Summit Series to convene 3,000 leading entrepreneurs, artists, innovators, and disruptors

Summit Series, the leading global community for entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, and disruptors, is once again gathering its eclectic and impactful community at sea for its marquee 2016 event: Summit At Sea. This year’s voyage takes place on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape, the largest ship in its fleet, from November 9th to 12thdeparting from Miami, FL.

Through Summit At Sea 2016, Summit Series is looking to re-define what is possible in the medium of gatherings and community experiences; weaving together inter-generational cross-disciplinary wisdom from across the globe.
“We believe that events like Summit at Sea can and should work to illuminate the most pressing, impactful and future-defining issues of our time, and create lasting and important relationships among communities of change-makers to foster growth and collaboration in these areas, which is the true measure of impact of Summit as an organization” says Jeff Rosenthal, co-founder of Summit.

Summit at Sea 2016 will convene over 3,000 of the brightest leaders in business and culture from around the world for a voyage across international waters to an uninhabited tropical island in the Bahamas, built out specifically for this event by the Summit team.

The surreal settings of the open sea and an uninhabited tropical island will set the stage for thought-provoking discussions, musical performances by legendary and emerging artists, and cutting edge art experiences and activities. The event programming is divided into six core areas: intellectual discourse, performance, adventure, wellness, culinary and impact.

Highlighted Performers & Speakers

Highlights of this year’s programmed speakers and performers include Herbie Hancock, Eric Schmidt, Kendrick Lamar, Foster The People, Norman Lear, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Patrisse Cullors, John Sculley, and Kweku Mandela and many more. The event, which is now on its 3rd voyage, will continue to focus on impacting broad social change through partnerships on criminal justice reform, blockchain technology applications for social good, environmental conservation, and supporting our nation’s veterans.

World-Class Athletes

Summit At Sea will also feature many of the United States’ top Olympic athletes, ranging from three time volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, five time swimming gold medalist Dara Torres, fencer Miles Chamley Watson. Other legendary athletes participating include Tony Hawk, body hacker / survivalist Wim Hof and Yoga teacher Shiva Rea. Many of which are leading immersive physical and athletic sessions throughout the experience.

World-Class Culinary Experiences

For this year’s voyage, Summit has taken over the entire culinary program of all 16 restaurants on board, directed by restaurateur and food activist Jeffrey Zurofsky, who will be working with guest chef partners including Carla Hall, Marco Canora,Georgia Pellegrini, Phil Winser and many more.  The culinary program is focused on providing the most nourishing experience on a cruise ship ever, sourcing antibiotic-free & organic meats, dairy and produce.  The culinary team includes some of the great thought leaders & practitioners on issues spanning social justice, immigration, sustainability, gender equality.

Artistic Influences

The environment is being collaboratively designed through extraordinary immersive art experiences with some of the top contemporary artists of our time, ranging from Hank Willis Thomas, Nina Chanel Abney, Alexa Meade among others.

Musical Performances

Live performances by Foster The People, Jose Gonzales, Gallant, Rhye, Bob Moses, Thievery Corporation, and many other musical, dance and theatre performances fill out the entertainment and arts program for the event, representing the bleeding edge of Jazz, R&B, Electronic, Reggae and Pop music.

Quick Facts:

Name Of Event: Summit At Sea 2016
Producer: Summit Series
Dates Of Event: November 9th – 12th
Location: Leaving from Miami, FL and sailing international waters
Number of attendees: 3,000

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