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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 28, 29, 30, 2020

Free virtual event, Registration Required.
*Please note, you can sign up for as many sessions as you are interested in.

The Virtual Summit Experience

GLLG’s Leadership in the Age of Personalization® Summits focus on guiding leaders and their organizations to shift their thinking from one of standardization to personalization, and the urgent need to acknowledge this shift by leading in a way that honors individuality.

Hosted by Fairfield University and Powered by LightSpeedVT™, this virtual summit will provide a unique learning experience that will combine thought provoking discussions with artistic storytelling by the QuickCenter for the Arts at Fairfield University – all that in a seamless, safe and interactive online environment to all attendees and speakers.

Our discussion will be centered on the intersection between the Healthcare Industry, Corporate America and Higher Education that must seek more interconnectedness and interdependence than ever before.

Click the Register Now button to see the full schedule of events.

Summit Agenda
Biographies

NINA SOL

Nina Sol
Nina Sol, a nod to her Afro-Latina heritage & warm and sunshiny disposition, delivers a genre-bending soulful sound that resonates with audiences locally and across the globe. A vinyl enthusiast that traverses time and texture, Nina's insatiable curiosity for music discovering keeps her sets fresh and unexpected. Currently based in Oakland, Nina holds monthly residencies at Constellations, a party dedicated to past and present artists born under the zodiac sign of the month, and Elements throwing down underground dance music alongside soulful house DJ veteran, Patrick Wilson. She has played with artists including DJ Spinna, Solange, Rich Medina, Natasha Diggs, Pete Rock, Moodymann, Jose James, Bugz in the Attic, and many others. Sol has contributed to music sites such as Music is My Sanctuary and mainstay parties namely thePeople, Soul in the Horn, Jump N Funk, Makossa Brooklyn, Motown on Mondays, & Black Weirdo. Nina Sol brings a profound energy to dance floors while spreading messages of justice, freedom, and love.

Facebook/Twitter/IG: @djninasol

Website: djninasol.com

DBR

DBR
Daniel Bernard Roumain’s acclaimed work as a composer, performer, educator, and activist spans more than two decades, and he has been commissioned by venerable artists and institutions worldwide. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (NYT), DBR is perhaps the only composer whose collaborations span Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones, Savion Glover and Lady Gaga.

Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic, urban, and African-American music influences, DBR takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium. He is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and operatic works; has won an Emmy for Outstanding Musical Composition for his collaborations with ESPN; featured as keynote performer at technology conferences; and created large scale, site-specific musical events for public spaces. DBR earned his doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan and is currently Institute Professor and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University.

An avid arts industry leader, DBR serves on the board of directors of the League of American Orchestras, Association of Performing Arts Presenters and Creative Capital, the advisory committee of the Sphinx Organization, and was co-chair of 2015 and 2016 APAP Conferences.

DBR has most recently created the musical score for The Just and The Blind, a collaboration with spoken word artist and writer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, commissioned by Carnegie Hall; and a new work for Washington State University’s Symphonic Band, Falling Black Into The Sky, based on the work of the artist James Turrell and his “light work” at Roden Crater. DBR is currently creating Cipher, a new pocket opera for the Philadelphia Boys Choir, with a libretto by Joseph, based on the incarceration of young, Black boys.

Facebook/Twitter: @dbrmusic

IG: @danielroumain

Website: www.danielroumain.com

BAMUTHI

Bamuthi
BAMUTHI (Marc Bamuthi Joseph) is a 2017 TED Global Fellow, an inaugural recipient of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, and an honoree of the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship. Bamuthi’s opera libretto, We Shall Not Be Moved, was named one of 2017’s “Best Classical Music Performances” by The New York Times. His evening length work created in collaboration with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, “The Just and The Blind,” was commissioned by Carnegie Hall and premiered to a sold out house at Carnegie in March 2019. His upcoming piece, “In His Name” is inspired by the forgiveness exhibited by the congregation of Emanuel AME church in Charleston, and will premiere at The Perelman Center in New York in 2021.

While engaging in a deeply fulfilling and successful artistic career, Bamuthi also proudly serves as Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He is in high demand for his creative approach to organizational design, brand development, and community mediation, and has been enlisted as a strategic partner or consultant for companies ranging from Coca Cola to Carnegie Hall. His TED talk on linking sport to freedom design among immigrant youth has been viewed more than 1 million times, and is a testament to his capacity to distill complex systems into accessible and poetic presentations. Bamuthi's community development philosophy, called "The Creative Ecosystem", has been implemented in dozens of cities across the United States and is the subject of several critical writings, including one of the seminal essays in "Cultural Transformations: Youth and Pedagogies of Possibility", published by Harvard Education Press.

Bamuthi is the founding Program Director of the exemplary non-profit Youth Speaks, and is a co-founder of Life is Living, a national series of one-day festivals which activate under-resourced parks and affirm peaceful urban life.  His essays have been published in Harvard Education Press; he has lectured at more than 200 colleges, and has carried adjunct professorships at Stanford and Lehigh, among others.

