Life Is Beautiful 'Learning Series' Returns For Third Year In Las Vegas
July 29, 2015 at 12:35 PM (PT)
INSOMNIAC's LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL announces the 2015 LEARNING SERIES, featuring thought-provoking, global leaders in pop culture, science, sports, art, leadership and more from diverse backgrounds who have individually impacted the growth of their respective fields takes place in downtown LAS VEGAS for three days of discussion and Q&As, SEPTEMBER 25th-27th.
This year’s learning program will feature three different daily themes: “A Force for Good,” highlighting new approaches to giving back to the community; “Shaping The Future,” surrounding topics on technology and new media, and “Challenging the Game,” with subjects such as overcoming defeat, facing adversity and more.
Musical performers include STEVIE WONDER, DURAN DURAN, IMAGINE DRAGONS, HOZIER, KENDRICK LAMAR and SNOOP DOGG, with a special INSOMNIAC-curated dance music stage with THIEVERY CORPORATION, PORTER ROBINSON and KYGO, among others.
The 2015 speaker/panelist lineup includes ZAPPOS CEO TONY HSIEH; "The Vampire Diaries" actress KAT GRAHAM: transgender activist GEENA ROCERO; "Jane The Virgin" director/actor JUSTIN BALDONI; TV scientist BILL NYE; PRICELINE Co-Founder JEFF HOFFMAN; professional surfer ANASTASIA ASHLEY; vegan triathlete RICH ROLL; OPRAH Director of Marketing MAYA WATSON; ESPY Award winner MARLON SHIRLEY; champion skier KRISTEN ULMER; UPWORTHY.COM Editor ERICA WILLIAMS SIMON; professional skateboarder and X GAMES winner CHRIS COLE; DEF JAM poet IN-Q; with more to be announced.
“By providing a stage for these leaders and inspirational figures incorporated into the festival, you create a certain component of discovery. People who might not otherwise seek out this information are often pleasantly surprised,” said LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL CEO JUSTIN WENIGER. “We’ve received hundreds of written stories from festival attendees about how the LEARNING SERIES has inspired them to make changes in their lives.”