the nantucket project

September 14 - 17, Nantucket, MA

TNP7 Schedule

(subject to change)
  • 14 September
  • 15 September
  • 16 September
  • 17 September

Today is for Threshold Fellows & Host

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Yoga at Children's Beach

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

TNP7 Threshold Registration Open

09:00 AM 08:00 PM

TNP Fellows and Scholars Introduction

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Threshold Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Threshold Programming

02:00 PM 06:00 PM

Shuttle to Threshold Beach Dinner

06:30 PM 07:00 PM

Threshold Dinner

07:00 PM 10:00 PM

Re_Caps & Nightcaps

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Light Breakfast for Runners

06:00 AM 07:00 AM

Shuttle to Trail Run

07:00 AM 07:30 AM

5k Trail Run - Registration Required

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Yoga at Children's Beach

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Full Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

TNP7 Registration Open

08:00 AM 10:00 PM

Friday Programming: Session I

10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Friday Programming: Session II

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

Break

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Friday Programming: Session III

04:30 PM 06:00 PM

TNP7 Cocktail Reception & Dinner

06:00 PM 08:00 PM

Friday Programming: Session IV

08:00 PM 09:30 PM

Re_Caps & Nightcaps

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Light Breakfast for Bikers

06:30 AM 07:30 AM

Spencer Tunick Photograph

06:30 AM 08:00 AM

Tour de Tucket with Greg LeMond - Registration Required

07:00 AM 08:30 AM

Full Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

Yoga at Children's Beach

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

TNP7 Registration

08:00 AM 10:00 PM

Saturday Programming: Session I - First Congregational Church

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM

Saturday Programming: Session II

02:30 PM 04:00 PM

Break

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Saturday Programming Session III

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Cocktails and Dinner

07:00 PM 08:30 PM

Hootenanny

08:30 PM 10:00 PM

Re_Caps & Nightcaps

09:30 PM 11:59 PM

Full Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM

Sunday Programming: Session I

10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Sunday Programming: Session II

01:30 PM 03:30 PM

2017 Event Info

Activities

Presenters

Partners

Sylvie Abingeneye

traveled from Rwanda to McGill University
Sylvie Abingeneye is a Gashora Girls Academy alumna and a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at McGill University majoring in mechanical engineering. This past summer she interned at KivuWatt in Karongi, Rwanda where she conducted safety inductions and learned about gas chromatography and detector calibration.  At McGill, Sylvie volunteers with SEDE (Equity and Diversity Education), Meals on Wheels, and is an active member of POWE (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering).  In 2015, she was a MasterCard Foundation Community Council member, representing McGill in the MCF Scholars Tertiary Convening meeting in California.

Jessica Alpert

helps people tell their stories.
Jessica Alpert is Managing Producer of Program Development and Podcasts at WBUR-Boston’s NPR station. She led the team that launched the Modern Love podcast, a collaboration with The New York Times. Her latest project is “Circle Round,” a storytelling podcast for kids and the young at heart. Like most producers, she got her start in news, working first at “Radio Boston,” a local daily show and then joining the team that launched WBUR/NPR’s Here & Now, a daily two-hour national news show. As a Fulbright Scholar, Jessica spent one year collecting the oral histories of the 60-family Jewish community of El Salvador.

Nancy Armstrong

is telling the story of the Makers movement.
Nancy Armstrong is an Emmy-nominated producer, and a founding member of the team that created MAKERS, a women’s leadership and storytelling platform for the trailblazing women of today and tomorrow. Named one of the 100 best websites for women by Forbes, MAKERS also received the Women’s Media Center Award for its ground-breaking contribution to women, history, and America. Before joining MAKERS, Nancy was a senior executive at Ogilvy Public Relations. Her first career as a television, and stage actor, included costarring roles on Third Rock from the Sun, and L.A. Heat, and the starring role in her one-woman show, A Look Beyond the Attitude.

Sara Auster

will create a melodic bath of sound for you to meditate.
Sara Auster is a certified Sound Therapy Practitioner and meditation teacher based in New York City. She has been a driving force in bringing sound meditation and sound therapy to contemporary culture. Sara has been featured in The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, Vice and Oprah Magazine, and she was recently named as one of “50 Innovators Shaping the Future of Wellness” by SONIMA. She has facilitated large-scale sound experiences in the MoMA, Rubin Museum, Lincoln Center, and One World Observatory. Sara offers sound meditation in different formats including workshops, retreats, trainings and private sessions all over the world.

Joel Baden

reads Biblical Aramaic, understands the Bible.
Joel Baden is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books for both scholarly and popular audiences, including most recently Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby (Princeton, 2017). He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The Daily Beast, Politico, and CNN. This is his third appearance at The Nantucket Project.

Glenn Beck

is healing the political divide he helped create.
Glenn Beck is an American talk show host, political commentator, and producer. He worked at CNN Headline News from 2006 to 2008 when he joined the Fox News Channel to host his daily program Glenn Beck until 2011. He is the CEO, founder, and owner of Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his television and radio network TheBlaze. He has authored six New York Times bestselling books.

