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GSWS 2012 agenda unveiled
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) recently unveiled the keynote speaker line-up and daily programming for its sixth annual conference being held in Aspen, Colorado from June 3-6, 2012.  Under the 2012 theme of “Innovation through Imagination,” the three days of presentations and discussions will represent a dramatic departure from “the industry conference as usual.” Rather than rehashing the state of the market or established best practices, attendees will hear from thought-leaders about the cultural, technological and medical innovations that are poised to transform our world, and that could spark innovations within the spa and wellness industry.   Here are the near-final programs over the three days.   Day 1: Innovation – High profile keynotes from outside the spa and wellness industries will explore new concepts of “innovation.”  
  • Philippe Bourguignon, Vice Chairman, Revolution Places, “The Global Landscape:  Why We Need Innovation through Imagination NOW.”
  • Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. & Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch, “Pursuit of Global Health and Wellness: The Value Proposition of the Future.”
  • John Kao, Famed expert and author on enterprise innovation, “Jamming: The Art of Getting Innovation Done.” A creative presentation (using jazz piano) demonstrating how to practically unlock the innovation process.
  • The Aspen Institute Health Innovation Project, featuring Dr. Basit Chaudhry (Medical and Research Director, IBM),), Dr. Victor Dzau (Chancellor of Duke Medical Center), with Dr. Kavita Patel (managing director at the Brookings Institute’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform) moderating. Panelists will identify the most promising approaches and innovations in health and wellness.
  • Ted Souder, Head of Industry-Retail, Google. Previews insider ‘secrets’ about what’s ahead online and in technology.
  Day 2: Imagination:  
  • Dr. Daniel Friedland, Medical Director, Barney & Barney & Founder & CEO, SuperSmartHealth, “Let’s Neurovate.” The latest in “brain science” research and the implications for the spa/wellness industries.
  • Shelley Berc, Founder & Alejandro Fogel, Director, The Creativity Workshop, “Creating an Atmosphere that Fosters Innovation and Creativity in Your Company.”
  • Peter Rummell, Former Chairman, Disney Imagineering & current Chairman, the Urban Land Institute, “Managing the Creative Process.”
  • Elizabeth Stephenson, Partner, global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, on “The 5 Pillars of Innovation.”
  • Jose Maria Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica, newly announced President of the Carbon War Room, and an international leader in achieving sustainable development.
  • Dr. Elissa Epel, Associate Professor, UCSF & Co-Founder (with Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn) of Telome Health. Presents the latest from telomere science and its potentially explosive implications for the spa/wellness industries.
  • Philippe Bourguignon & Peter Rummell, “Imagining the Healthy Town of the Future.”
  • Katherine Johnston, Senior Economist, SRI International presents findings from the 2012 Summit research project, “Spa Management Workforce & Education: Addressing Market Gaps.”
  • 2012 Student Challenge Competition: Cornell University, Penn State University, University of Denver and University of Houston students showcase designs for their “innovative, profitable spa of the future.” Moderators: Sue Harmsworth, CEO & Founder, ESPA International and Mary Tabacchi, PhD, Professor, Cornell University.
  Day 3: The Industry Unleashed! Disruptive, innovative developments from the medical, scientific and wellness fronts:
  • Mariel Hemingway, Academy Award-nominated actress & wellness advocate on the less-discussed “mental wellness” industry opportunity.
  • Jan Frietag, SVP, Smith Travel Research and Andrea Foster, Vice President, PKF Consulting present eye-opening new research: “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You” and “Our Travelers’ Health: A Matter of Life and Death.”
  • Dr. Gary Schwartz, author of numerous (often controversial) books on the evolution of “science” and “spirit.” on “The Energy Healing Experiments: Embracing Controversy”
  • Innovative Directions: The Latest on Willpower, Energy & Happiness.” Jessica Alquist, Researcher, Florida State University, and associate of Dr. Roy Baumeister, author of Willpower; Jeremy McCarthy, Director, Global Spa Development & Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  The Summit expects 250+ industry leaders from 40 nations to gather this June.   A near-final Summit schedule can be found here:   For info on these opportunities visit:   To register, or to learn more about attending or sponsoring the GSWS:    
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