• JUNE 1- 3. 2022
  • BILBAO - BISCAY

VIRTUAL EDITION

For those not joining us in person, The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change will be offered as a free, online event for anyone from around the world to attend.

At the Virtual Summit, the Opening Session, Immersion Sessions and Closing Session will be live streamed, and you’ll be able to enjoy engaging interviews with amazing speakers and artists among other exclusive content developed exclusively for you, our online guests.

In addition, there will be a unique, live WELLbinar taking place every day of the Summit at 17.00-18.30 (CET) / 11.00-12.30 (ET).

Please check out our FAQs for further information.

TUESDAY MAY 31

LIVE WELLBINAR FEATURING SHELLY TYGIELSKI 
5:00 - 6:30
Philanthropy, Activism & Wellbeing

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1

EARLY MORNING ACTIVITY
8:00 - 8:45
Yoga with REGGIE HUBBARD

Join activist and yogui REGGIE HUBBARD for a special yoga session and a conversation about yoga for social change activists. The session will take place at Hospital for the Soul, the art installation of Colombian contemporary artist YAZMANY ARBOLEDA in the peaceful and iconic Doña Casilda Park.

LIVE PLENARY SESSION
11:00 - 13:00
Opening Plenary Session

A warm and inspirational welcome to Bilbao and to The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change. You’ll get a sense of why we are deepening a culture of inner wellbeing and and how this matters from the individual to the societal.  Whether you are an activist, an entrepreneur, a teacher, a politician, a storyteller, a scientist, a practitioner, or an artist, you will deepen your understanding of why inner wellbeing is important. 
The sessions will take us through stories from all over the world, with topics ranging from integral ecology to intergenerational trauma to happiness policies in countries like Bhutan.

As resident artists, the Grammy-award winning SILKROAD ENSEMBLE will perform new music that engages difference and embodies cultural collaboration to create a hopeful and inclusive message for the artistic program at the start of the Summit.

OPENING SESSION - HOSTS

OPENING SESSION - SPEAKERS

OPENING SESSION - ARTISTS

LIVE WELLBINAR FEATURING ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX, PHD
5:00 - 6:30
Compassion and the True Meaning of Empathy

THURSDAY JUNE 2

EARLY MORNING ACTIVITY
8:00 - 8:45
Meditation with SATISH KUMAR - Peace-pilgrim and environmentalis

Join peace-pilgrim and long-life activist SATISH KUMAR for an inspiring and unique meditation at Hospital for the Soul, the art installation of Colombian contemporary artist YAZMANY ARBOLEDA in the peaceful and iconic Doña Casilda Park.

LIVE PLENARY SESSION 
11:00 - 13:00
Immersion Sessions

An innovative series of talks pairing artists and speakers which will immerse us in different and exciting subjects such as how wellbeing intersects with technology, business or intergenerational trauma, among other subjects.

RITUALS OF LIFE

RE-IMAGINING BUSINESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

  • Speaker JAY COEN GILBERT - CEO Imperative 21; Cofounder B Lab
  • Speaker KATE BYRNE - CEO of Katapult X
  • Artist : MAARTEN ROBBEN - FRESH FORCES

UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA 

HUMANISING TECHNOLOGY - HOW CAN MUSIC AND AI IMPROVE DIVERSITY 

PERSPECTIVES FROM NEUROSCIENCE: VISUALISING THE WONDERS OF THE BRAIN  

FINDING YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE IN THE MOVEMENT FOR EQUALITY 

LIVE WELLBINAR 
5:00 - 6:30
Mission : JOY - Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

A documentary about the remarkable friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

FRIDAY JUNE 3

EARLY MORNING ACTIVITY
8:00 - 8:45
Meditation

Join DR. SARÁ KING and ANU GUPTA for an inspiring and unique meditation at Hospital for the Soul, the art installation of Colombian contemporary artist YAZMANY ARBOLEDA in the peaceful and iconic Doña Casilda Park.

LIVE PLENARY SESSION
11:00 - 13:00
Closing Session

The closing session is about bringing everything from the Summit together and helping us move out into the world as an energised collective. We will weave with the relationships, the explorations of different subjects, and other parts of the time together.  We'll hear stories and reflect about how to create a wellbeing movement.  This last session weaves all of this to inspire us as a community that is bringing a wellbeing world to life.  

The session begins with the visceral sounds of the organ at Palacio Euskalduna played by acclaimed Basque concert organist, LORETO ARAMENDI
BISHOP CHANTEL WRIGHT will participate with members of her choir from Harlem, New York City, SONGS OF SOLOMON as well as Haitian music star, EMELINE MICHEL, who will welcome to the stage several artists who have performed in various sessions throughout the Summit - collaborative creation and the joyful embrace of a future filled with opportunity will close out our artistic program. 

CLOSING SESSION - HOSTS

CLOSING SESSION  - SPEAKERS

CLOSING SESSION - ARTISTS

LIVE WELLBINAR FEATURING DAVID SIMAS
5:00 - 6:30
The Inner Work of Democracy