Derek Black

has seen the light.
Derek Black is a graduate student in history, focusing on early Middle Ages.

Nadia Bolz-Weber

is broken, like all of us.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (2013) and Accidental Saints; Finding God in All the Wrong People (2015). She is an ordained Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and still works as the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. Nadia travels domestically and internationally as a speaker and has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, On Being with Krista Tippett, Fresh Air, CNN and in The Washington Post, Bitch magazine, The Daily Beast, More magazine and The Atlantic.

Tony Bossis

is asking the age old question: is consciousness within us or between us?
Anthony Bossis is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine conducting FDA-approved psychedelic research investigating the effects of psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in specific mushrooms. Dr. Bossis was director of palliative care research, co-principal investigator, and a session guide for the 2016 landmark clinical trial that demonstrated a significant reduction in depression and anxiety from a single psilocybin-generated mystical experience in persons with cancer. He is the lead investigator for the Psilocybin Religious Leaders Study, a clinical trial evaluating psilocybin-generated mystical experience with religious leaders.

Oscar Boyson

sees the world through his own unique lens.
Oscar Boyson is an NYC-based filmmaker born and raised in Maine. He works in both producing and directing capacities, on projects for the internet, TV, branded platforms, and movie theaters.

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

is a modern day Nostradamus.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Silver Professor of Politics at NYU and founding partner in the consulting firm, Selectors, LLC, has written twenty books, including The Dictator’s Handbook and The Spoils of War, and about 150 articles, as well as being the subject of feature stories in The Sunday New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and a documentary about his game-theoretic forecasting on the History Channel. Bueno de Mesquita is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Council on Foreign Relations, recipient of the DMZ Peace Prize, and numerous academic lifetime achievement awards.

Dick Cavett

gave America the gift of long-form conversation.
Three-time Emmy-winner Dick Cavett hosted The Dick Cavett Show late-night on ABC, PBS, USA and CNBC. His shows were hailed for their wide variety of guests, frequent controversy, and Cavett’s ability to attract “ungettable” guests. His most recent television successes were the September 2014 PBS special, Dick Cavett’s Watergate, followed in April 2015 by Dick Cavett’s Vietnam. His two recent books are both collections of his online opinion column, written for The New York Times since 2007. Additionally, he has written for The New Yorker, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere, and has received many awards for his work.

Marcia Clark

is endlessly exploring the complexities and nuances of our laws.
Marcia Clark is the author of seven bestselling legal thrillers. Her most recent series includes Blood Defense, Moral Defense, and newly released Snap Judgment, featuring criminal defense attorney Samantha Brinkman. A practicing criminal lawyer since 1979, she joined the L.A. District Attorney’s office in 1981, where she served as prosecutor for the trials of Robert Bardo, convicted of killing actress Rebecca Schaeffer, and most notably, O.J. Simpson. She recently re-released her 1997 #1 New York Times bestselling book on the trial, Without a Doubt, as an e-book with a new foreword.

Jack Dangermond

combines geography with data to see the bigger picture.
Jack Dangermond founded Environmental Systems Research Institute in 1969 with a vision that computer mapping and analysis could help us design a better future. Under his leadership, that vision has continued to guide ESRI in creating cutting-edge Geographic Information Systems and GeoDesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide. Dangermond fostered the growth of ESRI from a small research group to an organization recognized as the world leader in GIS software development. ESRI employs 2,700 people in the U.S.; many who shared his passion for GIS in the early days are still with the company.

Paul de Gelder

has no time for fear.
In 2009, Paul lost two limbs in a shark attack bringing his career as a daredevil Navy Bomb Clearance Diver to an end. Since recovering, Paul has instructed other divers and travelled the world as a motivational speaker. He has also co-hosted three programs for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, dived with sharks all over the world, and recently learned the art of hand feeding sharks. In 2015 Paul also became part of an anti-poaching team in Zimbabwe to hunt poachers and film the amazing work done by the rangers there for his special Fearless, screened on National Geographic channel.

Bob Diamond

identifies unprecedented investing opportunities.
Bob Diamond is CEO and founder of Atlas Merchant Capital. He is also a founder and non-executive director of Atlas Mara. He was Chief Executive of Barclays, having previously held the position of president of Barclays and was responsible for Barclays Capital and Barclays Global Investors. Prior to Barclays, he held senior executive positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley.

Celeste Dushime

traveled from Rwanda to the United States’ Ivy League.
Celeste Dushime is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy and is starting her final year at Yale. She is a women, gender, and sexuality studies major with a concentration in black and intersectional feminism. At Yale, Celeste is a Consent and Communications Educator, a student assistant at the Afro-American Cultural Center, a member of the Title IX Steering Committee and the Yale College Representative on the Yale Campus Resource Team on Sexual Assault. Additionally, she’s involved in many organizations on campus. In the future, Celeste hopes to work in international human rights with a focus on prevention of sexual violence.

