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Friday, September 27
 

9:00am PDT

Welcome & First Nations Ceremony with Elder Bruce Robinson
Welcome from Pam & Introduce Elder Bruce Robinson

Moderators
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Elder Bruce Robinson

Elder Bruce Robinson

Elder, Vancouver Native Health Society
Bruce’s traditional name is Owii`lo`ly`eyum`gaudlth`ni`Ki`insque. (Grizzly Bear with a Big Heart). He comes from the Nisga’a people from the Wilp (house) of Nii’is’lis’eyan(our chief), Laxgiibuu (wolf) tribe, from the village of Gingolx (Kincolith) on the Nass River, and... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 9:00am - 9:25am PDT
Improv Center

9:25am PDT

Introductions
Jay's Introduction to the Whole Human Summit & our Keynote Speaker

Moderators
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 9:25am - 9:30am PDT
Improv Center

9:30am PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.

Faculty
avatar for Elder Bruce Robinson

Elder Bruce Robinson

Elder, Vancouver Native Health Society
Bruce’s traditional name is Owii`lo`ly`eyum`gaudlth`ni`Ki`insque. (Grizzly Bear with a Big Heart). He comes from the Nisga’a people from the Wilp (house) of Nii’is’lis’eyan(our chief), Laxgiibuu (wolf) tribe, from the village of Gingolx (Kincolith) on the Nass River, and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. David Tu

Dr. David Tu

Clinician, educator, researcher, clinical assistant professor, University of British Columbia, Urban Indigenous Health & Healing Cooperative
David Tu, MD is a Canadian Family Physician with a clinical focus on inner-city medicine, Aboriginal Health, and HIV. Dr. Tu grew up in Toronto, Canada, and attended medical school at McMaster University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am PDT
Improv Center

9:50am PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.
In this experiential and interactive session, participants will explore what health and wellness means to them and those around them through the lenses of being, doing, relating and impacting (systems). This exploration is based on the rich work of Integral Theory, offering a taste of what is to come in our next session on Day 2. 


Faculty
avatar for Durwin  Foster, MA, CCC

Durwin Foster, MA, CCC

Integral Therapist, Researcher, & Writer
Durwin Foster, M.A., is a therapist, researcher and writer with a strong background in mindfulness-based and integrally-informed approaches to psychology. Durwin worked with Ken Wilber, a pioneer of integral theory, in applying integral theory and mindfulness to counselling and psychotherapy... Read More →
avatar for Lee White

Lee White

Firekeeper, CEO, ChinookX Technologies Ltd
I am a hyperactive artist, athlete and entrepreneur. A poet and storyteller, adventure therapist and guide, and technology entrepreneur working in the space of First Nations advocacy and autonomy.  Author of the book rapt in awe and Founder and CEO of the company ChinookX Technologies... Read More →
avatar for Carissa Kazyss

Carissa Kazyss

Consultant, Coach
Carissa Kazyss is a consultant and coach who works with health and wellness organizations and individuals using an integrally-informed approach. *** Carissa is passionate about health and wellness, particularly links between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Carissa... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 9:50am - 10:10am PDT
Improv Center

10:10am PDT

Q&A and Directions for Summit Streams
Jay gives direction of two streams

Moderators
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 10:10am - 10:20am PDT
Improv Center

10:20am PDT

10:50am PDT

Practical Insights from the Frontiers Introduction
Credible paths to functioning at your peak can be difficult to distinguish from snake oil cures with so many diets, diagnoses, devices and self-development frameworks out there! Here we do a deep-dive into breathwork, hormones, technology, and ketogenics to heal some of the most prevalent conditions blocking us from being our best selves.

This session will explore:
  • Supporting our bodies to flourish at the cellular level.
  • Self-regulating our nervous systems.
  • Taking control of our health through nutrition and quantified self technology.

Faculty
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:50am - 11:00am PDT
Improv Center

10:50am PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing Continued
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.

Faculty
avatar for Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Branch Out Neurological Foundation
Crystal Phillips is a former National Level Speed Skater and now Executive Director of the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a charity she co-founded in 2010 to accelerate innovative technologies and non pharmaceutical approaches for neurological disorders. The Branch Out Foundation... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:50am - 11:00am PDT
The Nest

11:00am PDT

Practical Insights From the Frontiers
Credible paths to functioning at your peak can be difficult to distinguish from snake oil cures with so many diets, diagnoses, devices and self-development frameworks out there! Here we do a deep-dive into breathwork, hormones, technology, and ketogenics to heal some of the most prevalent conditions blocking us from being our best selves.

