About Wisdom 2.0

A history of our conference
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"Founders from Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Zynga and PayPal, and executives and managers from companies like Google, Microsoft, Cisco ... in conversations with experts in yoga and mindfulness."
- The New York Times

Wisdom 2.0 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.

Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.

We have three main conference events each year:

1) Our annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference, held in February each year in the Bay area. This is our flagship event, bringing together over 2,000 people from 20 countries. Our 2016 event will be announced shortly. 

2) Wisdom 2.0 Business, September 10th-11th,  2015, Skirball Center, New York, NY.

3) Wisdom 2.0 Europe, 2015 dates TBD.

2015 will also include our first-ever Wisdom 2.0 Asia, to be held at Suntec City, Singapore on June 18th and 19th.

We also frequently hold smaller meet ups, gatherings, and retreats. You can view all upcoming events here! >>>

Soren Gordhamer, Founder of Wisdom 2.0

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The People

The people at Wisdom 2.0 come from all over the world and from many vocations, including coaches; technology staff from Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter; as well as venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

Participants share a common interest: to live with greater wisdom, purpose, and meaning,
while using technology in ways that create a more open and healthy culture.

The Speakers

Speakers come from a variety of sectors, including technology, wisdom traditions, neuroscience, game development, and more. Past speakers have included the founders of Facebook, Twitter, eBay, Zynga, and Paypal, along with wisdom teachers from various traditions.

The Conversations

Wisdom 2.0 explores topics that cross sectors, borders, and party lines. In previous years we've explored wisdom in society, veteran's rights, education, coaching, mindfulness in tech, politics, business, neuroscience, and much, much more.

The Connections

The events as much about making connections between people as about the presentations on stage. There are many opportunities to connect with people who share your interests, and explore overlaps and potential projects.

The Celebrations

Every year we also throw a party (or two!) where people can connect, play, and enjoy both dance and silliness.


The Team