The Altman Building New York City October 14th & 15th

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Business is changing!

There is a revolution occuring in how we view and relate to work.

This new movement is questioning all our assumptions about what it means to develop and operate a business. Elements like mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion are no longer seen as superfluous or useless, but as integral qualities to include in any for- or non-profit endeavor. People are increasingly seeking work that is meaningful, engaged, and where their deeper life purpose is aligned.

Our sold-out event last year brought together 275 leaders and changemakers at Google's NYC offices. We are pleased to come back this year, with an expanded venue.

Join a select group of business leaders and entrepreneurs for Wisdom 2.0 Business to explore the latest trends in innovation and wisdom in business!

See photos from last year here

Hosted by Soren Gordhamer, Founder, Wisdom 2.0

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2014 Speakers



The conference will be held at The Altman Building, a historic landmark in the heart of Chelsea. Established in 1886 as the Carriage House for the B. Altman Department Store, it is now a private event venue boasting two floors, vaulted brick ceilings and the original French doors.

The convenient location and unparalleled flexibility of the open floor plan will allow us to craft a unique and outstanding Wisdom 2.0 Business experience. Find detailed directions including local subway stops here.


The Wisdom 2.0 room block at the ACE Hotel is now sold out. Here are some other area hotels you may consider:


Wisdom 2.0 Business Schedule

(Subject to Change. Session times will be announced when confirmed.)

Tuesday, October 14th

Registration begins at noon; sessions begin at 1:00pm


Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Talk by Adam Grant, Professor, Wharton School

Mindfulness New York Style: Opportunities and Challenges of Present Moment Living in Fast-Paced Work Environments
with David Gelles, The New York Times; Jana Freidman, Twitter; Golbie Karamie, BlackRock

Diversity and Mindfulness: Why it Matters
by Kruti Patel Goyal, Vice President Business Development, Etsy

Compassion, a Powerful Business Practice
with Sharon Salzberg, Lisette Cooper, and Gina LaRoche

10% Happier: Mindfulness Applications at Work 
Talk by Dan Harris, ABC News Anchor

Creativity and Innovation in Business
Fireside chat with Andy Berndt, Vice President, Creative Lab, Google with Soren Gordhamer, Wisdom 2.0

 Communication Lessons from Supporting 1.25 Billion People 
Talk by Arturo Bejar, Director of Engineering, Facebook

Evening Reception: 7:00 - 10:00


Wednesday, October 15th

9:30 Arrival, 10:00 Start


Relationships at Work: Creating Powerful Teams Based on Vulnerability, Trust and Connection"
Interview with Eileen Fisher and Diane Poole by Tami Simon, SoundsTrue

Building a Business from the Inside Out: A Soulful Approach to Entrepreneurship
Fireside chat with Marie Forleo and Soren Gordhamer

Compassion in Business 
Talk by Tsewang Namgyal, Vice President,The Bank of Tokyo

The Power of Vision and Purpose: The Business Benefits of Working for a Positive Social Impact
Talk by Jonathan Rose, Founder, Jonathan Rose Companies

Mindfulness in Finance: Lessons from Starting a Meditation Program in Corporate America
by Golbie Karamie, Knowledge Strategist & Business Manager, BlackRock Investment

Mindfulness & Leadership in Business
Fireside chat with Mark Bertolini, CEO, AETNA



For information on our annual Wisdom 2.0 event in the Bay area, visit www.wisdom2summit.com


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