Angel ShomitaCEO and Founder Angel Ventures
Working with education outreach programs for kids aged 8-18. Workshops are organized via which children are encouraged to question, enjoy and acquire a scientific way of thinking. It ranges from outdoor astronomy trips, adventure learning trips, basic telescope making workshops to learning how to transition smoothly and enjoy all the new technology. Successfully conducted workshops for over 30,000 ppl over the years, working in close conjunction with educational institutions, planetariums, news networks and the government.
– Science Panelist for various News channels for science related news since 2005. To be able to translate difficult scientific concepts to a version that is enjoyable for the layman and instills the curiosity & joy of science in people is a strong point of mine. Invited by various news channels including CNN (International), CNN IBN 7, Star News, Sahara, News 24/7, ABP News, Doordarshan, Zee News, etc for the same.
– National Prize winner – Most Popular Robot. India.
– Co-curator and Host for National Astronomy Quiz (2 years) with the Nehru Planetarium.
– Education programs for students from economically challenged families (8-16).
– Evening volunteer literacy classes for Adults from economically challenged backgrounds.
– Women empowerment workshops – Support groups and advice for women struggling to find their voice and their vocation.
The last topic is very close to my heart and I always encourage women who show the right inclination and aptitude to go into vocations not traditionally considered right for women, esp in science and technology.
Bība (Beebaa)Spiritual Coach, Purpose Guide and Music Producer
Having lived in 12 cities from Cape Town to Shanghai to NYC, she has recently followed the sun for 7 summers in a row, Bianca now works remotely from her laptop and her office uniform is a bikini and sarong: her nomad hashtag is #bikiniexecutive of course. ;) Collaborating with visionaries and brands who are creating the new paradigm.
A big picture thinker, Bianca is not limited by the status quo or convention, and passionately believes in each person’s ability and their unique potential to create.
Biba’s website – https://www.evolutionaries.life/
Bodour Al QasimiPresident at International Publishers Association
Bodour Al Qasimi is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kalimat Publishing Group, a publisher of children’s books and educational content based in the United Arab Emirates. Al Qasimi is also involved in a number of regional and international initiatives to promote youth and children’s empowerment, economic development,creative industry development, and cross-cultural exchange.
Since founding Kalimat Publishing Group in 2007, Al Qasimi has led its growth into a global, multi-imprint publishing and educational technology company with licensing and distribution in 54 countries across five continents. The publisher of over 175 titles, Kalimat is recognized as an industry pioneer for books highlighting traditional Arabic culture alongside the modern challenges faced by children as well as Arabic translations of titles which deal with themes that occasionally push socio-cultural boundaries. Kalimat has international partnerships with prominent international publishers, such as Editions Gallimard Jeunesse, and has received several international awards for its titles, including the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Best Children’s Publisher of the Year award.
Christian BuschDirector, NYU Global Economy Program (CGA) & Visiting Faculty, LSE
Christian Busch, PhD, is an internationally known expert in the areas of innovation, purpose-driven leadership, social impact, and entrepreneurship. He teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics (LSE), and is the author of The Serendipity Mindset: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck. At NYU, he directs the CGA Global Economy Program. Previously, he co-directed the LSE’s Innovation and Co-Creation Lab. He is a co-founder of Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening future-focused CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Christian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Expert Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was recognized as one of the ‘Top 30 Management Thinkers to Watch’ 2019 by Thinkers50 and frequently speaks at international conferences such as the World Economic Forum, TED/TEDx, and the Financial Times Sustainability Summit.