RP Eddy

is searching for Cassandras to stop catastrophes.
RP Eddy is CEO of Ergo, a global intelligence and advisory firm, founder of Four Rivers, a commercial real estate developer partnered with the U.S. Government in Burma, co-author of #1 bestseller Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes, and co-creator of the Cassandra Foundation Award. He is the former director at the White House National Security Council, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke, Senior Advisor for Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Department of Energy/U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex, among many others. He’s a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, board member of the Middle East Institute, three time Grammy Award winning jazz producer.

Kevin Eubanks

crosses lines and draws connections between music and his life.
Kevin Eubanks is a guitarist, composer, and lover of nature. He’s toured with Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Sam Rivers, Ron Carter, and Dave Holland. He was Musical Director for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for fifteen years and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music and The University of Redlands. He won the BMI Film and Television Award. He recorded multiple solo records and has appeared on many recordings with other musicians. Eubanks’ latest CD project EAST WEST TIME LINE (Mack Avenue Records) was released on April 7, 2017 and quickly reached #1 on the Jazz Radio Chart and is receiving critical acclaim around the globe.

Adam Foss

believes in the implementations of alternatives to incarceration.
Adam Foss is an advocate for criminal justice reform and ending mass incarceration. He believes that prosecution is ripe for reinvention and hopes to require better incentives and more measurable metrics for success beyond “cases won.” He co-founded Prosecutor Impact - a non-profit dedicated to developing and training prosecutors to reframe their role in the criminal justice system. The Mandela Foundation recognized Mr. Foss as the 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker of the Year. In 2015, he was voted one of the country’s 40 most up-and-coming lawyers by National Law Journal and in 2013, the Massachusetts Bar Association voted him Prosecutor of the Year.

Vicente Fox

isn’t paying for that wall.
Vicente Fox grew up in Rancho San Cristobal, Guanajuato. His childhood reminds him that poverty is an avoidable harm. He studied Business Administration at Universidad Iberoamericana, and received a Management diploma from Harvard Business School. In 1964 he joined Coca-Cola and started from the bottom, persevering to become president of the company for Mexico and Latin America. He served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He was the first candidate from an opposition party to be elected president. Today, he is involved in encouraging leadership and creating opportunities for the less favored through his organization, Centro Fox.

David Gallo

is an enthusiastic ambassador between the sea and those of us on dry land.
For more than thirty years, David Gallo has been at the forefront of ocean exploration. He has partic ipated in the development of new technologies and scientific discoveries that shape a new view of planet earth. With over 13 million views, his TED presentation “Underwater Astonishments” has been among the all-time top TED Talks. Most recently, David co-led an expedition to create the first detailed map of the RMS Titanic and co-led the successful effort to locate the wreck of Air France 447.

Jennifer Garner

is returning to her roots.
Jennifer Garner was born in Houston, Texas, but moved to Charleston, West Virginia at the age of three. Her breakout film debut was in the comedy Dude, Where’s My Car. She won a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and received four Emmy Award nominations for her work in the ABC spy-action thriller Alias. Her film appearances include Catch Me If You Can, 13 Going on 30, Juno, and Dallas Buyers Club among many others. Garner is an activist for early childhood education and a board member of Save the Children.

Katie Hood

is helping people have life-saving conversations.
Katie Hood is the CEO of the One Love Foundation, which is building a campaign to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, and mobilizing them to action. Katie graduated from Duke University and Harvard Business School. She was formerly the CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation where she helped to double its grantmaking and fundraising. In 2011, Crain’s New York Business selected Katie for its “40 Under 40” list of New York City’s top business leaders, and Katie is a mom to four kids under the age of 12.

Mark Hyman

wants you to not only trust, but also take care of your gut.
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor of The Huffington Post, and a regular medical contributor in the media for CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, and more.

Chartine Iraguha

traveled from Rwanda to Bucknell University
Chartine Iraguha is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy and a senior at Bucknell University majoring in mechanical engineering. Outside of her academic life, she sings in an acapella gospel choir, dances for the Bisonettes, and is a member of the Diversity Outreach Team which strives to increase the number of multicultural students on campus. Chartine also serves as a school ambassador and an international orientation assistant.

Stella Ituze

traveled from Rwanda to the United States’ Ivy League.
Stella Ituze is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy starting her freshman year at Harvard with academic interests in computer science and education policy. At Gashora she started a Code Club, with a focus on app development. She is a three-time Best Female Speaker, and was the president of Gashora’s Debate Club. Stella also founded the Young Achievers Club, which empowers young people to speak out against cultural and gender norms, an initiative that was implemented at six other schools throughout Rwanda. Stella’s dream is to start her own tech company.

Eugene Jarecki

is passionate about stories, film, and politics.
Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose works include The House I Live In, Reagan, Why We Fight, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Freakonomics, and Promised Land. Why We Fight and The House I Live In were both awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. His most recent film, Promised Land, premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and will be released worldwide in 2018 by Universal Pictures. Beyond his work in film, Jarecki is also a public thinker on matters of U.S. defense, social justice, and foreign policy and the author of The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril (Simon & Schuster, 2008).

