Founder of Wisdom 2.0, Soren Gordhamer said, “In this age that’s becoming increasingly digital, people generally have two questions: How do I make the time that I do spend in the digital world meaningful? And then also, how do I find the right balance, with my cell phone and Facebook and Twitter and all these digital devices so that my mind, body and heart gets as much attention, if not more attention than the external technologies that I engage in?”
These are two of many thought-provoking questions that Wisdom 2.0 will set out to respond to at this year’s conference, which kicks off next Friday, the 20th. I’m super excited to be attending for my third year in a row.
The annual Wisdom 2.0 interactive conference addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.
How can we live with wisdom, awareness, and compassion in the digital age?
Wisdom 2.0 is packed with presentations, conversations, interviews, meditations, yoga practices, and workshops run by leaders in business, tech, society and spirituality that respond to this very question. It’s really a conference like no other, where Buddhist monks share spotlight with Google executives, working to solve societal issues that have grown from the technology advancement we’re creating together.
This year, mindfulness leaders like Jon Kabat-Zinn and Jack Kornfield will join together with business leaders like Eileen Fisher and Karen May (Google), and other inspiring leaders like Byron Katie and Congressman Tim Ryan to share ideas on how to bring more awareness, purpose, and meaning to our modern world—while using technology in ways that create a more open and healthy culture.
If you can’t make it to the conference and are curious about the content, main stage speakers will be recorded and live streamed on the Wisdom 2.0 website, so you can sit in on the conversations and presentations virtually. Follow me on Twitter @MelissaEisler for updates from the conference, hashtag #widsom2conf to join the community, and check back here post-conference … I’ll be sure to share some of the wisdom I’ve picked up.
Get inspired by watching along. The conference is from Feb 20 – 22. You can view the sessions in real time, or watch the videos on their site later.
Watch this two-minute video of the founder to learn more about this inspiring event.