Experience the raw, uncaged environment you need to challenge your perspectives, explore human behavior and master communication. SHIFT U is a chance to take on life’s toughest conversations about mortality, morality, empathy and innovation with leading experts. Participate in vigorous debates, network with 200+ like-minded executives and access today’s most innovative communication strategies. The world is rife with challenges – let’s lessen the divide.
Our Challenges as Leaders
Our Solutions at SHIFT U
CEO and Co-Founder, Hungry Harvest
Partner, 212 Communications
Owner and CEO, Pappas Restaurants and Mark Pappas Foundation
Managing Partner, Cool & Associates, LLC
Richard Saul Wurman is an American architect, graphic designer, and creator of the TED conference. He has written, designed and published 91 books on topics ranging from football to healthcare to city guides, but he likes to say that they all spring from the same place—his ignorance. Described by Fortune magazine as an “intellectual hedonist” with a “hummingbird mind,” Richard Saul Wurman has always sought ways to make the complex clear. As our keynote speaker, Richard will share enlightened perspectives on mortality and why facing death is an important part of life. He’ll provide insights on the art of unconventional thought, strategic design, successful communication, and achieving a deeper level of understanding.
Steven Kotler is an award winning journalist, one of the world's leading experts in human performance, and 3x New York Times bestselling author. His works, A Small Furry Prayer and Stealing Fire, were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His writing has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including: The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME. Steven will explore the intricacies of morality and how our addictions to technology are reshaping human behavior. He’ll share ways in which innovation is masking our empathy and creating a reactive culture in a cyber-driven world.
Joe is the CEO of SHIFT and a New York Times bestselling author. He’ll mastermind a series of great debates that seek to answer questions about your mortality and morality. They’ll demand your full participation, stimulate new ideas and perspectives, and offer tools to transform your communication.
Chris is a serial social entrepreneur, storyteller, artist, social justice advocate, and author of The Master Plan. He’ll share his journey from life in prison to a life with purpose, one that gives back to the poverty-stricken communities he stemmed from in a major way.
Lola is the Founder/Owner of The Movement Lab, a licensed acupuncturist, and fitness teacher. Born and raised in Florianopolis, Brazil she learned from a young age to honor the body and its deep wisdom. She’ll offer a combination of movement, meditation, and healing practices to peel away barriers, open you up to infinite possibilities, and hone your focus on taking creative action.
The third annual SHIFT U is presented by SHIFT Society. As the premier forward-thinking leadership community, SHIFT Society melds the brightest minds in business to deliver awe-inspiring experiences designed to inspire growth.
All-Inclusive Price at $695 Includes:
One (1) ticket to SHIFT U | Complicated Conversations
Access to all expert speakers and innovative content
Participation in two (2) vigorous great debates
Interaction with unique exhibitors to learn about their products and services
Opportunities to snag SHIFT U swag and other exclusive resources
Access to local food and drink vendors
Complimentary coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks