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Thursday, February 23
 

11:00am

Nana I Ke Kumu-Look To The Source
Limited Capacity seats available

Food and the act of cooking food, brings people together; more importantly, it binds ohana. Unfortunately in today's fast moving world, we cook less and less.

Growing up in Hawai`i, Chef Mark "Gooch" Noguchi's memories are filled with potluck's, garage parties, and family get-togethers. Through Mark's work with the Pili Group, a non-traditional food group focused on the connection between community, education & food, he is committed to inspiring new families to continue the traditions of our ancestors; cooking as a form of Ohana.

Join Gooch for this dynamic talk on food and culture.

Class time devoted to lecture: null

Speakers
avatar for Mark Noguchi

Mark Noguchi

“I cook from an `āina based perspective. It’s important for us to know where our food comes from, it defines who we are. The awareness of this intimate connection keeps me grounded.” Mark Noguchi was born and raised in Mānoa Valley and spent his early 20’s dancing with Hālau... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Speakeasy

1:00pm

Empowering The Future With Yoga Education
Limited Capacity seats available

To be successful in a career, just as in school and at home, life skills are key. Being able to connect and communicate with other human beings and to be in control of our thoughts, feelings, and actions allows us to lead happy, healthy lives. Yet in few academic environments around the world are we taught these vital skills. In this talk, Brynne Caleda, CEO of Yoga Ed., describes how yoga education can empower school communities by providing both teachers and students with concrete tools to manage stress, handle everyday emotions, and build positive relationships to last a lifetime.

Speakers
avatar for Brynne Caleda

Brynne Caleda

Thirteen years ago, fresh out of college and interning in Washington DC, Brynne Caleda learned more about how to support her mental, emotional, and physical health through the practice of yoga than she ever did in her 16 years of formal education. This revelation was a light bulb... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Speakeasy

3:00pm

Women As Environmental Change Agents
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Me Fuimaono-Poe for an enlivening talk about how being a frontline activist can prepare you to become a change agent in both your personal and professional life.

In this talk, you will learn tools so you can leave the board room and pick up the bull horn to bring about the changes you wish to make in yourself and the world.

Women have a long history in environmental activism; some of Me's hero’s include Winona Laduke, Vandana Shiva and Erin Brockovitch. These women saw issues in their communities and became agents of change that affected not only their own neighborhood, but the world.

Hawaii has a long history of female activists; Haunanai Task and Pua Case are examples of how strong leadership can unite the islands to work for a single goal, like Mauna Kea and stopping the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Come to this talk and add yourself to the list of these incredible women.
Class time devoted to lecture: null

Speakers
avatar for Me Fuimaono-Poe

Me Fuimaono-Poe

Me Fuimaono-Poe is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She works at Queens Medical Center and also owns and operates the Malie Cannabis Clinic. Me has been an environmental activist for 20+ years and has volunteered with several organizations including Food Not Bombs, Earth First, Californians... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Speakeasy
 
Friday, February 24
 

11:00am

Science, Poetry, Life
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kealoha, the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i, as he reflects on lessons he’s learned while growing up in Hawai'i, studying Nuclear Physics at M.I.T., and living life as a professional poet and storyteller. This talk will combine elements of poetry, storytelling, movement, music, theater, and interactive speaking.

Kealoha will also be joined by Taimane Gardner ('ukulele virtuoso) and Jonathan Heraux (Quadraphonix) as they perform a sneak peek from Kealoha’s newest show “The Story of Everything,” a creation story (in epic poem format) that traces our origins from the big bang to now.