This session will explore:
  • Supporting our bodies to flourish at the cellular level.
  • Self-regulating our nervous systems.
  • Taking control of our health through nutrition and quantified self technology.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Brendan Byrne

Dr. Brendan Byrne

Medical Director & Co-Founder, Wellness Garage
Brendan's deep passion is to use the latest science to help people change their behaviors and optimize their health. He believes that each of us need our own wellness practice; something that's fun and energizes us, while optimizing our health.Brendan has been a physician and digital... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
Improv Center

11:00am PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Lawrence Cheng, CCFP(EM), MPH

Dr. Lawrence Cheng, CCFP(EM), MPH

Integrative Practitioner
Dr. Cheng is the co-founder of Connect Health Care Centre for Integrative + Functional Medicine in Vancouver. Dr. Cheng is trained in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, has completed the Integrative Medicine Fellowship from... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am PDT
The Nest

11:20am PDT

Practical Insights From the Frontiers
Credible paths to functioning at your peak can be difficult to distinguish from snake oil cures with so many diets, diagnoses, devices and self-development frameworks out there! Here we do a deep-dive into breathwork, hormones, technology, and ketogenics to heal some of the most prevalent conditions blocking us from being our best selves.

This session will explore:
  • Supporting our bodies to flourish at the cellular level.
  • Self-regulating our nervous systems.
  • Taking control of our health through nutrition and quantified self technology.

Faculty
avatar for Drs. Nick and Sonya Jensen, ND

Drs. Nick and Sonya Jensen, ND

Founders, Naturopathic Doctors, Divine Elements
Drs Nick and Sonya Jensen inspire their patients to hack into their body and minds innate intelligence to create health and longevity in all areas of life.


Friday September 27, 2019 11:20am - 11:40am PDT
Improv Center

11:20am PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.

Faculty
avatar for Victoria Lemieux

Victoria Lemieux

Chief Information Security Officer, Molecular You
Dr. Lemieux is an associate professor of archival science at the iSchool and lead of the Blockchain research cluster, Blockchain@UBC at the University of British Columbia – Canada’s largest and most diverse research cluster devoted to blockchain technology.


Friday September 27, 2019 11:20am - 11:40am PDT
The Nest

11:40am PDT

Practical Insights From the Frontiers
Credible paths to functioning at your peak can be difficult to distinguish from snake oil cures with so many diets, diagnoses, devices and self-development frameworks out there! Here we do a deep-dive into breathwork, hormones, technology, and ketogenics to heal some of the most prevalent conditions blocking us from being our best selves.

This session will explore:
  • Supporting our bodies to flourish at the cellular level.
  • Self-regulating our nervous systems.
  • Taking control of our health through nutrition and quantified self technology.

Faculty
avatar for David G. Harper, PhD

David G. Harper, PhD

Researcher & Author, Biodiet, BC Cancer Redearch Centre
David's research focuses on the ketogenic diet as a tool for healing. He's helped hundreds of people reverse obesity and chronic disease and has attained a biological age half his own chronological age.


Friday September 27, 2019 11:40am - 12:00pm PDT
Improv Center

11:40am PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.

Faculty
avatar for Lesley Esford, PhD

Lesley Esford, PhD

Director, Innovate BC
Esford received her PhD in microbiology and immunology from UBC, and has spent many years in academia, industry and government in positions supporting the growth of the life-sciences sector. She is a Kauffman Fellow, which is a Silicon Valley-based international leadership program... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 11:40am - 12:00pm PDT
The Nest

12:00pm PDT

Practical Insights From the Frontiers
Credible paths to functioning at your peak can be difficult to distinguish from snake oil cures with so many diets, diagnoses, devices and self-development frameworks out there! Here we do a deep-dive into breathwork, hormones, technology, and ketogenics to heal some of the most prevalent conditions blocking us from being our best selves.

This session will explore:
  • Supporting our bodies to flourish at the cellular level.
  • Self-regulating our nervous systems.
  • Taking control of our health through nutrition and quantified self technology.

Faculty
avatar for Kristina Campbell, MSc

Kristina Campbell, MSc

Microbiome Science Writer, Author The Well-Fed Microbiome
Microbiome science writer dedicated to uncovering how gut microbiota intersects with diet and health. Author of The Well-Fed Microbiome and co-author of Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition & Health.


Friday September 27, 2019 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Improv Center

12:00pm PDT

Your Map to Optimal Wellbeing
In traditional Indigenous culture, wellness involved a balance of spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Today, many pockets of Western medicine are, too, integrating knowledge from across disciplines to help people heal, transform and operate at their peak potential.

This session will explore:
  • How ancient wisdom can be integrated into current ways of being.
  • New ways to think about your wellness potential.
  • What lies ahead for the future of wellbeing in and beyond medicine.

Faculty
avatar for Edward Dangerfield

Edward Dangerfield

Nervous System Specialist, Orbit Healing
Edward Dangerfield is a Nervous System Speicliast and the founder of Biology of Breath.He combines modern neuroscience with ancient breathing techniques to help guide people to release trauma and unprocessed emotions and live to their full potential.