Daniel Jones

knows a good love story when he sees one.
Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times since its inception in 2004. His books include Love Illuminated, The Bastard on the Couch, and After Lucy. Jones appears weekly on the Modern Love Podcast, a production of WBUR and The New York Times, which has had 30 million downloads in 18 months. He has also appeared on the Today Show, CBS This Morning, ABC News, CNN and NPR, and he writes for The Times, Elle, Parade, and many others. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts and New York City.

Paul Kagame

commanded the rebel force that ended the Rwandan genocide.
President Paul Kagame was born in Rwanda, but lived as a refugee in Uganda for over 30 years. From 1990, he led the struggle to liberate Rwanda, and in 1994 his forces halted the Genocide against the Tutsi, which claimed over a million victims. He was sworn in for a third term as President of Rwanda in August 2017. Under his leadership, Rwanda has made major strides in national reconciliation, human development, women’s rights, and economic growth. In July 2016, African Heads of State appointed President Kagame to lead the institutional reform of the African Union, which he has been elected to chair in 2018.

Sarah Kamanzi

traveled from Rwanda to the United States’ Ivy League.
Sarah Kamanzi is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy and sophomore at Princeton. While undecided, Sarah is most interested in economics and intends to get certificates in African studies, women and gender studies, French and Italian. At Princeton, Sarah participates in the African dance group called Dorobucci, the Scholars Institute Fellows Program, the Princeton African Student Association, the Princeton University Mentorship Program, and Princeton Women Mentorship Program. She’s also a Rwandan traditional dancers.

Greg LeMond

Won the Tour de France three times.
Greg LeMond is a former professional cyclist who won the World Championship Road Race twice and the Tour de France three times. He remains the only American to hold the winner’s title for the Tour de France. Greg championed and pioneered several significant technological advancements in pro-cycling. Greg continues to be driven by his passion through LeMond Composites, a carbon fiber manufacturing company possessing exclusive agreements to the technology to produce low-cost, high-performance carbon fiber. This “holy grail” of carbon fiber allows for mass adoption in the automobile, wind energy, and infrastructure markets with dramatic energy savings and product improvement.

David S. Ludwig

has an answer to the rising obesity rates in America.
David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is an endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. For 20 years, Dr. Ludwig has conducted basic and clinical research into novel dietary approaches for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Described as an “obesity warrior” by Time Magazine, he has been featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe and USA Today and on NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and elsewhere. Dr. Ludwig is author of the recent #1 New York Times bestseller Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.

Chelsea Manning

is not afraid to listen to her inner voice.
Chelsea Manning is a network security expert whose actions have shown the power of individuals to change the world through bravery. She’s an expert on Artificial Intelligence, and a vocal advocate for government transparency and transgender rights. She worked as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, where she publicly disclosed classified documents revealing human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon being sentenced to 35 years, she publicly identified as a trans woman and received medical therapy. After serving 7 years, President Obama commuted her sentence. She was released in 2017.

Roger Martin

is changing the way we work.
Professor Roger Martin is a writer, strategy advisor, and the former Dean and current Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Shantell Martin

wants you to draw like a child.
Below the surface of Shantell Martin’s characteristic black and white compositions is an artists’ inquiry into the role of artist and viewer. In Martin’s world, a work of art is inseparable from its creator and its audience, and art is more than an object of admiration disconnected from the process of its inception. Rather, she sees her work as a vehicle to forge new connections between education, design, philosophy and technology — the glue in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Her methodical practice of bringing the audience and surroundings into her drawings is a reflection on ever changing time and space.

Chris Matthews

always knows what’s happening in the world.
Chris Matthews is an American political commentator, talk show host, and author. He is known for his nightly talk show on MSNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews. He’s the recipient of several awards including the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award, and the 2016 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award.

Imbolo Mbue

is looking at the American dream from many angles.
From the seaside town of Limbe, Cameroon, Imbolo holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University. Behold The Dreamers, her critically acclaimed debut novel, won the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was named by The New York Times and The Washington Post as a Notable Book of 2016. It was named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Amazon, Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian and The St. Louis Dispatch. The novel won the 2017 Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and Oprah Winfrey announced it as the 2017 Oprah’s Book Club selection.

Suzanne McGill

has seen education end poverty.
Suzanne is co-founder and president of Rwanda Girls Initiative; a non-profit organization founded in 2008 and focused on educating girls in Rwanda. Suzanne passionately believes education, particularly the education of women and girls, is one of the most powerful tools we have to break the cycle of poverty. Additionally, she is an Advisor to the Sinegal Family Foundation, was a recent World Affairs Council Fellow and dedicates significant time volunteering with schools and non-profits. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and their three children.

