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This event occurred on
December 8, 2013
10:00am - 6:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Malibu, CA
United States

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Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90265
United States
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Claire Thomsen

Claire Thomsen is a junior in high school in Malibu. Drawing up on the desire to help kids in around the world, Claire raised over $50,000 through READ Global to build a library in rural Bhutan.

Larry Broughton

Larry Broughton is an award-winning entrepreneur & CEO, best-selling author, keynote speaker and former Special Forces Operator. He is founder and CEO of and

Mikkel Bondensen

Mikkel Bondensen is on a relentless quest to help great creatives reach even higher. As a prolific Hollywood producer and talent manager, listed on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation List”, Fade In Magazine’s “Top 100 People You Need To Know”, Details Magazine’s “People To Watch” and Danish BT “Super League Exports to Hollywood”

George McGraw

George McGraw is a human rights lawyer, Executive Director of the DIGDEEP Right to Water Project in Los Angeles and the founder of

Julie Bram

Julie Bram is a full time community volunteer and activist, a founding partner of the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund and chair of the 2013 Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide.

Amber Krzys

Amber Krzys is the creator of the 56 Day Rock Your Body Challenge and founder of

Eric Lumiere

Eric Lumiere is a UK top 40 singer/songwriter and Billboard #1 Dance Airplay charting artist. His full length album “Under Love” is available now.

Jesse Bering

Jesse Bering, Ph.D. is an author, psychologist and former director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us.

Shannon Bindler

Shannon Bindler is a Shoeologist. Similar to how an acupuncturist uses needles, she uses shoes and coaching techniques to heal her clients. Shannon believes you can change your life, one shoe at a time.

Craig Gross

Craig Gross is an author, speaker, pastor, and revolutionary. He is the founder of, which has had over 70 million visitors and was created for those addicted to pornography and those who worked in the porn industry.

Keala Kennelly

Keala Kennelly is a professional surfer, once ranked one of the best female surfers in the world. She was recently inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame & the Actions Sports Hall of Fame.

Betsy Trapasso

Betsy Trapasso is an end of life guide, advocate, film producer and hostess of Death Cafè. She is a founder of IMmortal Foundation, a nonprofit that educates about end of life issues through all forms of media.


DRAEMINGS is a Los Angeles-based musician, blending visual and sonic elements to create a dream-like experience for the live audience. Her full length album is due out in 2014.

Kirsty Spraggon

Kirsty Spraggon is the executive producer and host of Kirsty TV, an international speaker, author and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles.

Steve Connell

Steve Connell is equal parts comic, poet, actor, motivator and entertainer. He has been featured on ABC World News, HBO Def Poetry and worked with organizations like Banana Republic, Pioneer Electronics, NIKE, Global Green, Farmers Insurance, Sony/Universal, TEDMED, Xprize Foundation, American Cancer Society, and Spectrum Health.

Dr. Raymond Hall

Dr. Raymond Hall, nicknamed the “Pillow Doctor,” is a leading pro-athlete/celebrity chiropractor and sleep science expert.

Kate Neligan

Kate Neligan is the founder and CEO of Mindful Media Entertainment and Synergy TV, an online video channel that entertains, enlightens and inspires.

Jamie Tworkowski

Jamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicide.

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is a global yoga teacher and movement anthropologist from UCLA’s Interdisciplinary Department of World Arts and Cultures. She has done fieldwork and offered yoga in over 50 countries from urban centers to ancient sites, for actors to CEO’s, large-scale festivals to the Pediatric Oncology unit at Columbia University.

Cable Car

Cable Car is a pop rock indie group out of Los Angeles, made up of Nathan Moss (vocals), Jack Turner (guitar) and Ryan Murphy (drums). Their EP “Ride” released in spring 2013.

Organizing team


Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Sarah Stephens
    Presenter Coordinator
  • Corey Jenkins
    Social Media coordinator