Vail Symposium: Author and futurist Stephan A. Schwartz discusses learnable laws of change
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What: “The 8 Laws of Change: How to be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation,” with Stephan A. Schwartz, presented by the Vail Symposium.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 6; 5:30 p.m. reception and 6 p.m. program.
Where: The Antlers at Vail, 680 Lionshead Place, Vail.
Cost: $25 online registration until 2 p.m., $35 at the door or $10 for students and teachers.
More information: Register at http://www.vailsymposium.org or by calling 970-476-0954.
VAIL — Based on more than 16 years of scientific and historical research, Stephan A. Schwartz has explored strategies for achieving enduring wellness-oriented change on a personal, societal and even global level. He will discuss these strategies during his lecture “The 8 Laws of Change” today at the Antlers at Vail beginning at 5:30 p.m., as part of the Vail Symposium’s winter season.
Schwartz is a distinguished consulting faculty member of Saybrook University and a research associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. He is a columnist for the journal Explore and editor of the daily online publication The Schwartz Report, where he covers trends that are affecting the future.
‘BEND THE ARC OF HISTORY’
“The eight laws of individual and social behavior can enable any person or small group — even ordinary people without great wealth, official position or physical power — to bend the arc of history and create successful, lasting, life-affirming transformation,” Schwartz said.
For 40 years, Schwartz has been studying the nature of consciousness. He is the author of more than 130 technical reports and papers. In addition to his experimental studies, Schwartz has written numerous magazine articles for Smithsonian, OMNI, American History, American Heritage, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
In his talk, Schwartz looks at notable individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Franklin and Gandhi and how they found a way to enact this lasting change. Schwartz will also draw from his own experience with the Civil Rights Movement and cite fields of medicine, neuroscience, biology and quantum physics to describe how these laws of change can be adopted by any individual.
“We are incredibly lucky to have Stephan Schwartz join the discussion at the Vail Symposium this season,” said Dale Mosier, who chairs the Vail Symposium’s program committee. “He will offer everyone in the audience some key takeaways to make a difference in their own life and the lives of those around them.”