Diana Munyana

traveled from Rwanda to the United States’ Ivy League.
Diana Munyana is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy and junior at Columbia majoring in sustainable development and minoring in economics. She is interested in the intersection between business and development. This past summer she worked at the Rwanda Development Board drafting strategies and reformations to attract investment in Rwanda. At Columbia, she is a member of the African Student Association, Columbia Nourish International and Global Recruitment Committee.

Tracy Mutoni

traveled from Rwanda to the United States’ Ivy League.
Tracy Mutoni is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy starting her sophomore year at Dartmouth. She has yet to declare a major but, her interests are in biology, government affairs and she intends to minor in international relations. Outside of class, Tracy has participated in several leadership programs like Dartmouth Leadership Attitudes and Behaviors and the Rockefeller Global Leadership Program. She also enjoys running and is never one to turn down a debate on a controversial topic. After her studies, Tracy would like to join the UN Department of Political Affairs with a focus on political analysis.

Lee Nadler

applies the teachings of sherpas to business and life.
Lee Nadler is a business builder and digital marketing pioneer. For the past five years he has managed innovative marketing and digital for MINI USA. Lee was the first head of marketing for DoubleClick, now owned by Google. He later founded a consulting practice, Sherpa Marketing, named for the Himalayan guides he met trekking in Nepal. Lee is inspired by Sherpas to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and find a voice he calls, “The Sherpa Within.” He is sharing what he continues to learn to help others reach their summit of success.

Casey Neistat

has more influence over young people than anyone else under the tent.
Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, and creator of YouTube videos. He is a self-taught filmmaker. Neistat attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs. Neistat took his story-telling ability and married it with his commercial experience to re-define branded content on the Internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike. Neistat has set a new standard for brand interaction with digital creators and carved out a niche for himself as a well-respected filmmaker, blogger, and digital native influencer. Neistat was named YouTuber of the Year at the 2016 Shorty Awards.

Cynthia Nixon

transforms every story she tells.
Making her film and Broadway debuts at ages 12 and 14, Cynthia Nixon has appeared in over 40 plays, earning two Tony Awards. In 1984, Nixon famously juggled two roles on Broadway. In 2015 she simultaneously directed two NYC plays; Steve, and MotherStruck! Cynthia earned a Grammy for her recording of An Inconvenient Truth and Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe awards for starring as Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s Sex and the City. Earlier this year, she received raves reviews for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion. She currently can be seen in The Only Living Boy in New York.

Esther Perel

has dedicated her life to understanding and improving human relationships.
Esther Perel is one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on relationships. A psychotherapist with over three decades of experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire. Her international bestseller Mating in Captivity has been translated into twenty-six languages. Her second book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity is due out October 2017. Perel is a dynamic speaker with two TED talks that have reached over 17 million viewers. She consulted on the Golden Globe-winning Showtime series The Affair and is Executive Producer and host of the Audible Original Series Where Should We Begin?, which broadcasts counseling sessions with real-life couples.

Neil Phillips

refuses to be a victim.
Founder and CEO of Visible Men and Visible Men Academy, with over 25 years of experience as an educator and entrepreneur, Neil is a national thought leader and speaker on black male achievement, minority education, character development, and youth empowerment. Neil received the Nantucket Project Audience Award for his talk, Race to Truth, and interview with TV Producer Norman Lear. Neil presented at the Aspen Institute, Soros Foundation, NASA, National Association of Independent Schools, The University of Miami, and more. He is an avid reader, cycler, and sports enthusiast living in Sarasota with his wife, Shannon Rohrer-Phillips, and their two sons.

Gregg Renfrew

started a business based on a conversation.
Gregg Renfrew is founder and CEO of Beautycounter. Gregg founded Beautycounter in 2011, and launched as a direct-retail brand in 2013. The California-based brand drives a national movement for improved transparency and accountability in the beauty industry, including advocacy to update federal regulations that have stood largely unchanged since 1938. The company’s mission is “to get safer products into the hands of everyone.”

Chris Schuhmacher

is starting over.
Chris’s dreams of becoming a rockstar led to drug addiction, dealing, and murder. Chris spent 17 years in prison where he overcame addiction through exercise, running the San Quentin Marathon twice, and underwent a journey of self-discovery, education, rehabilitation, and redemption. Chris participated in The Last Mile, a program that teaches inmates computer programming to give them better job prospects post-release and reduce recidivism rates. Chris fell in love with coding; he aced the program and started doing projects for tech companies from behind prison walls. He was released in May 2017 and now lives in the Bay Area.

Karma Sherpa

shares his culture’s values and teachings to help others.
Karma Sherpa grew up in the Mount Everest region in Nepal called Teksindu. He has been guiding treks and expeditions since 1995. Karma also worked for the Colorado Outward Bound School in Nepal before moving to the USA. He has been living permanently in Colorado since 2001. Karma Sherpa is the founder and CEO of Sherpa Mountain Adventures. Karma is also a social worker and believes in positive changes in the community. Karma enjoys teaching others about local Sherpa culture to “and experience a meaningful life through new perspectives.”

