07 November, 2015
A World With(out) Limits - Tickets on sale now!
Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School
For more information about the theme, event and current speaker line-up, check out the 2017 Event page.
Limits … On one hand, limits can keep us safe. They keep us comfortable. Limits are a good thing. On the other, limits can keep us from growing, evolving, and understanding what’s beyond that door or border that we’ve constructed.
Why do we fear the unknown? Where are we venturing out, and where are we retreating to the safety of the familiar, our local communities, our tribes? What limits are moving in this world of rapidly changing science and technology?
Join us for our 6th annual afternoon of learning from those among us who are pushing limits farther than ever before. The dreamers, the visionaries, and artists who are helping make sense of it all.
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$45 general, $25 student
We have curated some of our most popular Talks for your viewing in the gallery below.
07 November, 2015
Promise of Tech and the Brain | Adam GazzaleyAdam Gazzaley shares the result of his lab's research into how new technologies, such as video games, might be used to enhance the functioning of the brain. He shows how within ten years, doctors may be prescribing video games and other technologies to treat such conditions as Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, or Addiction.
Entrepreneurs Using Technology for the Triple Bottom Line | Elizabeth GoreWith an insightful approach to the goal of achieving a “triple bottom line”, Ms. Gore describes how technology is changing the face of global entrepreneurship, transitioning job seekers to job creators.
07 November, 2015
Empowering Your Musical Taste | Nolan GasserWe all love music - but why? In this fascinating and entertaining talk, Nolan Gasser confronts the questions of what musical taste is, where it comes from, and how can we empower personal musical taste for our own betterment.07 November, 2015
Tiny professors — how kids can teach adults to read: Mac BarnettChildren's author Mac Barnett explores the relationship between fiction and reality and suggests that kids are ideal readers of fiction. Mac Barnett is the author of fifteen books for children, including the multiple award-winning, New York Times bestseller Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Mac was the executive director of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers.14 June, 2014
Flying to dream: Amelia RudolphAmelia Rudolph talks about how performing perspective-bending dance in public space changes what dance can be and how people perceive that space. Amelia Rudolph is a choreographer, community leader and dancer/athlete. She is the Artistic Director of BANDALOOP, which brings together dance, climbing and varied off-the-ground movement through site-reactive work on cliffs, urban structures and in theaters.
14 June, 2014
The future of our past: Tatjana Dzambazova"Technology Whisperer, Tatjana Dzambazova, shares her passion for the latest developments in technology that offer new, exciting ways to archive, help protect, and experience our vulnerable cultural and natural heritage. From photo cameras and scanners, to drones, 3D printing and interactive online exploration, Tatjana introduces the concepts of RIP FIX BURN and RIP MIX LEARN. Tatjana Dzambazova is Senior Product manager and Technology Whisperer at Autodesk Inc., where she focuses her energy on promoting powerful design technologies to make them accessible to a wide range of audiences. Tatjana passionately evangelizes and teaches internationally. For more information on some of the covered projects:19 June, 2013
The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCountyHigh school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential. L. Todd Rose is co-founder and president of Project Variability, an organization dedicated to providing leadership around the emerging new science of the individual and its implications for education, the workforce, and society. In addition, he is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he teaches Educational Neuroscience. Todd is also the author of Square Peg: My story and what it means for raising visionaries, innovators, and out-of-the-box thinkers.