Anne Biging and Dr Elisabeth Ixmeier, founders of Healing Hotels of the World and the Healing Summit, are gathering activists, scientists and inspired leaders to host a virtual Healing Summit event on 23 October.
Called the Visionaries’ Table, the three-hour event will explore the connection between healing and responsibility on an individual, social and planetary level.
Highlights will include a keynote from Alternative Nobel Prize laureate scholar, environmental scientist and activist Dr Vandana Shiva, who stresses the interconnectedness of human beings and the earth.
Shiva will share her insights on how our individual choices contribute to positive change for sustaining the earth.
Other guests attending the Visionaries’ Table include:
• Ambassador Lhatu Wangchuk
introduced the world to the concept of “Gross National Happiness” as a human development indicator during his time as a permanent representative and ambassador of Bhutan to the United Nations. Now serving as board director of the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan, he will talk about happiness as a fundamental human right.
• Known for her gift to make yogic wisdom accessible for contemporary life, Sally Kempton
has spent 45 years studying and teaching Indian scriptures (Kashmir Shaivism). As an internationally recognised teacher of meditation and yoga, she’ll translate ancient philosophy into new ways of living.
• Focusing on individual journeys around the topic of cancer and a unique mix of health, wellness, beauty, and medical innovation, founder and editor-in-chief of Cancer Wellness magazine, Caylei Vogelzang
will provide the essentials for an ever-growing community to thrive with and beyond the scope of cancer.
• Devon Cone
is a senior advocate for women and girls at Refugees International whose research highlights the unique needs in displacement. Her advocacy influences policymakers to prioritise the protection of displaced women and girls. She’ll share insights from her most recent report about the situation of Afghan women and girls.
• Mattia Baroni
is the co-founder of Laboratory for Future Gastronomy (LA FUGA); an innovation hub for developing sustainable products and food preparation methods. Through research projects with established institutions and in his role as chef de cuisine at Bad Schoergau, he’s bringing his vision of living a sustainable life to a wider audience.
• Meditation and yoga practices to increase body and mind wellbeing will be led by intuitive coach Velleda Dobrowolny
and Sandeep Agarwalla
, head of yoga at the Ananda in the Himalayas.
“With the Healing Summit, we always aim to bring together visionaries to explore topical issues of our time,” commented Ixmeier.
“Launching the Visionaries’ Table allows us to enter into a dialogue with inspiring speakers and attendees around the world. We want to explore the connection between healing and responsibility for the benefit of all and are truly happy with the support of our mission from our extraordinary speakers.”
New York media personality Valerie Smaldone will moderate and produce the event.
The webinar will take place on Saturday from 10am - 1pm EDT (New York), 7am – 10am PDT (San Francisco), 4pm – 7pm CEST (Berlin), 10pm – 1am CST (Beijing).
Registration costs €20 (US$23, £17) and is open to everyone.
To register, please click here
The next in-person Healing Summit is scheduled to be hosted in Albufeira, Portugal in 2022.