Mark Shriver

found his way back to the Church.
Mark K. Shriver is Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs and Advocacy at Save the Children, and president of Save the Children Action Network. Shriver is focused on ensuring a fair start for children living in poverty and increasing access to high-quality early childhood education across the country. He created the Choice Program and is a former Maryland state legislator. His latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis, was published in 2016. His bestselling memoir, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, was published in 2012. Shriver lives with his wife and three children in Maryland.

Jim Sinegal

believes hot dogs should cost $1.50.
Jim Sinegal, is the co-founder and director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. He retired December 31, 2012 and is a company advisor. Jim served as the CEO of Costco Wholesale Corp. for 27 years. In 1954, as a college student, Jim worked for retail icon Sol Price at FedMart in San Diego. He remained working for Price for almost thirty years before starting Costco with his Business Partner, Jeff Brotman. Jim serves as Trustee for Fred Hutchinson, an advisory for the School of Business for Notre Dame, an Executive in Residence at Seattle University, and in a similar role at San Diego State University.

Katherine Switz

wants to change the conversation about mental health.
Katherine Switz serves as the founder and CEO of The Stability Network. The Stability Network is a coalition of people in the work force speaking out about their mental health conditions which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Katherine also serves as co-founder and CEO of Many Minds Collaborative, a mental health system improvement effort. Katherine brings over 20 years of experience with leading non-profit organizations and companies, including GE and McKinsey & Company. Katherine earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Dartmouth College. Katherine lives with bipolar 1 disorder.

Spencer Tunick

strips away layers of distraction, and clothing, to create powerful photographs.
Spencer Tunick stages scenes in which the battle of nature against culture is played out against various backdrops, from civic center to desert sandstorm, man and woman are returned to a preindustrial, pre-everything state of existence. Tunick has traveled the globe to create these still and video images of multiple nude figures in public settings. Organizing groups from a handful of participants to tens of thousands, all volunteers, is often logistically daunting; the subsequent images transcend ordinary categories and meld sculpture and performance in a new genre.

The Cameroons

are a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll.
The Cameroons are an acoustic power-trio featuring Tom Landstreet on washboard, acclaimed singer-songwriter Ben Cameron on guitar and vocals, and Joe Andrews, from Grammy-winning string band Old Crow Medicine Show, on guitar and mandolin. They have been called “the best après ski band in Nashville. ”They take a ‘Busk or Die’ approach to their shows, deftly weaving in and out of songs from their gigantic repertoire – from Bill Monroe to Billy Joel - as well as picking from Cameron’s original catalog. Joining The Cameroons at TNP will be Dave Cohen, the Academy of Country Music’s 2017 Keyboard Player of the Year.

Brenda Umutoniwase

traveled from Rwanda to the United States’ Ivy League.
Brenda Umutoniwase is an alumna of Gashora Girls Academy and sophomore at Cornell University. She is majoring in international agriculture and rural development with a minor in African studies. Among her extracurricular activities are serving as an international student admission ambassador, member of the coalition of pan-African scholars, salsa dance class, and she is an active member of CRU, a Christian organization that organizes community service in the Ithaca community. Brenda’s career aspiration is to ensure food security in developing countries.

Paul Watson

fights for this world and all its inhabitants.
Captain Paul Watson is the co-founder of the Greenpeace Foundation (1972). He’s founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (1977), and commander of the Sea Shepherd fleet of 12 ships operating globally against poaching and international high seas crime. He’s an author, marine historian, lecturer, deep ecologist, and biocentrist.

Stefan Weitz

is The Nantucket Project’s “technology czar”.
Stefan is an inventor and a capitalist. He currently leads Radial, the largest independent eCommerce technology and operations in the US. He also focuses on investing in potential moonshot companies, people and ideas to challenge linear human progress. Stefan is widely recognized as an expert in search and computing systems and their potential effect on society and commerce, is a bestselling author, and holds several technical and business patents. His fundamental belief is that the increasing access to data that describes the world around us will ultimately improve that world for all.

Woodrow White

can’t stop drawing.
Woodrow White is an illustrator and artist living in the Bay Area. He is best known for his surrealist paintings and his political caricatures, which he posts to his Instagram on a frequent basis. His artwork has been shown in galleries in Oakland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, and New Zealand.

Walt Wolfram

knows the why behind the words.
Dr. Walt Wolfram, Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at North Carolina State University, has pioneered research on social and ethnic dialects since the 1960s, publishing more than 20 books and over 300 articles. He also produced a dozen television documentaries on language diversity, ranging from Mountain Talk and Spanish Voices to First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee and the recently completed Talking Black in America, the first-ever documentary on African American speech. Starting with his advisory role at Sesame Street and the Electric Company, he has spent the last half-century sharing America’s rich legacy of dialect diversity with the public.

Everett Worthington

developed a five step process to help you REACH forgiveness.
Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 35 books and over 400 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, positive psychology, marriage, and family topics and religion and spirituality.