Friday September 27, 2019 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
The Nest

12:20pm PDT

Q&A Session
Moderators
avatar for Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Branch Out Neurological Foundation
Crystal Phillips is a former National Level Speed Skater and now Executive Director of the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a charity she co-founded in 2010 to accelerate innovative technologies and non pharmaceutical approaches for neurological disorders. The Branch Out Foundation... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 12:20pm - 12:30pm PDT
The Nest

12:20pm PDT

Practical Insights From the Frontiers
Credible paths to functioning at your peak can be difficult to distinguish from snake oil cures with so many diets, diagnoses, devices and self-development frameworks out there! Here we do a deep-dive into hormones, microbiomes, technology, and ketogenics to heal some of the most prevalent conditions blocking us from being our best selves.

This session will explore:
  • Supporting our bodies to flourish at the cellular level.
  • Self-regulating our nervous systems.
  • Taking control of our health through nutrition and quantified self technology.

Faculty
avatar for Brett Finlay, PhD, OAC

Brett Finlay, PhD, OAC

Award winning microbiology & Author, Whole-Body Microbiome, University of British Columbia
Dr. Brett Finlay is an award winning microbiologist and book author at the University of British Columbia.  He studies host-microbe interactions ranging from diarrhea causing pathogens to how the microbiome influences human health and disease.


Friday September 27, 2019 12:20pm - 12:40pm PDT
Improv Center

12:40pm PDT

Q&A Session
Moderators
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 12:40pm - 12:50pm PDT
Improv Center

12:50pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

Exploring Microbes, Genes and Human Data Introductions
For every human gene in our body, there are 360 microbial genes hanging out right beside it. And while every human being is essentially harbouring colonies of microbes, we also each have a unique internal code - our genetics - when unlocked, can activate our greatest level of wellbeing.
This session will explore:
  • Where the fields of genetics and microbiome collide.
  • The difference between nature and nurture in our wellbeing journey.
  • How to balance the power of our health data with personal privacy.

Faculty
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
Improv Center

2:00pm PDT

Guided Meditation to Calm the Nervous System
Faculty
avatar for Chelsea Lee C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MA

Chelsea Lee C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MA

Yoga Therapist, Chelse Lee Yoga Therapy
As a Certified Yoga Therapist, Chelsea strives to empower her students & clients with the education and skills necessary for creating a meaningful change in their own experience. She is the Yoga Therapy Program Director at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts and offers private Yoga... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
The Nest

2:10pm PDT

Exploring Microbes, Genes and Human Data
For every human gene in our body, there are 360 microbial genes hanging out right beside it. And while every human being is essentially harbouring colonies of microbes, we also each have a unique internal code - our genetics - when unlocked, can activate our greatest level of wellbeing.
This session will explore:
  • Where the fields of genetics and microbiome collide.
  • The difference between nature and nurture in our wellbeing journey.
  • How to balance the power of our health data with personal privacy.

Faculty
ES

Eesmyal Santos-Brault

Technology Entrepreneur, Quantified Citizen


Friday September 27, 2019 2:10pm - 2:30pm PDT
Improv Center

2:15pm PDT

The Leading Edge of Technology and Mental Wellbeing Introduction
Innovation that supports emotional wellbeing, mental health and human thriving holds incredible promise for us all. In this session, we engage with leaders bridging the gap between the research and emerging applications that are deepening self-awareness, reducing anxiety, and creating new opportunities for optimal health and healing.

This session will explore:
  • Neuroplasticity innovation to build better brains
  • The emerging world of psychedelics for wellness optimization
  • New ways to access and respond to our emotions

Moderators
avatar for Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Branch Out Neurological Foundation
Crystal Phillips is a former National Level Speed Skater and now Executive Director of the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a charity she co-founded in 2010 to accelerate innovative technologies and non pharmaceutical approaches for neurological disorders. The Branch Out Foundation... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 2:15pm - 2:25pm PDT
The Nest

2:25pm PDT

The Leading Edge of Technology and Mental Wellbeing
Innovation that supports emotional wellbeing, mental health and human thriving holds incredible promise for us all. In this session, we engage with leaders bridging the gap between the research and emerging applications that are deepening self-awareness, reducing anxiety, and creating new opportunities for optimal health and healing.

This session will explore:
  • Neuroplasticity innovation to build better brains
  • The emerging world of psychedelics for wellness optimization
  • New ways to access and respond to our emotions

Faculty
avatar for Boris Kerjner

Boris Kerjner

Human Potential Innovator
Boris Kerjner is an expert trainer, speaker and researcher in the field of human potential. His practical approach to whole-person empowerment is shaped by over 12 years of multidisciplinary investigation in the fields of psychology, nutrition, neuroscience and consciousness. With... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:25pm - 2:45pm PDT
The Nest

2:30pm PDT

Exploring Microbes, Genes and Human Data
For every human gene in our body, there are 360 microbial genes hanging out right beside it. And while every human being is essentially harbouring colonies of microbes, we also each have a unique internal code - our genetics - when unlocked, can activate our greatest level of wellbeing.
This session will explore:
  • Where the fields of genetics and microbiome collide.
  • The difference between nature and nurture in our wellbeing journey.
  • How to balance the power of our health data with personal privacy.

