2023 Wellbeing Forum: Human Wellbeing in the Age of AI

Human wellbeing in the age of AI

The Wellbeing Forum (WBF) examines the leading indicators of trends in physical, mental, and spiritual health globally so that the problems of today do not become tomorrow’s crises.

The meeting draws on cutting edge research and examines wellbeing in five key areas: physical, mental, spiritual, social, and intellectual health. This year’s WBF will bring together a highly-curated group of decision makers in the private and nonprofit sectors, policy, and innovation to discuss the trends and solutions for the future.

Wellbeing for Society

What policies are leaders and nations enacting to advance societal wellbeing so that all citizens can thrive?

Wellbeing for the Organization

How do social networks and employers view wellbeing and mental health vis-à-vis productivity and economic indicators?

Wellbeing for the Individual

How can individuals overcome personal challenges and work towards a whole of health approach?

Enabling Human Flourishing through Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Social, and Intellectual Health.

The main event day on October 9 will kick-off with a networking breakfast and wellness activations. The day will be filled with engaging sessions, focusing on wellbeing for society, organizations, and individuals. A keynote talk on designing AI for a human-centric future will highlight the day, followed by closing remarks, and a networking reception and dinner.

Agenda

October 9, 2023
 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AMRegistration, Breakfast, and Networking

10:00 AM – 10:30 AMWelcome

The Five Elements of Wellbeing and How to Enable Human Flourishing in the Age of AI

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM — Lightning Talk
The Spiritual Generation: How GenZennials Are Using Spirituality for Mental Health

Jen Huberty, CSO Skylight & Former CSO, Calm

In a world where it is nearly impossible to live life without technology, GenZennials (ages 18 to 35), have relied on technology since birth. The inability to unplug from the online space feeds into the mental health crisis, and GenZennials are experiencing the highest rates of anxiety compared to older generations. However, they are prolific in navigating the digital world as a means to consume content related to self-care.

10:55 AM – 12:30 PM — Societal Wellbeing
Faith & Wellness: Gallup’s New Report on the Worldwide Connection Between Spirituality & Wellbeing

What role can faith and spirituality play in addressing the global mental health crisis? Why are people turning away from a practice that provides positive benefits to their lives? What role can organizations play to move these findings into public conversation and broader understanding? How can these insights help strengthen society? Gallup will share report findings and address these key questions with global leaders in business, academia, and health.

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM — Transition to Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PMLunch & Keynote: The Implications of AI on the Future of Humanity

Nikos Acuna, Award-winning Author, Researcher, and Entrepreneur; Partner, AI Practice Lead, Davis & Partners;
Co-founder, Lyrical Ai; Co-founder, Dialin

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM — Organizational Wellbeing
Uncovering HR Blind Spots: What Employees Think About Mental Health at Work

During this Fireside Chat we will present research and data that provokes discussion on how organizations (from social networks to employers) view wellbeing and mental health vis-à-vis productivity and economic indicators.

  • Jeremie Brecheisen, Managing Partner, Gallup and Managing Director, CHRO Roundtable London
  • Scott Ratzan, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health Communications; Distinguished Lecturer, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

3:10 PM – 4:30 P — Centered Cities: A Global Movement to Transform Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing 

What role can education, culture, mental health services, and city policies play in promoting positive mental health in cities? We will hear from an intergenerational, multi-sectoral group of leaders from three cities who are collaborating to drive a paradigm shift in how we support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Moitreyee Sinha, CEO & Founder, citiesRISE
  • Simon Njuguna, Director of Mental Health, Kenya Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Sriram Ayer, Founder & CEO, NalandaWay Foundation, Chennai, India
  • Lidiya Gebre, Youth Engagement Coordinator, citiesRISE, Seattle, USA
  • Dominic Regester, Director of Center for Education Transformation, Salzburg Global Seminar

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Wellbeing Break & Afternoon Tea

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM — Helping the Future Arrive Well for All: We will begin with a short panel discussion on how we design exponential tech (especially AI and AGI) to promote a human-centric future where we all flourish. The panel discussion will be followed by table talks and guided discussions using our “three horizons” innovation lab model.

  • Mario Vasilescu, CEO & Founder, Readocracy
  • John Dye, Executive Director, Skylight
  • Jacqui Dyer, Deputy Leader of Council, Lambeth Council; President, Mental Health Foundation UK
  • Joysy John, EdTech Advisor, Innovation & Transformation Consultant
  • Patrice Juah, Lecturer, IE University; Founder & Managing Partner, Moie Media Group

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM — Closing Remarks & Adjourn

6:30 – 9:00 PM — Networking Reception & Dinner

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