Daniel Christian WahlAuthor of 'Designing Regenerative Cultures'
Daniel Christian Wahl originally trained as a biologist, and holds degrees in Biology (BSc. Hons., Univ. of Edinburgh), Holistic Science (MSc.,Schumacher College) and Natural Design (PhD., Univ. of Dundee). He was the director of Findhorn College between 2007 and 2010, is a member of the International Futures Forum and H3Uni, an advocation partner of r3.0, and on the advisory councils of Ecosystems Restoration Camps, Commonland, the Ojai Foundation, Future Planet Europe, the Centre for the Future and the Overview Institute of Australia, as well as, a Findhorn Foundation Fellow. Daniel lives on Majorca where he helped to set up SMART UIB and works locally and internationally as a consultant, educator and activist. Among his clients have been Ecover, Forum for the Future, Camper, Balears.t, Save the Med, Lush, UNITAR, UK Foresight, Cloudburst Foundation and many universities and N.G.O.s. He is on the academic working group of the Global Ecovillage Network and has been linked to GEN for almost 20 years. Daniel has worked closely with Gaia Education sine 2007 and contributed to the development of their Design for Sustainability online course and co-authored the current versions of all four dimensions of the curriculum. He also wrote the content and developed the concept of Gaia Education’s SDGs Flashcards which with the support of UNESCO are now translated into 7 languages. Daniel teaches regularly on the the MA in Ecological Design Thinking at Schumacher College. Daniel’s 2016 book ‘Designing Regenerative Cultures’ has quickly gained international acclaim, his Blog on Medium is followed by over 20k people and his social media advocacy has a combined audience of over 450k people around the world.
David OrbanTechnology startup creation, fundraising, investment
David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm focused on innovative startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and decentralized networks.
He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, he studied Physics at the University of Milan and the University of Padua.
David’s work cuts across the limits of specialization to contribute to a new renaissance. He explains, “My vision is at the crossroads of technology and society and their co-evolution.” His personal motto is “What is the question I should be asking?” This concept is his vehicle for accelerating cycles of invention and innovation in order to build the brave new world ahead.
Desiree DriesenaarRegenerative strategist
Desiree Driesenaar is fueling the regeneration with storytelling and practical action. She spreads active hope. Showing how we can align the economy with ecology and the human spirit. She is a freelancer. A free spirit. She adds her wisdom to projects on healthy soil, healthy buildings, feminine learning, science, business models and technological innovation. Inspiring with the power of nature, systemic design and symbiosis.
Deva DwabhaHealer and teacher of spiritual wisdom
Deva Dwabha is an international mystic, healer and teacher of spiritual wisdom. Using the ancient tool of Tarot and her workshops for the past 38 years, individually and in groups, she has helped thousands look into this magic mirror of their own souls and use the archetypal images as a powerful tool for spiritual growth and transformation. Her work can be used to deepen our self-awareness and call our attention to inner and outer work that needs to be done in problem solving to help us explore our options, make difficult choices, and find new directions for our lives. Her seminars on Healing Shadows are based on direct guidance from her enlightened Master’s guidance for all women to achieve liberation. She is the recipient of the Spiritual Humanitarian Award, 2017 Bhakti Festival, Joshua Tree Ca., Divine Shakti Leadership Award, All India 2018, Rotary International THE ONE Giving the Most Award 2018. She is founder/director of Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home/Schools, Rishikesh, India. She generates most of the funding by Empowering Women around the globe. Dwabha lives in Rishikesh, India and has devoted her life to uplifting and empowering women and children from sexual abuse, forced labor, poverty and illiteracy.
The moment we shine the light of awareness onto our shadows; the darkness dissipates, a we SEE how beautiful our shadow aspects are and that, despite how many insecurities, issues, or problems we perceive ourselves to have, they are what makes each one of us breathtakingly human.
Diego ZaldívarCEO & Co-founder IOVLabs
A pioneer of web development in Argentina and Latin America since 1995, Diego was also one of the first persons to foster and develop Bitcoin and blockchain technology in Latin America, which he has done since 2012. In addition to RSK Labs, he also has co-founded Koibanx, another blockchain company that is aiming to transform the potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies into real use cases, which serve as a driver for social and economic change.