Faculty
avatar for Lois Nahirney, PhD

Lois Nahirney, PhD

President, CEO, DNAPower
Dr. Lois Nahirney is passionate about creating a healthier world by helping people take power over their health. As the Founder and CEO of dnaPower, her businesses are revolutionizing preventative healthcare by bringing state of the art DNA information to people to help them make... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:30pm - 2:50pm PDT
Improv Center

2:45pm PDT

The Leading Edge of Technology and Mental Wellbeing
Innovation that supports emotional wellbeing, mental health and human thriving holds incredible promise for us all. In this session, we engage with leaders bridging the gap between the research and emerging applications that are deepening self-awareness, reducing anxiety, and creating new opportunities for optimal health and healing.

This session will explore:
  • Neuroplasticity innovation to build better brains
  • The emerging world of psychedelics for wellness optimization
  • New ways to access and respond to our emotions

Faculty
avatar for Sonia Brodie

Sonia Brodie

VP Services, Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic
Sonia holds a Masters in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. She is a well-published scientist, Certified Clinical Research Professional, and a long-standing brain enthusiast. She has spent over 10 years exploring how the brain responds to different types of injuries... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 2:45pm - 3:05pm PDT
The Nest

2:50pm PDT

Exploring Microbes, Genes and Human Data
For every human gene in our body, there are 360 microbial genes hanging out right beside it. And while every human being is essentially harbouring colonies of microbes, we also each have a unique internal code - our genetics - when unlocked, can activate our greatest level of wellbeing.
This session will explore:
  • Where the fields of genetics and microbiome collide.
  • The difference between nature and nurture in our wellbeing journey.
  • How to balance the power of our health data with personal privacy.

Faculty
avatar for Adriana Suarez

Adriana Suarez

Genomics Evangelist, 10xGenomics
Adriana dreams of the day when everyone has access to genomics. Her passion for genomics has shaped her career, from publishing several peer-reviewed publications to creating strategic business partnerships.


Friday September 27, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm PDT
Improv Center

3:05pm PDT

The Leading Edge of Technology and Mental Wellbeing
Innovation that supports emotional wellbeing, mental health and human thriving holds incredible promise for us all. In this session, we engage with leaders bridging the gap between the research and emerging applications that are deepening self-awareness, reducing anxiety, and creating new opportunities for optimal health and healing.

This session will explore:
  • Neuroplasticity innovation to build better brains
  • The emerging world of psychedelics for wellness optimization
  • New ways to access and respond to our emotions

Faculty
avatar for Miranda Gottlieb

Miranda Gottlieb

Mental health diplomat, Johnson & Johnson
Miranda is a drug policy reformer with experience leading advocacy and community organizing across the U.S. Now based in Beijing, she specializes in Chinese public health policy and is a Mental Health Diplomat at Johnson & Johnson.


Friday September 27, 2019 3:05pm - 3:20pm PDT
The Nest

3:20pm PDT

Break
Everyone please head back to the Improv Centre for 4 pm

Friday September 27, 2019 3:20pm - 4:00pm PDT
Granville Island Markets & Restaurants

3:25pm PDT

Q&A Session
Moderators
avatar for Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Branch Out Neurological Foundation
Crystal Phillips is a former National Level Speed Skater and now Executive Director of the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a charity she co-founded in 2010 to accelerate innovative technologies and non pharmaceutical approaches for neurological disorders. The Branch Out Foundation... Read More →

Friday September 27, 2019 3:25pm - 3:40pm PDT
The Nest

4:00pm PDT

Keynote Address
Faculty
avatar for Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Co-Founder, Executive Director, Branch Out Neurological Foundation
Crystal Phillips is a former National Level Speed Skater and now Executive Director of the Branch Out Neurological Foundation, a charity she co-founded in 2010 to accelerate innovative technologies and non pharmaceutical approaches for neurological disorders. The Branch Out Foundation... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Improv Center

4:30pm PDT

Q&A, Final Wrap Up, Instructions for Day 2 and Networking Session
Faculty
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Improv Center
 
Saturday, September 28
 

9:30am PDT

Accessibly Accessing Your Health & Happiness: Presented by Modo Yoga & The Mat Collective
Sometimes the perception around yoga is that it is only for certain people, certain body types, certain lifestyles, but yoga is for anyone with a body. When we can tap into, and access, the practice in an accessible way, that supports the structure of our bodies, then we can tap into a deeper realm of holistic healing for our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. Kristy will guide you through a yoga practice to help stimulate and calm the body, in a way that is accessible and invitational to your personal landscape, so that you can learn to be your own deepest source of health and wellness.

