April 29 & 30, 2019

1 Hotel South Beach

1 Hotel South Beach



Bowden received a university degree in performance in the UK, and studied the gesture- control methods of Jacques Lecoq’s Laboratory of Movement in Paris. He then went on to work with leading practitioners of movement psychology, building upon the in uence techniques of Dr. Milton Erickson. Bowden is on the faculty of the International Masters of Health Leadership at McGill University, and on the faculty as the business presentation trainer for The Kellogg- Schulich Executive MBA, ranked #1 in the world by The Economist. Bowden has a reputation for being one of the world’s expert performance trainers, and he is highly sought after for his business-presentation acumen. His client list also includes leading business people, teams, and politicians—from presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to prime ministers of G8 powers.


Chris is Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has used his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program and team that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. Prior to 2008, he was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. He also represented the U.S. Government at two international conferences sponsored by the G-8 as an expert in kidnapping. Prior to becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, he served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the NYC Division of the FBI. During his 24 year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School.


Amishi Jha is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Miami and has co-founded the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative and serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for that effort. Jha’s most recent research has examined mindfulness training with soldiers in the U.S. military with the Strong Projects as a tool in improving situational awareness and reducing stress measured through brainwave activity and cognitive behavioral tools. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, popular press articles, she has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute, and the NY Academy of Sciences and has presented her research to the Dalai Lama.


Brad is a developer of and commentator on self- driving cars, software architect, board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, internet entrepreneur, lecturer, writer and observer of cyberspace issues, hobby photographer, and an artist. He has been a consultant on Google’s team designing a driverless car and lectures and blogs about the emerging technology of automated transportation. He is also a speaker and writer covering copyright law and political and social issues related to computing and networks. He is a director of the futurist Foresight Nanotech Institute, a think tank and public interest organization focused on transformative future technologies. He was founder, publisher and software architect at ClariNet Communications Corp., which in the 1990s became the rst internet-based business, creating an electronic newspaper.


Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. Prior to this, he spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk and Co., where he led or managed more than forty of the rm’s projects. He is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream as well as The Smart Growth Manual. His recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can have America, One Step at a Time was called “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work” – and was the best-selling planning/design title of 2013 - 2015.


ReGen Villages, a UN Sustainability Brief co- authored by James Ehrlich, on the future of tech- integrated real estate development in the built environment that power and feed self-reliant families. He is also a Senior Technologist at Stanford University, Senior Fellow at Opus Novum consortium at NASA Ames and an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab at the Center for Design Research. For nearly a decade, Mr. Ehrlich executive produced an award- winning national public broadcasting series based on case studies of organic and bio-dynamic family farms, that at its apex reached over 35-million homes each week, and is also the co-author of a best-selling companion book on Hachette, Organic Living THG (2007).


Scott L. Rogers is a Lecturer in Law and Founder and Director of the Mindfulness and Law Program at the University of Miami School of Law. He is co-founder of the University of Miami Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. Rogers collaborates with University of Miami cognitive neuroscientist, Amishi Jha, exploring the enduring brain and behavior changes that may accompany mindfulness-training programs.


Tim Kreider is an essayist and cartoonist. His most recent book is We Learn Nothing (Simon & Schuster). He has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker‘s “Page-Turner” blog, al Jazeera, the Men’s Journal,, The Comics Journal, and Film Quarterly. His cartoons have been collected in three books by Fantagraphics. His cartoon, “The Pain–When Will It End?” ran for twelve years in the Baltimore City Paper and other alternative weeklies, and is archived at the Tim was born and educated in Baltimore, MD. He lives in New York City and an Undisclosed Location on the Chesapeake Bay. He had the same cat for nineteen years


Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program which is focused on investing in technology companies in and around real estate.

More Speakers to be Announced Soon


Sunday, April 15

8:30 - 10:00 pm Welcome Drinks (optional)

Monday, April 16

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Golf (optional)
12:00 - 4:30 pm Registration
3:45 - 4:30 PM Body Nourishment
5:00 - 7:00 pm Tribe Discussion
7:00 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception
7:30 - 8:30 pm Speed Deal Making Session
8:30 - 9:00 pm Keynote Session
9:00 - 10:45 pm Private Dinner at 1 Hotel
10:45 - 12:00 am Evening Lounge on the Rooftop

Tuesday, April 17

7:30 - 8:30 am Morning Workout
8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast Buffet
9:30 - 11:00 am The Future of Real Estate
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Tribe Discussions II
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet
1:00 - 4:00 pm Afternoon Activities
5:00 - 6:00 pm Afternoon Reception
6:00 - 6:30 pm Closing Keynote
6:30 - 7:15 pm Mind Nourishment Discussion Sessions I
7:20 - 8:05 pm Mind Nourishment Discussion Sessions II
8:05 - 10:30 pm Private Dinner in South Beach
10:30 - 11:45 pm Private Evening Event in South Beach

Wednesday, April 18

8:00 am Depart


Escape Miami
April 22-24, 2015
1 Hotel South Beach
Miami, FL
Escape Vegas
November 20-22, 2013
Mandarin Oriental
Las Vegas, NV
Escape Miami 2013
February 28 - March 1, 2013
Ritz Carlton
Key Biscayne, FL
Escape Miami 2012
February 27-29, 2012
Mandarin Oriental
Miami, FL