Diego is also co-founder of the Argentine Bitcoin NGO, with over 5000 members registered at the meetups and 30,000 members in its online community, and the first Bitcoin Center in Latam. He is also president and co-founder of the Bitcoin Latam NGO, where he helped create a network of Bitcoin communities with presence in 9 countries in the region and the longest running Bitcoin Conference in the world (www.labitconf.com).
His extensive experience includes being part of the founding teams of some of the most well-known digital projects in Argentina and Latin America, including Clarín Digital (Argentina’s largest newspaper´s website), Patagon.com (a financial community sold to Banco Santander for 750M), Internet Argentina (the first Argentine ISP to provide ADSL) and Edunexo (provider of an SaaS platform to administer public and private educational institutions in Latin America and Spain). He also held the position head of R&D at ElSitio.com, where he led a team of 25 developers.
Esther BlancoFounder Deep Business Connection
Esther Blázquez believes in people and their inner power. For more than ten years, Esther has been dedicated to choreographing honest encounters that have lasting impact. Today she is the Founder of Deep Business Connection, where she creates deep and authentic connections within companies from their essence, vulnerability, and respect to facilitate human-centered transformations. Speaker, Systemic Coach and Online Facilitator, Resident at the International Conference House of Beautiful Business and contributor to the Book of Beautiful Business with her article Feedback as a gif. She also writes and works on topics related to humans, feedback, leadership, and purpose. Secretly, Blázquez likes writing stories about common people with very human passions and imperfections. She has dedicated part of her life to the study of yoga, meditation, personal growth, and experimental theater, and co-created a Theatre Piece called ‘Madres Perfectas’.
Laura StormRegenerative Business & Leadership expert
Laura Storm is an experienced international keynote speaker and thougthleader within sustainability. She has dedicated her entire professional career to make global companies and organizations aware of the benefits of improved sustainability practice, help global sustainable solutions scale and making the sustainability agenda more attractive. She is driven by a strong passion of improving the state of our societies and consciousness and help push for a sustainable transition.
Among projects and organistions Laura has headed and helped initiate include the Copenhagen Climate Council, the World Business Summit on Climate Change, Project Green Light and Sustainia. All with a strong commitment to combat climate change and transform our societies to sustainability. Her results are a testament to how her work are making a real difference.
Under Laura’s leadership Sustainia became a global mega-brand within sustainability with an outreach to more than 200 million people, a database of 4000 sustainable solutions, multiple state-of-the art publications and thought leadership and a unique partner network. Global organizations are still to this day pointing towards Sustainia as a guiding star for communicating sustainability, business schools and universities have implemented Sustainia’s publications in their curriculums and the Sustainia100 solutions are used all over the world to exemplify sustainable business models.
Laura is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and in 2013 Laura was awarded Greenbiz “Worldchanger” Award.
Laura holds a Master in Political Communication and Leadership, Copenhagen Business School.
She lives in Copenhagen with her man Ulrik and their amazing daughter Roxie born in 2013.
Lucian TarnowskiFounding Curator, United Planet
Lucian is Founding Curator of the United Planet (UP) Game which unleashes the collective intelligence of teams to accelerate community solutions to planetary challenges. The game aims to be the Premier League of systems change. UP Games enable 2030 civilization prototyping necessary to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond. Ibiza is the launchpad for this prototyping as the island is the perfect prototyping lab for the future of humanity.
Lucian is Executive Director of Civana Foundation, an ecosystem focused on optimizing the flow of resources necessary to ensure a thriving civilization by 2030. Lucian established Civana House in San Francisco with an iconic 8000 sq foot prototype Planetary Embassy. Lucian aims to establish Planetary Embassies in cities around the world to gather leaders of transformative innovation.
Lucian has been honoured as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. He has been an active attendee of World Economic Forum meetings for 12 years. He has been a speaker for 15 years on the future of talent, communities and the transformation of society
Mamadou Kwidjim ToureFounder Ubuntu Tribe
Mamadou is Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Group focused on Advisory and Investment activities across industries and aimed at supporting firms in Africa achieving scalable and sustainable growth on the continent. The Ubuntu Group believes Africa can leapfrog. For that purpose, we design disruptive and innovative structuring and investment schemes that help deliver stronger results on the triple bottom line: People, Profit, Planet.
