4pm – 9pm EST
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4:00pm – 5:45pm
4:10pm – 4:40pm
Topic: Finding Your Team
Featured Speaker: Joe Hawley of The Hart Collective
TRACK: Mind & Body
4:45pm – 5:15pm
Topic: Achieving Your Highest Biological Potential
Featured Speaker: Brian MacKenzie of Health & Human Performance Foundation
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Topic: Breathwork Workshop
Featured Speaker: Justin Ternes of EVRYMAN
5:50pm – 6:25pm
5:50pm – 6:25pm
Topic: Performance Anxiety
Featured Speakers: Jason Rogers & Spencer Dukoff
5:50pm – 6:25pm
Topic: Taking Off the Mask
Featured Speakers: Ashanti Branch & Mike Sagun
5:50pm – 6:25pm
Topic: Accessing Your Deepest Calling
Featured Speakers: Owen Marcus & John O'Connor
6:30pm – 7:50pm
6:30pm – 7:10pm
Topic: Should I Really Feel This Way at My Age?
Featured Speaker: Dr. Myles Spar
7:00pm – 7:50pm
Topic: Mastering Social Emotional Health with EVRYMAN
Featured Speakers: Lucas Krump, Owen Marcus, Mike Sagun, John O'Connor Human Performance Foundation
8:00pm – 9:00pm
TRACK: Mind, Body, Spirit
8:00pm – 8:45pm
Topic: The Bridge From Our Head to Our Heart
Featured Speakers: Justin Baldoni & Toure
Justin Baldoni is a director, producer, actor, and the co-founder of Wayfarer Studios and the Wayfarer Foundation. Baldoni is known for creating purpose-driven media that impacts social change and leaves a lasting impression on audiences. In 2020, he directed and produced Clouds, which became Disney’s first-ever narrative acquisition for its global platform, Disney+. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2019 with Five Feet Apart. He also created and directs The CW’s documentary series, My Last Days, and played “Rafael” on the network’s award-winning show Jane the Virgin. Inspired by his personal journey, Baldoni created Man Enough, a conversation series that explores the messages of masculinity while reimagining what it means to be a man in the world today. Baldoni has followed up his wildly popular viral TED Talk with a book he wrote boldly and transparently about his own journey, Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity published by Harper Collins as a part of a three book deal available April 27th, 2021.
Jason Rogers is an Olympic Medalist and LA-based writer whose work focuses on the evolving state of masculinity. In 2019, he wrote openly about battling bedroom performance anxiety in a piece for Men’s Health. Since, he’s contributed various pieces about guy-centric communities, notably, bromance book clubs, male enhancement forums, and Clubhouse groups for men. His work has also appeared in the NY Times.
Ashanti Branch, was raised by a single mother on welfare in Oakland, went on to study engineering at California Polytechnic – San Luis Obispo. A Civil Engineer in his first career, Ashanti found his passion for teaching while tutoring struggling students. In 2004, as a first year teacher, Ashanti started The Ever Forward Club to provide a support group for African American and Latino males, who were not achieving to the level of their potential. The Ever Forward Club has helped 100% of its members graduate high school. Branch is on a mission to change the way that students interact with their education and the way schools interact with students.
After being featured in The Mask You Live In documentary, and Fellowships at the Stanford d.school, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and The Gratitude Network,
Ashanti has launched the #MillionMaskMovement to connect people all over the world in a self-reflective experience that helps people visualize and realize, “I am not alone.”
For more than 40 years, Owen Marcus has explored and developed programs that bring together mindfulness, somatic psychotherapy, and the science of emotional physiology. After healing the many physical and mental challenges of his dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome, he realized his relationship skills were lacking. Identifying his resistance to working with men as his next challenge, he dove into creating his first men’s group at his clinic in Scottsdale, AZ in 1995.
Unsatisfied with the status quo, Owen began expanding the model of men’s groups, incorporating what he saw working in corporate trainings and his clinic. Men embraced this new model — it’s a natural model for men’s way of experiencing and expressing emotions. It worked, and men’s relationships began to transform.
His group and this new model were the focus of the documentary About Men. His book, Grow Up: A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence, is based off his experience working with thousands of men to lead happier, healthier more purposeful lives, and lays out how to complete the nine stages of emotional maturation that boys and men skip over through no fault of their own.
As the Co-Founder & Head of Education & Training at EVRYMAN, Owen, along with his team, continues to develop effective ways for men to use their emotions and their physiology as tools to create fulfilling relationships and purposeful lives. Owen teaches this new human technology to men for their professional development and to psychotherapists as a new paradigm for working with men.
Myles Spar, MD is a leading authority in Integrative Men’s Health as an author, teacher, researcher, TED talk speaker, contributor to Men’s Journal and the L.A. Times, expert on Dr. Oz and The Doctors TV shows and a faculty member of University of Arizona.
Dr. Spar is board-certified in Internal Medicine, having graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed fellowships in Health Services Research at UCLA (where he earned a masters in public health) and in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Spar’s focus has always been about empowering men to achieve their goals through greater health. The men’s performance company where Dr. Spar oversees all clinical programs as Chief Medical Officer is called Vault Health. Vault brings men’s health to you, incorporating techniques to help men win at what matters to them.
Brian Mackenzie is an innovator in human performance on stress adaptation and a pioneer in the development and application of custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength, conditioning and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. His protocols have been used to accelerate and raise both mental and physical performance in world-class Olympic and professional athletes, top executives, and elite military operators, as well as to improve the health for people suffering from various chronic and pathological issues.
Brian’s work is voluntarily and repeatedly subjected to rigorous 3rd party scientific testing, re-testing and improvement, at top institutions. He has been contracted and his work involved in research projects at Stanford University School of Medicine, California State University Fullerton, and San Francisco State University.
Brian is himself a highly accomplished practitioner. He completed the Ironman (Canada, 2004), completed both the The Western States 100 mile and The Angeles Crest 100 mile runs using adapted training protocols he developed to improve performance. He is the co-founder of The Art of Breath a course he teaches through SH//FT that teaches a principles based approach to breath & performance. Brian has also co-authored the book Power Speed Endurance, The New York Times Best Seller UnBreakable Runner, and UnPlugged, which assesses the integration of emergent technology and human performance. His programs have been featured in Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, ESPN Rise, as well as periodicals such as The Economist. Brian and his protocols have been featured in 2 of Timothy Ferriss’ New York Times bestselling books including: “The 4-Hour Body” and “Tools of Titans” and Scott Carney’s New York Times best seller “What Doesn’t Kill Us”.
His clients have included: Ari Emanuel, William Morris Endeavor, Sheppard Mullin, Deloitte, Google, Tim Ferriss, U.S. Military (Navy, Army, Marines), Canadian Military (CANSOF), San Quentin State Prison, The UFC Performance Institute, Altis, Jon “Bones” Jones, Laird Hamilton, Tia Clair Toomey (3X CrossFit Games Champion), Rich Froning Jr. (4X CrossFit Games Champion) and many others.
Currently, Brian is the Founder & CEO of Shift. He is also the President and Co-Founder of The Health and Human Performance Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching how breath and innate tools can optimize and help health and human performance.