Creating Equilibrium is a three-day, solutions-focused, innovation forum
—an insight incubator disguised as a conference, concert, and immersive festival.
The goal of the event?
Foster radical new approaches to solving critical environmental issues. Build bridges between world-renowned technologists and world-saving environmentalists. Invite business, industry and government into the discussion.
Accelerate our better tomorrow in Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe, CA. August 25-27, 2017.
Creating Equilibrium was founded by Steven Kotler, a journalist, author, and entrepreneur with expertise in science, technology and culture; Gabrielle Hull, a technology entrepreneur with an MBA from Stanford University who invests in people and ideas that foster change in our natural and social environment; Matt Reardon, Executive Director of the Squaw Valley Institute; and Antony Randall, an entertainment industry production executive with a passion for social impact, innovation, and the environment.
Appropriately set in Lake Tahoe, a community known for its commitment to environmental preservation, Creating Equilibrium was created to solve the world’s most critical environmental problems by innovating at the intersection of environmental science and technology to create actionable solutions. With its proximity to both the technology and innovation epicenter of Silicon Valley and the natural grandeur of Lake Tahoe, the three-day event series is a veritable nexus for eco-conscious technology, and will lead by example by providing minimal impact in its space.
During Creating Equilibrium, the world’s top thought leaders in education, business, environmentalism, technology, and policy will convene for a forum to create actionable solutions to solving the world’s environmental crises, specifically focusing on biodiversity for its inaugural year. Proceeds from the entire three-day event will be invested into environmental innovations discussed at Visions through Creating Equilibrium’s incubator, EQ Ventures. The incubator will provide startups with mentoring and training, as well as an initial investment and possible follow-on funding.
The event will continue to raise awareness and inspiration around critical environmental issues with its Village Green festival providing thousands of individuals with a deeper environmental understanding using virtual reality, art installations and other immersive experiences. Equilibrium’s Saturday evening concert features a performance by the supergroup, Secret Stash. Anchored by Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, this iconic duo will be joined by a “secret stash” of musical friends, including Fun.’s Nate Ruess, Godsmack’s Sully Erna, saxophone player Michael Ghegan, and many more—all in one of California’s most majestic settings: the base of the KT22 mountain at Squaw Valley.