on television by more people than watched the moment the first man landed on the moon. He became one of the Chicago 7 described by the NY Times as the most significant political trial in American history and recently depicted in the Aaron Sorkin movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7. In 1971, he partnered with John Lennon to end the war in Vietnam. It was Lennon who first urged him to learn meditation and be the change himself. In the 1980s, he was the managing partner for a financial and executive search consulting company with an exclusive clientele of board members and officers of Fortune 500 companies and wealthy private families. His consulting company purchased and developed the 80-acre Greystone estate for the purpose of establishing a unique Colorado technology development center for inventors and scientists. He has supported start-up companies in capital development and taken them public. He has experience in technology deal structures and presented various technology projects to U.S. financial markets. His current life began with a four-year hiatus living at the bottom of the Grand Canyon where he discovered the power and wisdom of deep internal listening.He is now dedicating his time to inspire, train and coalesce what he sees as the largest movement in human history brewing, that ignites a new humanity on Earth on a journey to profoundly change themselves to change the world.He is currently chairman of the Foundation for Humanity and lead trainer of New Humanity Academy masterclasses.He is an public speaker, visionary and author, including his book: The New Humanity: A Movement to Change the World.
Richard Heinberg
Post Carbon Institute
Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and author of several books on energy and the environment, including The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, and, with David Fridley, Our Renewable Future. He’s won an award for excellence in energy education and has been published in Nature and Wall Street Journal. Heinberg’s work is cited as one of the inspirations for the international Transition Towns movement, which seeks to build community resilience ahead of climate change. He and his wife, Janet Barocco, live in an energy-efficient Permaculture home Santa Rosa, California.
Rob Hopkins
Transition Network
Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, and the author of several books on helping towns transition to more resilient, robust, and imaginative places to live in increasingly uncertain times.  His latest book is, From What Is to What If: unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want.
A keen gardener and founder of New Lion Brewery in Totnes, he has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events and presents the podcast series ‘From What If to What Next‘ which invites listeners to send in their “what if” questions and then explores how to make them a reality.  In 2012, he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals.
Russ Ronat
Project Holocene
Project creator and artist: Russ Ronat is a New York based contemporary artist and the creator of Project Holocene, a selection of large mixed media drawings of endangered animals and projected video of the drawings in creation. It is his goal to draw and paint many endangered animals and show the beauty and fragility of many species in his drawings and video work. An established contemporary mixed media artist, the artist uses art as a medium to build empathy and encourage an understanding of the necessity of conservation.

Project Holocene is an international art exhibit created by artist Russ Ronat. The project features large expressive drawings that capture the fragility and beauty of many species of animals. A wide variety of endangered insects, birds, reptiles, aquatic creatures and mammals are represented in the project. The work has been on featured display at cultural institutions internationally, including the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Taiwan Science Education Center, The Phoenix Zoo, The Birmingham Zoo and other locations. It is the goal of the project to use art as a tool to bring understanding to conservation issues. The drawings and paintings are presented with the scientific information on each species. Combining art with science, the multimedia exhibition creates a captivating display. Art has a unique role in building empathy and encouraging an understanding of the necessity of conservation. The exhibition aims to inspire compassion for the protection and flourishing of biodiversity.

International Tour: The Project Holocene Travelling Exhibition has been featured in zoos, science and art museums around the world.
Ted Rau
Sociocracy for All
Ted Rau is co-founder of the non-profit Sociocracy For All, coaching and teaching and networking sociocracy practitioners in for-purpose organizations of all types. He is co-author of the handbook Many Voices One Song. Sharing power with sociocracy published in 2018. A PhD linguist (syntax and semantics), his strength is in holding complexity and clarity; as a member of an intentional community, he cares about connection and healthy pragmatism. As an activist, he cares about integrity, shared ownership, and the commons. He is proud to be a transgender parent to his queer family with 5 children.
Todd Nelson
Tree of Life Wellness Center
Todd Nelson is a Naturopath specializing in Functional Medicine, graduating from ICNHM. He holds many advanced certificates in Clinical Nutrition, Functional Medicine, and First-Line Therapy. Todd owns and directs the Tree of Life Wellness Center.

He has been serving the Denver/Boulder area in clinical practice for over 38 years, integrating Functional Medicine testing, clinical nutrition, medical-grade dietary supplements, detoxification, fitness, herbal medicine, lifestyle counseling, Rayid personality assessment through the iris of the eye and Birth Order, stress mastery and life coaching.  

