Awakened Consciousness and the Evolution of Business:

How the Self-Actualized Business Lays New Grooves for the Development of Self and Society

May 5-6, 2016

Coordinated by Promega Corporation and the BTC Institute, the International Consciousness Forum offers a lively two days of information-sharing and discussion regarding important - and often challenging - topics related to the exploration of consciousness. As always, the Forum brings together a wonderful group of presenters who will share their life experiences and perspectives. This year, our speakers will address how business is changing the way we think about the world around us. Many opportunities will be provided for engaged discussion.

Business organizations are potentially significant levers for change in the 21st century. Affecting many facets of our lives, from the time we spend in our workplaces to the global influence of multinational corporations, business practices matter.

We are experiencing the emergence of business leaders and organizations who are successfully combining the drive for economic gain with an equally passionate drive to actualize humanistic, culturally and environmentally sustainable values for the enrichment of employees, communities and the health of our planet.

Awakened Consciousness and the Evolution of Business is an invitation to envision businesses of the 21st century. Key questions to be addressed include:

  • How have business practices historically shaped society?
  • What does it mean to awaken to the potential for workplace and broader business practices to transform our view of self, others and society -- to focus on purpose and meaning through the work we do?
  • What work-based opportunities for personal and professional development contribute most effectively to this shift?
  • How does the self-actualized business become a model and advocate for change?

Join us as we consider How the Self-Actualized Business Lays New Grooves for the Development of Self and Society!


Chip Conley, President & Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy, Airbnb, San Francisco, CA

William Linton, President & CEO, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI (Moderator)

Gunnar Lovelace, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Thrive Market, Los Angeles, CA

Betsy Myers, Speaker, Author, Public Servant, Mentor, Advocate; Founding Director, The Center for Women & Business, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.

Steve Paulson, Executive Producer, To The Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, Madison, WI (Panel Moderator)

Raj Sisodia, Ph.D., FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College, Wellesley, MA; Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Malynn Utzinger, M.D., Director, Integrative Practices, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI

Tim Weitzel, Ph.D., Leadership Development, Assessment, Coaching and Organization Development, Tim Wietzel & Associates, Kensington, CA.


HOTELS: Blocks of rooms have been reserved for Forum attendees at the following area hotels (cut-off dtaes in []): Clarion Suites at the Alliant Energy Center [4/5]; Country Inn & Suites Madison SW (Fitchburg)[4/5]; Graduate Madison [4/5]; Sheraton Madison Hotel [4/5]; Wyndham Garden [4/5].
Please be sure to refer to this event and to ask for the corresponding BTC Institute rates when you make your reservation.



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Bruce & Darby Fetzer


Bill Christofferson &
Karin Borgh