Over the past 20 years along his career, Mamadou was involved in transactions in 26 African countries, reaching a total value close to $30 billion (Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Investment Structuring, Government Advisory).
Mamadou Kwidjim TOURE is also the founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0, a non-for-profit organization gathering a community of young Leaders from Africa and the Diaspora. Africa 2.0 now has a footprint in 35 countries in Africa and around the world. The organization now gathers more than 1000 emerging leaders active in the transformation of Africa. (www.africa2point0.org)
In 2014, Mamadou was ranked as one of the top 10 most Powerful men in Africa by Forbes Magazine.
pinar demirdagMulti-disciplinary artist working a.o. for Google, IKEA, Nike and Airbnb
Pinar has been blessed to have so many nice things that happened early in her career. My original ideas and design projects contributed to the value of several global leading brands.
She made the world’s first music video created with artificial neural networks (AI) and currently working towards carrying AI to the film business.
She partnered with Google Arts & Culture to make never-before-seen pictures and fashion patterns with AI.
Patterns that she designed went on the catwalks of two of the most admired fashion brands of her generation: GANNI and Koché, and also IKEA launched a global special edition collection with her name and designs.
She designed the world’s first holographic catwalk for a virtual fashion line and she is one of the first people to use face filter technology back in 2011.
These days she is working on several design projects involving artificial intelligence where she puts “soul” in technology.
Pinar is a creative specialist who is always open to a good challenge. The complex, the better.
Robert C. WolcottCo-Founder & Chairman, TWIN Global (World Innovation Network)
Rob Wolcott is Co-Founder & Chairman of The World Innovation Network (TWIN; www.twinglobal.org), a global community of over 2,000 innovation and growth leaders from over 30 countries and across sectors (business, government, the arts, academia, defense). Wolcott is a managing partner with Clareo, a foresight and innovation strategy consultancy and a Contributor for Forbes regarding the impact of technology on business, society and humanity. He is also an early stage investor in over 20 companies, including Indiegogo, Lumni, Kiddom, MagicCube.co and international art show EXPO Chicago.
Adjunct Professor of Innovation at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Wolcott won Teacher of the Year from Kellogg’s EMBA program in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He holds a BA in European and Chinese History and an MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science, all from Northwestern University.
Sujith Ravindran Bestselling Author │ Storyteller │ Facilitator, Male Initiations │ Co-founder, BEING at Full PotentialSujith RavindranBestselling Author │ Storyteller │ Facilitator, Male Initiations │ Co-founder, BEING at Full Potential
“Doing from a Place of True Being”
Support individuals exemplify social change through personal mastery/transformation…”Be the change you want to see”.
Coaching business leaders, political leaders and entrepreneurs with passion and potential for massive social change.
Coaching individuals and groups towards personal mastery/transformation; offering seminars and retreats across 4 continents.
Bestselling serial author in the field of “Personal Growth”.
Serial entrepreneur with start-ups in the area of medical solutions, fitness and health, e-commerce, service brokerage and personal development.
Almost a decade of diverse corporate experience in various managerial and leadership roles across 4 continents.
Greatest Strength: Been through a profound personal transformation that included departure from a corporate career in favor of highest calling.
Scholar in the ancient Indian spiritual sciences.
Deep interest & background in Developmental Psychology.
As a coach and elder, supports young adults – especially socially marginalized youth – believe in themselves and live their fullest potential.
Tim LeberechtCo-founder and co-CEO of The Business Romantic Society
Tim Leberecht is a German-American author and entrepreneur, and the co-founder and co-CEO of The Business Romantic Society, a firm that helps organizations and individuals create transformative visions, stories, and experiences. He is also the co-founder and co-curator of the House of Beautiful Business, a global think tank and community that brings together leaders and changemakers with the mission to humanize business in an age of machines, and the co-founder of the 15Toasts dinner series.
