GENERAL INFORMATION 

 

Check-in

Friday January 27, 2017

12:00 PM: Check-In begins at the newly opened Bower Lodge. See map →
 

5:00 PM: Programming commences. We recommend arriving at SLC airport between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. to ensure you don't miss any of the festivities.

Depart

Monday January 30, 2017

11:00 AM: Check-out. To store your luggage for the day, come visit us at Bower Lodge.

Open Ski: Your weekend ski pass is valid until sundown on Monday, and we invite you to enjoy all that the mountain has to offer before you depart. 

 
 

 

speakers

 
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Affordable Education for All: A Conversation with Liberian Education Minister George Werner and Bridge International Academies Co-Founder Shannon May
Moderated by Summit Institute Chairman Greg Mauro

Still reeling from a long civil war and the devastating Ebola outbreak, Liberia’s education system is in crisis. Less than 60% of school-aged children are in school, placing Liberia in the lowest percentile of net enrollment rates in the world. Those who do attend school may not fare much better: among adult women who reach fifth grade in Liberia, less than 20% can read a single sentence. Upon his appointment to Education Minister in 2015, George Werner knew he had a challenge and that he needed to act fast. In January 2016, he announced a public-private partnership already involving 26,000 students. If proven, the partnership could be rolled out to all Liberian schoolchildren.  One of the eight organizations partnering with the Liberian government is Silicon Valley inspired Bridge International Academies, designed to serve parents earning less than $2/day with over $100M in venture backing from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the IFC, and Learn Capital. Join Minister Werner and Bridge cofounder Shannon May in a conversation about the boldest attempt to disrupt the status-quo in developing world education in decades.

A History of Hip-Hop and Street Art with Fab 5 Freddy

Artist and activist Fred Brathwaite, more popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy, brought graffiti to the attention of the world alongside his close friend and artist Jean Michel Basquiat, helping it become a powerful movement with global implications, and was a central figure in legitimizing street art and hip hop culture at large. In addition to his art exhibitions in galleries and museums globally over the last three decades, Fab is immortalized in hip-hop history as the pioneering host of Yo! MTV Raps in the 90s. He helped connect the worlds of punk music and rap from obscure clubs and corners of New York City in the 1980s, ighlighting the rebellious spirit of both and catalyzing a new wave of sound that’s still relevant today. Most recently, Fab added a new layer to his international work- as a consultant and facilitator of visual arts and culture at the Africa Center, a museum and think tank currently being built along NYC's Museum Mile. Fab will be interviewed by Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson, investment and brand consultant for media, arts and tech startups across the African Diaspora, and co-founder of Ebola Deeply and the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, who spent her early days writing for hip hop publications, managing artists like Nate Dogg and running around NYC's west village nightclubs with some of the most iconic hip hop artists of the 90s.


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The Citizen Artist: A Conversation with Summit AIR Mary Welcome

The role of the citizen artist is to discern, nurture, cultivate, and encourage the existing culture of a place. How do we build collaborative frameworks within our neighborhoods and landscapes? What are some strategies for relating to one another and the places that choose us? Join Mary Welcome in a conversation about her cultural work in rural communities and the everyday power of creative citizenship.

Stealing Fire: The Secret Revolution in Altered States with Jamie Wheal

Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in insight and inspiration that altered states provide. This talk will share key findings in research, identify what trends are making this revolution visible now, and the the biggest threats to its survival.