SinCity

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Theme: Evolve. Involve. Solve.

Las Vegas, NV, United States
May 14th, 2011

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We are the first species in history that has the ability to chart the course of our progress and direct our own evolution. We might even be able to speed it up.

If we have the ability to do this, we have the responsibility to do it.

The TEDxSinCity event brings together a group of cutting edge thought leaders from around the world, who have bold ideas for the next steps in human evolution.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Fred Mossler
    Fred Mossler is one of the original founders of Zappos.com as we know it today. He's worked closely with CEO Tony Hsieh to help design one of the most famous corporate cultures in history, inspiring other companies and individuals to place emphasis on human happiness concurrently with productivity.
  • Ram Dass
    Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr.Timothy Leary. He had continued his psychedelic research until that fateful Eastern trip in 1967, when he traveled to India. In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means "servant of God." Everything changed then - his intense dharmic life started, and he became a pivotal influence on a culture that has reverberated with the words “Be Here Now” ever since. Ram Dass’s spirit has been a guiding light for three generations, carrying along millions on the journey, helping free them from their bonds as he has worked his way through his own.
  • Marc Gafni
    Marc Gafni is a cutting edge spiritual teacher, author, television personality, mediator, corporate consultant, iconoclast, and gentle provocateur. He has written seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints, which won the prestigious NAPRA award for Best Spirituality Book of 2001, and was a main selection of the One Spirit Book Club and the Amazon.com Best Book in the Jewish Thought category in 2001. This book was also made into a National PBS special and an audio series by Sounds True recordings. Soul Prints is published by Simon & Schuster.
  • Dave Logan
    Dave Logan is the best-selling author of Tribal Leadership and The Three Laws of Performance. He's an expert in cultural transformation in the workplace, serving as senior partner at CultureSync and on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business.
  • Dr. Wyatt Woodsmall
    Wyatt Woodsmall is the founder and President of Advanced Behavioral Modeling,. Inc,. a training and consulting firm committed to dramatically increasing the performance of organizations and individuals through the use of advanced behavioral and learning technologies. Wyatt is an expert modeler, business consultant and trainer.
  • Bryan Franklin
    Bryan Franklin is one of the world’s most successful executive coaches. He is committed to giving freedom to others by empowering them in a variety of ways, but particularly through entrepreneurialism.
  • Sam Chaltan
    Sam Chaltain is a DC-based educator and organizational change consultant. He works with schools, school districts, and public and private sector companies to help them create healthy, high-functioning learning environments. Sam’s writings about his work have appeared in both magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, Education Week and USA Today. A periodic contributor to CNN and MSNBC, Sam is also the author or co-author of five books: The First Amendment in Schools (ASCD, 2003); First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights (Oxford University Press, 2006); American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009); We Must Not Be Afraid to be Free: Stories Of Free Expression in America (Oxford, 2011); and Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education (Jossey-Bass, 2011).
  • Jim Kwik
    For almost two decades, Jim has been a highly sought after keynote speaker, corporate trainer, business strategist and trusted advisor. In that time, he has worked with many top universities, companies, and celebrity best-selling authors. Jim is the visionary behind Kwik Learning and has taught speed-reading, memory improvement, and accelerated learning to thousands of individuals and organizations. His clients include Marriott Hotel, Million Dollar Roundtable, MetLife, NYU and Harvard University.
  • Camronn Huff & Antonia Dodge
    Camronn Huff and Antonia Dodge are co-founders of Personality Hacker, an organization designed to help people leverage their own mental processes to optimize productivity, communication, job satisfaction, and most importantly - happiness. Together, they have a combined total of over 15 years in applied psychoanalytics, profiled over 100 people, and consulted for companies such as Zappos Insights, Hot Topic Media and Inquire Within Media. They have developed over 20 high level trainings, products and resources, and written many articles for various publications and websites.
  • Jonni La Force
    Jonni La Force is a profoundly successful Entrepreneur of Eclecticism who spends the majority of her time traveling the world, doing whatever she feels like, and having adventures and tons of fun. And alright, if you absolutely insist on boring traditional business details, she is an accomplished public speaker with well over a decade of experience, a Board Certified Master Hypnotist Hypotherapist who has hypnotized over three thousand people, currently invests in real estate, runs three small businesses and coaches a select few in marketing, business, real estate, self-development and relationships. Oh, and she makes people anywhere from a couple hundred thousand to a few million by managing their product launch for them.
  • Bruce Muzik
    Bruce Muzik is a world class personal coach and life trainer. He has been recognized worldwide as the "white man that lived in the black township" in post-apartheid South Africa.(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2960262.stm) He has owned two successful businesses and wrote a #1 hit song in his native country. His personal mission is to help people to realize their full potential and live lives that they love.
  • Shawn Stevenson
    Shawn Stevenson is a Professional Nutritionist specializing in biochemistry and kinesiological science, as well as advanced treatment for acute and chronic disorders. He is the author of several books including The Key to Quantum Health and The Fat Loss Code. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from The University of Missouri – St. Louis, and he is the founder of the Advanced Integrative Health Alliance. Over nearly a decade of research, Shawn’s work has touched the lives of thousands of people in his private practice, programs, and live events. Shawn’s greatest gift has been providing a tremendous array of valuable strategies, insights, techniques, tools for healing, and proven methods for radically transforming the health and beauty of the human body.
  • Nathan Otto & Amber Lupton
    Nathan Otto and Amber Lupton are founders of Give Peace a Deadline and P5Y: Peace in 5 Years. Dedicated to ending major armed conflict around the world, they pair concrete action plans to mitigate conflicts with massive political will and social action that anybody can help with. They give others the knowledge, tools, and methods to help cause peace. Their Mission: By February 14th, 2014, GPAD creates safe conflict by reducing all Major Armed Conflicts to a safe level, changing the context of war and peace so that peace is perceived as achievable and definable, and creating long term structures that prevent future armed conflicts from happening.
  • Alex Allman
    Alex Allman is the creator of the best selling REVOLUTIONARY SEX programs for enhancing sexual pleasure, creating deeper intimacy and communication, and deepening sexual confidence for men and women. He has helped tens of thousands of men, women, and couples achieve greater confidence, intimacy, and passion in their sex lives. More recently, Allman has turned some of his ideas around communication between couples towards political discourse. The exercises in courage that are required for authentic communication and what he refers to as "profound getting-each-other-ness" are ways in which romantic couples find common ground, not through compromise (where everyone feels like they have lost or given something up), but rather through growing to higher levels of understanding, where agreements are obvious and both sides feel like they've experienced a win. Allman's current line of inquiry asks whether these same concepts can be modified and propagated through the use of internet marketing campaigns to install new ideas into global communities, and alter the course of events in conflict zones throughout the world.

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Venue and Details

The Venue Vegas
7850 Dean Martin Dr., Suite 503
Las Vegas, NV, 89135
United States
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Antonia Dodge
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Team

Jonni La Force
Co-organizer
Camronn Huff
Co-organizer
Bruce Muzik
Co-organizer
Shawn Stevenson
Co-organizer
Giovanni Cavalieri
Co-organizer
Alex Van Dyne
Co-organizer