Immersive Experiences
An ethos of exploration will embolden attendees to embrace new experiences - and believe in their ability to adapt and excel.
Roundtable discussions, engaging workshops, free form debates, intimate beachside chats, and one-on-ones with thought leaders across a diversity of disciplines will be deeply woven throughout the event.
Culinary Experiences
World-class chefs will prepare delicious meals as attendees gather around one of the oldest and most powerful tools for human connectivity: the dinner table.
Surreal Settings
For three days, a temporary world of creativity and inspiration will be created. The ship, sea, and island all offer unique physical environments that help to break down barriers and spark innovation.
During the journey, renowned artists will work across a diversity of media to produce pieces inspired by the sea voyage itself.
Legendary talents will play alongside rising artists, filling the ship with a symphony of sound.
Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman
Travis Kalanick
Founder & CEO
Martha Stewart
Businesswoman, Writer, & Television Personality
Bryan Stevenson
Equal Justice Initiative
Sylvia Earle
Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society
John Legend
Harry Belafonte
Social Activist / Entertainer
Esther Perel
Therapist / Author / Speaker / Consultant
Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Warby Parker
Elizabeth Cutler
Co-founder, SoulCycle
Dave Gilboa
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Warby Parker
Shep Gordon
Talent Manager
Frank Raines
CEO, Fannie Mae 1999-2004;
Former White House Budget Director
Dr. Sean Stephenson
Peter Guber
Owner, Golden State Warriors & LA Dodgers
CEO, Mandalay Entertainment
Tony Hsieh
Ambassador Shabazz
Founder, Pilgrimage Foundation, Inc.
Blake Mycoskie
Founder, TOMS
Bob Pittman
Chairman and CEO, iHeartMedia;
Founder, MTV
Lori Garver
Former Deputy Administrator
Steve Case
Chairman & CEO, Revolution
Co-Founder, AOL
Sophia Amoruso
Nasty Gal
David Brooks
Op-Ed Columnist
The New York Times
Bill Ackman
Founder & CEO
Pershing Square Capital Management
Esther Wojcicki
Vice Chair, Creative Commons
Chris Sacca
Lowercase Capital
Graham Hancock
Michael Lang
Bassem Youssef
Former Host
Gayle Troberman
Gina Belafonte
Richard Edelman
President and CEO
Dr. M. Sanjayan
Lead Scientist
Conservation International
Nadine Strossen
Former President
American Civil Liberties Union, 1991- 2008
Edward Snowden
Citizen Four
Eric Ryan
Method Products Inc
Gretchen Bleiler
Professional Halfpipe Snowboarder
Jehane Noujaim
Film Producer
The Square
Alfred Z. Spector
Former Head of Engineering
Scott Heimendinger
Director of Applied Research
Modernist Cuisine; Co-Founder & CMO Sansaire
Sir Ronald Cohen
Big Society Capital
Ken Howery
Paypal & Founder's Fund
Gary Knell
President & CEO
National Geographic Society
Drew Houston
General George W. Casey, Jr.
2007 - 2011 Chief of Staff,
US Army
Richelle Parham
Former CMO
Stewart Brand
Co-Founder, Long Now Foundation;
Founder, Whole Earth Catalogue
Jessica Richman
Co-Founder & CEO
Matt Mullenweg
Bjarke Ingels
BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Ben Rattray
Founder & CEO
Bob Lefsetz
The Lefsetz Letter
Michelle Dipp
CEO and Co-founder
OvaScience, Inc
Barry Sternlicht
Starwood Capital Group
Bert Jacobs
Co-founder and Chief Executive Optimist
Life is Good
Naval Ravikant
Shervin Pishevar
Co-founder, Sherpa Ventures;
Chairman, Hyperloop
dream hampton
Writer / Film Maker / Cultural Producer
Will Marshall
Co-Founder & CEO
Planet Labs
Piper Kerman
Author, Orange is the New Black
Lucia Horan
5Rhythms: Moving Meditation,
Dharma Teacher & Dancer
Stacey Sher
Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Gattaca
Rich Goodstone
Co-founder, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Co-founder, Superfly
Keith Ferrazzi
Founder and CEO
Ferrazzi Greenlight
Leila Janah
Mark Sisson
The Primal Blueprint
Ran Ortner
Anand Giridharadas
Author, The True American;
Columnist, New York Times
Mark Hyman
Founder & Director
The UltraWellness Center
Seth Shostak
Senior Astronomer
SETI Institute
Alida Garcia
Director of Coalitions & Policy,
Patrisse Cullors
Co-founder, #BlackLivesMatter
Founder, Dignity and Power Now
Theo Jansen
Darnell Moore
Senior Editor, Mic and Co-Founder, YOU Belong
Mike de la Rocha
Social Activist, Founder
Revolve Impact
Kristin Luck
Women In Research
Stefan Sagmeister
Graphic Designer & Typographer
Arturo Nunez
Head Of Marketing
Apple Latin America
Carmen Perez
Executive Director, the Gathering for Justice
Todd Saunders
Saunders Architecture
Michaela Boehm
Intimacy and Sexuality Expert
Cal Fussman
