Journalist and author Jenara Nerenberg will share hidden stories of people with sensory differences and what designers, architects, and technologists are doing to cater to all types of neurodivergent people — those with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, high sensitivity, and sensory processing disorder, many of whom likely work on your teams and in your office but whose needs are not known. Women, in particular, have been neglected in research, and their needs go largely unaddressed. From sound to color to building design, this talk is a rare glimpse into an entire demographic of people whose gifts are often withheld from the world due to access constraints. It’s time for designers to change that.
"In this enormously important book, Jenara Nerenberg brings to light the history and lived experiences of a 'lost generation' of neurodivergent women whose wisdom about coping in a world not built for them has been occluded behind a fog of changing diagnostic labels and overly male-centric research. Divergent Mind is a signpost to a happier future in which the diversity of human wiring is celebrated while barriers to access are eliminated." (Steve Silberman, NYTimes bestselling author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity)
Join Jenara Nerenberg and friends at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco’s Embarcadero to celebrate the launch of Divergent Mind, published by HarperCollins March 24th 2020. Details and ticket link to follow.
Louise Aronson has received numerous awards for her medical work, teaching, educational research and writing. In Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, Aronson urges a large-scale shift in society and medicine’s attitudes toward aging and offers a powerful roadmap for how we all approach old age. She shares anecdotes from her 25 years of caring for patients and her own experiences of getting older and watching her parents age. She also draws from history, science, literature and popular culture to offer hope about aging, medicine and humanity itself.
In conversation with Jenara Nerenberg.
Join Pico Iyer and Jenara Nerenberg for an in-depth and wide-ranging conversation on the far-reaching themes of the bestselling author's many books, including his newest, Autumn Light (April '19). Pico Iyer's TED Talks -- The Art of Stillness, The Beauty of What We'll Never Know, and Where is Home? -- have taken his message from a tiny town in Japan to the very global audience that his work and life story represent. Born in India, raised in England and California, with books published on places and themes including loneliness, Argentina, Iceland, Bhutan, the Dalai Lama, family, grief, and what the human experience is amidst jet lag and globalization and cross-cultural identity, Pico Iyer has been deemed "arguably the world's greatest living travel writer." (Outside)
Scott Belsky is the co-founder of 99U and Behance and is now Chief Product Officer at Adobe. A generous, insightful, and strategic entrepreneur, thought leader and designer, Belsky is also author of the bestselling Making Ideas Happen and the brand new book, The Messy Middle. Come hear about the emotional highs and lows of navigating the messy middle period of any startup -- be it business, art, film, or family -- and what Scott calls "the positive slope."
Scott will be in conversation with Jenara Nerenberg, a former staff reporter at Fast Company now with the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Garrison Institute and Neurodiversity Project.
This will be an intimate evening and seating is limited. Reserve early to secure seats.
Featuring leaders from Sundance Film Institute, the Peabody-Award-winning On Being podcast, Stanford, Harvard, Ritual Design Lab, SY Partners, IGNITE, Rev Angel Kyodo William's Center for Transformative Change, and elsewhere.
Including best practices and interactive design sessions on navigating bias, neurodiversity, mental health, and workplace culture with leading designers, journalists, artists, and media executives.
We will convene at the International House at UC Berkeley. Car sharing is advised.
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The #Reframe Conference: Inner Life & Media Futures
Saturday, March 23rd
International House, Berkeley
Join Gabor Mate and Jenara Nerenberg in an intimate conversation on transforming personal and societal traumas in this challenging time. Hear first-hand stories from Gabor’s own life, how he reconciles the hopes of his family and his life’s work with the political and psychological traumas of modern-day life.
Gabor Mate is an acclaimed physician and author, best known for his books In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, Scattered, and more.
This will be held in a small venue for the second year in a row, selling out quickly. Be sure to register in advance on this page.
Evening will include conversation between Lissa and Jenara, readings from Lissa, audience Q&A, book signing, and time to meet one another. Seating is extremely limited and will fill quickly. We look forward to gathering with you all!
The Center SF
February 10th, 6pm