IG: @bamuthi360

Twitter: @bamuthi

REEPS ONE

"A champion for a new generation of musicians" - The Economist

Harry Yeff (AKA Reeps One) is an award-winning artist who specialises in voice and tech-based performance. Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and creative direction has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer of experimental vocalism.

In 2018 Yeff completed his third artist residency at Harvard University and acquired the title of ‘Culture Leader’ with the World Economic Forum.

Yeff produces work spanning disciplines, contexts and media as a response to an ongoing investigation into the evolution of the human voice, art and science. His work explores the fusion of visual and audio cultures, transforming vocal music into visible, physical form through performance, installation, sculpture, photography and film as well as curatorial, directorial and academic projects. Yeff has become one of the most decorated and progressive lateral thinkers in the world of voice and technology.

Facebook/IG: @reepsone

Twitter: @reep1

Website: reeps100.com

STEVE CONNELL

Steve Connell
Steve Connell is an actor, poet, motivator, & transformative entertainer whose live performances are as dynamic as the words he delivers. With private performances for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, & Norman Lear, amongst others, his work has been seen on ABC, HBO, MTV, and performed live at Sundance, Kennedy Center, & The White House. Corporate giants like ADP, Nike, Pioneer, & Gap Inc. are among the many companies who commissioned work by Steve for his ability to create & impact with immersive multimedia performances.

Steve’s last major stage work, Transit Space, created with DIAVOLO | Architeture in Motion, toured the world in two languages, and he is now hard at work developing his newest poetry show, Unfinished. His celebrated poem “We Are The Lions” now has 10+ million views & was performed at the UN; his first short film, “the universe is chewing”, was awarded a 2019 Best Shorts Humanitarian Award; he is currently in the studio working with his spoken word band Kill The Poets on their debut album.

Website: www.steveconnellcreates.com

HALA KHOURI

Hala Khouri
Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching yoga and movement for over 25 years and has been doing clinical work and trainings for 15 years. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, she has dedicated her life to the study of trauma, justice and building resilience. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an M.A. in Community Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Hala is trained in Somatic Experiencing, a body-based psychotherapy that helps resolve trauma and its symptoms.

Hala is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. She leads trauma informed yoga trainings nationally. Hala also works with A Thousand Joys training direct service providers and educators to be trauma informed and culturally responsive.  She leads a monthly, online membership program called Radical Wellbeing. Her first book, Peace from Anxiety: Get Grounded, Build Resilience and Stay Connected Amidst the Chaos, comes out in April 2021.  She lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two sons where she also teaches public yoga classes weekly.

Facebook/IG/Twitter: @halayoga

Website: www.halakhouri.com

HUANG YI

Hyang Yi
Taiwanese dancer, choreographer, inventor, and videographer Huang Yi’s pioneering work is steeped in his fascination with the partnership between humans and robots. He interweaves continuous movement with mechanical and multimedia elements to create a form of dance which corresponds with the flow of data, effectively making the performer a dancing instrument. Named by Dance Magazine as one of the “25 to Watch,” Huang was immersed in the arts at a young age, spending much of his childhood in his parents’ studio watching them teach tango and learning to paint alongside his father. Huang has been Artist-in-Residence of the National Theater & Concert Hall, the National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan, and is widely considered one of Asia’s most prolific choreographers.

Huang’s groundbreaking and award-winning work, HUANG YI & KUKA, in which he and his dancers perform alongside an industrial robot he programmed, has opened the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), TED Conference (Vancouver), and toured globally since 2015 including in Australia, the US, Switzerland, and the UAE. 

Huang Yi premiered Under the Horizon, a hybrid opera, in collaboration with Berlin-based Ryoichi Kurokawa and the Netherlands Chamber Choir, in Holland and Taiwan in 2018. His newest work, Little Ant and Robot, is slated to premiere at Taiwan's celebrated National Theater in April 2021.

Facebook/IG: @HuangYiStudio

Website: www.sozoartists.com/huangyi

ADREINNE WAHEED

Adreinne Waheed
Adreinne Waheed is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. Her work bears witness to and holds space for the beauty, brilliance and resilience of Black folks across the diaspora. 

Ms. Waheed is an accomplished photo editor who, during her 20 year career, has researched, produced and directed numerous shoots, for publications including Vibe, King and Essence magazines.  Her photography has been published by The New York Times, National Geographic, Photo District News and The Fader. Adreinne's work also appears in the inaugural issue of Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, Corridor Gallery, the Underground Museum, the Long Gallery and Betti Ono Gallery.

In 2010, she created the Waheed Photo Archive, a collection of found photographs of African-Americans from Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015.

Her self-published coffee table book, entitled Black Joy and Resistance, was released in December 2018 and is available now on Amazon.

Twitter/IG: @waheedpix

Website: adreinnewaheed.com

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