Link for this Post: Wisdom 2.0 Summit, Mt. View, CA
We knew that search engine advertising and Social Software sales could make you rich. But until now, we did not know that those revenues could equal wisdom.
After all the name Google is pretty close to God in the English Lexicon and you can play the Zen Enlightenment game on Facebook . . . but I thought that was a scam. Until I got an email from Mallika Chopra telling me about Wisdom 2.0 to be held in Mountain View California at the Computer History Museum April 30 to May 1st.
Who is Maillika Chopra? Deepak Chopra’s daughter it turns out. We know what an enlightened guy he is, after all he is on the Larry King Show at least once a month. She is also a friend of the late Michael Jackson, someone who was practically synonymous with wisdom.
Here is what she writes:
I'm happy to announce that registration is now open for the first annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference, which brings together staff from technology companies such as Google and Twitter, along with Zen teachers, neuroscientists, and others to explore how we can live with deeper mindfulness, meaning, and wisdom in our technology age. It also investigates how we can use the tools of our age, including social media, creatively and effectively.
The speakers are mostly people I never heard of. They include a mix of a new generation of New age "devotees", left-leaning bloggers and social software savants including:
- Mallika Chopra … Founder, Intent
- Philippe Goldin … Neuroscientist, Stanford University
- Susan Kaiser Greenland … Author, The Mindful Child
- Roshi Joan Halifax … Zen Abbot, Upaya Zen Center
- Bradley Horowitz … Vice President Products, Google
- Gopi Kallayil … Group Product Marketing Manager, Google
- Alana B. Elias Kornfield … Living Editor, Huffington Post
- Loic Le Meur … Founder Seesmic, Cofounder Le Web
- Ben Parr … Co-Editor, Mashable
- Greg Pass … Vice President Engineering, Twitter
- Kaitlin Quistgaard … Editor-in-Chief, Yoga Journal
- Chris Sacca … VC, Strategic Advisor Twitter
- Tami Simon … Owner, Sounds True
- Meng Tan … Head of School of Personal Growth, Google
- Bill Tolany … Head of Integrated Media, Whole Foods
- Hosted by Soren Gordhamer
If anyone knows anything more about this event, please feel free to post about it here.