6:30 - 7:30am Breakfast and Opening Ceremonies
7:30 - 9:15am Programming
A gifted communicator and storyteller, portrait photographer Platon shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, our men and women in the military, members of the civil rights movement, and human rights champions. He takes his audience on a roller coaster of emotions—from laughter to tears—with the most poignant and mesmerizing stories behind the photos. He answers the question, “Who is this person?” His presentation includes highlights from his book, Power, chronicling more than 100 heads of state including Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, and Hugo Chavez. He also shares the stories from his photo essays on the U.S. military, civil rights movement, his work with Human Rights Watch which includes the leaders of the Egyptian revolution, his photo for TIME of Aung San Suu Kyi, and most recently, photographing Edward Snowden in Moscow for his exclusive interview with Wired magazine. His presentation promises to leave you wanting more.
BRIAN BRADLEY, BKin
Breathing correctly can change your life. It helps release toxins, relieves pain and tension, enhances the immune system, increases heart efficiency, and helps you lose weight. The problem is, most of us simply don’t know how to breathe—and we don’t even know it. But breathing right, and understanding the underlying, correct musculature function, can make all the difference in life. During this session, Brian will drive awareness of your current patterns and how to change them, and their influence on postural change and overall system efficiency. It will change the way you breathe, and unlock a better you!
9:15am - 4:15pm Fort McDowell Adventures & Lunch at Rosa’s Ranch
FORT MCDOWELL ADVENTURE
After the two morning presentations, we travel by motor coach to Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, about 45 minutes from the hotel. Set in the unspoiled Sonoran Desert on the east side of the Verde River, Fort McDowell Adventures offers several unique outdoor experiences. Participants will pre-select one of three adventures: (1) A horseback trail ride through the desert and across the Verde River; (2) An off-road biking adventure across the desert using mountain bikes; or (3) Driving on rugged trails in a Green Zebra Tomcar. Each adventure lasts 1.5–2 hours and will be followed by a casual lunch at Rosa’s Ranch, an outdoor venue on the property. We will return to the hotel mid-afternoon with plenty of time to rest and get ready for the evening’s festivities.
Please note if you select the Green Zebra Tomcar adventure: There will be two people in each Tomcar and they will switch places halfway through the trip so each person has an opportunity to drive for 1 hour. The Tomcar is like a cross between a dune buggy and a golf cart. It’s fun!
Of course, participants will be required to sign release documents before beginning any of the adventures. There is a 10-person minimum for each adventure.