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    ECO SPRINT

    SAN FRANCISCO

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    September 11, 2019

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    1000 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

    ECO SPRINT: SAN FRANCISCO

    ECO SPRINTs are a one day experience that bring together a diverse group of people, from scientists to entrepreneurs to brands and policy makers. Together we will THINK, SOLVE and AMPLIFY solutions to critical environmental challenges.

    You’ll hear from leading thinkers who use a problem-solving methodology called STEEP (Socio-cultural, Technological, Environmental, Economic and Political) to set the stage with real-world advancements, ideas and inspiration to frame the day. We will highlight ways to Eat, Move, Make and Live in a sustainable future.

    Attendees from diverse backgrounds will work together to define the opportunities, find actionable solutions and then develop a plan to launch them into the real world. How far you get is up to you. We’re here to help with our experts, facilitators and designers—along with our frameworks and tools.

    You can also expect to have fun with your newfound peers and colleagues, with opportunities to network and get down with live musical performances. Afterall, great ideas and hard work are to be celebrated!

    Along with inspiration, motivation, optimism and deep connections to a community of divergent thinkers, you’ll return home with the tools, techniques, resources and energy you need to change the world and be a Solutionist.

    COMPLIMENTARY BITES & DRINKS PROVIDED

    Speakers & Talent

    EQ brings an exciting range of experience to the stage. Excite and inspire your delegates with the best conference speakers.

    Parker Lane
    EQ Cultural Solutionists and Artists

    Imagine old friends in a living room huddled around an acoustic guitar, lit by a crackling fire, drunk on the moment, and entangled in the story of a song.Some might call this scene heaven. Others call it Parker Lane.

    Parker Lane
    EQ Cultural Solutionists and Artists
    Steven Kotler
    EQ STEEP Solutionist | Director of Future Technologies & Living Solutions

    A New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder and director of research of the Flow Genome Project.
    His most recent work, Stealing Fire, was a national bestseller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It documents an underground revolution in peak performance that is rapidly going mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar economy and forcing us to rethink how we lead more satisfying, productive and meaningful lives.

    Steven Kotler
    EQ STEEP Solutionist | Director of Future Technologies & Living Solutions
    Amanda Joy Ravenhill
    EQ climate change & sustainable business solutionist

    Amanda is an active member of the international community focused on addressing imminent global challenges. She lectures and speaks publicly on such wide-ranging topics as biochar, regenerative design, carbon drawdown strategies, mindfulness, and systems thinking. She is deeply inspired by the life of Buckminster Fuller and his goal to ``make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone``.

    Amanda Joy Ravenhill
    EQ climate change & sustainable business solutionist
    Niel Sahota
    Thought Leader

    Neil Sahota (萨冠军) is an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations (UN) Artificial Intelligence (AI) subject matter expert, and Professor at UC Irvine. With 20+ years of business experience, he works with clients and business partners to create next generation products/solutions powered by AI. His work experience spans multiple industries including legal services, healthcare, life sciences, retail, travel and transportation, energy and utilities, automotive, telecommunications, media/communication, and government.

    Niel Sahota
    Thought Leader
    Robert Suarez
    Thought Leader / EQ Chief Solutions Officer

    Robert Suarez is the Chief Solutions Officer at EQ where he nurtures and develops innovative solutions that drive positive impact for the planet. After spending two decades working in Design and Innovation for large corporations, startups and impact partners, Robert knows what truly drives innovative ideas into market - understanding the needs and behaviors of people, systems and planet, leveraging emerging technologies and applying the right business models to scale new solutions.

    Robert Suarez
    Thought Leader / EQ Chief Solutions Officer

    Event Zones

    Thought Leadership. Networking. Workshops. Celebrating.

    Speakers Zone

    EQ VISIONS
    A speaker session led by thought leaders
    to inform and inspire solutions for
    critical environmental challenges.
    The curated expertise from some of the
    best minds seeks to frame the challenges
    and opportunities for the day.

    Speakers Zone
    Music Zone

    WORKSHOP
    Be ready to hear incredible sounds that
    will make you move and shake. Led by EQ’s Head of Music
    Programming, Printz Board, you’ll enjoy songs from a live musical group.
    Stick around for the late night scene with more beats by the EQ House DJ.

    Music Zone
    Network Zone

    NETWORKING
    Establish meaningful connections and
    be inspired by a diverse community of
    today’s brightest Solutionists.
    The networks built are intended to
    provide ongoing opportunities for
    continued inspiration and
    collaboration.

    Network Zone
    Workshop Zone

    WORKSHOP
    These highly focused ideation sprints
    unpack current global challenges to
    Identify innovative and actionable ideas.
    We use design-based thinking to guide a
    focused and outcome-oriented approach
    to solutions.

    Workshop Zone
    Food & Beverage Zone

    EAT & DRINK
    Guests will enjoy forward thinking
    culinary experiences that are designed with
    sustainability at their core. Our chefs
    thoughtfully select and cook
    with fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients, creating
    exciting vegetable-forward menus you’ll love.

    Food & Beverage Zone

    Agenda

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    9:00 am - 9:40 am

    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    10:30 am - 11:00 am

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    6:00 pm - 7:40 pm

    12:00 am - 12:20 am

    12:00 am

    12:00 am

    10:00 am

    CHECK-IN + BREAKFAST + NETWORKING
    STEEP EXPERT 1
    : Environmental
    STEEP EXPERT 2
    : Technological
    STEEP EXPERT 3
    : Socio-Cultural
    WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION

    11:00 am

    LUNCH + NETWORKING
    STEP 1: FRAMING
    Review design challenge
    STEP 2: STEEP CURRENT
    Identify the current barriers in all STEEP areas
    STEP 3: STEEP IDEAL
    Project IDEAL conditions across STEEP-Create Future Challenge Statements
    STEP 4: IDEATE IN THE POSSIBLE FUTURES
    Intro to brainstorming-Multiple rounds of brainstorming on design challenge areas.
    STEP 5: DEFINE and REFINE
    Concept definition-Business Model Canvas
    STEP 6: RETROCASTING
    Establish time-frame for ideal state-Cast back from future state to identify steps to get there
    PITCHES

    If music be the food of love, play on.

    Enjoy yourself

    Past & Present Solutionists

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