Faculty
avatar for Kristy Soper

Kristy Soper

Owner, Teacher, Modo Yoga Squamish
Yoga has been an integral part of Kristy's life for almost 15 years. It has helped her to confront, tap into, learn from and continue to grow into a deeper sense of wholeness and healing. Having been through intense health issues and deep traumas, yoga has been a continual source... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mat Collective

Mat Collective

Mat Collective redefines what a yoga company should be. We are a nonprofit, operating for the well being of our students and the betterment of our planet earth. Get yourself a recycled mat, come to a class, or find out how you can support our efforts in other ways.... Read More →
avatar for Modo Yoga Squamish

Modo Yoga Squamish

Modo Yoga Squamish
Modo Yoga Squamish is a community of inspired students, joined together by our love of yoga, our commitment to protecting the earth, and our drive to bring more peace into the world. We are a place for all. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced student, we offer... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
The Fishbowl

9:30am PDT

Nutrition for Health and Healing
Nutrition for Health and Healing. Exploring where we can get credible information about nutritional health and achieving a better understanding of conscious eating. Questions the panel will explore may include: What is the perfect diet? Why a plant-based diet? What is a Beyond Meat Burger and is that even good for you?

Moderators
avatar for Jay Ingram

Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Marotta, PhD

Anthony Marotta, PhD

Co-Founder, Serial Entrepreneur & Adjunct Professor, Peqish Food Company
Dr. Anthony Marotta is a serial entrepreneur and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). With a passion for using his health science background for good, he has co-founded Peqish Food Company and Augurex... Read More →
avatar for David G. Harper, PhD

David G. Harper, PhD

Researcher & Author, Biodiet, BC Cancer Redearch Centre
David's research focuses on the ketogenic diet as a tool for healing. He's helped hundreds of people reverse obesity and chronic disease and has attained a biological age half his own chronological age.
avatar for Heidi Lescanec, ND

Heidi Lescanec, ND

Naturopathic Doctor & Culinary Nutritionist
Dr. Heidi Lescanec is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 16 years of experience blending the latest scientific research with natural, clinically proven forms of medicine. She is also a passionate whole foods chef who has cooked at retreat centers, the movie industry, back country lodges... Read More →
avatar for Nicolette Richer

Nicolette Richer

Orthomolecular Health Educator, Entrepreneur, Author & PhD candidate., The Green Moustache
Nicolette Richer is a Regenerative Medicine Educator, entrepreneur, author, Doctoral student and speaker. She is a savvy wellness facilitator and a renowned environmental and sustainability expert, with an insatiable desire to learn and educate. Nicolette transforms people with chronic... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
The Nest

10:30am PDT

Compassionate Goal Setting & Three Must-Haves for Early-Stage Business

Compassionate Goal Setting lead by Eman Salem- We will explore the art of re-defining terms such as health and happiness using raw and compassionate language.

Early-Stage Business lead by Holden Bonwit-
Based on dozens of successful projects to launch enterprises and scale up businesses, Holden leads a fast-paced, activity-filled workshop touching on your target market, team talent, and finance. We'll look at the major building blocks of successful businesses, and you'll come out of the workshop with an action list of how to improve your chances of success by addressing shortcomings, as well as bolstering your business strengths. Boot-up your new business or boost your existing one!

Faculty
avatar for Eman Salem

Eman Salem

Motivational Coach & Founder, Iron Self
Eman is an empowerment coach and public speaker. She uses the art of compassion and vulnerability to foster radical self expression, which leads us to make our goals and dreams a reality. Her business IronSelf focuses on redefining terms such as health, happiness, and success, creating... Read More →
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Holden Bonwit

Finance and Strategy Consultant
Holden is a finance and strategy consultant, focused on designing, testing, and scaling up innovative business models. His passion is helping very early stage social enterprises with positive social & environmental impact. An engineer by background with a decade of experience bringing... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
The Fishbowl

10:30am PDT

Healing, Visionary Plant Medicines and their Importance for the Future of Humanity
There is a set of plants and plant-derived medicines variously known as entheogens, psychedelics, and empathogens with an ancient history of healing and spiritual use. In recent times these substances have been misunderstood, villified, and oftern misused. However, there is currently a dramatic renaissance of recognition unfolding regarding the potential of these substances for holistic healing of body, mind, and spirit when understood and utilized safely and effectively. The experts on this panel will discuss the problems and promise of this renaissance.