Speakers
avatar for Kealoha

Kealoha

Join Kealoha, the first Poet Laureate of Hawai`i, as he reflects on lessons he’s learned while growing up in Hawai'i, studying Nuclear Physics at M.I.T., and living life as a professional poet and storyteller. This talk will combine elements of poetry, storytelling, movement, music... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Speakeasy

1:00pm

Where Do Your Supplements Come From?
Limited Capacity seats available

The story starts with the father of microalgae, Dr. Gerald Cysewski, who revolutionized microalgae from animal consumption to human consumption. As the founder of Cyanotech Corporation, Dr. Cysewski will explain how his love of science lead him to creating a farm that grows the purest and most natural form of microalgae. He will take you through the complex process of of extracting Spirulina and astaxanthin from the microalgae, and how it turns into a supplement for human consumption. Being the industry leaders of microalage, Dr. Cysewski will distinguish the difference of synthetic vs. non-synthetic supplements, and what you can look out for in your supplements. His in depth knowledge of microalgae will have you look at your vitamin intake with a whole new set of eyes. Integrity, reliability, and quality are all elements of Dr. Cysewski's farm, and he is ready to share nature's hidden secrets with you!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gerald Cysewski

Dr. Gerald Cysewski

As the father of microalgae, Dr. Gerald Cysewski, is recognized as a world authority on microalgae. He has over 35 years’ experience in microalgae research and commercial production of microalgae products. His work on microalgae in 1976 was support by the National Science Foundation... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Speakeasy

3:00pm

The Mind Lab: Access the Untapped Potential of the Mind
Limited Capacity filling up

The Mind Lab is a life and business strategy workshop where you learn how to apply the scientific method to goal setting and future creation. 

Join Jon Fritzler, Co-Founder of Sacred Strategy, for an invigorating Mind Lab experience to apply the latest in Quantum Physics, Neuroscience and Heart-Mind Communication research to hack your future!

The Mind Lab has been hosted in over 15 cities globally (U.S., Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan). Participants report increased clarity about their goals, more energy to accomplish their goals, more confidence about their future, and new insights into what they really want to accomplish and the strategies to make them happen.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Fritzler

Jonathan Fritzler

Jonathan Fritzler is the co-founder of Sacred Strategy, and wakes up everyday with the mission to, “activate conscious entrepreneurs to change the world”. Since 2008, Jonathan has founded the Aloha Movement Project (AMP) 501c3, EducationEnergy.net (supporting Social Entrepreneurship... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Speakeasy
 
Saturday, February 25
 

9:00am

Transform Your Good Intentions into Great Choices
Limited Capacity seats available

Using his fusion of timeless wisdom and real-world practical application, Davidji will teach you to access the stillness and silence that rests within and lock down a lasting meditation practice.

In this talk, you will learn to release aspects of your life that no longer serve you, gain clarity on what it is you truly want in life, and learn tips and techniques to manifest your dreams and desires.

This experience will leave you with greater clarity to make better decisions, confidence to find your voice in those critical moments, the skills to communicate more consciously in relationship conflicts, and a time-tested newfound practice to help you release anxiety and stress when you feel that weight on your chest.

Come join us!
Class time devoted to lecture: null

Teachers
avatar for Davidji

Davidji

Davidji is a globally recognized mindbody health & wellness expert, mindful performance trainer, meditation teacher & author of Amazon’s Best Seller: "Destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment", and "Peace of Mind; and Secrets of Meditation... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Speakeasy

11:00am

Pesticides In Paradise
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know children exposed to certain kinds of pesticides, in utero, are 7 TIMES more likely to have developmental delays and behavioral issues?

Recently, public debate about the human and environmental health risks of restricted-use pesticides has intensified in Hawai‘i, and communities across the islands are demanding reliable, transparent information about the activities of pesticide-seed companies applying these highly toxic chemicals near schools, homes and hospitals and nursing homes.

Join Ashley Lukens, Director of Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety for a talk on "Pesticides in Paradise," a discussion to educate the public with information on island pesticide use and bolster community efforts to hold the industry accountable for the long-term impacts of its practices. Ashley will also review the "Pesticides in Paradise Report," which offers the first comprehensive analysis of available data related to GE crop and pesticide testing in Hawai‘i, and reviews over 150 medical and scientific studies about the human health and environmental impacts of pesticide exposure.
Class time devoted to lecture: null

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Lukens

Ashley Lukens

Ashley Lukens is the Director of the Hawaii Center for Food Safety. Her work focuses on issues of human and environmental health as they relate to the food system. She has her PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where her research examined community-led... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Speakeasy

1:00pm

Remodel Me: Ditch Beauty Ideals to Embody Healthiest Self
Limited Capacity seats available

