Big Ideas: Hacking Consciousness

“An athletes “Runner’s High”. The jazz musician’s “In the Pocket”. The writer’s in “The Zone”. What do these have in common? They all share a state of consciousness known as FLOW. Flow is when you feel your best and you perform your best... flow is freedom from the monkey mind, it’s a massive boost in human performance, it’s freedom from the tyranny of time and it feels effortless. Join NatGeo television personality and filmmaker Jason Silva, MAPS Founder Rick Doblin and Author of ‘Stealing Fire’ Jamie Wheal as they unpack 
the psychology of Flow and the hacks to bring more of it into our lives.

Led by Jason Silva, Rick Doblin, and Jamie Wheal



Jason Silva

Jason Silva is an Emmy-nominated and world renown TV personality, storyteller, filmmaker, and sought-after keynote speaker and futurist. He’s also known for hosting 5 seasons of the Emmy-nominated, global hit TV series Brain Games on the National Geographic Channel which is broadcasted in over 171 countries. WEBSITE



Rick Doblin

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master's thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise healthy people, and eventually to become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist. He founded MAPS in 1986. WEBSITE


Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal is founder of the Flow Genome Project and co-author of the Pulitzer nominated bestseller 'Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs and Maverick Scientists are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work'.  His work has appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, the Atlantic and Wired, and he has advised companies from Google to Goldman Sachs. WEBSITE