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#Reframe: Inner Life & Media Futures

  • UC Berkeley International House 2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley United States (map)

Re-imagining what it means to “be well,” The Neurodiversity Project has assembled leading figures from the Sundance Film Institute, Harvard Neurology, award-winning On Being podcast, and Rev angel Kyodo wiliams’ Center for Transformative Change in order to #reframe our conceptions of what we currently call "wellbeing.”

What new stories are we in dire need of? What does a Harvard neurologist focused on synesthesia have in common with a Sundance Institute Director focused on virtual reality? In the corners of all our respective fields, there are innovators literally creating new definitions, maps, guidelines, and experiences that take us out of old boxes, categories and diagnostic checklists. Will the fields of medicine and psychiatry as we currently know them survive and how do journalists cover these emerging beats?

Join us for a day of groundbreaking sessions with leaders flying in from across the country to share their stories of new frontiers and practical applications, living into new notions of what it means to be well. Be inspired with leading media directors, designers, researchers, activists, artists, and scientists. Find fellow innovators who are re-inventing intersections in their daily lives, sharing heartfelt personal stories, and why new visions and definitions are needed.

What have we lost in our basic fabric and how do we get it back? We will put the pieces back together, re-connecting the web of life supports that are needed to keep us all in joyful emotional health. Science, art, literature, activism, and celebration all have their part to play. Ready to walk into a doctor's office and meet with a storyteller for part of your treatment?

Updates: 5 Morning Talks, Midday Performance & 3 Afternoon Workshops featuring leaders from Stanford, Harvard, Peabody-Award winning podcast On Being, the Sundance Film Institute, 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, workplace culture, and ritual with leading speakers, artists, journalists, and designers.

And more, stay tuned for announcements. Register here.

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

Early registration encouraged