Upcoming Events

A preliminary preview as of May 2016:

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What is the Imagine Solutions Conference?

Imagine Solutions is an annual conference held each year in February in Naples, Florida attracting a very substantial private sector leadership audience from all over North America. Each year the Imagine Solutions Conference brings 30+ speakers from across the United States, Canada, and around the world. Included are world renowned experts in their fields; Nobel Prize nominees; Mother Teresa award winners; many from TIME and Fortune magazine’s 100 most influential lists. Outstanding thought leaders such as economist Niall Ferguson; Wendy Kopp/education; Dean Ornish and Ken Dychtwald/wellness; visionaries Dean Kamen, Peter Diamandis and Craig Ventner: authors such as Robin Cook; and many others. Each session features 3 to 5 speakers presenting 16-minute briefings; focus on subject areas including healthcare, education, energy, economy, environment, women in leadership, the arts, and social entrepreneurship. Five breaks during the day enable the audience to further conversations with speakers and other audience members.

Imagine Solutions has brought over 250 world class thought leaders to participate at this conference.

What are we planning for 2017?

Our Theme –
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For our 2017 Imagine Solutions Conference we are planning on 8 cutting edge sessions featuring 28 innovative thought leaders.

Here is an early look at what we are working on for 2017:

THE GREAT INFLUENCERS

There are four “MAJOR INFLUENCER CENTERS” which are of paramount importance as we address many issues critical to our society.

  • Washington DC – ourLawmakers, Policycreators.
  • NYC – Wall St. – the omnipotent world of Finance.
  • Silicon Valley – the genius leadership creating Technology Innovation.
  • Hollywood – the profound appeal and impact of Storytelling – creating our reality.

We will bring key thought leaders from each center of influence to better understand the who, what, how of their insights, power, influence. And how they look at future issues.

THE GREAT CHALLENGERS

  • Introducing a sneak preview of PLANET EARTH II. The Natural History division of BBC produces PLANET EARTH. BBC will introduce PLANET EARTH II to America in April 2017 – we will get a sneak preview of this amazing film at our February 2017 conference!
  • A National Geographic woman Explorer. One of the world’s great photographers. She has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the National Geographic Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, Galilee, Petra, Sydney, New Zealand, and Jerusalem.She was one of the founders of Ripple Effect Images, a collective dedicated to providing storytelling resources to groups who wish to improve the lives of women around the globe. You will see, hear, and meet Annie Griffiths.

THE GREAT PERFORMERS

Each year we bring amazing artistic talents to our conference. 2017 will be no different. Here is what we have planned:

Bill T. Jones
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MacArthur Genius Award. The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. Tony Award.
National Medal of the Arts.

Creating more than 100 works for his own company, Jones has also choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, AXIS Dance Company, Boston Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Berlin Opera Ballet and Diversions Dance Company, among others. In 1995, Jones directed and performed in a collaborative work with Toni Morrison and Max Roach, Degga, at Alice Tully Hall, commissioned by Lincoln Center’s “Serious Fun” Festival. His collaboration with Jessye Norman, How! Do! We! Do!, premiered at New York’s City Center in 1999.

A 2001 Emmy-winning documentary that chronicles modern dance’s African-American roots.

Jones is the co-creator, director and choreographer of the musical Fela!, which ran Off-Broadway in 2008 and opened on Broadway in previews in October 2009. Jones won the Lucille Lortel Award as Outstanding Choreographer for his work as well as the Tony Award for Best Choreography.

Katherine Liu – 11 year old classical piano child prodigy

THE GREAT PROMISE OF TOMORROW

Advocating for Children = Making a Difference
A session on Children, addressing:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Children’s Health
  • Underprivileged Children

More to come.

THE GREAT CHANGE MAKERS

A Skoll Fellow from 2016.

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