Applied Brilliance is producing its 13th annual conference in April 10-13, 2018 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Discovery and Revelation explores what’s new and fresh when everything is so digitally transparent and immediate, diminishing the mystery and magic of accidental and serendipitous discovery. We see too much. We think we know too much. We’re bombarded by every presidential tweet and every reading-between-the-lines commentary of the news media in mind-boggling minutia. And on the horizon, we can replicate ourselves through Replika and model our immortality through DeepMind. Empathy will be delivered through healthcare robots, our meal kits are already recommended by ubiquitous bots and Neuralink wants to connect people to a groupthink network in which they will exchange thoughts without wasting their time and energy on language. It’s getting hard to keep up.
Applied Brilliance 2018 looks at innovation and genius at the intersection of the arts and sciences. Revelations are the myths and legends that transcend science. Discoveries are the stories that are founded on hard science and heart-stopping accident. This year we’ll hear from philosophers, poets, biopsychologists, storytellers, historians, physicists, roboticists, the First Nations NextGen and musicians who will share their inventive work and perspectives. Plus we’ll apply their brilliance to highly engaging system-solutions case studies, embedding our attendees into the content.
Steeped in the power of the geology and traditions of the homeland of our First Nation’s people, we will have the privilege of hearing from some of the leaders who are preserving, protecting and persevering their ancient culture. We’ll explore how a worldview over 1000 years old meets the quantified self, and how both can co-exist in an algorithmic, digital world.
Applied Brilliance opens with a welcome dinner on Tuesday April 10th at the Hotel Santa Fe, our conference host. Our thought leadership sessions take place Wednesday and Thursday mornings, April 11 and 12, from 9:00 to 1:00, including lunch. At each session, speakers will work together with guests on a series of problem-solving case studies reflecting systems solutions through applied brilliance. Dinner Wednesday and Thursday nights are off-site with a special performances and dinners celebrating local/regional cuisine.
Afternoons will offer Applied Brilliance on-site activities in the surrounding community to experience curated visits to Bandelier National Park, and a memorable storytelling experience at the Wheelwright Museum.
Track One - Discovery
Philosophy - Andrew Taggart
NextGen Pueblo - Aspen Mirabal
Filmmaker – Jennifer Crandall
Neuroscience - Allen Hamilton
System Solutions Case Studies
On-Site Brilliance -- Legends + Prophecies
Joe Hayes, renowned storyteller will entertain us and feed our imaginations with a live performance of ancient lore. Joe will present his stories at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, famous for shows by living Native American artists. The museum shop, the Case Trading Post, is one of Santa Fe’s oldest continuously operating galleries of Native American art
Cocktail Reception in private home and studio
Dinner, El Farol
Track Three - Revelation
Biopsychology - Diana Reiss
Cultural Leader - Joseph Brophy Toledo
Ethics – Tricia Wang
Conservationist - Asher Jay
System Solutions Case Studies
On-Site Brilliance -- Bandelier National Park
We will visit to Bandelier National Park, curated by Tim Maxwell, Director Emeritus of the Museum of New Mexico, Office of Archaeological Studies. Bandelier is a breathtakingly beautiful canyon and mesa country with evidence of a human presence going back over 11,000 years. Petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls pay tribute to the early days of a culture that still survives in the surrounding communities.
Celebration of Regional Cuisine, Santa Fe Cooking School
Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa
A luxurious hotel and spa sanctuary near the heart of Santa Fe’s center
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Applied Brilliance Code: #18S031.
Fly into Albuquerque and take a breathtaking one-hour drive to Santa Fe
Fly into Santa Fe and Uber or Lyft are available
Albuquerque Airport Shuttles