Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler
Keynote Workshop
This Keynote Workshop requires a Day Pass
Stealing Fire
Non-Ordinary Consciousness

Sunday, February 24th – 12:00pm - 1:30pm – La Jolla Ballroom

A History of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness

Steven Kotler and high-performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution in the study of consciousness — from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: though communicated in differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups have been seeking the same thing:

the boost in capacity and inspiration that non-ordinary states of consciousness provide.

This Workshop is a history of the science of spirituality and a breakdown of neurotheology––top to bottom, as comprehensive as you'll find. Don't say we didn't warn you.


Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the co-founder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project and one of the world’s leading experts on peak performance. He is the author of eight bestsellers, including Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Tomorrowland, Bold, Abundance, West of Jesus, A Small Furry Prayer and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His writing has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, and has been translated into over 40 languages and has appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Wired and TIME. Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, Kotler is also the co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary.