Transformational Story Conference 2013

GATE Transformational Story Conference 2013


Saturday, February 2, 2013

** The Daytime Program: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM **


“The Power of Story to Create
Personal, Social and Global Transformation”


*The Evening Program is called “GATE 3“  (6:30 PM to 11:50 PM)



A Celebration of Transformational Entertainment, Media and Arts

The Saban Theater
8440 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(Map, Parking, Hotels)




The GATE TRANSFORMATIONAL STORY CONFERENCE examines the role of story in promoting personal, social and global transformation. Story is explored from a variety of perspectives, with special emphasis on the human transformational journey — the Transformational Arc life-death-life.


Can story lead to personal awakening??

Can it lead to social and global transformation??

Is it actually a critical element in … Saving the World?


This event is ideal for authors, screenwriters, producers, educators and anyone else for whom storytelling is an essential aspect of their professional life, and who would like to focus more deeply in the transformational arena.

NOTE: GATE memberships will be available at this event and in the evening at GATE 3.

You will leave this day understanding the mechanics of the transformational cycle, as well as with tools, ideas, and strategies for telling the stories that live inside you, burning to be expressed in effective and marketable ways.


“Transformational Change is a radical restructuring of the Self that occurs through incremental progress, leading toward a higher state of consciousness. It can be brought about through ritual and/or personal experiences that enlarge our understanding of ourselves and our relationship to all of nature. This sort of change is often expressed as a life-death-life experience because old survival systems that have outlived their usefulness must collapse and expire in order for new thinking, new perceptions, and new value systems to emerge. Therefore, transformational change demands sacrifice of the old way of being, and it cannot be sustained without continuous effort and vigilance toward the emerging new consciousness; as we would tend to a newborn.” — Dara Marks


Join with us and others from around the world to help further the GATE vision of … Transforming the World by Transforming Entertainment and Media.™





Hosts, Presenters and Performers

* Additional Presenters & Performers will be added as confirmed.
* Program subject to change without notice.

* Daytime program starts at 9am


John Raatz
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David Langer
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Master of Ceremonies
Kyle Cease

Kenny Ausubel
Co-CEO, Bioneers
“Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature”
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Catherine Ann Jones
Award-Winning Playwright/Screenwriter/Author/Global Teacher
“The Power of Story to Heal”
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Duane Elgin
Speaker/Author/Author/Social Visionary/Media Activist
“Rewriting Culture: Stories of Humanity’s Great Transition”
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Chris Jordan
Visionary Artist & Environmental Activist
“Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait/Midway”
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Jeremy Kagan
Film and Television Director/Professor
“Stories That Change Us”
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David Korten
Author/Visionary/Engaged Citizen
“Religion, Science, and Integral Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time”
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Adam Leipzig
Independent Film/Media Producer/Author
“Let’s Get Practical: How to Move Your Transformational Stories to the Center of the Screen”
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Jeff Foster
“A Return to Consciousness: Who Would You Be Without Your Story?”
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Anthony Lawlor
“The Architecture of Transformational Stories: Portals, Paths, Places As Primal Powers in the Life-Death-Life Plot”
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Scott Nehring
Film Critic/Author/Teacher
“Watching Movies Through a Christian Lens”
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George Cappannelli
Co-Founder of AgeNation/Author/Change Agent)
Writing A New Third Act For Humanity
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Steve Stockman
“How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck”
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Peter Canova
Awakening To Our Quantum Script: Humans As Avatars and Archetypes In a Cosmic Drama
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Dara Marks
Writer/Leading International Script Consultant
“Engaging the Feminine Heroic”
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John Raatz
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Gail Larsen
“Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story”
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Sanford Rosenberg
Anthony Meindl
Yoga Instructor/Stage and Film Actor/Founder and Artistic Director at the MetaTheatre Company
“At Left Brain, Turn Right”
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Bernadine Santistevan
Filmmaker/Transmedia Artist/X-Venture Capitalist/Seeker of Ancient Wisdoms
“Wolf Dog Tales: How digital media + ancient wisdoms about respecting the earth are being used to create transformational transmedia”
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PERFORMERS (in alphabetical order):
Ed Gerhard
Author/Filmmaker/Recording Artist/GRAMMY Award-Winning/Guitarist
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Charlie Lustman
“Made Me Nuclear”
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Peter Sterling Read more…
Writer/Rapper/Actor/Host/Teacher/Award winning spoken word artist
“Just Another Version of the Truth”
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John York
Dan Del Campo
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*Additional Presenters & Performers will be added as confirmed. Presentations, Presenters and Performers are subject to change. Video or audio recording or photography of event is not allowed. Check back often, as new Presenters and Performers photos and profiles will be added as we receive them.

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GATE 3 is a Benefit Event — proceeds will endow the organization, providing most of the funds for our current operating year.