Moderators
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Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Faculty
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Stephen Gray

Teacher & Author
Stephen Gray is a teacher and writer on spiritual subjects, including entheogenic, sacramental medicines. He has worked extensively with Tibetan Buddhism, the Native American Church, and with several other entheogenic/psychedelic medicines. The author of Returning to Sacred World... Read More →
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Rae St. Arnault

Naturopathic Physician, Co-Founder, Empower Health
Dr. Rae St. Arnault, ND is a Naturopathic Physician and cofounder of Empower Health, an integrative health clinic that focuses on individualized, transformational healing modalities with a team-based approach. She works with a broad spectrum of patients such as chronic pain, hormone... Read More →
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Lidija Martinovic Rekert

Teacher, Mediation Guide & Somatic Counselor
Lidija Martinovic Rekert is an internationally accredited Yoga teacher and Meditation Guide, Somatic Counselor in private practice and Ceremony holder. She works closely with clients after their intake of psychedelic, entheogen, and other psychoactive substances, with an intention... Read More →
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Trevor Millar

Chair of the Board, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada
A provider of the anti-addictive psychedelic plant medicine called ibogaine, Trevor Millar currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada, is the former Executive Director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
The Nest

11:30am PDT

Mythbusting the Immune System
Mythbusting the Immune System- From infectious diseases to vaccination- what do we need to know about our immune system. 

Moderators
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Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Faculty
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Dr. Gio Miletto

Medical Director, Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centres
Gio is a British/ Italian/ Canadian MD who has worked in medical communications for 15 years. He has presentedwritten and produced for TV and newspapers in the UK and contributed to the CBC and CTV. In BC he is the Medical Director for Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centres and works in Aviation Medicine. But what interests him most is human connection: its successes and failures and what that means in the real world... Read More →
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Marc Horwitz

Professor, UBC
Dr. Marc Horwitz is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Sauder Chair of Pediatric Virology at the University of British Columbia. He is a co-leader of the Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (I3) Research Group at the Life Sciences Institute at UBC and... Read More →
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Dr. Monika Naus MHSc, MD, FRCPC, FACPM

Medical Director, Communicable Diseases & Immunization Service and Medical Head, Immunization Programs & Vaccine Preventable Diseases, BC Centre for Disease Control
Dr. Monika Naus is a public health physician whose work informs government policy for publicly funded immunization programs, and is keen to maintain public trust in these programs. She is the Medical Director, Communicable Diseases & Immunization Service, the Medical Head, Immunization... Read More →
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Naomi Van Halteren, RN

CEO & Founder, Luna VR
Naomi is a registered nurse who is using the magic of VR to help decrease patients pain & fear of needles. Having Type 1 Diabetes & Multiple Sclerosis, she has received over 35,000 needles & is using this knowledge to help others. Her goal is to start changing how needles are seen... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
The Nest

11:30am PDT

*FULL*Breathwork presented by Orbit Healing & supported by The Mat Collective
Join Edward Dangerfield and the Biology of Breath team for a powerful guided breathwork session to access altered states of consciousness.

Faculty
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Edward Dangerfield

Nervous System Specialist, Orbit Healing
Edward Dangerfield is a Nervous System Speicliast and the founder of Biology of Breath.He combines modern neuroscience with ancient breathing techniques to help guide people to release trauma and unprocessed emotions and live to their full potential.

Sponsors
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Mat Collective

Mat Collective redefines what a yoga company should be. We are a nonprofit, operating for the well being of our students and the betterment of our planet earth. Get yourself a recycled mat, come to a class, or find out how you can support our efforts in other ways.... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT
The Fishbowl

12:30pm PDT

Integrating Sex and Gender into Research presented by SCWIST
SCWIST Integrating Sex and Gender into Research- As part of the Innovation and Life Leadership series of workshops, the following questions will be discussed: Is gender considered in clinical studies? Is there gender bias? Why does it matter? What is the impact? What is SGBA (Sex and Gender-Based Analysis)? What's being done to counteract gender bias in an innovative way? What can leaders and researchers/clinicians do to consider women in studies and remove gender bias?

Faculty
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Dhalie Patara

Director Finance, SCWIST
Dhalie Patara is a Board Member and Director of Finance at SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology). She has over 20 years of experience as a project manager, including 10 years of clinical solutions delivery in healthcare.
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Paloma Corvalan

Director of Youth Engagement, Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
Paloma is a PhD student at University of Queensland studying social behaviours of eastern grey Kangaroos using Network Analysis. Paloma is also the Youth Engagement Board Director for the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, the Program Coordinator at the Jericho... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
The Nest

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Lunch

Saturday September 28, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Granville Island Markets & Restaurants

2:00pm PDT

Quiet Leadership

Do you feel overshadowed by your gregarious colleagues?

Do you feel pressured to go against your authentic self to get recognized by clients/prospects or colleagues?