Remodel me is a multimedia presentation on the harmful effects of advertising and how it affects our self image. The image of "health" depicted by the media is extremely limiting and creates this notion that one has to "look" a certain way in order to be healthy. Katie aims to change the way we view health in order to create an all inclusive idea of health that has nothing to do with physical appearance. This engaging workshop and lecture is a one of a kind experience given by CEO and author Katie H. Willcox. With this presentation, she gives viewers the tool to ditch the beauty ideal and diet culture that keeps us small so that we can become our true and authentic selves and live a healthy life mind, body, and soul.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Willcox

Katie Willcox

Katie H. Willcox is the founder and CEO of Natural Model Management and Healthy is the New Skinny. Using her 13 years of experience in the modeling industry, Willcox strives to change the game of body image by giving people the tools to challenge the beauty ideal implemented by the... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Speakeasy

3:00pm

Environmental Ahimsa: The Lessons I Learned While Directing
Limited Capacity seats available

Our dietary lifestyles have real and immediate impacts on planet Earth. 

Come join Keegan Kuhns, co-director of "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret," to learn a deeper understanding of whole, compassionate and practical ecology in order to save our planet and live in balance with all of life.

Speakers
avatar for Keegan Kuhn

Keegan Kuhn

Keegan Kuhn is the co-director of the award-winning documentary film "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret" and owner of First Spark Media, a production company focused on creating films promoting social and ecological justice. Before pursuing a full-time career as a filmmaker, Keegan... Read More →


Saturday February 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Speakeasy
 
Sunday, February 26
 

9:00am

Feeding 'åina By Eating From The 'åina
Limited Capacity seats available

Join food sovereignty activist Daniel Anthony as he pounds poi, a staple of Native Hawaiian life, and shares about the cyclical nature of the indigenous way of life and his vision of restoring ‘aina momona (abundant land) in Hawai‘i.

Daniel believes that many of the challenges facing Hawai‘i today can be addressed through fostering a relationship with Häloa—the first ancestor of the
Hawaiian people and the Hawaiian name for the kalo plant.

Come learn how to feed the 'åina by eating from the the 'åina, and be a part of the reconnection of the Hawai‘ian people to indigenous roots.
Class time devoted to lecture: null

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Anthony

Daniel Anthony

Daniel Anthony lives in the ahupuaa of Kaneohe, in the district of Koolaupoko, on the island of Oahu. With the Koolau mountain range at his back and the Pacific at his nose, he believes in the mana (power) of our aina and its ability to continue to feed us and our keiki. Daniel and... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Speakeasy

11:00am

P.A.S.S.I.O.N. - Align With Your Highest Enthusiasm, Always
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Cutinella, Founder and CEO of the award-winning publishing company, Nella Media Group, will explain the ins-and-outs of the word PASSION, and what it took for him to get to the place he is today and why he is more PASSIONATE now than ever before.

Join Jason for this special talk where you will learn P.A.S.S.I.O.N as an acronym to ensure you align with your highest enthusiasm, always!
Class time devoted to lecture: null

Speakers
avatar for Jason Cutinella

Jason Cutinella

Jason Cutinella is the Founder and CEO of the award winning Publishing Company, Nella Media Group. With more than 15 years of experience in media, marketing, and brand development including roles with McCann Erickson Worldwide and Sony Music International, Jason is a visionary who... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Speakeasy

1:00pm

Facing Your Mortality
Limited Capacity seats available

Everything in your life has prepared you for right now, today.

How are you living?

Christa is living with late-stage cancer and according to her medical doctors, her time was up last year. With an integrative approach to her treatment she is happy and well and defying all odds. Learn about natural therapies that worked for her to treat cancer or any serious illness, and how you can live each day to the fullest.

Class time devoted to lecture: null

Speakers
avatar for Christa Wittmier

Christa Wittmier

Contrast Magazine calls her, “the most important person in Hawai’i’s nightlife.” Christa, also known as “SUPERCW” is a DJ, Columnist, and Marketing Director. Her nightlife website has intimately depicted many era’s of the scene as far back as 2005. Its content has appeared... Read More →


Sunday February 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Speakeasy