Speakers

Speakers

Alphabetical by first name.

Conference Presenters

Alain Nu

Alain Nu

Alain Nu is the star of TLC network’s four-part series, The Mysterious World of Alain Nu. A creator, a philosopher, and foremost an entertainer and explorer in the art of mentalism...

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Amikaeyla Gaston

Amikaeyla Gaston

Amikaeyla survived a hate crime and discovered she could not only overcome fear but also become fearless through the healing power of music. She has since taken this gift to political refugees,...

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Andrea Dennis

Andrea Dennis

Andrea Dennis is the outreach director at Greenheart International. Her area of focus is the power of service and its ability to effect worldwide change. She has led workshops on global leadership...

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Andrea Livingston

Andrea Livingston

Andrea Livingston, MA, has been with IONS for four years and is currently its community engagement coordinator. Both her work with IONS and her academic background in consciousness and...

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Arnaud Delorme, PhD

Arnaud Delorme, PhD

Arnaud Delorme, PhD, is a principal investigator at the CNRS CERCO laboratory in in Toulouse, France. As well, he is a faculty project scientist at the University of San Diego and a consulting...

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Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins is a leading Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) teacher and Vice President of ITP International. A student of George Leonard and Michael Murphy, he is co-founder of the first and...

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Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Cassandra Vieten, PhD

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is president of IONS. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a scientist in the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research...

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Charlotte Hatch

Charlotte Hatch

Charlotte Hatch has been practicing ITP since its inception in 1991 when she was a member of George and Michael’s original practice group. She is a senior ITP mastery teacher and cofounded...

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Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS Chief Executive Officer

Claire Lachance, MBA, IONS Chief Executive Officer

Claire Lachance is CEO of IONS. Before joining IONS, she founded Inspiration Quest, where she acted as president and provided management consulting, training, coaching, and facilitation services...

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Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner's research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. He is the co-author of two textbooks,...

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David Korten

David Korton

David Korten is cofounder and board chair of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, and a former Harvard Business School professor. He is...

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Dawson Church, PhD

Dawson Church, PhD

Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose bestseller The Genie in Your Genes was hailed as a breakthrough in understanding the link between emotions and genetics. He founded...

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Dean Radin, PhD

Dean Radin, PhD

Dean Radin, PhD, is chief scientist at IONS and author of the bestselling books The Conscious Universe, Entangled Minds, and Supernormal, which won the 2014 Silver...

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DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid

DJ Taz Rashid brings a high vibration to any arena with his gift for mixing beats from world rhythms, devotional mantras, remixes, and the best electronic grooves. His vision is to be a channel of...

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Dustin DiPerna

Dustin DiPerna

Dustin DiPerna is a visionary leader, an entrepreneur, and a recognized expert in world religions. He is committed to making timeless spiritual wisdom relevant and accessible in a rapidly changing...

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Emanuel Kuntzelman

Emanuel Kuntzelman

Emanuel Kuntzelman is an advocate for world peace and environmental awareness and a lifelong spiritual who believes that personal growth leads to a transformed society. He is founder of the Center...

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Garret Yount, PhD

Garret Yount, PhD

Garret Yount, PhD, is a scientist at IONS and the director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Yount’s expertise is in...

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Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR

Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, is a scientist at IONS and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of neurology at Oregon Health and Science University. She is a naturopathic physician and...

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James R. Doty, MD

James R. Doty, MD

James R. Doty, MD, is a professor in the neurosurgery department at Stanford University School of Medicine and the founder and director of the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research...

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Jill Purce

Jill Purce

Jill Purce is a voice teacher who developed a new way of working with the voice, introducing group overtone chanting to produce a single note while amplifying vocal harmonics. Since the early...

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Jim B. Tucker, MD

Jim B. Tucker, MD

Jim B. Tucker, MD, is the Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, where he is also the director of the Division of Perceptual...

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Julia Mossbridge, PhD

Julia Mossbridge, PhD

Julia Mossbridge, PhD, conducts research at Northwestern University, where she examines how humans integrate events into a so-called “stream” of consciousness and how the...

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Katia Petersen, PhD

Katia Petersen, PhD

Katia Petersen, PhD, is the Education Program Director at IONS. She leads her department in the design, delivery, and translation of evidence-based methodologies that build leadership and self-...

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Loren Carpenter

Loren Carpenter

Loren Carpenter is a computer scientist and visiting scholar at IONS. After thirty-five years as a senior scientist with Pixar Animation Studios, he recently retired. In 1980 he created the world...

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Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish

Luisah Teish is a ritual theater performance artist, a spiritual counselor, and an elder and woman chief in the Ifa/Orisha tradition. She is a writer and the author of six books, including the...

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Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is one of the principal authorities on new science and consciousness and the award-winning author of seven books, including the international bestseller The Intention...

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Maria Christina Owl Gutierrez, MA, CCHT, MIM

Maria Christina Owl Gutierrez, MA, CCHT, MIM

Maria Owl Gutierrez was born a clairvoyant medium. She is a spiritual healer who descends from the Mayan, Aztec, and Huichol peoples and has studied with more than fifteen different indigenous...

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Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, is a professor and the chair of the transpersonal psychology doctorate program at Sofia University. She is also president emeritus and a senior fellow of IONS, as well as a...

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Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and a social activist, who has written thirty-three books. He has been a major contributor to the rediscovery of the pre-modern mystics...

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Michael Sapiro, PsyD

Michael Sapiro, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute and is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He...

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Mikey Siegel

Mikey Siegel

Mikey Siegel is a robotics engineer turned consciousness hacker. He envisions a present and future where science and technology support psychological, emotional, and spiritual flourishing—a...

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Pamela Kramer

Pamela Kramer

Pamela Kramer is the President of Integral Transformative Practice International (ITPI). She has a master’s in counseling, is a certified ITP trainer, and conducts workshops and programs in...

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Ravé Mehta

Ravé Mehta

Ravé Mehta is an engineer, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Mehta Labs, which creates technology and immersive experiences that support increasing human potential. Ravé is a pioneer of the VR...

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Cyndi Dale

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. Her books to-date includes the bestseller, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic...

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Rosalyn L. Bruyere, DD

Rosalyn L. Bruyere, DD

Due to unforseen circumstances, Rosalyn is not able to join us for the conference this year.

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author, best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own...

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Shamini Jain, PhD

Shamini Jain, PhD

Shamini Jain, PhD, is a psychologist, a scientist, and a social entrepreneur. She is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at University of California San Diego, where she is also...

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Thrive East Bay Choir

The Thrive East Bay Choir has been called "a heart-opening, soul-stirring source of beauty in our world." Their music is a fusion of gospel, soul, funk, folk, and more. As part of Thrive East Bay - a... [Read more]

Shaykh Yassir Chadly

Yassir Chadly a native of Morocco, was the imam of the Masjid Al-Iman, a multi-ethnic mosque in Oakland from 1991 to 2016.

He is currently an associate professor at the Graduate Theological...

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Yvonne Cagle, MD

Yvonne Cagle, MD

Dr. Cagle is a family physician, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and one of the first African-American women selected for NASA’s astronaut program. She will tell us about her journey...

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