You're not alone - about 50% of all leaders are introverts, yet our working environments favor the extrovert, the outspoken, bold and assertive. These traits have changed our definition of leadership and altered our assumptions about what good performance looks like. And while many studies have shown introverts are natural-born leaders, many business cultures often make it impossible to thrive.

Faris will illustrate how you don't have to be loud to be a great leader and you can be impactful by being soft-spoken, quiet and gentle. This talk is for extroverts as well, as they can gain valuable insight into the introvert's world, allowing them to understand and work more effectively with their introverted colleagues.

Key Takeaways:

✔ Understanding of Quiet Leadership
✔ Quiet leaders traits and strengths
✔ Expose some myths
✔ How to close the communication gap between introverts and extroverts

Faculty
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Faris Khalifeh

Quiet Leadership Coach
Faris coaches introverts to embrace who they are and leverage their natural strengths. He focuses on helping individuals uncover their authentic self to capitalize on their natural traits and thrive in their professional and personal life. His approach explores personality type... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
The Fishbowl

2:00pm PDT

Paths to Resilience
Pathways to Resiliency

Pax - "What do you think is secretly eroding your resilience?" 


Un-Panel Structure
The Un-Panel is an effort to use the same resources and time slot as a normal panel, but incorporate deep audience engagement, interaction and learning. The basic structure is that each panelist will come prepared with one question that they believe defines this area of inquiry or intersection. They will also come prepared to provide a 3 minute explanation of why that question is important (framing). After all the questions are presented, the audience will discuss.

Agenda
Distribute printed questions to each panelist for reference
3 min: Provide overview of the new structure, reasons for it, intention, and how it will work (what to expect)
5 min: Introduce panelists and provide short bios for each
3x5 = 15 min: Each panelist presents their question in succession
iPad is displayed to panelist to keep timing tight
1 min: Each panelist repeats their question
2 min: Audience is given instructions for group discussion
You now have the opportunity to sink your teeth into one of these questions as a group. First and foremost, this is a test of cooperation! Decide as a group which question you want to explore. Then spend 10 minutes discussing. You’re goal is to come up with one question or epiphany that you believe somehow shines light on this question. Write that on your notecard, and then we’ll share at the end. 
Questions are publicly displayed on projector (slide) or poster
3 min: Audience breaks up into groups of 3
10-15 min: Audience small group discussion
40-50 min: Audience presents their notecards and discussion with panelists
5-10 min: closing comments from panelists

 

Moderators
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Blair Kaplan

President, Blair Kaplan Communications
Blair Kaplan Venables is the President of Blair Kaplan Communications, Director of Business Development and Marketing for Alpine Riding, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Pemberton Chamber of Commerce. She is also a national speaker, is working on her first book, and recently... Read More →

Faculty
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Chad Weir

Project Manager, Social Entrepreneur, Consultant, Contractor, Disruptor, The Foundation Project | The Cognizance Group
Chad is a social entrepreneur, consultant, contractor, project manager, event director and marketing specialist with a focus on human development, leadership, health, wellness and change management. He has spent most of his life exploring human development, leadership, business development... Read More →
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Aliya Amershi

Tech Coach & Founder, Techie Concierge / Codefree App Launch
Aliya Amershi is a Tech Coach and Founder of Codefree App Launch, which is a program that helps non-technical entrepreneurs launch their app idea without heaving to learn code or pay for expensive developers. Aliya is an Engineer turned Entrepreneur herself with 20 years of technology... Read More →
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John Stoddart

Founder of Lasting Health, Integral Master Coach™, Educator, Health Writer/Researcher and Filmmaker., Lasting Health
Among all of the roles that I play I see myself primarily as an advocate for growth and wellbeing. Looking back over early careers as varied as Emergency Medical Technician, Film Producer and Media Teacher, I have always been most interested in creating change that makes our world... Read More →
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Pax Frias

Partner, Restore Human
A full-time mover, Pax is always on his feet, hands, or upside down - leading a dynamic lifestyle.Growing up in the Andes Mountains of Chile with a loving family, seven dogs and three cats, played a significant role in developing Pax’s penchant for being outside and in motion. Running... Read More →
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Phil Kohn

Healthech Entrepreneur, Co-founder, Stratosphere
Phil is a recovering i-banker turned healthtech entrepreneur and investor. He is co-creating Stratosphere to democratize mental health and healing in the complex chronic illness world, a mission fueled by Lyme-related personal healing struggles.


Saturday September 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
The Nest

3:00pm PDT

Values-Driven Leadership
 Through her Whole Life Leadership approach Kristin will support you in connecting to your ‘wise guide inside’ and explore how taking a values-driven approach to living as the leader of your life can lead to more flow, fulfillment and overall well being.

You will leave this session with:
An understanding around how to leverage your values to create meaningful results in your life.
A deeper connection to the things that matter to you most.
Actionable practices to support you in taking on Whole Life Leadership.