He is a nationally known author, speaker, teacher, and media personality.
Todd is the co-author of three books, Arthritis Survival, Asthma Survival, and Headache Survival, (Tarcher/Putnam), along with best-selling author, Dr. Robert Ivker. Todd is a contributing author to Dr. Ivker’s Sinus Survival, The Complete Self-Care Guide to Holistic Medicine and Thriving: The Complete Mind/Body Guide for Optimal Health and Fitness for Men. He is the main contributor to the recent book, Cannabis for Chronic Pain. (Simon & Schuster)

Todd served on the Metagenics Customer Council Advisory Board for 3 years.  Metagenics is America's #1 professional dietary supplement manufacturer and distributor.

Todd served two years on the Medical Advisory Board of Univera Life Sciences, an international nutritional supplement manufacturer and distributor.

Todd is currently on the advisory board for a start up of a company launching a novel supplement called Dallium – a garlic extract that will have applications for diabetics.
Tree Sisters
Clare is an Earth loving social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who worked internationally for 18 years facilitating groups, coaching business leaders and creating behaviour change processes within the personal growth sector.As a Be The Change Symposium facilitator and freelance writer, she worked for three years as the UK co-ordinator for a massive agro-forestry initiative in southern India called Project GreenHands (PGH) before initiating TreeSisters. Through her work with PGH she has distilled the social mobilisation strategy deployed with great success in India, and now turns it towards the mobilisation of women within TreeSisters.

Clare is leading the campaign, but TreeSisters at all levels is jointly held and developed within the circle of core team members. Her passion has always included exploring how patterns of consciousness manifest as behaviours and her primary work is in the creation of processes, tools, courses, and messaging that can access the nature connected essence of woman and activate new forms of leadership. She works on network development, ethos and principles, organisational culture and strategy as they relate to the Map of 5 Choices and behaviour change materials.She is committed to the creation of an evolving system that learns as it goes and continually models itself upon the flows and forms of living systems. In her own life, her aim is to reclaim balance, to revel in freedom and health and to be 'walking permission' for those who are fed up of being held back, and just want to have a go.
Twain
Twain is the solo project of Mt. (Mat) Davidson, a tender and evocative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Twain has been described as “a voice for the ineffable that must be heard" an "artist of the deepest importance”. He has previously worked with the likes of The Low Anthem, The Deslondes and Spirit Family Reunion. Mt. Davidson, originally from Virginia started in the mids-2000s to write and self-record under the name Twain.For the past decade or so, Mt. Davidson has cultivated his songs and sounds, attempting to create a bridge, a meeting place, between the terrestrial and the mystic. He is a ponderous and delicate sort of creature, short and vaguely leonine, who has spent most of his young life abiding in the midlands of transcendence.
Press

A collection of interviews, articles and podcasts.

Spreading a message of hope through the media to balance a pandemic of fear.

Article: The Guardian

Rennie Davis had come to protest peacefully. The police had come to riot. Wielding batons, they stormed forward yelling, “Kill Davis!” he recalls. He was cracked on the head, knocked to the ground and felt lucky to escape with his life.

Podcast: The Nation

The new Aaron Sorkin film, “Trial of the Chicago 7,” opened on Netflix this past weekend.  Of course it’s about the 1969 trial of leaders of the antiwar movement, including Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and Rennie Davis--and we have Rennie Davis as a guest.  He was the New Left’s most talented organizer, and he talks about the film and the real history of those protests--and also politics today.

Article: Smithsonian Magazine

It was one of the most shocking scenes to ever take place in an American courtroom. On October 29, 1969, Bobby Seale, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party and one of eight co-defendants standing trial for inciting the riots that erupted at Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention, was gagged and chained to his chair for refusing to obey Judge Julius Hoffman’s contempt citations.

Broadcast: CBS Sunday Morning

Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Sorkin about the relevance of the story to today. She also talks with star Sacha Baron Cohen, and two of the trial defendants – Rennie Davis and Lee Weiner – about the politics of fighting back.

Podcast: Y on Earth

In this special episode, Rennie Davis discusses his extraordinary journey from anti-war activism in the 1960s, to a four year hermitage in the Grand Canyon, and now work preparing for anticipated climate changes.

Article: Westword

For Rennie Davis, the release of Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is well-timed, though he has reservations about the film’s authenticity. Davis himself was one of the seven — a primary organizer of the 1968 demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that sparked the charges against the defendants — and, with the rest, stood trial for five and a half months in 1969.