Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)
UPLIFT Awareness; the Power for Positive Change Takes a Quantum Leap with UPLIFT 2013's Program of Inspirational Speakers and Activities
COVERING four days and nights in Byron Bay, UPLIFT 2013 will bring together some of the most inspirational artists and innovative thinkers "to explore, inquire, share and discover together our role in the creation of a new paradigm of global sustainability and oneness".
More than a symposium, organisers say UPLIFT 2013 "is a participatory event that supports our deep understanding that each of us is the change - it is within us, it connects us, and it begins now."
The event will include perspectives from many disciplines including science, wellness, art, ecology, new economics, indigenous culture and the wisdom of youth.
UPLIFT 2013 features a full program of inspiring lectures, interactive talks and dynamic panel discussions, plus sessions featuring yoga, dance, devotional chants, sound therapy, art workshops and a dynamic youth space.
In the evening participants can unwind to world music and uplifting dance beats from international musicians and world-class Australian acts.
Some of the festival highlights are Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Dr Eben Alexander, Dr Vandana Shiva, the launch of GAYA (Global Alliance of Youth Action Portal) with the Earth Guardians, four of the 13 Indigenous grandmothers and a 12-metre Unity Pole by artist Tonu Shane. …