Richard Saul Wurman

understands what “understanding understanding” means.
Richard Saul Wurman has written 90 books on divergent topics. Wurman received his M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates, fellowships, and grants. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Wurman created and chaired the TED conference from 1984 thru 2002 and the TEDMED conference from 1995 to 2010. His newest book is UnderstandingUnderstanding, a journey through the myriad ways that people have created their own idiosyncratic manners of understanding. Wurman lives in Golden Beach, FL with his wife, novelist Gloria Nagy.

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Threshold Fellows

Today is for Threshold Fellows & Host

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

All activities and sessions on Thursday are for Threshold Fellows and Host Partners ONLY. Project Fellow and 3 day pass holders programming begins on Friday.
Threshold Fellows

Yoga at Children's Beach

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Children's Beach

Rain or shine, wake up early for the chance to balance your body and mind while developing a greater sense of calm and your ability to think more clearly.

Clay Twombly, a practiced yoga and meditation teacher, and creator of Intentional Jewelry will lead each session. No registration needed. Just show up.

TNP7 Threshold Registration Open

09:00 AM 08:00 PM White Elephant Terrace

Fellows

TNP Fellows and Scholars Introduction

11:00 AM 12:00 PM White Elephant Village Ballroom

A unique opportunity for Fellows to see the 2017 TNP Scholars workshop live with best selling author, Kelly Corrigan.  NOTE: This is being held in the White Elephant VILLAGE conference room - 19 North Water Street.

Threshold Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM White Elephant Fellows Tent

Threshold Fellows

Threshold Programming

02:00 PM 06:00 PM White Elephant Main Tent

This is where the journey to understanding begins for Threshold Fellows.

  • Sound Bath: Sara Auster
  • Presentation: David Gallo
  • Presentation: Lee Nadler
  • Presentation: Tony Bossis
  • Stories of Gratitude: Melissa Glen, Gayle Jennings O'Byrne, Raegan Sealy, and Bonnie Levinson
  • Presentation: Mark Hyman

4:00 PM Break and Snack

  • Presentation: Paul de Gelder
  • Presentation: Everett Worthington
  • Presentation: Adam Foss
  • Conversation: Chris Schumacher + Kelly Corrigan
  • Reading: Steve Rowland
  • Tashlich: Joel Baden

Shuttle to Threshold Beach Dinner

06:30 PM 07:00 PM

Please meet in the front of the White Elephant Hotel to catch the shuttle to the Threshold Dinner.  We will unveil the location closer to the date.

RSVP is required. Threshold ticket holders only.

Threshold Dinner

07:00 PM 10:00 PM

Cocktails and appetizers await you around an open fire followed by an intimate dinner with Threshold attendees, presenters, and sponsors.

Re_Caps & Nightcaps

10:00 PM 11:59 PM 1 Gardner Perry Lane

SapientRazorfish_House

RE
visit the day and keep the conversation going. Join us for RE_Caps and Nightcaps – drinks, conversation and a chance to RE_Imagine what we think we know. Evenings are open to everyone throughout the week, and we hope to see you there.

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Open for Reimagination.

Light Breakfast for Runners

06:00 AM 07:00 AM White Elephant Terrace

Shuttle to Trail Run

07:00 AM 07:30 AM White Elephant Porch

Shuttle will take participants to the trail run.

5k Trail Run - Registration Required

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Nantucket Land Bank

Join us for a morning trail run at the Nantucket Land Bank with TNP 2016 scholars and founders of the mindful running club. Darcie Evans and Tucker Holland from We Run Nantucket will lead us on a three-and-half mile scenic route through the island’s beautiful landscape.

Registration required.

Yoga at Children's Beach

07:30 AM 08:30 AM Children's Beach

Rain or shine, wake up early for the chance to balance your body and mind while developing a greater sense of calm and your ability to think more clearly.

Clay Twombly, a practiced yoga and meditation teacher, and creator of Intentional Jewelry will lead each session. No registration needed. Just show up.

Full Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM White Elephant Fellows Tent & Terrace

TNP7 Registration Open

08:00 AM 10:00 PM White Elephant Terrace

Friday Programming: Session I

10:00 AM 11:30 AM White Elephant Main Tent

Sound Bath with Sara Auster
Presentation by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Conversation with Glenn Beck + Tom Scott
Presentation by Tucker Holland
Award Presentation by Kate Brosnan
Presentation by Stefan Weitz

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM White Elephant Harbor Tent

Friday Programming: Session II

02:00 PM 03:30 PM White Elephant Main Tent

  • IdeaFilm: The Music of Conversation
  • Conversation: Richard Saul Wurman + Jack Dangermond
  • Presentation: Walt Wolfram
  • Presentation: RP Eddy
  • IdeaFilm: Lonely at the Top
  • Presentation: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Break

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Friday Programming: Session III

04:30 PM 06:00 PM White Elephant Harbor Tent

  • Conversation: Ray Rice + Tom Scott
  • Presentation: Katie Hood
  • Presentation: Roger Martin
  • IdeaFilm: ProsperUS
  • Conversation: The Future of Work
  • Meredith Whitney (moderator) with Roger Martin, Jim Sinegal, and Tim Armstrong

