SUMMIT PROGRAM 
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2021

(The following program is an overview. The summit is designed to cover in-depth topics & methodologies). 

Thursday, 
September 30TH

7:30 - 8:00am

PRE-EVENT PREP & LOG-IN

8:00 - 8:15am

EPIC BEGINNINGS

Opening of the Summit: (EPIC Team)​

8:15 - 9:00am

MAIN SESSION:  "TRIFECTA"

Disconnect, Disrupt, Discover with

Dr. Steve Ralph, Bradley Rapier, Jacqueline Lloyd-Smith 

9:00 - 9:10am | BREAK

9:10 - 9:45

PAUSE PROMPT & GROUP SHARE

Disconnect Theme: Dr. Steve Ralph 

9:45 - 10:00am:  PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS

United For Business (United Airlines), Mindhatch

 

10:00 - 11:30am

SESSION A:  INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS:

  1. "A Kaleidoscope View: Creative Perspective-Taking For Leadership"  (Genein Letford)

  2. "Applied Improv (CPS); Let's Make Stuff Up,  But for a Reason" (Beth Slazak:)

  3. "A Recipe For BIG Ideas" (Carolyn Trocino)

11:30 - 11:45am | BREAK

11:45 - 12:00 pm: ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Ralph & Laura Adams host an interview with award-winning songwriter/producer, Jeffery David; "EPIC Artist" honoree for the 2020 EPIC Innovation Awards.

12:00 - 1:30 pm | MID-DAY OPTIONS

90 min. BREAK (OR)

30 min. BREAK + 2 interactive options:

12:15 - 1:15pm

  1. EPIC CONNECT @Mibo

  2. EPIC EXCHANGES 

Intimate conversations with experts:

1:30 - 3:00pm

SESSION B: (2 options):

  • EDUCATION PANEL

Learn about the innovative methods these educators use to creatively inspire future leaders. 

Moderator: Genein Letford Panelists: Bradley Rapier, Lt. Col. Jason Trew, PhD., Dr. Gigi Johnson, Dr. Monica Mallet, Harry van der Schans

  • INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP:

"Tell Your Leadership Story" (Susan Newhouse)

3:00 - 3:10pm |  BREAK

3:10 - 3:30pm

ENGAGEMENT LAB: Susan Newhouse

3:30 - 5:00pm  

SESSION C: (2 options)

  • SOCIAL INNOVATION PANEL

Discover how creativity generates solutions for a variety of humanitarian needs. 

Moderator: Dennis BakerPanelists: Shirin Laor-Raz Salemnia, Kathy Eldon, James Haven, Nashir Hirjee

  • INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

"Rethink Creativity: How Creativity & Curiosity Can Save You From Burnout" (Monica Kang)

5:00 - 5:15:  DAILY WRAP-UP & FRIDAY PREP

5:15 -6:00pm | BREAK

6:00 - 7:30

AFTER HOURS EVENT:  FILM SCREENING

"Biggest Little Farm"

7:35 - 8:15

EPIC CONVERSATION

Join EPIC for a live interview with filmmaker / founder, Apricot Lane Farms, John Chester

Hosts: Dr. Steve Ralph & Laura Adams

Q & A to follow

8:30 - 9:30 @Mibo

EPIC CONNECT (optional networking)

Friday,
OCTOBER 1st

7:45 - 8:00 am

EPIC BEGINNINGS: Dr. Tricia Garwood

8:00 - 9:30 am

SESSION A: INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

9:30 - 9:40 am | BREAK

9:40 - 10:10 am

EPIC CONVERSATION

An interview with Chris Denson

Hosted by Dr. Tricia Garwood

10:10 - 10:30am

ENGAGEMENT LAB:  Susan Newhouse

10:30 - 12:00 pm

SESSION BINTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

12:00 - 1:30 pm | MID-DAY OPTIONS:

90 min. BREAK (OR)

30 min. BREAK + 2 interactive options:

12:15 - 1:15pm

 

EPIC EXCHANGES 

Intimate conversations with experts:

1:30 - 3:00 pm

SESSION C:  (2 options):

 

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP PANEL

These leaders share how they've used creative capital to turn innovative ideas into viable entities.