Esquire Magazine
Robin Berzin MD
Parsley Health
Kevin Stone
The Stone Clinic
Kevin Jorgeson
Professional Climber
Grover Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform
Jason Silva
Host, Brain Games
Liz Lambert
Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman
Jorge Ramos
Host, Univision / Fusion
Laura Miller
Director of Projects, Summit Power Group
Mayor of Dallas, 2002-2007
Baratunde Thurston
Supervising Producer,
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Kimbal Musk
Co-founder, The Kitchen Community
Monifa Bandele
Senior Campaign Director,
Sally Kohn
Columnist, CNN Political Commentator
Tim Wise
Author, Racial Equity Educator
Jimmy Chin
Professional Climber, Photographer, Director
Tiq Milan
Media Maker and Human Rights Advocate
Rashad Robinson
Executive Director, ColorOfChange
Simon Isaacs
Founder, Fatherly
Shaka Senghor
National Outreach Representative, BMe Community
Imran Amed
Founder & CEO, The Business of Fashion
Dr. Stephen Kosslyn
Founding Dean, the Minerva Schools at the Keck Gra
Steven Kotler
Cofounder & Director of Research, the Flow Genome
Rick Doblin
Founder and Executive Director, Multidisciplinary
Association for Psychedelic Studies
Mehret Mandefro
Founder & President, Truth Aid
Chad Oppenheim
Founder, Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Jennifer Dumpert
Founder, the Oneironauticum
Rubin Naiman
Founder & Director, Circadian Health Associates
Deborah Santana
Founder, Do A Little
Kabir Sehgal
Bestselling Author, Grammy Award-Winning Producer
Janet Echelman
Isaac Dietrich
Founder and CEO, MassRoots
Lacey Schwartz
CEO, Truth Aid
Guy Raz
Host and Editorial Director
NPR’s TED Radio Hour
Trabian Shorters
CEO/Founder, BMe Community
Kelly Sawdon
Partner & Chief Brand Officer, ACE Hotel
Nicole Smith
Founder and CEO, Mary’s Medicinals
Douglas McGray
Co-founder & Editor in Chief,
California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine
Rus Yusupov
Co-founder and Creative Director, Vine
Peter Seligmann
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Conservation International
President Anote Tong
President of Kiribati
District Attorney George Gascón
District Attorney, San Francisco
Marc Goodman
Founder, the Future Crimes Institute
Larry Smith
Founder, SMITH Magazine & Six-Word Memoir project
Troy Carter
Founder and CEO, Atom Factory
Ryan Graves
Head of Global Operations, Uber
Scott Parazynski
Former NASA Astronaut
John Hardy
Founder, the Green School in Bali
Ben Wizner
Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy,
and Technology Project
Adam Gazzaley
Founding director, Neuroscience Imaging Center
Scott Budnick
Film Producer
Founder, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition
John Jacobs
Co-founder & Chief Creative Optimist, Life is Good
Ariel Garten
CEO & Co-Founder, InteraXon
Latham Thomas
Founder, Mama Glow
Kirk Krack
CEO and Founder, Performance Freediving
Andrew Freedman
Director of Marijuana Coordination, Colorado
Jeff Johnson
Chief of Strategy, Illume Communications
George Whitesides
CEO, Virgin Galactic
Valerie Craig
Senior Director, Ocean Initiative at
the National Geographic Society
Loretta Whitesides
Founder Astronaut, Virgin Galactic
Greg Stone
EVP & Chief Scientist for Oceans, Conservation Int
Richard Tarnas
Professor of Philosophy and Cultural History, Cali
Dave Wilkinson
Director of the White House Office of Social Innov
Michael Shellenberger
President, Breakthrough Institute
Raoul Roach
Cesar Harada
Inventor & Environmentalist
Jeremy Jones
Professional Snowboarder & Environmentalist
Jalak Jobanputra
Founding Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures
Hunter Lee Soik
Founder, Shadow
Brock Pierce
Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital
Chairman of The Bitcoin Foundation
Stephanie Wear
Marine Biologist, The Nature Conservancy
Karen Sack
Managing Director, Ocean Unite
Peter Benedek
Founding Partner and Board Member, United Tallant
Isaac Fokuo
CEO, African Leadership Network. Principal, Botho
Ltd. Co Founder, Sino Africa Center of Excellence
Rodrigo Martinez
Life Sciences Chief Strategist, IDEO
Hilaree O'Neill
Ski Mountaineer
Matt Britton
Founder, Mr Youth
Jeremy Liew
Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Cory Richards
National Geographic Adventurer
Tia Oso
National Organizer, Black Alliance for Just
Immigration and Black Lives Matter Activist
Sherrie Rollins Westin
Executive Vice President of Global Impact and
Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop
Brian Forde
Former Senior Adviser to the U.S. Chief Technology
Officer for Mobile and Data Innovation
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