TNP7 Cocktail Reception & Dinner

06:00 PM 08:00 PM White Elephant Fellows Tent & Terrace

Friday Programming: Session IV

08:00 PM 09:30 PM White Elephant Harbor Tent

  • Presentation: Imbolo Mbue
  • Musical Interlude: The Cameroons
  • Conversation: Jennifer Garner + Mark Shriver
  • Presentation: Shantell Martin
  • Presentation: Kevin Eubanks

Re_Caps & Nightcaps

10:00 PM 11:59 PM Nantucket Art House, 1 Gardner Perry Lane

SapientRazorfish_House

RE
visit the day and keep the conversation going. Join us for RE_Caps and Nightcaps – drinks, conversation and a chance to RE_Imagine what we think we know. Evenings are open to everyone throughout the week, and we hope to see you there.

SR_
Open for Reimagination.

Light Breakfast for Bikers

06:30 AM 07:30 AM White Elephant Terrace

Spencer Tunick Photograph

06:30 AM 08:00 AM Ocearch Boat - Straight Wharf

6:30 AM Sharp (rain or shine)
Location: Ocearch Shark Tracking Boat docked at the end of Straight Wharf.

You will only be nude for a short period of time. Spencer will be positioned at a distance to get everyone in the frame.
You will be back by 8AM

Wear warm, loose fitting clothing and no jewelry.
Participants only can come on the boat, so come with friends who are posing or by yourself.

In exchange for posing you will receive a limited edition photograph of the artwork.

Tour de Tucket with Greg LeMond - Registration Required

07:00 AM 08:30 AM Starts at Children's Beach

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond guided over 60 guests last year on a tour of the island. He joins us again for a Tour de 'Tucket.

Registration required.

Full Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM White Elephant Fellows Tent & Terrace

Yoga at Children's Beach

07:30 AM 08:30 AM

Rain or shine, wake up early for the chance to balance your body and mind while developing a greater sense of calm and your ability to think more clearly.

Clay Twombly, a practiced yoga and meditation teacher, and creator of Intentional Jewelry will lead each session. No registration needed. Just show up.

TNP7 Registration

08:00 AM 10:00 PM White Elephant Terrace

Saturday Programming: Session I - First Congregational Church

10:00 AM 12:00 PM First Congregational Church, 62 N Centre St

Starting at 9:30 a.m., walk with us to the beautiful First Congregational Church for a special off-site program.

  • Musical Prelude
  • Presentation: Joel Baden
  • Conversation: Nadia Bolz-Weber + Kate Brosnan
  • Presentation: Mark Shriver
  • Musical Interlude: Mollie Glazer
  • Workshop: Esther Perel

Lunch

12:00 PM 02:00 PM White Elephant Fellows Tent & Terrace

Saturday Programming: Session II

02:30 PM 04:00 PM White Elephant Main Tent

  • Presentation: Tom Scott
  • Award Presentation: Rosanne Somerson
  • Conversation: Dick Cavett + Kelly Corrigan
  • Representatives of the Rwanda Girls Initiative Conversation with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda with Bob Diamond (moderator) and Jim Sinegal

Break

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Saturday Programming Session III

05:00 PM 07:00 PM White Elephant Main Tent

  • Conversation: Marcia Clark + Nancy Armstrong
  • Conversation: Vicente Fox + Chris Matthews
  • IdeaFIlm: Visible Man
  • Presentation: Neil Phillips
  • Conversation: Neil Phillips + Derek Black
  • Group Presentation: What Matters Most
  • IdeaFilm: The Illumination

Cocktails and Dinner

07:00 PM 08:30 PM White Elephant

Hootenanny

08:30 PM 10:00 PM White Elephant Main Tent

Re_Caps & Nightcaps

09:30 PM 11:59 PM Nantucket Art House, 1 Gardner Perry Lane

SapientRazorfish_House

RE
visit the day and keep the conversation going. Join us for RE_Caps and Nightcaps – drinks, conversation and a chance to RE_Imagine what we think we know. Evenings are open to everyone throughout the week, and we hope to see you there.

SR_
Open for Reimagination.

Full Breakfast

07:30 AM 09:30 AM White Elephant Fellows Tent & Terrace

Sunday Programming: Session I

10:00 AM 12:00 PM White Elephant Main Tent

  • Live Performance: Modern Love
  • Cynthia Nixon, Cherry Jones, Daniel Jones, and Jessica Alpert
  • Presentation of Award
  • Presentation: Mark Hyman
  • Conversation: Mark Hyman + David Ludwig
  • Presentation: Paul Watson

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM White Elephant Fellows Tent & Terrace

Sunday Programming: Session II

01:30 PM 03:30 PM White Elephant Main Tent

  • Presentation: Katherine Switz
  • Presentation: Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Presentation: Casey Neistat
  • Conversation: Glenn Beck + Tom Scott
  • Conversation: Chelsea Manning + Eugene Jarecki