Moderator: Vicky Shum/ Panelists: Mark Sylvester, Coonoor Behal, Jason Williams, Lisa Lowe, Kyle Ashby

  • INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

"Setting Your Own Buffet Table: Intentional Creative Decision-making Systems"

(Dr. Gigi Johnson)

3:00 - 3:15 pm  

PAUSE PROMPT & SHARE: Disrupt Debrief

3:15 - 3:30pm | BREAK

3:30 - 5:00 pm  

SESSION D  (2 options):

  • CREATIVES PANEL:

Discover the creative processes these professionals use to develop their projects.

Moderator: Chris Denson/ Panelists: Ben Everard, Wendy Whitman, Marc Ferrari, SJ Murray, Ph.D, Johan Andersson, Melissa Disney.

 

  • INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

"Leading Gen Z's to Success in the New Workplace" (Dr. Santor Nishizaki)

5:00 - 5:15 pm

WRAP-UP & PREP For SATURDAY

5:15 - 6:00 | BREAK

6:00 - 8:00 pm

EPIC CONNECT @Mibo

(optional networking)

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 2nd

8:00 - 8:30 

EPIC BEGINNINGS: Dr. Monica Mallet

8:25 - 8:50 am

ENGAGEMENT LAB: Susan Newhouse

 

8:50 - 9:00 am: PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS

United Airlines, Innovators Box, Creative Education Foundation (CEF)

9:00 - 10:30 am

SESSION A: 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

  1. "The Science Of Innovation" (Mark Sylvester)

  2. Visual Thinking 101 (Sarah Moyle)

  3. "Business Models for Social Entrepreneurs" (Jonathan Banister & David Lunkin)

10:30 - 10:45 am |  BREAK

10:45 - 11:00 am:  ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Ralph & Laura Adams host emerging recording artist Mikol, for an insightful interview.

11:00am - 11:30: PAUSE PROMPT

11:30 - 11:40: PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Strategic Play

11:40 - 12:00: EXPLORE

Meet & Great @Expo Hall

12:00 - 1:30pm. | MID-DAY OPTIONS: 

90 min. BREAK (OR)

12:15 - 1:15pm

EPIC EXCHANGES 

Intimate conversations with experts:

1:30 - 3:00 pm

SESSION BINTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

  1. "Learning How To DJ Can Unlock Your Creativity" (Amani Roberts)

  2. "Designing Square Pegs for Round Holes: Mindsets for Leading Innovation" (Johnny Wells)

  3. "Discovering LEGO® Serious Play®"  (Jacqueline Lloyd-Smith & Stephen Walling)

3:00 - 3:15 | BREAK

 

3:15 - 4:00 pm

EPIC COLLECTIVE: "What's Your Future Story?"

4:00-4:30 pm

Summit Wrap-Up

4:30 - 5:30 | BREAK

:

5:30pm - 8:00pm

EPIC CONNECT @Mibo

(optional networking)

That's a wrap!

Important Notes

The 3-day summit is a comprehensive program with engaging elements that connect day-to-day. We strongly advise full-time attendance where attendees will gain the most value with full participation.

  • US West Coast Pacific Standard Time (PST)

  • EXPO HALL: Open 24/7 during the summit

  • Due to time zone differences, select program sessions will be recorded for International attendees to view on demand throughout the 3-day summit. ​

  • Google Chrome is the only search engine that provides the most consistent support of all of the summit platforms. 

For successful participation, use of a PC (laptop or desktop) in a quiet and private place, is ideal for the duration of the summit.  Mobile phone use is highly discouraged during sessions, not only for smoother platform access, but to support the phone disconnect premise of the summit.  

The Program schedule is subject to change.