is an internationally-acclaimed American film-maker and master relational mindfulness and diversity trainer, whose ground-breaking documentary films about race and gender have been viewed by millions, and whose revolutionary connection-oriented culturally-sensitive mindfulness-based approach to facilitation is sought out by individuals, organizations, universities, and governments around the world. His films include The Color of Fear,If These Halls Could Talk, and Last Chance for Eden. He offers transformational relational mindfulness and diversity training through his organization Stirfry Seminars.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD
is the Science Director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she co-teaches the Science of Happiness course with GGSC founder Dacher Keltner. Since its introduction in 2014 as a massive open enrollment online course (MOOC), 450,000 students have registered for the class. Emiliana is a leading expert on the neuroscience and psychology of compassion, kindness, gratitude, and other “pro-social” skills.
Steven Hoskinson, MA, MAT
is the founder of the Organic Intelligence™ therapeutic model, a positive psychology and mindfulness based method of cultivating empowerment, resiliency, and compassion to resolve the effects of stress and trauma and PTSD. He was for many years a Senior International Instructor for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, where he was personally mentored for years by Dr. Peter Levine, founder of Somatic Experiencing™: a short-term naturalistic approach to the healing of trauma.
Melissa Moore, PhD
is empowered as a Senior Teacher and Preceptor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and is the is the Founder of Karuna Training, a contemplative psychology professional development training program that she co-founded in Europe and which is now established in North America as well.
Adam Johnson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction is Phil and Penny Knight Professor of Creative Writing at Stanford University. He is the author of the novel The Orphan-Master’s Son, and the short story collections Fortune Smiles and Emporium.
is an internationally-renowned Brazilian artist, animator, film-maker, and curator. Based in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, he has exhibited numerous times internationally and was the Director of the Modern Art Museum Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia in Salvador for many years.