The #Reframe Conference: Inner Landscapes & Media Futures
This is a public event designed for those who embrace, and work at, the intersection of ideas and for those wanting to connect with leading figures at Sundance, On Being podcast, Harvard Neurology, Stanford Design School, and elsewhere -- in an intimate setting. You may be a writer, therapist, designer, journalist, physician, social worker, activist, film director, entrepreneur, technologist, or other cross-disciplinary lover. Join us for morning talks and afternoon workshops and a day of community and deep, meaningful conversation. Tentative Schedule: 9:30am - Registration 10am - Opening Remarks - Jenara Nerenberg, Journalist, Founder, The Neurodiversity Project 10:10am - Casper ter Kuile, Director, On Being Impact Lab 10:30am - Joel Salinas, Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, author, Mirror Touch 10:50am - Kamal Sinclair, Director, Sundance New Frontier Lab, Founder, Making a New Reality 11:10 Break 11:30 - Jenara Nerenberg - The Neurodiversity Project 11:50 - Rev angel Kyodo williams, Founder, Center For Transformative Change, author, Being Black, co-author Radical Dharma 12:10 - Conversation w/ Rev angel 12:30 Lunch 2:00pm - Media & Reframing Narratives Panel: -Lakshmi Sarah, author, Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality -Kamal Sinclair, Director, Sundance Institute New Frontier, Founder, Making a New Reality -Tina Sacks, filmmaker and author, Invisible Visits: Black Middle Class Women in the American Healthcare System, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare 2:40pm The New "Mental Health" Panel: -Nidhi Berry, MSW, LSWAIC, psychotherapist and former Editorial Director of Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution -Ravi Chandra, M.D. psychiatrist and advisor, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) -Joel Salinas, M.D. Neurologist and author, Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia & The Secret Life of the Brain -Doug Vakoch, President of METI and editor, Psychology of Space Exploration (NASA) 3:20pm "The Mountain of Should" short film by Brady Gill 3:30pm Book Chat with author and illustrator, Liz Fosslien, of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work 4pm Ritual Design Lab w/ Kursat Ozenc of Stanford d. School 4:40pm Bias & Inclusion Workshop w/ Rania Adwan & Ben Perreau of SY Partners 5:20pm Inner Activity VR Demo & Talk w/ Anshul Pendse 5:45pm Closing Remarks - Jenara Nerenberg *For Pre-conference Talk w/ Gabor Mate on March 11th in San Francisco, you must purchase joint tickets. He will be appearing only on the 11th. Re-imagining what it means to “be well,” The Neurodiversity Project has assembled leading figures from the Sundance Film Institute, Harvard Neurology, award-winning On Being podcast, and Rev angel Kyodo williams' Center for Transformative Change in order to #reframe our conceptions of what we currently call "wellbeing." What new stories are we in dire need of? What does a Harvard neurologist focused on synesthesia have in common with a Sundance Institutue Director focused on virtual reality? In the corners of all our respective fields, there are innovators literally creating new definitions, maps, guidelines, and experiences that take us out of old boxes, categories and diagnostic checklists. Will the fields of medicine and psychiatry as we currently know them survive and how do journalists cover these emerging beats? Join us for a day of groundbreaking sessions with leaders flying in from across the country to share their stories of new frontiers and practical applications, living into new notions of what it means to be well. Be inspired with leading media directors, designers, researchers, activists, artists, and scientists. Find fellow innovators who are re-inventing intersections in their daily lives, sharing heartfelt personal stories, and why new visions and definitions are needed. What have we lost in our basic fabric and how do we get it back? We will put the pieces back together, re-connecting the web of life supports that are needed to keep us
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