Our YOUniversity experiences are built on two key pillars: learning and connecting. We are especially excited for the education component of this event as we will feature not one, but two, expert thought leaders sharing game-changing ideas with you. If you would like to be introduced to breakthroughs for your business and life, while authentically networking with DC’s most remarkable and connected professionals, then you will not want to miss this event!
“How to Do Less and Accomplish More: The Art and Science of Meditation”
featuring Jonathan Foust
A great teacher once said, “The more you’ve got going on in your life, the more you need to be on retreat.”
If you have to make strategic decisions, stay focused, alert and work intimately with others you will be dramatically more effective when you are calm, collected and fully present.
Over 10,000 studies on meditation reveal something quite astounding. If meditation were a drug, it would be considered the miracle drug of this era. Not only does a meditation practice positively impact your physiology, but also your emotional equilibrium, mental clarity and access to intuition.
In this session, Jonathan Foust will share with you not only some of the latest research on mindfulness but will also introduce you to some powerful and effective meditation techniques that can help you shift from what science calls the ‘stress response’ to more open, creative and empowered states.
Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA, is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. A senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center, the country’s largest residential holistic health center, he leads retreats and trainings for populations ranging from a donation-based weekly public class in Arlington, VA to intensive trainings for advanced practitioners, CEOs and business leaders.
“Blockchains: Hype or Legitimate Business Disruptor?” featuring Jeremy Epstein
Blockchains, Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, and decentralization…are we just in another hype cycle of technology? Or is this the “real deal?” The point of this session is to lay out the facts in an entertaining, consumable way so that you can decide for yourself. Either way, you’re going to walk away prepared to handle the questions when the topic comes up, which is the only thing that is certain about the future of these technologies.
Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, has 20 years of international marketing experience in helping to bring innovative technologies into the mainstream. Most recently, Jeremy was VP, Marketing at Sprinklr which grew from a $20 million valuation and 30 people to $1.3 billion valuation and 900 people in 3 years.
Jeremy currently works with some of the leading and most innovative companies in the blockchain/decentralization space including OB1, OpenBazaar, and Storj. He also facilitates the Decentralized Marketing Network, a peer-to-peer network for start-ups looking to disrupt major industries. In December of 2016, he edited and published a collaborative eBook with 33 of the biggest influencers and thought-leaders called “Blockchains in the Mainstream: When Will Everyone Else Know?”