Creating Equilibrium, a first-of-its-kind event focused on generating environmentally impactful innovations, is set to host its inaugural event Aug. 25 –27 at Squaw Valley. This three-day event – a radical solutions forum, immersive laboratory, and music festival – features some of the top minds on the planet, and is aimed at crafting and funding real-world solutions to the ecological challenges America now faces.
Visions, Creating Equilibrium’s two-day innovation forum on August 26-27, will be hosted by New York Times bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and Creating Equilibrium co-founder Steven Kotler; and a host of culture-shaping thought leaders, including:
•Patricia Wright – conservation biologist, MacArthur Genius grant winner, climatologist
•Jeremy Jones – pro snowboarder, founder of Protect Our Winters
•Jamie Wheal – Executive Director, Flow Genome Project
•Dr. David Suzuki- professor, author, broadcaster host of The Nature of Things
•Dickson Despommier – Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Public Health at Columbia University
•Khuram Mir – CEO of The Farm2U
•Susi Mai – world-class kiteboarder and business networking entrepreneur
•Andrew Hessel – distinguished research scientist and bio-futurist
•Robert Suarez – designer, entrepreneur, impact driver and biomimic at Singularity University
“Our core strategy is deceptively simple,” says Kotler, “we build bridges. Our goal is to bridge gaps between traditionally isolated domains—environmental science, technology, business, government and academia. Utilizing one of the most radical and future-forward eco-innovation approaches ever seen on the live stage, Creating Equilibrium’s mission is critical—accelerate our better tomorrow.”
Creating Equilibrium’s incubator, EQ Ventures, dedicated to supporting impact entrepreneurs with radical new approaches to solving critical environmental issues. The incubator will provide startups with mentoring and training, as well as an initial investment and possible follow-on funding.
Creating Equilibrium’s Saturday evening concert features a performance by the supergroup, Secret Stash. Anchored by Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, this iconic duo will be joined by a “secret stash” of musical friends, including Fun.’s Nate Ruess, Godsmack’s Sully Erna, saxophone player Michael Ghegan, and many more – all in one of California’s most majestic settings: the base of the KT22 mountain at Squaw Valley. Joining them on stage will be Dispatch who just released their sixth album, “America Location 12.” All concerts will be open to the public. For ticket information go to www.creatingequilibrium.com.