Join us for a unique virtual experience full of connection, insight, and future-denting ideas. Together, we’ll explore near-term practical futures through keynote sessions and interactive conversations with Meow Wolf Founder and Director Vince Kadlubek, Do Big Things CEO Cheryl Contee, and a workshop on forecasting with Evan Anderson, as well as a unique experience connecting to ancient wisdom with Equus’ Kelly Wendorf.
Your $250 registration includes:
- Access to live sessions on Jan 29-30, 2021
- Exclusive Dent Connect Box mailed to your address with gourmet goodies and gifts we’ll enjoy together on Friday evening
- Access to recorded sessions after the event concludes
- A directory of all attendees, including contact information (with permission), so you can connect with each other after the event
- Dent Passport Holders receive 1 free ticket for a guest
Dent Connect 2021 Presenters
(All times in Pacific Time; agenda subject to change)
Friday, Jan 29th
12:15pm – Lobby Experience
We’ll open up a number of Zoom breakout rooms that participants can join and swap between in order to spend some time connecting with old friends and new companions before the formal sessions begin.
12:45pm – Welcome & Introduction
Steve Broback and Jason Preston
Dent co-founders Steve and Jason will welcome everyone and get the program started!
1:00pm – Riding the Mechanical Bull
Denter and extraordinary entrepreneur Cheryl Contee will share some of the lessons and experiences of her entrepreneurial journey and connect them to the opportunities available to us all in the near future.
2:00pm – A Magical Happy Hour
We’ll have an interactive social discussion featuring three magicians informally presenting some of their art.
3:00pm – Creativity and Engagement in the Near Future
Meow Wolf Founder & Director Vince Kadlubek explores the ways in which creativity can be brought into the world, including into future work environments post-COVID.
4:00pm – Offline break
5:00pm – Caputo’s Tasting and PowerPoint Karaoke
We’ve worked together with Caputo’s to provide a unique tasting and learning experience featuring chocolate and cheese. Bring your own preferred wine or cocktail. The tasting experience will be followed by the now traditional Dent PowerPoint Karaoke hosted by Sumanth Channabasappa.
Saturday, January 30th
8:30am – An Exploration of Ritual (The Walking Session)
In this unique virtual session, we’re all invited to put in our headphones and head out the door. Log into this session with your phone and go for a walk wherever you are, while Kyle Kesterson takes us on an exploration of the power and practice of ritual in this audio-only conversation.
9:30am – Offline break
10:00am – The Future of XR
Founding partner at WXR Fund Martina Welkhoff will offer her insights into the near future of all forms of virtual reality, augmented reality, and beyond in this fireside chat interview hosted by Farrha Khan.
10:30am – TBA
Farrha Khan will host a fireside chat interview exploring the near future with Torian Richardson.
11:00am – Forecasting Workshop
As an analyst on China, Intellectual Property, Technology, and the international relations effects of COVID-19, Evan spends a lot of time identifying patterns in human behavior and drawing them forward to make useful predictions for the future. In this session he will take us through a methodology for spotting patterns to predict future trends in our chosen areas of expertise. Includes some small group work.
12:30pm – Lobby Experience
We’ll create breakout rooms in Zoom so that people can move freely between them and catch up with Denters or discuss the recent sessions.
1:00pm – Equus Virtual Experience
We’ll join Denter Kelly Wendorf for an interactive experience connecting to ancient wisdom, neuroscience, and ‘presencing,’ co-facilitated by the EQUUS herd from their campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2:00pm – Formal Closing
Steve Broback and Jason Preston
3:00pm – Co-Working Afternoon
For the past two years, Dent has hosted a co-working weekend in San Diego on the last weekend in January. This year, although we can’t get together in person, we will set up Zoom with breakout rooms for those of us who wish to make a little more progress on a personal project or an important but non-urgent goal alongside other Denters.
Participate in the Dent Co-working Session
For the last two years, Denters have gathered in San Diego at the end of January for a “Co-working Weekend,” where we gathered together to work on whatever projects need progress.
Open to all Dent Connect attendees, the co-working session this year will be hosted virtually with opportunities to bounce ideas off your fellow participants and check-in on what everyone else is working on.