Faculty
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Kristin Constable

Founder, Leadership and Business Coach, Winning Academy
Kristin Constable is a leadership and business coach and the Founder of Winning Academy. Through her Whole Life Leadership approach she supports entrepreneurs and leaders in activating their inner leader so that they can lead wildly successful values driven businesses while living... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
The Fishbowl

3:00pm PDT

Culture Shifting Medicine
Culture Shifting Medicine- Our unpanel leaders and participants will address the question- What culture shifts are needed to improve health outcomes? Each leader will provide guidance based on their expertise and practice on where they see culture shifts need to be made and will lead a dialogue with the participants in how this shift can be implemented. The goal is to share knowledge and come up with impactful solutions for everyone to walk away with at least one actionable change they can do personally/professionally to impact a culture shift for health.

Faculty
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Dr. Gio Miletto

Medical Director, Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centres
Gio is a British/ Italian/ Canadian MD who has worked in medical communications for 15 years. He has presentedwritten and produced for TV and newspapers in the UK and contributed to the CBC and CTV. In BC he is the Medical Director for Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centres and works in Aviation Medicine. But what interests him most is human connection: its successes and failures and what that means in the real world... Read More →
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Maia Love

Wellness Consultant and Psychiatrist, Illumine Health
Dr. Maia Love is a psychiatrist, yoga teacher, and wellness consultant currently practicing in outpatient clinics and designing wellness programs. A graduate from UBC Psychiatry, she is certified in mindfulness, certified internationally in addiction medicine and yoga, and holds two... Read More →
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Lyren Chiu

President and Executive Director, Canadian Research Institute of Spirituality and Healing
Dr. Chiu is President and Executive Director of the Canadian Research Institute of Spirituality and Healing. Dr. Chiu believes that spirituality is an important quality of human being which should not be neglected or dismissed because of the limitation of our understanding about science... Read More →
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Kristy Kerr

Executive Director, BCCDC Foundation for Public Health
Kristy Kerr is the Executive Director of the BCCDC Foundation, where she is responsible for strategic direction, partnerships, organizational development, operations, and the consistent achievement of the mission, vision and mandate of the Foundation. Kristy manages day-to-day administrative... Read More →
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Richard Sprague

CEO, Personal Science, Airdoc, Inc
Richard is the CEO of AI-based healthcare company Airdoc Technology, Inc., a US-based healthtech company he started with friends from Beijing China. His latest project is called Personal Science, where they are aiming to "Make science work for you". After seeing thousands of microbiome... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
The Nest

4:00pm PDT

6 Steps to Better Sleep
6 Ways to Better Sleep- Do you struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep? We need 7 - 9 hours of good quality sleep every night to optimize our health and reduce the risk of chronic illness and injury. You cannot play catch up on the weekend either! This workshop will have you identify how your current daily habits negatively impact your sleep, and help you identify tips and tricks that you can implement at home to improve your sleep. You'll also learn why all of this is so important to your longevity. We always say "life is short", but did you know that poor sleep is guaranteed to make your life shorter? You will learn how to change that outcome for yourself.

Faculty
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Melissa Deally

Health & Life Coach, Better Brain Health
Melissa Deally is a registered Health Coach and Life Coach. Living in Whistler, British Columbia, with her husband and 2 daughters, she loves nothing more than to coach her clients to an understanding of how to optimize their health, whether as a process of prevention, or recovery... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
The Fishbowl

4:00pm PDT

Whole Human Health Map & Summit Closing
Whole Human Health Map- In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to integrate the many threads and emerging ideas using a holistic framework. Through rich storytelling and an immersive, interactive process, participants will be offered a way to take what they have gained at the Summit to a new level of integration.

Moderators
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Jay Ingram

Canadian broadcasting legend, author, public speaker and science communicator., Beakerhead
Science broadcaster and writer Jay Ingram was co-host of Discovery Channel's science show, Daily Planet for 16 years. It remains television's only daily hour-long prime-time science and nature news magazine. Jay joined Discovery in 1994 and was instrumental in helping shape the program... Read More →

Faculty
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Durwin Foster, MA, CCC

Integral Therapist, Researcher, & Writer
Durwin Foster, M.A., is a therapist, researcher and writer with a strong background in mindfulness-based and integrally-informed approaches to psychology. Durwin worked with Ken Wilber, a pioneer of integral theory, in applying integral theory and mindfulness to counselling and psychotherapy... Read More →
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Lee White

Firekeeper, CEO, ChinookX Technologies Ltd
I am a hyperactive artist, athlete and entrepreneur. A poet and storyteller, adventure therapist and guide, and technology entrepreneur working in the space of First Nations advocacy and autonomy.  Author of the book rapt in awe and Founder and CEO of the company ChinookX Technologies... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
The Nest
 
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