Previously, Leberecht served as the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm. From 2006 to 2013, he was the chief marketing officer of product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design.
He has given talks at companies and organizations worldwide, and has spoken at conferences including AI Masters, DLD, Future Day, HSM Expo, LinkedIn Talent Connect, New Cities Summit, Online Marketing Rockstars, Re:publica, SXSW, The Conference, The Economist Big Rethink, The Next Web, WOBI, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talks “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” and “4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines” have been viewed 2.5 million times to date.
Leberecht is the author of the book The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015), which has been translated into nine languages to date. His writing regularly appears in publications such as Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Inc, Psychology Today, Quartz, and Wired. He is the co-publisher of the Book of Beautiful Business (2019), an anthology of more than 40 voices exploring new visions for the future of labor, leadership, and love, and the co-host of the Next Visions and Masters of Business Arts podcast and the House of Beautiful Business Living Room Sessions. His new book, The End of Winning, was released in August.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Dec 20 2020
- Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Conscious Learning Tribe are organising a special The UnConference session on Sunday, December 20th (between 2 and 6pm CET) and are inviting some of our most interesting contributors to this years’ events to join us to share their key trends for 2021 and the next decade.
It’s going to be a high-energy show bringing the best of our network together with beautiful intentions for the new year + artistic and musical interventions in partnership with our partner Openlab.fm.
Currently confirmed are:
Angel Shomita Rajguru, Bība (Beebaa), Bodour Al Qasimi, Christian Busch, Daniel-Christian Wahl, David Orban, Desiree Driesenaar, Deva Dwabha, Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar, Esther Blázquez Blanco, Faiz Nazarali, Laura Storm, Loic Le Meur, Lucian Tarnowski, Mamadou Kwidjim Toure, Pinar Demirdag, Robert C. Wolcott, Sujith Ravindran, Tim Leberecht, and many others…
This Sunday, we’ll be covering some of our favourite Mind to Heart topics and sub-trends.
Here is our programme (all timings in CET):
We have 4 program blocks based on our Mind to Heart mega-shifts (image attached). Each speaker gets approx. 10 minutes to give her/his answers on the questions below.
1. What did you learn from 2020?
2. What do you see as key trends for 2021 and the next decade?
3. What is your personal Intention for 2021?
14:00 – 14:10 Introduction
The UnConference introduction by Conscious Learning Tribe co-founders, Yuri van Geest, Canay Atalay and Rudy de Waele incl. Opening circle Primavera Salva. Chat moderation by Michael Lane.
14:10 – 15:00 – Separation to Unity
14:10 Deva Dwabha
14:20 Tim Leberecht
14:30 Esther Blázquez Blanco
14:40 Mamadou Kwidjim Toure
14:50 Christian Busch
15:00 – 16:00 – Control to trust
15:00 Faiz Nazarali
15:10 Angel Shomita Rajguru
15:20 Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar
15:30 Bodour Al Qasimi
15:40 David Orban
15:50 – 16:00 – Meditative dancing break with Bība (Beebaa)
16:00 -17:00 – Data to Wisdom
16:00 Robert C. Wolcott
16:10 Lucian Tarnowski
16:20 Pinar Demirdag
16:30 Loic Le Meur
17:00-18:00 – Scarcity to Abundance
17:00 Sujith Ravindran
17:10 Daniel-Christian Wahl
17:20 Desiree Driesenaar
17:30 Laura Storm
17:50 Wrap-up and closing circle
See you there!
The UnConference sessions are moderated by Yuri van Geest, Canay Atalay, and Rudy de Waele – co-founders Conscious Learning Tribe & The UnConference – in collaboration with Primavera Salva and Michael Lane.
We’d like to end 2020 with a good closing and start 2021 with beautiful intentions which we can all share with our networks at the start of the New Year.
Meanwhile we wish you a great holiday season and an amazing 2021!
Rudy, Canay and Yuri.
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